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Japan Nuclear Firm Investigated

The Japanese company running a nuclear power plant where four employees died on Monday is being investigated on suspicion of negligence. Kansai Electric Power admitted it was told last year that a cooling pipe which burst was a safety threat.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

US Sees New CIA Director

US President George Bush has chosen Congressman Porter Goss to be the new director of the CIA. Goss, a Republican who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee, is to replace George Tenet, who resigned as CIA chief last month.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Libya Agrees Berlin Bomb Payout

Libya agreed to pay USD 35 M to compensate some victims of the bombing of a Berlin nightclub in 1986. The deal came in talks between Tripoli and lawyers for German victims of the attack at La Belle disco.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

4 Killed in Japan Nuke Accident

At least four people have been killed in a steam leak at a nuclear power plant in Japan. Over 18 others have been hospitalized with severe burns, after the accident at the Mihama plant in Fukui prefecture.

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Israel OKs Settlement Expansion

Israel was on collision course with US again after it approved the construction of hundreds of new houses in one of the largest and most controversial of the West Bank settlements. Just days after the government received a slap on the wrist over plans for

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 528

Explosion Kills 6 in Baquba

A car bomb exploded near the Iraqi city of Baquba, killing at least six. Fourteen others are reported to have been injured in the blast in Balad Ruz, about 70km northeast of the capital, Baghdad.

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 666

Migrants Die en Route to Italy

At least 26 African migrants died trying to reach Italy in an overcrowded boat. More than 70 survivors were rescued by a freighter off the coast of Sicily.

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

Venezuelan Show for Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led a rally of hundreds of thousands of supporters Sunday one week before a crucial referendum on his rule, which he said would be a contest between him and US "imperialism." The extrovert left-wing populist leader joined

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

2,250-metre Long Bridge Opened in Greece

The world's longest pending bridge was unveiled in Greece with a splendid ceremony. Otto Rehhagel, the German coach who helped Greece's football team win Euro 2004 will carry the Olympic flame across a newly built bridge.

World | August 8, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 604

Australia's PM under Fire over Iraq

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard faced the criticism of more than 40 former Australian diplomats and defence chiefs, who accused him of deceiving the country over the reasons for the Iraq war. "We are concerned that Australia was committed to join t

World | August 8, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 883

Gays Hit Strait-Laced Singapore

Asia's biggest gay and lesbian festival opens off late Saturday in Singapore, which has banned gay groups from registering as societies. Organizers promise the three-day event will kick off in spectacular fashion with all-night partying and dancing at the

World | August 7, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 650

Conspicuous Absence of Tourists in Athens

Safety concerns and high prices have been blamed for the absence of tourists in Athens, days before the opening of the Olympic Games. Ticket sales figures show that more than half of the 5.

World | August 7, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 632

US Female Soldier "Admitted Abuse "

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World | August 7, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

Poor US Jobs Figures Revealed

US employers added just 32,000 workers to their staff numbers last month, as far weaker employment figures than expected were revealed. The addition to the "non-farms payroll" was the lowest this year, and smaller than the most gloomy estimate.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

US: 300 Militants Killed in Najaf

Over 300 fighters loyal to a firebrand Iraqi Shiite cleric have been killed in fierce clashes around the holy city of Najaf in the past two days. Battles in other Shiite areas of the country have killed dozens more, according to Iraqi authorities.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Poll: Kerry Leads in California

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has a strong lead over President Bush in California, according to a poll. A Field Poll of 633 Californians between July 30 and Aug.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Skopje Shattered in Quake

A quake measured 4 on the Richter scale incited fears in Macedonian capital Skopje, reminded local people of a deadly earthquake more than three decades ago. According to Greek MPA news agency, the quakes were registered early on Friday morning, with epic

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Lebanese Truck Drivers Missing in Iraq

Four Lebanese truck drivers are missing in Iraq. Contacts are underway to find out whether the four have been kidnapped, a ministry official said.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Iraq Sees Fiercest Battle since Truce

At least 17 people were killed Thursday and a US helicopter was shot down as Coalition troops fought with Shiite Muslim followers of the radical Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr. More than 100 people were reported wounded in the Shiite south and the Baghdad slum stro

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Germany Restricts Schiffer's Filming Career

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer has been banned from filming a television commercial at Germany's highest mountain peak because authorities said it would defame a national landmark. Schiffer, 33, was to appear in a spot for a mail-order company alongside gian

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Militants Attack Indian Police Camp

Nine Indian policemen were killed and eight injured in an attack on their camp by suspected Muslim militants in the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, police said on Thursday. Militants stormed their way into the camp of India's Central Reserve Police Forc

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264