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China Stages 1st Formula One

Ferrari's Brazilian Rubens Barrichello has won the first Chinese Grand Prix. The race took place at Shanghai's new circuit, which cost USD 240 M to build over two years.

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Jeanne Hits Florida

Ferocious winds and rain are battering Florida as Hurricane Jeanne whips across the US state, the fourth major hurricane to strike in six weeks. Jeanne's gusts of 185 km/h are knocking down power lines, ripping off roofs and whirling up debris left behind

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Taliban Commander Killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces killed a senior Taliban commander and two of his comrades in a raid in southern Afghanistan, an official said Sunday. Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar, reportedly a former inmate at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died in a gunbattle Sat

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Quake Rocks Southeastern Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Turkey's southeastern region late on Saturday evening. The quake hit the town of Sivriche.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

Israel Flattens Gaza Homes

Israeli army bulldozers have torn down the homes of more than 200 Palestinians in the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Yunis, United Nations aid officials say. The Israeli military says the operation - a day after mortars fired from Khan Yunis killed a Jewish se

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Gatwick Baggage Staff on Strike

Hundreds of baggage handlers at Gatwick airport have started a 24-hour strike as part of a dispute over workloads. The action, involving around 600 Servisair baggage staff, began at 03.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

6 Egyptians Abducted in Iraq

Armed men have snatched two Egyptians from their office in Baghdad - the third kidnapping of foreigners in the Iraqi capital in less than three weeks. Four other Egyptians were seized outside Baghdad on Thursday.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Jeanne Heads for Bahamas

Hurricane Jeanne gathered strength Saturday as it bore down on the Bahamas, where hundreds of people took refuge in schools and churches ahead of an expected direct hit. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of 5-10 inches of rain, huge waves and

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Massive Attacks in Fallujah

At least seven people have been killed in US strikes on the volatile Iraqi city of Falluja. More than 11 other people were injured, as US planes, tanks and artillery units shelled the city west of the capital, Baghdad.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Turkey's EU Talks Face "No More Obstacles"

There are "no more obstacles" for Turkey on its path towards opening EU accession talks according to Enlargement Commissioner Guenter Verheugen. Ankara's delay for an important penal code reform, concerning the criminalisation of adultery had earlier trou

World | September 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Two Egyptians Enter Hostage List in Iraq

Two Egyptians were abducted from their home in Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced. The men are engineers in an Iraqi mobile operator.

World | September 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Violence to "Limit Iraq Poll"

US defence secretary suggested that Iraq may only be able to hold limited elections in January, omitting areas where violence is most severe. Donald Rumsfeld told senators it might not be possible to conduct voting in some places targeted by militants.

World | September 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Australia Probes into Plane Attack

Australian police is investigating an incendiary device found onboard of a plane at Sydney airport, it was revealed on Thursday. The nature of the device is still unclear, but experts said it could not explode on its own and needed someone to ignite it.

World | September 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Two Killed in Jerusalem Suicide Bombing

Two people was killed and many others were wounded when a Palestinian woman suicide bomber blew herself up at a hitchhiking post in Jerusalem on Wednesday. The blast happened in the busy French Hill area in the north of the city, which has been attacked b

World | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

SOS from Jeanne-Battered Haiti

Haiti's President Boniface Alexandre has called for international aid after the island was pummeled by tropical storm Jeanne. Floods caused by the hurricane have claimed more than 700 lives and triggered a humanitarian crisis.

World | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

Saddam Seeks Life in Exile in Sweden - Lawyer

Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein hopes to be able to live in exile in Sweden, according to reports. "In our view he should be released and should be able to live in exile in Sweden, for instance," said Giovanni Di Stefano, a member of the ex-leader's d

World | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 984

Furious Jeanne Cannot Get Enough

Tremendous floodwaters in Haiti in the wake of tropical storm Jeanne claimed lives of at least 556 people, a UN spokesman said. According to the UN peacekeepers the death toll is expected to rise further.

World | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

German Party: Keep Turkey out of EU

The leader of Germany's centre-right opposition party, Angela Merkel, has called on leaders of EU member countries to block Turkey's full membership in the EU, offering instead a "privileged partnership", according to the EUobserver online edition. The ce

World | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 677

CBS Admits "Bush Mistake"

The CBS television network admitted on Monday it had been mistaken in using documents of which the authenticity could not be verified in a report questioning President George Bush's Vietnam era military service. Based on what we now know, CBS News cannot

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

Report: Islamists Free 18 Iraqi Soldiers

An Islamist group has released 18 Iraqi soldiers it had captured and threatened to kill unless an aide to Shi'ite rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was released, Arabic television Al Jazeera reported Monday.The channel broadcast a brief video showing what it s

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Israeli Missile Kills Two in Gaza

An Israeli missile strike tore apart a car carrying gunmen in Gaza City Monday, killing at least two people. At least eight Palestinians, including bystanders, were wounded in the explosion on the southern outskirts of Gaza.

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574