Over 24 Die in Bomb Attacks in Saddam's Hometown

At least 24 people were killed and over 70 injured when a suicide car bomb exploded at a crowded market near a police station in the Iraqi town of Tikrit. Tikrit - a predominately Sunni city about 130 km north of Baghdad - is a home town of ousted Iraqi l

World | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Russia, EU Agree on Landmark Accord

Russia and the European Union have signed a landmark cooperation agreement ranging from economic ties mutual security. The accord was signed Tuesday at an EU-Russian summit in Moscow.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

Blair Under Fire over Reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing criticism for using his reshuffle to appoint one of his policy advisers as a minister. Andrew Adonis, said to be the driving force behind the controversial top-up fees policy, has been given a peerage and a job in th

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Holocaust Memorial Opened in Berlin

German politicians and Jewish leaders have marked 60 years since the end of World War II by officially opening Berlin's vast Holocaust memorial. The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs near the Brandenburg Gat

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

Bush Praises Georgian Democracy

Georgia is a "beacon of liberty for the region and the world", US President George W Bush has told a cheering crowd in the former Soviet republic. Georgia's peaceful Rose Revolution set an example for others, including Ukraine, Iraq and Lebanon, he said.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Renee Zellweger Marries Secretly

Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger has secretly married country singer Kenny Chesney, world media disclosed Tuesday. The small ceremony took place in the Carribean on Monday, Zellweger's publicist was cited as saying.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1244

First Woman to Lead NASA Flight

Eileen Collins will lead the Discovery shuttle as it blasts into space in July. NASA's first female shuttle commander remains among the few pioneering women in the male-dominated field.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 613

Car Bomb Kills Seven in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in a business district of central Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and wounding 16 more, police officials said. The blast, which occurred near a cinema, sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Quake Rocks Romania

A light earthquake has hit Romania's Vrancea mountain on Monday morning, media reported. The quake measured 4.

World | May 9, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 503

Blast Kills Four in Baghdad

Four people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his car into two police vehicles at a roadside checkpoint early Monday in southwest Baghdad, an interior ministry official said. Two of those killed were policemen burned to death in t

World | May 9, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Iraq Cabinet Approved

The Iraqi parliament has approved appointments for six cabinet vacancies, handing four more positions to the Sunni Arab minority. But the Sunni selected as human rights minister turned down the job, saying he cannot accept a position awarded on sectarian

World | May 8, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

Another Reputed al-Zarqawi Aide Captured

Iraq says its security forces have captured another associate of terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A government statement says the man was captured Thursday.

World | May 8, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Anti-Syrian Lebanese Leader Returns from Exile

Anti-Syrian leader Michel Aoun has returned from 14 years' exile in France to a crowd of cheering supporters gathered at Beirut's airport. "Today is a day of happiness and joy," he told a news conference.

World | May 8, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Iraqi Forces Nab Zarqawi Aide

Iraqi security forces have seized in late April an aide to Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, the government said on Saturday. According to a government statement Iraqi forces arrested Ghassan al-Rawi, identified as the

World | May 7, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

Baghdad Bomb Kills Iraqis, Americans

At least 17 people were killed as a car bomb exploded at a busy intersection in central Baghdad as a foreign security convoy drove past. Four Americans were among the 17 people killed in a huge car bomb blast in central Baghdad on Saturday, security and m

World | May 7, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Iraq Appoints Defence, Oil Ministers

Iraq's government has reportedly reached an agreement over the heads of the defence and oil ministries. Saadoun al-Dulaimi, a Sunni Arab, would be the new defence minister.

World | May 7, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 670

Plane Crashes in Australia, Survivors Unlikely

A plane with 18 people onboard crashed in bad weather in far northeast Australia on Saturday. Authorities say it is unlikely that there are any survivors among the 16 passengers and two pilots aboard the Metro Liner aircraft.

World | May 7, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Blair Keeps Brown, Straw, Blunkett Back in Office

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair reappointed finance minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Friday after winning an historic third-term in office. Geoff Hoon will leave the defence ministry, to be replaced by Health Secretary John Reid.

World | May 7, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Polish PM Sees Resignation Rejected

Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has rejected the resignation filed by Prime Minister Marek Belka earlier on Friday. Belka had made the expected offer following parliament's refusal to back a call to bring forward elections.

World | May 6, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 610

Car Bomb Kills Seven in Tikrit

A suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle beside a bus taking police officers to work in the northern town of Tikrit, killing seven policemen and wounding 15, local police said. The Friday blast in Tikrit, 175 km north of Baghdad, is the latest attack in a

World | May 6, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

Blast Strikes UK Consulate in New York

Two homemade grenades exploded outside the British Consulate here in the pre-dawn hours on Thursday just as polls were opening in a general election in Britain. Windows were shattered, but no injuries were reported and no motive was known.

World | May 5, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 658
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