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NASA Administrator Quits

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe has resigned after being offered a 500,000-dollars-a-year job at Louisiana State University. In his resignation letter to President Bush, O'Keefe said he would stay on the job until a successor is named, hoping that the Sen

World | December 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Golden Globe Names Revealed

Actor Jamie Foxx has been given three nominations for Golden Globe awards, with Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio also up for prizes. Quirky comedy Sideways has the most nominations of any film, up for seven awards, ahead of The Aviator wit

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Chilean Judge Indicts Pinochet

Chile's former President Augusto Pinochet was placed under house arrest on human rights charges. The former military ruler was indicted over the disappearance of nine opposition activists and the killing of one during his 17-year regime.

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Kremlin Suspected for Poisoning Yushchenko

The list of main suspects for the possible poisoning of Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko is topped by Kremlin, as Russia was among the first to lash against him in the runoff elections, The Sunday Times wrote. Ukraine's prosecution has decide

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Al-Zarqawi Group Claims Baghdad Suicide Bombing

A group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for Monday's suicide bombing at a police checkpoint outside Baghdad's 'Green Zone' which killed at least seven people and wounded another nineteen. "On this blessed day, a lion from

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Bomb Threat Empties Madrid Stadium

The Real Madrid soccer stadium was evacuated during a match on Sunday night after a bomb threat was delivered through the Basque newspaper Gara, which is often used by the militant group ETA to warn of imminent attacks. The stadium, with a capacity of abo

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Seven US Marines Killed in Iraq

Seven US Marines were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq's restive Anbar province, a military official reported Monday. The attack comes a day after US warplanes pounded Fallujah with missiles as insurgents battled coalition forces in the city.

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Explosions Hits Israel Checkpoint

Two explosions have hit a border checkpoint between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, wounding at least ten Israelis. Explosives were reportedly placed in a tunnel under the Rafah checkpoint.

World | December 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Celebrities Praise Nobel Prize Winner

International music starts took part in a special gala in Norway to honour Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. The Oslo show was hosted by Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey, while Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli and Patti Labelle were among the performers.

World | December 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Philippines Market Blast Kills at Least 13

At least 13 people died in the Philippines Sunday, when a bomb went off at a busy marketplace. Other 60 are said to have been injured.

World | December 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

US Launch Winter Offensive in Afghanistan

About 18,000 American troops have started a winter operation in Afghanistan, targeting Taleban rebels. The US have vowed to eliminate insurgents who could threaten spring's parliamentary elections.

World | December 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 668

Berlusconi Ally Sentenced over Mob Links

An adviser of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to nine years in jail over links with the Mafia. More than 40 former Mafia members have provided evidence of Marcello Dell'Utri's complicity in money-laundering and contact with notoriou

World | December 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

US Soldier Jailed for Killing Civilian

A US soldier pleaded guilty to murdering a severely-wounded Iraqi civilian, and was sentenced to three years behind bars. Staff Sergeant Johnny Horne Junior shot the 16-year-old Iraqi in the Sadr City suburb of Baghdad in August, when fierce clashes betwe

World | December 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

New Mine Blast Kills 33 in China

At least 33 people were killed after an explosion at the coal mine in the Shanxi province, northern China, according to officials. More than 70 people were in the shaft when the explosion occurred.

World | December 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Canada OKs Same-Sex Marriage Law

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for the federal government to legalize same-sex marriage, ruling that Parliament has the right to redefine marriage. The ruling by the country's top court also says religious officials can't be forced to per

World | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 584

Car Blast Rocks Southern Gaza

A car exploded in the southern Gaza Strip between the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah, Palestinian security sources said, cited by Palestinian sources. The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

World | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

Mike Tyson Arrested for Car Damage

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been arrested for damaging a young man's car, media reported Thursday. The incident occurred earlier this week outside an Arizona nightclub, when Tyson, 38, jumped on to the bonnet of a car.

World | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

South America Establishes Trading Block

Representatives from 12 South American countries signed an agreement to establish a political and economic bloc modelled on the European Union. The new South American Community of Nations was launched at a summit in the Peruvian city of Cuzco.

World | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

EU, US Hail Ukraine Reforms

The US and the European Union have welcomed reforms approved by the Ukrainian parliament, paving the way for a new presidential election. US Secretary of State Colin Powell, said the reforms should allow a "free, fair and open" vote.

World | December 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

Chinese Firm Buys the IBM PC Division

China's number one computer maker Lenovo has bought IBM's PC hardware division, it was announced on Wednesday. IBM will receive USD 650 M, together with an 18.

World | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

UK Defence Secretary Visits Iraq

The UK Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is on a visit to Iraq starting Wednesday, to meet troops in the city of Basra. A UK spokesperson has said Hoon would spend as much time with the soldiers as possible.

World | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293
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