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One US Soldier Killed, 14 Injured in Iraq

One US soldier was killed and 14 were injured in a suicide attack in Iraq on Friday after three bombers blew themselves up at the gates of a US Army base. It is the third attack of this kind from the beginning of the week.

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

September 11 Suspect Freed

German court surprisingly decided to free a key suspect for the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US - 30-year-old Moroccan Abdelghani Mzoudi. The reason for the dramatic legal twist was said to be that there was "a strong possibility for the man to p

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Car Explodes Near Synagogue in Italy

A car exploded near a synagogue in the northern Italian city of Modena on Thursday morning when the man inside set himself on fire in an apparent suicide, police reported. Later in the day it was announced that the incident was not a terrorist attack but

World | December 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

September 11 Suspect in German Trial Could Be Released

Defense lawyers for the Moroccan Abdelghani Mzoudi who is on trial in Germany for assisting the terrorists in the September 11 suicide attacks against the US World Trade Centre demanded his release on Thursday. The judge Klaus Ruehle had previously made a

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Explosion Rocks Tel Aviv, 3 Killed

An explosion rocked a Tel Aviv coffee shop on Thursday, killing at least 3 people, news agencies reported. Emergency workers said at least 10 were wounded in the blast.

World | December 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

4 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Raid

Four Palestinians have been killed and other 17 injured in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip. Israeli military forces rushed into a refugee camp surrounded a house where they believed an Islamic militant was hiding.

World | December 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Shooting Left Another US Soldier Dead in Iraq

Yet another US soldier was killed in Iraq, after bullets were sprayed from a driving-by car at the American troops. The incident took place in the town of Mosul north of capital Baghdad.

World | December 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Poland "May Veto" Draft EU Constitution

Poland may veto the draft EU constitution if the country's voting rights, gained three years ago, are downgraded, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski said ahead of his meeting with German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday. The two top statesmen

World | December 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Nobel Prizes Awarded in Stockholm

The 2003 Nobel winners for Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Economics were officially handed their awards in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf. Robert F.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

2 US Soldiers, Kurdish Official Killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers and a Kurdish official were killed in separate attacks in Iraq as France, Germany and Russia expressed bewilderment with a US decision barring countries that refused to join the Iraq war coalition from bidding for lucrative contracts in th

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

US Plane Hit in by Missile in Baghdad

A US military airplane has been hit by a rocket at the moment it was taking off from a Baghdad airport, news agencies reported Wednesday. However, the aircraft managed to land safely soon after the incident occurred, and no people got injured.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Clashes Kill 8 in Monrovia

At least eight people died in Liberia's capital Monrovia as clashes erupted between United Nations (UN) peacekeepers and local militiamen. Violence started escalating on Sunday, when rioters demanded immediate payment in return for their guns, which had t

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Murder of Six Afghanistan Children by US Troops Confirmed

The US troops killed six Afghanistan children in a US air attack in the eastern part of the country last weekend, a military spokesman confirmed. It was the second attack of this kind within 24 hours, causing the death of children.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Russian Banker Shot Dead in Moscow

A Russian banker Vladimir Zenkov was shot dead in Moscow near by his home, local Gazeta Ru reported. Moscow police confirmed the information.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Ozzy Osbourne Hurt in Quad Bike Accident

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne was badly hurt in a quad bike accident, and had to undergo emergency surgery. Osbourne was given treatment at the scene, before being taken to hospital, hospital spokesman said.

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 877

Shell Kills Pupil at Tbilisi School

A pupil died and six others were injured when a shell exploded during military preparation training at a high school in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. The same shell had been used for educational purpose for two years.

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

41 US Troops Hurt in Bomb Attack

Fourty-one US soldiers and six Iraqi civilians were injured after a car bomb exploded outside at the entrance to the barracks in a northern Iraqi town, US Army said. The blast occured when a car drove through a gate to the base of 3rd Brigade of 101 Airbo

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

UN Warns of Population Surge

The United Nations published new predictions on the size and age of the world's population 300 years from now. It says that if fertility stays at the current level, the global population could rise to 134 trillion.

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Japan Sends Troops to Iraq

Japan approved a plan to dispatch some 500-700 ground troops to Iraq to provide humanitarian aid for between six months to a year. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet approved a plan to deploy non-combat troops to Iraq, paving the way for its large

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

US Military Launches Biggest-Ever Operation in Afghanistan

The US military has announced its biggest ever ground operation against Islamic militants in Afghanistan. The military said it launched "Operation Avalanche" at the weekend across eastern and southern Afghanistan, where Taliban and allied Islamic militant

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Greek Terrorist "Guilty", Awaits Sentence

Greek court found leader of local terrorist group November 17 guilty on charges of waging a campaign of bombing, robberies and at least 23 murders since 1975. Among victims of the radical group are said to be many foreign diplomats, local business people

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 451