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Italy Sends Back Island Migrants

Italy has begun airlifting migrants back to their point of departure after facilities on its southern outpost were swamped by hundreds of new arrivals. Three planeloads of illegal immigrants were sent back to Libya from the tiny Italian island of Lampedus

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

3 Killed in Gaza Raid

Israel has continued its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, with an air strike in the north that killed at least three Palestinians. An earlier helicopter attack in Gaza City seriously wounded two members of the militant Palestinian group, Hamas.

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Dimapur Death Toll Up

Thirty six people, including women and children, were killed and over a 100 injured in two powerful bomb blasts which rocked the railway station and a nearby market in quick succession in Dimapur. The first improvised explosive device occurred on the rail

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

Lennon's Killer May Be Released

Mark Chapman, the man who gunned down John Lennon in New York, could be released from jail this week. Chapman, now 49, was sentenced to 20 years to life after shooting Lennon five times in the back outside the singer's Manhattan apartment building on Dece

World | October 3, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Nationalists Lead Bosnia Poll

Nationalist parties from the three ethnic groups are leading in Saturday's local elections in Bosnia-Hercegovina, according to early results. Turnout was poor with only 45% of voters cast their ballot.

World | October 3, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

28 Killed in Indian Twin Blasts

At least 28 people were killed and 100 injured as two bombs exploded in Dimapur town, the main commercial centre of India's north-eastern state of Nagaland. The largest explosion occurred at the railway station, the other bomb went off in the local Hong K

World | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Palestinians Declare State of Emergency

The Palestinian cabinet declared a state of emergency in the Palestinian territories as Israeli troops killed another seven Palestinians. The Cabinet called for international intervention, humanitarian help for the people of Gaza and denounced what it cal

World | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

30 Dead in Mosque Blast in Pakistan

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured as a suspected suicide bomb blast ripped through a Shiite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot. Hundreds of worshippers were packed into the Mistri Abdullah Imambarg

World | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Blair Undergoes Minor Heart Surgery

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has had surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, a day after saying he intended to serve a third term if re-elected next year. On Thursday, in an interview, Blair had said the operation, called a catheter ablation, was

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Abandoned Bag Messes Up Paris Airport

Abandoned passenger luggage caused bustle at the Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Friday evening. Security officials had to blow bag up.

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

100 Die in Samarra's US Offensive

One US soldier and over 90 militants were killed and some 180 - wounded in air strikes and street-to-street combat during a major American offensive in the Iraqi town Samarra, 125 km North of Baghdad. The offensive began shortly after midnight with air st

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Ex-Minister Injured in Beirut Blast

A former Lebanese minister has been injured in a bomb blast that went off in the capital Beirut. The driver has been killed in the explosion, which took place on a side street of Beirut's seafront, near the American community school and the American Unive

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

Kerry Scourges Bush on TV

Democratic presidential candidate Kerry has lashed George Bush in a TV debate on how to handle the war in Iraq and homeland security. The two rivals were taking part in the first one of three television-broadcasted debates in the race before November's vo

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

SpaceShipOne Rolls to 1st Mark

SpaceShipOne, the rocket plane aiming to win the USD 10 M Ansari X-Prize, has completed the first of two qualifying flights above the Californian desert.

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

British Airways Plane Diverted by Terror Alert

A plane of British Airways has made an emergency landing in Amsterdam after a terror threat. Flight BA 983 was heading from Berlin to London.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 660

35 Killed, 140 Wounded in Baghdad Car Bomb Blasts

At least 35 people were killed and another 140 wounded in three apparently coordinated car bomb blasts near a US military convoy in southern Baghdad. Many of the casualties are children, officials and doctors said, cited by international news agencies.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Ten New Kidnap Victims in Iraq

The Arab TV channel Al-Jazeera showed footage Thursday of ten new hostages seized in Iraq by militants. The hostages - six Iraqis, two Lebanese and two Indonesian women - were kidnapped by The Islamic Army in Iraq, according to Al-Jazeera.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Libya Wants Permanent UN Security Council Seat

Libya said it deserved a permanent seat on the prestigious UN Security Council and proposed former US President Bill Clinton serve on a new panel to solve the world's conflicts and wars. Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam, in a speech t

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

Iraq War Divides Australian Candidates

Australian voters face a stark choice on Iraq when they choose a new prime minister - to stay or to go. Prime Minister John Howard, whose conservative coalition is seeking a fourth three-year term on Oct.

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Bush, Kerry Set for Crucial Debate

US President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry square off in a crucial debate on Thursday that will give voters their first chance to size up the two White House candidates side by side.The nationally televised 90-minute session on the campus of the Un

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

12 Dead as Typhoon Meari Lashes Japan

Typhoon Meari continued to lash Japan with heavy rain, leaving 12 people dead and another 12 missing, weather officials and police said. The season's 21st typhoon in the Pacific region, and the eighth to directly hit Japan, landed on Kyushu early on Wedne

World | September 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408