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Israeli Raid Left 3 Palestinians Dead

At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in raids to arrest suspected militants. The operations took place in several different areas.

World | January 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Mars Robot Sends Color Images

NASA's robotic probe Spirit sent back its first color images of the Red Planet's surface. The pictures are the most detailed ones that a Mars lander has ever taken.

World | January 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1082

Dominica's PM Dies at 49

Dominica's Prime Minister Pierre Charles, aged 49, died of heart attack Tuesday evening, after being ill for some time and undergoing several operation over the past year. Reportedly, the prime minister's death came after he complained of chest pains and

World | January 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Nicole Kidman to Present at Oscars

Nicole Kidman will be a presenter at the 76th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday. Kidman won the best-actress Oscar last year for The Hours.

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 584

India, Pakistan Breakthrough Relations

Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan reached a breakthrough agreement on Tuesday to open talks, probably in February, following an ice-breaking meeting between Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the s

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Third Blast in Baghdad Today

There has been a mighty blast in the center of Baghdad, which comes third for today, following reports about two earlier explosions, reported Russian information agency RIA Novosti.

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Syria Confessed about Weapons of Mass Destruction

Syria will not discard its weapons of mass distruction, unless Israel does the same with its nuclear potential, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview for British Daily Telegraph, cited by RIA Novosti. This is the first time that Syria conf

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Iran Restores Ties with Egypt

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi announced the will of his country to restore diplomatic ties with Egypt, disrupted for more than 20 years, reported world agencies. His statement came as Tehran's city council voted to rename a street be

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

US Tightening Anti-Terrorist Measures

An estimated 23 million people from countries where visas are required for US visits will this year have to give a digital fingerprint and have a photograph taken under the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology, or US-VISIT. Only

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Blast Kills Fifteen in Afghan City of Kandahar

Fifteen peopel mostly children, were killed and 11 others injured after a powerful explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesay morning. Witnesses said the blast ripped through a truck parked opposite a military base in the center of the ci

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Last Day for Presidential Candidatures in Russia

Tuesday is the last day for submitting documents of candidates to run at the presidential elections in Russia in March, informed Russian media. Up to this moment, there are eight registered nominees, including the current president Vladimir Putin, two bus

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

North Korea Steps Back From Nuclear Program

North Korea has offered to suspend testing and producing nuclear weapons and freeze its nuclear industry, as a way to end the stand off with the US. In a statement, released by the official KCNA news agency, declared its will to make a "bold concession" a

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Japan Hit by Earthquake

Short before noon Japan was hit by an earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, reported Russian media.

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

WHO Sounds Alarm over China's Plan to Kill 10,000 Civet Cats

The World Health Organization has expressed caution at China's plan to kill 10,000 civet cats, suspected SARS carriers. The WHO is afraid that a reckless culling of the civets could eliminate evidence of the origins of the disease.

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Ireland Faces Difficult Six Months At EU Helm

The first six months of 2004 will be marked with the EU Presidency of Ireland. Not only will Ireland be the first EU member state to preside over a Union of 25 member states, it will also have to try and kick-start the failed talks on the new European Con

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

Iran Considers Moving Capital

Iran is seriously considering moving the capital away from Tehran amid fears of a major earthquake, Hassan Rohani, the country's top security official, told national television, cited by BBC. Tehran lies on a major seismological fault and experts have lon

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Bomb Letter Exploded in EU Parliament in Brussels

A bomb letter has exploded in the EU Parliament in Brussels, world agencies informed, cited by the Bulgarian agency BTA. No dead or injured persons are reported.

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

NATO's New Top Official Starts Work

Dutchman Jaap de Hoop Scheffer took over as NATO's top official Monday pledging to unite the alliance as it prepares for a wider military role in the most troublesome sites on the world. Arriving for his first day as secretary general, De Hoop Scheffer sa

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

Negotiations Over New Serbian Government Launched

Negotiations over composing the new Serbian government have started Monday. The winner of last month's parliamentary elections, the Serbian Radical Party, declared its will to hold talks with the Democratic Party only, though the former had earlier declin

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

New Audiotape of Bin Laden Aired on Al Jazeera

The Arabic television channel Al Jazeera aired an audiotape on Sunday purported to be from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in which he mentioned the arrest of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein by U.S.

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Chinese SARS Case Confirmed

A Chinese man was confirmed to have the SARS virus, prompting a decision of the Guangdong Health Bureau to close down all local wild animal markets. "We will seek to seal and block all civet cats from other provinces and take action to kill civet cats in

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162