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Italians Rally for Hostages Release

Waving rainbow-striped flags for peace, Italians marched to the front steps of the Vatican in solidarity with three Italians held hostages in Iraq. In a footage aired by Arab TV on Monday, their kidnappers demanded that within five days Italians rise up a

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Space Crew Returns to Earth

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a US-Russian-Dutch crew returned to Earth from the international space station, landing on target in the steppes of Kazakhstan.The snug Soyuz TMA-3 capsule carried American astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Italy Acquits Terror-Suspects

An Italian court has set free nine Moroccans suspected of belonging to a terrorist group. According to Italian press agency Ansa , the acquittal concerned three cases of 12 immigrants suspected of belonging to a terrorist group led by Pakistani Nasser Ahm

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Abu Bakar Bashir to Be Re-Arrested

The suspected spiritual leader of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group will be re-arrested after he is released from jail on Friday. The cleric's supporters have vowed to resist the move.

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Thai Troops Sent South to Quell Muslim Unrest

Troops fanned out across southern Thailand to restore order after a day of carnage in which security forces shot dead 107 Muslim militants and the army said it faced thousands more insurgents. Army chiefs ordered two extra battalions of soldiers into

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Colombia Backhoe Crush Kills 23

A construction crew's backhoe tumbled down a hillside onto a school bus on the highway below in Colombia, killing 21 children and two adults and injuring 36 others, officials said. The 45-ton earth mover was being driven along a section of road highe

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

"Lack of Evidence" against Sharon

Prosecutors have said that there might not be enough evidence to charge Israeli PM over a bribery scandal. There were claims that Ariel Sharon's son was paid by a local businessman in 1999 to get help from the PM in real estate deals.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Madrid Bomber "Linked to Sept 11"

A Madrid bomb suspect has been indicted on charges that he helped plotting the September 11 attacks. According to a Spanish judge, Amer Azizi helped to organize a meeting between key plotters of the deadly attacks in the US.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Germany, Iran on the Brink of Diplomatic Raw

Tehran considers posting signs that accuse Germany of supplying Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The indignant move comes in response to a controversial plaque unveiled in Berlin last week.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

London's Heathrow Closed Off

Terminal 1 at London's Heathrow Airport was partially evacuated after an unattended package was found next to the check-in counter for the Israeli airline El Al. The security scare is now over and the terminal is fully operating again.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Colin Powell Tipped for WB Chief

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World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Scores Killed in Thai Violence

At least 90 people have been killed in a spate of gun battles in southern Thailand. Suspected Islamic insurgents armed with guns and machetes carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks on police stations in the region.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

One Terrorist Killed in Syria

Armed assailants set off an explosive device at a UN office in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing one of the militants, wounding another and setting the building ablaze. A series of explosions rocked the western sector of Damascus on Tuesday evening in

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Explosions Shatter Damascus

A series of explosions rocked the western sector of Damascus on Tuesday evening in the vicinity of Iranian and Canadian embassy and the residence of the British ambassador to Syria. Eyewitnesses in Damascus reported between 3 to 5 explosions, others said

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Spain Leaves Iraq Till May 27

Spain has fixed May 27 as the deadline for pulling its troops out of Iraq. Meanwhile, the Spanish spokesman, General Jose Manuel Munoz, said that all troops had withdrawn to Diwaniyah, headquarters for the 1,432-strong Spanish contingent.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Ptolemaic Mummies Unearthed

Two sarcophagi have been discovered by archaeologists at an ancient burial site near Cairo. The one is wooden with a mummy inside and the other one is made of stone, both dating from the Late Dynastic Period of the Ptolemaic era (323-30 BC).

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1496

Red Cross Visits Saddam Hussein

Red Cross officials have visited Iraqi ousted president Saddam, according to a Coalition spokesman. This is the second time that the international humanitarian organization has met with the former high-profile Iraqi since he was jailed in December.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 628

Jordan Foils Chemical Attack Plot

Jordan has unraveled "a chemical bombings plot" believed to have been mastered by Al-Qaeda affiliates. The state TV showed on Monday's late prime time nabbed Al-Qaeda supporters who confessed planning to launch deadly chemical attack.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Rome Spurns Kidnappers Ultimatum

The government and the opposition in Italy rejected the ultimatum, delivered by kidnappers in Iraq, who vowed to kill three Italian hostages. We will not give in to terrorists' pressure, Italian officials said.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

2 US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Blast

Two US soldiers have been killed in massive explosion today in Baghdad, U military spokesman said. Earlier in the day an explosion leveled off part of a two-storey building in northern Baghdad as US troops were raiding it in.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 893

Landslide Buries Kyrgyz Village

At least 33 people have been killed and dozen houses destroyed in a landslide in the southern Kyrgyz region of Osh, near the Uzbek border. It is the second landslide to occur in the region in a week following recent heavy rains.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378