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Israeli Missile Kills Two in Gaza

An Israeli missile strike tore apart a car carrying gunmen in Gaza City Monday, killing at least two people. At least eight Palestinians, including bystanders, were wounded in the explosion on the southern outskirts of Gaza.

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Sunni Clerics Killed in Iraq

Two prominent Sunni clerics were killed by gunmen in Baghdad Monday. Sheikh Hazem Zeidi, a member of the Muslim Scholars' Association was killed in a Sadr City mosque.

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Floods Kill Dozens in Haiti

Floodwaters have swept through Haiti in the wake of tropical storm Jeanne, killing at least 90 people. Another 150 were reported missing.

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15 Iraqi Soldiers Abducted

A group of Iraqi militants has abducted 15 Iraqi soldiers from the Iraqi National Guard. The militants threaten to kill the hostages unless the authorities free within 48 hours the imprisoned Hazem al Aradji - ally of the Shiite militia leader Moqtadr al

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

18 Hurt in Turkey Concert Blast

At least 18 people were injured by an explosion at a pop concert in southern Turkey. A bomb placed under a police car went off in the city of Mercin during a performance by well-known Turkish singer Candan Ercetin.

World | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 879

Iraqi Kurd Militiamen Beheaded

Three Iraqi Kurd militiamen have been beheaded by terrorists from the group Ansar al-Sunna, which showed their deaths in a video posted on a web site. The unknown killers denounced Kurdish political parties for cooperating with Americans in Iraq.

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

China Reshuffles Military Top

Jiang Zemin gave up the top job in China's military on Sunday, handing over the post to Communist Party chief Hu Jintao. The move is seen as the end of a historic leadership transition to a younger generation.

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Macedonian Gov't Wins Vote

Macedonian government headed by Hari Kostov has survived a vote of no-confidence tabled by the opposition. Opponents accused the prime minister and his multi-ethnic cabinet of failing in all aspects of domestic and foreign policy, mainly in the field of e

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Storms Swathe Leaves Disaster Areas

US President George W. Bush classified North Carolina and Puerto Rico as disaster areas in the wake of recent storms, allowing federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts.

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Macedonian Cabinet at Confidence Vote Trial

Macedonian parliament is expected to vote on Sunday midnight a confidence vote to the cabinet of Hari Kostov. According to Macedonian state television, the debates and replies of the prime minister will probably end shortly before midnight and right after

World | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

Beer Fans Revel in Oktoberfest

The first weekend of October is a unique experience for many Germans who flock to Munich to take advantage of the beer abundancy that pours down at pretty low prices. Oktoberfest in Munich takes place each year between the last week in September and the f

World | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Bush Seeks Women's Votes

President Bush sought backing from female voters Friday, asking them to look beyond rising violence in Iraq to a day when a democratically elected leader will lead the nation. He spoke at a "Focus on Women" event in a state where he holds a narrow lead.

World | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Security Breach in British Parliament

The British Parliament is facing more embarrassment following yet another breach of security. The Sun newspaper says one of its journalists smuggled fake bomb-making materials into the House of Commons without being screened.

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

US Study Finds Iraq Had No WMD

A draft report compiled by US weapons inspectors in Iraq is set to reveal that Baghdad did not have stocks of weapons of mass destruction. However the 1,500-page report is said to conclude that former leader Saddam Hussein was planning to revive his weapo

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

5 Die as Car Bomber Hits Baghdad

At least five people have been killed and several others injured in a suicide car bombing in central Baghdad. Police said the bomber drove the car into a police checkpoint before detonating the explosive device.

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

US, EU Strike Deal on Iran

The United States has reached a tentative agreement with France, Britain and Germany on a draft UN resolution for Iran that calls for an immediate halt to Tehran's uranium enrichment programme. The agreement still has to be approved by most of the 35 nati

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

US Jetliner Makes Emergency Landing

An American Airlines jetliner, bound for Philadelphia, made an emergency landing Thursday at O'Hare International Airport after its left engine caught fire. The plane, an MD-80 carrying 112 people, has landed safely.

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Annan Declares US Invasion in Iraq Illegal

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that the Iraq war was "illegal". In an interview with BBC Annan also expressed fears that holding credible elections in Iraq may not be possible as planned in January 2005 in view of the escalating violence.

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Hurricane Ivan Batters US

Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest on record, is threatening to spread across the American states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana simultaneously. The giant storm has already prompted heavy rains and strong winds at the US coast, and two p

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

Britons Seized in Iraq

Iraqi officials reported that three Britons have been kidnapped in capital Baghdad. Media said that the three are believed to be civilians, but there has been no official identification yet.

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Quake Rocks West Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Turkey's west early on Thursday morning. The quake hit the southwestern town of Denizli at about 04:40a.

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266