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Balloon Fiesta on the Way over Bristol

The Bristol sky comes alive with colour once again this year as the annual IKEA International Balloon Fiesta takes place in the stunning parkland of Ashton Court Estate, August 11-14. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has grown to be one of the lar

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Blast Kills Two in Istanbul

An explosion tore through an apartment block in Istanbul on Monday, killing two men and wounding six others. Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah said the blast had not occurred due to a natural gas explosion as previously reported.

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Discovery Return Delayed by A Day

Space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth has been delayed for 24 hours due to bad weather at its landing site. The seven crew members aboard Discovery had been preparing for their re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 505

Netanyahu Quits over Gaza Pullout

Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has resigned in protest against this month's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.The resignation was announced as the cabinet approved the removal of a first group of Jewish settlers from the area.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 444

13 Die in Plane Crash Off Sicily Coast

At least 13 people were killed and three were missing after a plane carrying 39 people crash landed in the sea off the coast of Italy Saturday after reporting a technical fault. Many of the 23 survivors had clung to the wings in rough seas about 10 miles

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

Zambia Extradites London Terror Suspect

Authorities in Zambia have extradited to the UK a man suspected of being involved in terrorism. Haroon Rashid Aswad has been linked to the July 7 attacks in London, when four suicide bombers murdered 52 people.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Russian Submarine Crew Saved

Seven Russians trapped deep in the Pacific for three days have been rescued after their mini-submarine was cut free of nets it was snagged in. They were able to climb out of the vessel unaided when it resurfaced.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Former British Minister Dies

Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died Saturday. Cook, 59, collapsed while walking in Scotland.

World | August 6, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

Tunisian Plane Crashes in Sicily

A Tunisian plane has crashed near the beaches of Sicily Saturday. A total of 35 people were on board of the ATR-42 when it crashed.

World | August 6, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Discovery Shuttle Returns to Earth

The US Discovery Shuttle has disconnected itself Saturday from the international space station. Thus, the shuttle has commenced its return to Earth.

World | August 6, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Russians Attempt Rescue of Submarine Crew

A rescue vessel has managed to attach a tow cable to the stricken diving vessel trapped on the sea bed in the Russian Far East, BBC reported. They are hoping to be able to tow the Priz submersible into shallower waters, the commander of Russia's Pacific F

World | August 5, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

Toronto Jet Black Boxes Found

Flight data and voice recorders from the Air France jet that burst into flames after skidding off a runway in Toronto on Wednesday have been found. Air investigators hope the so-called black boxes will hold vital clues to the cause of the crash of the Air

World | August 4, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Two Killed, Five Injured in Istanbul Blast

An explosion in a trash can in an Istanbul suburb killed a mother and daughter and injured five others as they left a wedding party early Thursday, television reports said. The woman and her daughter were killed as they tried to get into their car shortly

World | August 4, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 558

Discovery Tile Repair Successful

Discovery astronaut Steve Robinson has successfully performed the tile repairs on the shuttle's external surface. He manoeuvred to the shuttle's belly, plucking the filler material that was protruding from the tiles.

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

Greece Introduces VAT on Real Estate

The Greek government is expected to unveil plans for introducing a 19% VAT on real estate by the end of the month. The draft will be tabled in the autumn.

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

US Journalist Killed in Iraq

Unknown gunmen in the southern Iraqi town of Basra have shot dead US freelance reporter Steven Vincent. The American was abducted with his female Iraqi translator at gunpoint on Tuesday.

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Passengers Miraculously Survive Air France Crash

An Air France plane burst into flames at Toronto's Pearson airport, but all 309 people aboard survived in what officials have called a "miracle". Flight 358 from Paris burned for more than two hours after the crash landing in bad weather at 1603 (2003 GMT

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 616

King Fahd Laid to Rest in Riyahd

Saudi Arabia's King Fahd has been buried in a simple ceremony in the kingdom's capital Riyadh. Dozens of Muslim leaders and foreign dignitaries were in attendance to bid farewell to the man who ruled the oil-rich kingdom for 23 years and through two Gulf

World | August 2, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Blasts Wound Six in Turkish Top Resort

Two explosions tore through rubbish bins and wounded six people on Tuesday in Turkey's Mediterranean tourism hub Antalya, police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts, which occurred within minutes of each other in the bins in separate

World | August 2, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 674

London Bomb Suspect "Had No Terror Link"

One of the men suspected of trying to bomb the London transport system on 21 July had no links to large terrorist organisations, Italian police believe. Officers in Rome said Ethiopian-born Osman Hussain, also known as Hamdi Isaac, 27, had lied about his

World | August 1, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

Saudi Arabia's King Dies

King Fahd, Saudi Arabia's ruler since 1982, has died. Saudi state television announced that Crown Prince Abdullah had been named as King Fahd's successor.

World | August 1, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858
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