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Blast Kills 25 Ukrainian Miners

At least 25 were killed and 11 are missing after a gas explosion in a Ukrainian coalmine. After the blast, a fire broke in the collapsed mineshaft, hindering rescue efforts.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

British Copter Crashes in Iraq

A British military helicopter has crashed in Iraq killing one British soldier and injuring two others, a military spokesman stated. The craft came down inside an airstrip at Basra.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Arafat Reverses Security Chief Decision

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat reinstated a security chief whose replacement by the veteran leader's cousin touched off turmoil in the Gaza Strip. Abdel-Razek al-Majaideh was named director of General Security for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, replac

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Bomb Kills Senior Hizbollah Member

A senior member of Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah was killed by a bomb explosion in the southern suburbs of Beirut. In a statement, Hizbollah said the blast killed Ghalib Awali as he left his home.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Russian Bus Stop Blast Kills 2

Two people were killed and several others were injured in a bomb explosion at a bus stop in western Russia. The device is reported to have been left in a rubbish bin in the town of Voronezh, 475km south of Moscow.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Gunmen Kill One in Indonesia Church Attack

A priest has been killed and four others wounded during an attack inside a Christian church in Indonesia. Police said gunmen entered the Effata church in Palu, in Central Sulawesi province, on Sunday evening.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Gaza Hit by Violence

Palestinian militants demanding reform of the security services clashed for a second night with intelligence staff in the southern Gaza Strip. Members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades exchanged fire with officers in the town of Rafah late on Sunday.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Filipino Troops Say Goodbye to Iraq

The last Filipino troops that remained in Iraq will meet with their Polish commandment today. The Philippines were forced to withdraw their troops to save the life of a Filipino truck driver held hostage by Iraqi militants.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Deadly Strike on Falluja

A US air strike on a house in Falluja is said to have killed ten people on Sunday. According to unofficial reports, women and children were among the dead.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

India Shuts 200 Schools

Indian authorities have ordered the closure of more than 200 thatched-roof schools over safety concerns. The move follows Friday's school fire, which killed about 90 children.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Philippines Complete Pullout

The last remaining Filipino troops in Iraq will leave the country on Monday. The Philippines decided to withdraw a month ahead of schedule, meeting the demand of kidnappers.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Tape Shows US Hostage Death

A videotape showing the decapitation of US contractor Paul Johnson was posted on the Internet Sunday. The 49-year-old man was kidnapped in Saudi Arabia on June 12.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1453

Two Killed in Polish Plane Crash

A small plane has crashed near Warsaw, killing two people, media reported. The aircraft crashed down shortly after takeoff.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Djinjic Murder Suspect Nabbed in Greece

A Serbian suspect for the murder of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has been arrested in Greece. The 34-year-old man was nabbed on the Thessaloniki island, police officials said, but refused to disclose his name.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Palestinian PM Wants to Quit

The Palestinian prime minister has submitted his resignation on Saturday, media reported. However, President Yasser Arafat rejected it.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

India Buries Blaze Victims

The southern Indian town of Kumbakonam has buried many of its school blaze victims. More than 80 children died on Friday, as flames enveloped the building of the Lord Krishna school.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Iraqi Minister Survives Attack

Iraq's justice minister survived a car bomb attack in western Baghdad. However, four of the minister's security guards were killed in the suspected suicide attack.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

Milosevic Trial Postponed

The war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic has been postponed until August 31 because of his ill-health. The former leader of the defunct Yugoslavia is suffering high blood pressure.

World | July 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Libya Opens Darfur Aid Corridor

Libya agreed to open a new aid corridor across the Sahara Desert to speed up the delivery of relief supplies to the Darfur region of Sudan.The first convoy will make the 3,000km-journey next month.

World | July 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Philippines Move Out of Iraq

The Philippines have recalled the chief of its Iraq troops, plus ten other personnel. The Filipino force is leaving the country earlier than planned, in an effort to save a hostage's life.

World | July 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Iraq Builds New Intelligence Body

Iraq will have a new security body would help put an end to attacks on US-led troops and Iraqi forces, the country's Iraq's interim prime minister announced. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday amid reports of fresh attacks, Ayad Allawi said he was

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439