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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

Turkey Rejects Adultery Ban

Turkey's government backed off its plan to outlaw adultery after criticism within the European Union and a march on parliament Tuesday by hundreds of outraged Turkish women. Government leaders had proposed an adultery ban as part of a major overhaul of th

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Spain Arrests Terror Suspects

Spanish police have arrested at least 10 suspected Islamic militants in a series of pre-dawn raids in Barcelona. Spanish judicial authorities say that most of the detainees are of Pakistani origin.

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

Bomb Attack Targets Turkey's Ruling Party

A bomb explosion hit the building of Turkey's ruling party the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the city of Mersin, CNN Turk reported. No one was injured in the attack nor there is any data for sever damages on the building.

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

5 Killed in Nablus Fighting

Five Palestinians have been killed during an Israeli raid in the West Bank town of Nablus. Four were members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and one was from another militant group, the DFLP.

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Americans Flee as Hurricane Ivan Nears

Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their homes along the southern US coast, as Hurricane Ivan heads inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A state of emergency has been declared in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama, and nearly two million people have be

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Japanese School Killer Executed

A Japanese man who stabbed to death eight school children in 2001 has been executed, domestic media have reported. Mamoru Takuma, 40, was executed by hanging, along with another convicted murderer who killed three gangsters.

World | September 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Explosion in the West Bank

An explosion has gone off at a road block near Qalqilya in the West Bank. Israeli rescue services said three suffered light injuries, in what Israel Radio said appeared to be an attack by a Palestinian suicide bomber.

World | September 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

MGM Studios to be Bought by Sony

Hollywood's last major independent studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, says it has agreed in principle to be bought by Japan's Sony Corporation. The Sony offer is reported to be USD 5B, over half in cash and the remainder the assumption of MGM debts.

World | September 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Turkey Warns US on Northern Iraq

Turkey says it will end cooperation with the US in Iraq if the Americans continue with their offensive in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar. Ankara is concerned about the plight of the large Turkmen population there, some of whom have been killed.

World | September 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

Hurricane Ivan Lashes at Cuba

Packing ferocious winds and whipping up monstrous waves, Hurricane Ivan's eye brushed Cuba's sparsely populated western tip as a treacherous Category 5 storm - the most powerful - and barreled north toward the US Gulf Coast. Ivan, one of the strongest sto

World | September 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277