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Israel Hits Hezbollah Bases in Lebanon

Israeli warplanes hit Hezbollah guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon late Tuesday. Israel said it was striking back for a Hezbollah attack that killed one Israeli soldier and wounded another just a day earlier, and said the attacks were intended as a messa

World | January 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Britain, France, Germany Hold Meeting in London

The British, French and German foreign ministers have met near London for a private three-way meeting, the Financial Times (FT) reported. The meeting, which was not confirmed by Britain's foreign ministry, indicated London's desire to boost its trilateral

World | January 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Terror Ruled Out in Red Sea Crash

Investigators say flight recorders from an Egyptian plane that crashed into the Red Sea on 3 January show terrorists played no role in the disaster, BBC informed. At first reading, the black boxes and the cockpit voice recorder showed that there was no ou

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Shiites Demand Saddam's Execution

Thousands of Shiite Muslims marched through Baghdad on Tuesday, clamouring for Saddam Hussein's execution in the latest show of strength by a community repressed for decades by the former dictator. "Saddam is a war criminal, not a POW ...

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

SARS Vaccine on Trial

China has approved human trials of an experimental SARS vaccine, and 30 people have volunteered, China state media reported on Monday. Researchers cautioned that the government's approval of what it called the first phase of human trials doesn't mean the

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Greek Side Ready for Cyprus Talks

Cyprus' President Tassos Papadopoulos and Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis have reaffirmed that their countries were ready for a resumption of UN talks aimed at reunifying the island before it joins the EU on May 1. Simitis stressed that Turkey's bid t

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Annan Considers UN Dispatch to Iraq

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has had talks Monday and Tuesday with US Administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer, US civil military officials and eight members of the Iraqi Governing Council about the possibility to dispatch a new United Nations team to Baghdad

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Musharraf Holds Talks in Turkey

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has held talks with Turkish leaders in Ankara on terrorism, trade and regional concerns, BBC informed. General Musharraf is expected to meet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Ergodan and to address deputies in parlia

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Indonesia Chemical Plant on Fire

More than 50 people have been injured in an Indonesia fire that started after two explosions rocked the Java Island, local police said. The blasts took place at a chemical plant in the most densely populated island in Indonesia.

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

13 Killed in Big Blast at Algerian Refinery

Thirteen people were killed in a powerful explosion on Monday at Algeria's largest refinery and key exporter of gas and oil in the Mediterranean port city of Skikda. At least 74 people were injured in the blast at the petrochemical complex in the industri

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Kerry Victorious in Iowa Vote

Senator John Kerry won the first of a series of votes to choose a Democratic challenger to President George Bush in November's US election. Vietnam veteran Kerry, 60, beat Senator John Edwards into second place in the Iowa vote, with early favourite Howar

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

2 Dead, 16 Missing in Norway Ship Accident

Sixteen members of a mainly Filipino crew were missing on Tuesday after a cargo ship capsized off southwestern Norway, killing at least two seamen, rescuers said.Twelve of the 30 crew were rescued on Monday and rescuers said they still hoped to find survi

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742

Int'n'l Experts Join Efforts to Fight Vietnam's Bird Flu Crisis

International disease experts are grappling to contain a bird flu outbreak in Vietnam that has killed at least five people and triggered alarm bells across Asia in the run-up to the Lunar New Year. Six people from the US Centers for Disease Control and Pr

World | January 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Strike Shuts Down Italian Airline

Italy's national carrier, Alitalia, grounded 364 flights after unions called an eight-hour strike in protest at a plan to slash 1,500 jobs over the next three years and outsource a further 1,200. Alitalia cancelled 182 domestic flights, 168 to other Europ

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

Sony Ericsson Reports Continued Growth

Sony and Ericsson announced the consolidated financial summary for the fourth quarter, ended December 31, 2003 of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. The company reported continued growth in sales and shipments in the fourth quarter.

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Mental Check Ordered in Swedish FM Murder Trial

There will be no verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh until a psychiatric evaluation has established whether he is mentally deranged, a court ruled. As the murder trial of Mijailo Mijailovic, a 25-year-old

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790

US, UK Reach Deal IAEA on Libya

The UN atomic watchdog agency will verify the range and content of Libya's nuclear program, and US and British experts will remove suspect materials from the country under an agreement reached Monday. The agreement - hammered out by International Atomic E

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Iraq Shiites Urge for Elections

A lot of Shiite Muslims marched peacefully in Baghdad on Monday urging for elected government, as US and Iraqi officials prepared to seek UN endorsement of American plans for transferring power in Iraq. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been reluctant to l

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Afghanistan: US Copter Bombing Kills 11

A US helicopter attacked a house in a village in southern Afghanistan, killing 11 people, four of them children, Afghan officials claimed. The attack took place early on Sunday, a day after US forces hunting for Taliban insurgents had searched the village

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

Al-Qaeda Suspects Seized in Pakistan

Seven suspected members of the al-Qaeda terror network have been detained in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Sunday. Five of the detainees were men, and the wives of two of them were also held.

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Bomb Threat Diverts Delta Flight

Delta Air Lines passenger jet traveling from Germany to the United States was diverted to Ireland on Sunday because of an apparent bomb threat. En route from Frankfurt to Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Flight 27 landed at Shannon airport in the west of Ireland a

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212