Rio Carnival Gathers Momentum

Rio De Janeiro has erupted into the beat of the carnival. Carnival started all over Brazil this weekend, with street parades dominating festivities in the country's large cities in the poor northeast, giving them less of the glitz that has turned Rio's pa

World | February 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Reports: Israel, Palestine Likely to Sign Truce

Israeli and Palestinian leaders will sign a truce on Tuesday to end four years of fighting, reports say. The deal will be agreed when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for talks in Egypt on Tuesday, sources say.

World | February 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

At Least 11 Iraqis Killed in Mosul

At least 11 Iraqi policemen have been killed in a blast near a hospital in the Iraqi city of Mosul, police say. Another six were injured in the explosion, which happened as the officers were gathering to receive pay.

World | February 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

22 Iraqis Killed in Militant Attack

Insurgents attacked a police station south of Baghdad under cover of darkness last night, killing 22 Iraqi police officers and troops in a one-hour pitched battle, the biggest since national elections eight days ago, police said Monday. Fourteen attackers

World | February 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Tsunami Efforts Win Thai PM 2nd Mandate

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is heading for a second term after apparently winning a landslide victory in Sunday's general elections largely due to his management of the situation after the 26 December tsunami and the country's growing economy.

World | February 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Gas Leak Kills 18 in Spanish Hostel

Seventeen people, between the age of 20 and 40, have been reported dead from an apparent gas leak after a party at a youth hostel in the Spanish town of Todolella, Castellon district, Spanish media reported. This is the gravest case of this kind in the co

World | February 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 726

Michael Jackson Trial Delayed

The planned grilling of potential jurors in pop legend Michael Jackson's child molestation trial has been delayed because of illness in his lawyer's family. The court in the California town of Santa Maria said that neither the "King of Pop" nor his chief

World | February 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

Nine Die in Japan Suicidal Group

Nine people were found dead in two cars near Tokyo, in what was believed to be the latest in a series of macabre suicide pacts by Japanese burning charcoal in an enclosed space. Police said Saturday six people, three men and three women mostly aged in the

World | February 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 707

Two US Flights Get Hijack Alerts

Two Delta Airlines flights received hijacking threats but have landed safely in New York, US federal authorities say. The planes were heading from Amsterdam and from Mumbai (Bombay) via Paris.

World | February 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

US Soldier Killed South of Baghdad

A US soldier attached to a Marine unit was killed while carrying out operations south of Baghdad, the US military said on Friday. The soldier was killed in Babil province, which stretches just south of the capital, on Thursday, but no further details were

World | February 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Japan Confirms First Case of Human Mad Cow Disease

Japan confirmed on Friday its first case of the human variant of mad cow disease, a fatal brain disease thought to be contracted by eating infected beef. The Health Ministry said in a statement that a man had died last December after contracting variant C

World | February 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

Officials: UN Oil for Food Process Tainted

The UN oil-for-food operation in Saddam Hussein's Iraq was "tainted" and the official in charge violated rules on sales, an investigation is to report. Inquiry chief Paul Volcker says there is "conclusive" evidence that the UN programme director had a "co

World | February 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Israel to "Free" 900 Palestinians

Israel plans to release 900 Palestinian prisoners in a move of goodwill further to be presented at a summit with new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas next week, cabinet sources said Thursday. An Israeli cabinet member, speaking after Prime Minister Ariel

World | February 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Militant Ambush Kills 12 Iraqi Soldiers

Militants ambushed and killed 12 Iraqi soldiers near the northern oil city of Kirkuk late Wednesday, the Iraqi army said Thursday. Spokesman Major-General Anwar Ameen said gunmen shot the soldiers in the head after stopping their bus on a road leading to

World | February 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Jackson in Court for Abuse Trial

Pop icon Michael Jackson entered court in California to see the jury being selected for his trial on charges of child molestation. Dressed all in white, the singer waved at crowds of screaming fans outside the court in Santa Maria, California.

World | February 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

Nepal King Sacks Government

Nepal's King Gyanendra has announced on state television that he has sacked the government led by Sher Bahadur Deuba. He said he was taking over direct power because the administration had failed to fulfil its mandate.

World | February 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

10 Britons Feared Dead in Plane Crash

Britain said that ten military personnel died in the crash of a military transport plane in Iraq on Sunday. In a press statement British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said nine Royal Air Force personnel and one soldier were missing believed dead following

World | January 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

General Jailed over Dubrovnik Siege

A former Yugoslav general has been sentenced to eight years in prison over the 1991 siege of the town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The UN war crimes tribunal at the Hague ruled that Pavle Strugar did not order the bombing but failed to stop the attack when he h

World | January 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

British Plane Crashes in Iraq

A British C-130 military transport plane crashed Sunday north of Baghdad. There was no immediate word on casualties, but the plane's wreckage was scattered over a large area.

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

Bomb Explosion Shatters Spanish Hotel

A bomb exploded Sunday in a resort hotel on the Mediterranean coast in southeast Spain after a telephone warning from the Basque separatist group ETA, Interior Ministry officials said. The ministry office in the southeast Alicante region said it was not i

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Global Warming May Kill Polar Bears

Many Arctic animals, including polar bears and some seal species, could be extinct within 20 years because of the effects of global warming, a major conservation group said Sunday. Traditional ways of life for many indigenous people in the Arctic will als

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414
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