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Iraq Rebels Surrender Arms

Iraqi Shia militiamen in the Sadr City area of Baghdad started handing in heavy weapons on Monday, under a deal with the government. The transfer is expected to last five days, and put an end to six months of brutal fighting in the area.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Floods Kill 36 in Vietnam

The death toll from flooding in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta has claimed 27 lives, while another nine people were killed after heavy storms lashed the region. The worst affected provinces were Dong Thap, An Giang, Long An and Kien Giang, which all bord

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

Poland's Defence Minister Inspects Unit's Relocation in Iraq

Poland's Defence Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski visited Poland's unit in Iraq. He inspected the preparation for the relocation of the troops under Polish commandment.

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Four Dead in Mosque Blast in Pakistan

At least four people were killed and other four wounded in a suicide bomb blast in a mosque used by Shia Muslims in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. A series of attacks blamed on Sunni and Shia militants have claimed more than 60 lives in Pakistan th

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Car Bombs Kill 17 in Baghdad

At least 17 people were killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in Baghdad on Sunday. One of the cars exploded near an eastern Baghdad police academy, and the other - near a small market in the area of the Culture Ministry.

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

Egypt Arrests Bedouins for Bombings

Egyptian police have arrested 20 Bedouin tribesmen on suspicion of supplying explosives for Thursday's bombings. At least 34 people died as car bombs exploded at two Egyptian resorts.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Incumbent Wins Australia Poll

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has claimed winning a fourth term in office after Saturday's poll. Howard has easily scored a majority, results showed after 70% of the votes were counted.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

First Afghan Poll Boycotted

Afghanistan's first democratic election was boycotted Saturday by most of the presidential candidates following claims of widespread voting frauds. The boycott was agreed by 15 candidates, who say they would not recognize the results.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Australians Vote for New Government

Australian people went to polls Saturday, to choose a new government between the incumbent conservatives and main rival, the Labour Party. The two candidates differ the most on the US-led war in Iraq.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

Kerry "Dominates" 2nd Debate

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was widely perceived as the winner in a second public debate with incumbent George Bush. The two sparred over the Iraq war, as well as over the economy, healthcare system and taxes.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Balkans Rocked by Quakes

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook Skopje, Macedonia's capital, on Friday. The epicentre was located 70 km southwest from the city.

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

Bush Unleashes New Attack

US President Bush blistered Sen. John Kerry as an apostle of "retreat in Iraq" and tax-and-spend liberalism at home.

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Bomb Hits Embassy in Paris, Up to 10 Hurt

A bomb has exploded at the Indonesian embassy in Paris injuring nine people, including four embassy workers, French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said. A rigged package exploded at the base of a flag pole in front of the Indonesian embassy, de V

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

Austrian Writer Wins Nobel Prize

The Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek has won this year's Nobel Literature Prize. She's only the 10th woman and the first since 1996 to win the prestigious award.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

At Least 39 Killed in Pakistan Bombings

At least 39 people have been killed and about 100 others injured in two explosions in the central Pakistan city of Multan. Police said the explosions were caused by a car bomb and a motorcycle bomb, targeting a large group of Sunni Muslims.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 555

Baghdad Hotels Target of Rocket Attack

At least two rockets were fired toward the Sheraton and Palestine hotels in central Baghdad on Thursday and a fire broke out in the area. Shortly after the attack, bursts of gunfire could be heard echoing across the city center.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

France's Chirac to Visit Libya

President Jacques Chirac has accepted an invitation to visit Libya this year, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier announced on Wednesday while visiting the African country. It would be the first trip to Libya by a French president in two decades.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Afghanistan Fears Elections Violence

Violence in the run-up to Afghanistan's landmark elections had not reached feared levels just days before the vote, still there are fears of major attacks on polling day.Officials have warned of a possible sharp spike in attacks on the day some 10.

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

CIA: No Link between Saddam and al-Zarqawi

There is no clear evidence that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein harbored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to a CIA report. Before last year's invasion to topple Saddam, the Bush administration portrayed Zarqawi as al Qaeda's link to Baghdad.

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

Edwards, Cheney Clash on Iraq

Democrat John Edwards accused Vice President Dick Cheney of "not being straight with the American people" about conditions in Iraq in a debate that has taken on added importance after the race for the White House tightened in the past week. Edwards, looki

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Lufthansa Plane Diverted by Bomb Alert

A plane of Lufthansa has made an emergency landing in Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus after a bomb threat. The bomb threat has been received at Frankfurt office of the German company.

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541