US Urged to Halt Israeli Settlement

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Quraya has urged the United States to show a firmer position toward Israel and stop its settlement expansion plans. Quraya said in a statement on Thursday that the Israeli policy was "threatening the entire peace process".

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Boskovski Surrenders in The Hague

A former Macedonian cabinet minister has surrendered to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Former Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski has been charged with murders committed during an ethnic Albanian guerrilla insurgency in Macedonia in 2001.

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

US Supreme Court Rejects Schiavo Plea

The US Supreme Court has refused an appeal filed by the parents of brain-damaged woman Terri Schiavo to order her feeding tube reinserted. Schiavo's parents had approached the top US court to order her feeding tube back after it was removed by court order

World | March 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 921

Oil Plant Blast Kills 15 in Texas

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when a thunderous explosion tore through a BP oil refinery in Texas. The blast shot flames and billowing smoke into the sky and showered the area with ash and chunks of charred metal.

World | March 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Iraqis Take Over Insurgent Camp

Iraqi security forces backed by US troops have seized an insurgent training camp after heavy fighting that left many people dead. The Iraqi commando unit attacked the camp, 160km northwest of Baghdad, on Tuesday.

World | March 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

Two Killed in Lebanon Blast

An explosion tore through a business centre in a Christian town near Beirut early on Wednesday. Reports say two people were killed in the second deadly attack against an anti-Syrian stronghold since the murder of Lebanon's former prime minister last month

World | March 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

New Fears over Pope's Health

Pope John Paul II has had fresh breathing problems and his health is worsening, Italian newspapers reported on Tuesday. Several newspapers reported fresh fears over the health of the 84-year-old pontiff after rumors that he was being taken to hospital for

World | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 705

Jackson Looking Sapped in Court

Pop icon Michael Jackson was apparently in poor health during the latest hearing of the child abuse trial against him. The performer arrived in court this week supported by aides and with a doctor, and appeared to be weeping.

World | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Haiti

Gun battles in Haiti between UN troops and rebels have left four people dead, including two peacekeepers. A Sri Lankan soldier died during a raid on a rebel-held police station in the south - the first peacekeeper to die in Haiti since the force arrived i

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Aftershocks following Japan Quake

Thousands of people took refuge at shelters Monday as aftershocks battered southern Japan a day after a powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, leaving one person dead and hundreds injured.

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

Annan Urges Overhaul of UN

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging world leaders to adopt a wide-ranging change in the agency. In a report that will be delivered to the general assembly on Monday, Annan includes proposals that recommend expanding the 15-member Security Council to

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

ETA Claims Responsibility for Attack Series

The Basque armed group ETA claims responsibility for several attacks in a statement, published in a Spanish newspaper. The armed group pointed out that some of the attacks are a consequence of the businessmen's refusal to "contribute with money to the lib

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 611

Afghanistan Vote for Parliament September 18

Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on September 18, a joint Afghan-UN election commission said on Sunday. The election will require a major security operation to guard against violence by Taliban insurgents and intimidation by regio

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Bomb Kills Iraqi Police Official in Mosul

A bomb killed the head of the Iraqi police anti-corruption department in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday, officials said. Brigadier Walid Kashmoula was killed by a bomb placed in the police building where he worked.

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Bomb Kills 15 in Pakistan

A powerful bomb exploded at a gathering of minority Shiite Muslims in a remote town of southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 25 others, police said. The bomb exploded outside the shrine of a Shiite saint near the town

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

Putin Visits Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko for the first time Saturday since last year's disputed vote there. Relations between the two neighbours were strained by Putin's endorsement of the defeated candida

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 495

Three Die in Iraq Funeral Attack

At least three Iraqi policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb while mourning the death of a colleague. The bomb attack came on Saturday in the northern city of Kirkuk, during a funeral procession for a policeman gunned down the day before.

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Landslide Disaster Hits Turkey

At least a dozen people went missing in a central Turkish village hit by landslide Friday, world media said. The disaster happened in the area in Koyulhisar district of Sivas province, about 450 kilometres east of the capital Ankara.

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

Soldier Held over Chubais' Attack

Russian police questioned a retired special forces officer over a failed assassination attempt on Anatoly Chubais, head of Russia's state power monopoly. Chubais, one of Russia's best-known figures and the architect of post-Soviet economic reforms, escape

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

Jackson's Home "Pleasure Island"

An ex-housekeeper at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch described it as a "pleasure island" where children ran riot and slept in the singer's bedroom. Kiki Fournier, giving evidence in Jackson's trial on child abuse charges, told the court how the singer h

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514

Dutchman in Iraq Genocide Trial

The trial of a Dutch businessman accused of selling chemicals to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to make poison gas is due to open in Rotterdam. Frans van Anraat, 62, is accused of war crimes and genocide, the first time a Dutchman has faced that charg

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500
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