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"Lack of Evidence" against Sharon

Prosecutors have said that there might not be enough evidence to charge Israeli PM over a bribery scandal. There were claims that Ariel Sharon's son was paid by a local businessman in 1999 to get help from the PM in real estate deals.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Madrid Bomber "Linked to Sept 11"

A Madrid bomb suspect has been indicted on charges that he helped plotting the September 11 attacks. According to a Spanish judge, Amer Azizi helped to organize a meeting between key plotters of the deadly attacks in the US.

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Germany, Iran on the Brink of Diplomatic Raw

Tehran considers posting signs that accuse Germany of supplying Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The indignant move comes in response to a controversial plaque unveiled in Berlin last week.

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London's Heathrow Closed Off

Terminal 1 at London's Heathrow Airport was partially evacuated after an unattended package was found next to the check-in counter for the Israeli airline El Al. The security scare is now over and the terminal is fully operating again.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Colin Powell Tipped for WB Chief

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World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Scores Killed in Thai Violence

At least 90 people have been killed in a spate of gun battles in southern Thailand. Suspected Islamic insurgents armed with guns and machetes carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks on police stations in the region.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

One Terrorist Killed in Syria

Armed assailants set off an explosive device at a UN office in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing one of the militants, wounding another and setting the building ablaze. A series of explosions rocked the western sector of Damascus on Tuesday evening in

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Explosions Shatter Damascus

A series of explosions rocked the western sector of Damascus on Tuesday evening in the vicinity of Iranian and Canadian embassy and the residence of the British ambassador to Syria. Eyewitnesses in Damascus reported between 3 to 5 explosions, others said

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Spain Leaves Iraq Till May 27

Spain has fixed May 27 as the deadline for pulling its troops out of Iraq. Meanwhile, the Spanish spokesman, General Jose Manuel Munoz, said that all troops had withdrawn to Diwaniyah, headquarters for the 1,432-strong Spanish contingent.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Ptolemaic Mummies Unearthed

Two sarcophagi have been discovered by archaeologists at an ancient burial site near Cairo. The one is wooden with a mummy inside and the other one is made of stone, both dating from the Late Dynastic Period of the Ptolemaic era (323-30 BC).

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1497

Red Cross Visits Saddam Hussein

Red Cross officials have visited Iraqi ousted president Saddam, according to a Coalition spokesman. This is the second time that the international humanitarian organization has met with the former high-profile Iraqi since he was jailed in December.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 628

Jordan Foils Chemical Attack Plot

Jordan has unraveled "a chemical bombings plot" believed to have been mastered by Al-Qaeda affiliates. The state TV showed on Monday's late prime time nabbed Al-Qaeda supporters who confessed planning to launch deadly chemical attack.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Rome Spurns Kidnappers Ultimatum

The government and the opposition in Italy rejected the ultimatum, delivered by kidnappers in Iraq, who vowed to kill three Italian hostages. We will not give in to terrorists' pressure, Italian officials said.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

2 US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Blast

Two US soldiers have been killed in massive explosion today in Baghdad, U military spokesman said. Earlier in the day an explosion leveled off part of a two-storey building in northern Baghdad as US troops were raiding it in.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 893

Landslide Buries Kyrgyz Village

At least 33 people have been killed and dozen houses destroyed in a landslide in the southern Kyrgyz region of Osh, near the Uzbek border. It is the second landslide to occur in the region in a week following recent heavy rains.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Hundreds Under SARS Quarantine in China

Nearly 500 people were in quarantine in China's capital and a southern province as authorities raced to contain a small eruption of SARS before a national holiday puts millions of travellers on the road. Two confirmed cases of severe acute respiratory syn

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Thousands March for Abortion Rights in US

Abortion-rights supporters marched in the hundreds of thousands, galvanized by what they see as an erosion of reproductive freedoms under US President Bush and foreign policies that hurt women worldwide. Amid the clamor of an election year, the throng of

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Cosmetic Queen Estee Lauder Died at 97

Estee Lauder, who started a kitchen business blending face creams and built it into a multimillion-dollar international cosmetics empire, died. She was 97.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

Michael Jackson Switches Lawyers

US pop superstar Michael Jackson replaced two high-profile attorneys Sunday in his child molestation case, amid conflicting reports about whether he fired them or they quit themselves. Attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman have been replaced by anot

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Al-Zahar Replaces Rantissi as Hamas Leader

Dr. Mahmoud A-Zahar was elected political leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

US Extends Fallujah Cease-Fire 2 Days

The US military extended a cease-fire for Fallujah for at least two more days, backing down from warnings of an all-out Marine assault and announcing that American and Iraqi forces would begin joint patrols in the city. The patrols are to begin as early a

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210