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US Congress Okays Aid Package for Katrina Recovery

US Congress approved USD 51.8 B in emergency spending to pay for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

World | September 9, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Ophelia Strengthens into Hurricane

Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane as it sat off Florida's Atlantic Coast. Ophelia had top winds of 120km/h, up from 80km/h a day earlier and just over the 118km/h threshold for hurricane status, the National Hurricane Center said.

World | September 9, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Yushchenko Sacks Ukraine Government

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has sacked the Cabinet amid corruption allegations, the BBC broke Thursday. The drastic measure comes after several Ukrainian top officials - including Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Tomenko and the head of the Security

World | September 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 863

New Orleans Removes the Dead

At least 30 people were found dead in nursing home in New Orleans increasing the number of the victims of the deadly Katrina hurricane. The official death toll stands at 83 in the city, including 30 elderly people found in a flooded nursing home.

World | September 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1418

Saddam "Confessed to Killings"

Iraq's president said that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein had confessed to killings and other "crimes" committed during his regime. President Jalal Talabani told Iraqi television that he had been informed by an investigating judge that "he was able to ext

World | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Forced Evacuation Starts in New Orleans

The mayor of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans Ray Nagin has ordered forced evacuation of people who refuse to leave their property. Ann estimated 10,000 people are still staying in the devastated city.

World | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Indonesian Plane Makes Emergency Landing

A Boeing 737-400 belonging to Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia made an emergency landing on the Sumatra province of Riau on Tuesday morning due to engine failure. The plane carried 82 passengers, including Minister of Social Affairs Bachtiar Chams

World | September 6, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 898

Typhoon Nabi Kills 21 in Japan

At least 21 people have been killed when powerful typhoon Nabi hit Southern Japan. The typhoon triggered landslides and floods.

World | September 6, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Egypt Fire Kills at Least 32

At least 32 people were killed and 37 others injured in a fire broke out Monday night in a theater in the Egyptian city of Beni Suef. The fire broke out in the "Cultural Palace", a facility run by the Culture Ministry.

World | September 6, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Typhoon Nabi Batters Japan

A typhoon lashed southwestern Japan Monday, creating nine-meter high waves, cutting power supplies and disrupting transport and work at oil refineries. Weather officials in South Korea also warned of flooding.

World | September 5, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Kosovo President Diagnosed with Cancer

Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova says he has been diagnosed with lung cancer, but will not step down. Rugova said in a TV address to the people of the UN-run province he would have intensive treatment and "overcome this battle".

World | September 5, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Schroeder Wins TV Debate

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder proved victorious in Sunday's televised election debate. Still, his opponent Angela Merkel performed better than expected, German media comments.

World | September 5, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Oct 19 Confirmed for Saddam Trial

The trial against Saddam Hussein will begin October 19, the Iraqi government has confirmed. Several of the fromer Iraqi leader's allies are also facing legal proceedings.

World | September 4, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Another Fatal Blaze in Paris, 14 Dead

Yet another deadly blaze raged in Paris Sunday, after two other fires over the last two weeks. Fourteen people died in the latest accident, while 15 were injured.

World | September 4, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Opposition Wins Albania Poll, Berisha is PM

Albania's opposition led by Sali Berisha was declared winner in the latest parliamentary elections. Berisha, 60, is now set to take the premier post, after being Albania's President over 1992-1997.

World | September 3, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Chirac Hospitalized for Eye Trouble

French President Jacques Chirac was admitted to hospital on Friday because of eye problems, world media disclosed September 3. Chirac, 72, had his appointments for a week ahead cancelled.

World | September 3, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Beslan Marks End of Bloody Siege

Russia has marked a year since the bloody school siege in Beslan ended. The town held a sad ceremony, in which 331 white balloons were fled to the sky - one for each of the victims.

World | September 3, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Putin Promises Tough Beslan Probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised a group of mothers who lost children in the Beslan school siege one year ago a thorough investigation to establish whether official incompetence contributed to the deaths of 331 hostages. Thirty mothers from t

World | September 2, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

Robot Sends Image from Mars

The US space agency's robotic rover Spirit has sent an image from the Mars surface. The picture shows a panoramic view from the "Husband Hill" summit at the planet's Gusev Crater.

World | September 2, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Blasts Rock New Orleans

A series of massive explosions have rocked New Orleans riverfront as the city was to welcome President George Bush, according to reports of Sky News. The cause of the explosions was not immediately known.

World | September 2, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

The Pope Expressed Condolences to Iraq

Pope Benedict XVI expressed condolences to the people of Iraq after Wednesday's killing by mortar bombs near a Shiite temple in Baghdad. The head of the Roman Catholic Church expressed hopes that "all believers in God would condemn together all forms of v

World | September 1, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661
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