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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

Iran Threatens to Resume Nuclear Activity

Iran has announced it will resume its controversial nuclear programme imminently in the face of a European Union appeal to wait for talks. Officials said they would inform UN nuclear inspectors of the move on Monday and then begin converting raw uranium a

World | August 1, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Saddam's Trial Live on TV

The trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will be shown on live television, Iraq's national security adviser said. The trial will show the Arab and Muslim world "that this is going to be a fair, just trial with a defence counsel in there, with a

World | August 1, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742

Former ECB Chief Found Dead in France

The first head of the European Central Bank, Wim Duisenberg, has been found dead in a pool at his villa in the south of France. The 70-year-old Dutchman was a leading figure in launching the euro currency, which has united 12 European countries under one

World | July 31, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Six Held over Attempted Blasts in London

Six people have been arrested by police investigating the attempted terror attack in London, Sky News reported. The suspects were detained at one of two addresses in Sussex which were raided by officers.

World | July 31, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Sunday Times: Third Terror Cell Plans to Strike London

The Sunday Times of London said a third Islamist terror cell may be planning strikes on Underground trains and other "soft" targets in London. The newspaper said intelligence about a cell planning "to unleash a third wave of attacks" prompted a massive se

World | July 31, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Car Bomb Kills at Least 5 in Baghdad

A suicide car bomb exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint in Baghdad on Saturday killing at least five people and wounding 20, the police said. The bomb exploded at a checkpoint set up near the National Theatre in the Karada district in the center of the

World | July 30, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

WWII Explosives Found in Nice, Beach Evacuated

Dozens of bathers were evacuated Saturday from a beach at Nice on the French Riviera after the discovery of an explosive shell probably dating from World War II. The explosive shell on a beach along Nice's famous waterfront promenade was discovered by a t

World | July 30, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 691

Rollercoaster Crash Injures 14 in US Disneyland

At least 14 people have been injured in a crash between two rollercoaster cars at a Disneyland park in California, US. Some of the injured were sent to local hospitals, but nobody is believed to be in a serious condition.

World | July 30, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

Man Attacks Saddam in Court

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was attacked by an unidentified man during his appearance at a court hearing in Baghdad on Thursday, his defence team said on Saturday. The team, which has an office in the Jordanian capital Amman, said in a statement

World | July 30, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 683

Militants Attack British Convoy

At least two people have been killed after a British consulate convoy was attacked in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, authorities have said. The dead are thought to be two security guards, although their nationalities are not known, accoridng to informa

World | July 30, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Four July 21 London Bombers Arrested

All four failed London bomb suspects are in police custody following armed raids in the UK capital and Rome. Two London arrests are believed to be the men wanted for the 21 July Oval Tube and No 26 bus attacks.

World | July 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1417

Monk Killing Shocks Russia

Russia's Orthodox Church is holding Friday a funeral for a brutally murdered abbot. Archimandrite German's body was found in his cell at the Davidova Pustyn monastery on Tuesday.

World | July 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Chemical Plant Explodes in Texas, 4 Injured

A series of explosions rocked a chemical plant in Texas, injuring at least four people. The blasts shook nearby buildings and sparkled a large fire on Thursday.

World | July 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

IRA Pledges to Disarm

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) published a long-awaited statement saying they would end their armed campaign. Clandestine units will not formally disband but were ordered to place their weapons in arms dumps and cease all activities.

World | July 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

Discovery Shuttle Takes Off

The Discovery space shuttle took off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center Tuesday. The manned space flight was initiated after earlier this month NASA delayed the launch due to technical problems.

World | July 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Islamist Jailed for Life in Holland

A Dutch court sentenced a radical Islamist for life over the brutal killing of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, had made a confession and told jurors that he acted out of religious beliefs.

World | July 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430
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