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Typhoon Megi Swoops on North Japan

The Typhoon Megi has turned on North Japan, after killing 13 people in three days in southern Japan and North Korea. Megi has now crossed the Honshu island.

World | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Typhoon Lashes S Korea

The Megi typhoon has hit the shores of South Korea, killing five and leaving thousands of people homeless. The typhoon has already swept through Japan, leaving at least nine dead.

World | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

NY Opens Cats Caf?

A special caf? for cats has opened doors in Manhattan, with the idea to create more venues of this type across the US. The caf? was launched by the Meow Mix cat food company.

World | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

US Journalist Threatened with Execution in Iraq

A militant group threatened to kill a Western journalist if U.S.

World | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 797

Najaf Peace "Agreed"

Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has reportedly agreed to leave the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf and disarm his Mehdi Army. A day earlier, al-Sadr refused to see a peace delegation aiming to end the weeks-long unrest in the holy Iraqi city.

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

Iraqi Journalist Killed in Fallujah

An Iraqi freelance journalist working for Germany's ZDF television has been killed in the flashpoint city of Fallujah, the network said today. Mahmud Hamid Abbas, 32, had gone to the city on Sunday to film when he was killed "in unexplained circumstances"

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

US Endorses Chavez Victory

Washington recognized the electoral victory of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, while authorities agreed to audit the vote denounced by the opposition. The audit was suggested by former US president Jimmy Carter and the Organization of American States.

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Israeli Army Claims Responsibility for Gaza Blast

The Israeli army Wednesday claimed responsibility for a blast in Gaza which killed five people and wounded 12 more civilians. An army spokeswoman said it was an air force attack targeted at "a senior Hamas terrorist.

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Indonesia Marks Independence Day

Indonesians celebrate 59 years of independence from Dutch rule on Tuesday with special games. The sprawling Southeast Asian country marked the day by solemn flag-raising ceremonies, some held in regions blanketed by haze from forest fires blamed on enviro

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Mediators Head for Restive Najaf

An Iraqi delegation was appointed to leave for Najaf bearing a peace proposal, hoping to end the standoff with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. An 8-member team was due to arrive in the city aboard US military helicopters Tuesday afternoon but was d

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Family Support for Jacko

Members of the Jackson family accompanied child-molestation charged Michael during a court hearing on Tuesday. Sisters LaToya and Janet and brothers Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie and Marlon, together with their parents Joe and Katherine, all wore white for the

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Schroeder "Adopted Russian Girl"

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and wife Doris have adopted a Russian girl, according to German newspapers. According to Bild and Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the Schroeder family adopted three-year-old Victoria from an orphanage in St.

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 679

Bush Recalls 70,000 Troops

US President George Bush has announced a massive redeployment plan that will bring 70,000 American troops back home from overseas. Most of the troops will be pulled from Europe, where more than 100,000 US soldiers are currently located.

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

Iraqi Peace Team Approach Najaf

A team of 60 Iraqi delegates are headed for the city of Najaf to try end a stand-off between US soldiers and militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Violence in Najaf broke out about two weeks ago.

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Journalists Ordered to Leave Najaf

Journalists have been ordered out of the holy city of Najaf which has seen fierce clashes between militant, loyal to Shia clerk Moqtada Sadr with US and Iraqi forces. "From now on this city is closed," a senior police officer told correspondents, who face

World | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

French-American Journalist "Kidnapped"

A French-American journalist was kidnapped Monday in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, Al-Jazeera television informed. The journalist was reportedly a citizen of both France and the United States, but was not identified.

World | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Italy, Netherlands Face New Threats

An Islamist group has threatened to attack Italy and the Netherlands if they do not withdraw troops from Iraq. "You have challenged the soldiers of Islam, so expect an Islamic earthquake," the Internet statement of the Islamic Tawhid group reads.

World | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 504

Fighting Resumes in Najaf

Explosions and gunfire shook the center of Najaf on Sunday as US and tanks rolled back into the holy city and new fighting broke out after truce talks collapsed. The new US offensive cast a pall over Sunday's opening of the National Conference, a gatherin

World | August 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Bush Visits Hurricane Hit Areas

US President George Bush visited Florida to see the devastation caused by a hurricane that killed at least 16 people and left many homeless. He joined his brother, Florida State Governor Jeb Bush, for a helicopter flight over the worst-hit areas.

World | August 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Venezuelans Vote on Chavez

Venezuelans are voting in a referendum that will either remove populist leader Hugo Chavez from the presidency or keep him in office for two more years. Queues formed at polling stations hours before the vote, which began at 06:00 local time and ends at 1

World | August 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Palestinian Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners staged a hunger strike in protest at their conditions in Israeli jails as militants threatened to kidnap Israeli troops to secure the release of inmates. Prison Service spokesman said that more than half of the 3,800 Pal

World | August 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398