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G8 Leaders Prepare for Summit

World leaders are set to begin arriving in Scotland for this year's G8 summit. The meeting will discuss a variety of topics including climate change, global trade, aid for Africa and debt relief.

World | July 5, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 723

Gunmen Killed at Holy Indian Site

Police in India have killed several militants who had raided the disputed religious complex in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya. The site is now under the control of the security forces after a two-hour gun battle.

World | July 5, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

US Marks Independence Day

Parades, fireworks, concerts and laughter filled the streets of the US cities as the country marks its national holiday July 4. The Independence Day 2005 commemorates the 229th anniversary of the signing of the US Declaration of Independence.

World | July 4, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

Russia Greets US over July 4

President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to US President George W. Bush with a special message for Independence Day.

World | July 4, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

5 Iraqi Soldiers Killed in Patrol Raid

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed and three wounded on Monday when an Iraqi-US joint patrol came under attack south of Baghdad, the US military said. Three civilians also were wounded, the military said.

World | July 4, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

NASA Probe Collides with Planet

A NASA space probe slammed into a comet early Monday, capping a six-month mission that researchers hope will give them new clues about the birth of our solar system. The Deep Impact spacecraft released the washing machine-size probe, known as the "impacto

World | July 4, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Putin Calls for World Cooperation on Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the world community to work together to bring stability to violence-wracked Iraq, saying after meeting with French and German leaders that past disputes should not prevent future cooperation. "All of the disagree

World | July 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Egypt's Ambassador to Iraq Abducted

Egypt's top envoy to Iraq has been kidnapped in Baghdad just weeks after arriving in the country. Ihab al-Sherif was kidnapped late Saturday in the Iraqi capital.

World | July 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 556

Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda Leader Killed

The head of the Saudi Arabia branch of the terror group Al Qaeda has been killed, AFP reported. The Moroccan Younus Mohamed al-Hayari, who is number one on a new interior ministry list of the 36 most dangerous terrorists, has been killed in a shooting wit

World | July 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1060

Turkey Passenger Train Blasted

Six people were killed and several injured in a blast that his a Turkey train. It was traveling between the eastern towns of Elazig and Tatvan when the blast occurred around 10 a.

World | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

US Bombs Afghan "Talebans"

US planes have bombed a suspected Taleban hideout in eastern Afghanistan. According to a senior Afghan officials quoted by the BBC, 25 people were killed in the raid.

World | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Ben Affleck Weds, Baby Underway

Celebrity actor Ben Affleck has secretly married colleague Jennifer Garner. The two have finally confirmed the news that the "13 Gone 30" star is carrying Ben's baby.

World | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 649

Kuala Lumpur Launches "Speed" Fashion

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2005 will be show casing of more than 2,000 outfits from 60 renowned designers. The event will run from July 23 to 31.

World | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

US Supreme Court Justice Retires

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and a critical swing vote, is to retire. O'Connor, 75, has often cast the deciding vote on the nine-member court, leading some US commentators to call her the most powerful woman in Ame

World | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Married, Expecting Baby

Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have married and are expecting their first child, their publicists said. No further details were provided, but Us Weekly magazine reported that the couple tied the knot on Wednesday at the Parot Cay resort

World | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

Turkish Police Shoot Suicide Bomber

Turkish police shot dead Friday a suspected suicide bomber. The shooting occurred about 0700 GMT as the man ran towards Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.

World | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Japan N-Plant on Fire

A fire broke at a Japan nuclear power plant Thursday evening. Reports say there has been no radiation lea or casualties.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Pirates Hijack UN Ship

Pirates have hijacked a United Nations ship carrying aid to tsunami victims. The vessel was sailing from Kenya to Bossaso, Somalia, when it was attacked by armed pirates.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514

Spain Set to Back Gay Marriage

Spain's lower house of parliament is expected to vote for a second time in favour of legalising gay marriage. The move will overrule last week's rejection of the bill by the upper house, the Senate.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Environmentalists Strike Colourful Protest

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged protests against the using of Australian wool from animals subjected to allegedly cruel technology.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

Luxembourg Ratifies EU Constitution

Luxembourg's Parliament ratified the battered EU Constitution on Wednesday. All 55 lawmakers present voted in favour of the charter, with five MPs from the ADR party not present for the vote.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299
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