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Bloodshed on India Election Day

More than twenty people died on a turbulent election day in India. A range of attacks by separatists and communists troubled people who went to cast ballots.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

1st Stage of India Polling Ends

Tens of millions of Indians voted in phase one of the country's first all-electronic election. Every vote in the world's largest democracy is being recorded at the press of a button.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Blair Confirms EU Constitution Poll

Tony Blair says a referendum is to be held on the new European constitution - but he has not named the date for a poll. For months the prime minister has denied the need for a vote, but on Tuesday he conceded it was time to "let the people have a final sa

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

3 Terror Suspects Gunned Down in Jordan

Three terror suspects were killed in a shootout in the Jordanian capital. Working on a tip, police stormed a hideout in east Amman where the suspects had been hiding, the police said in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Victim Confronts Pedophile in Court

A victim of Belgian pedophile Dutroux has confronted him in court. Sabine Dardenne, aged 12 at the time of the torture, asked Marc Dutroux why hadn't he handed her to a larger pedophile ring.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Moscow Museum on Fire

Fire broke at the Polytechnics Museum in Moscow, injuring one man. The alarm was raised shortly before midday, and all the staff and visitors were evacuated from the building.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Strong Quake Jolted Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Turkey today.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

US Chopper Crashed near Falluja

An American helicopter has crashed near Falluja, according to media reports. It was not immediately clear whether the aircraft was downed by Iraqi insurgents.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2471

Quake Hits Devastated Bam Again

A four-Richter quake hit South Eastern historical city of Bam at 07:11 local time on Tuesday. According to geophysicists, the quake lasted for about seven seconds, shattering the half-devastated walls and buildings in the city, hit by a 6.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Manchester United Denies Terror Target Claims

Manchester United have denied being the target for a possible terrorist attack. The Sun newspaper claimed earlier that police have foiled a suicide bomb plot to kill soccer fans at Saturday's English Premier League match between champions Manchester Unite

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Three-National Crew Blasts Off

A Russian-American-Dutch crew blasted into orbit Monday aboard a Russian spacecraft en route to the international space station. This is the third manned mission since the US shuttle program was halted after the Columbia disaster.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

British Policy U-Turn over EU Constitution

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to announce this week whether Britain will hold a referendum on the European Constitution. He had previously rejected holding a public voting on the Constitution, which is due to be agreed by 18 June.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Balkan War Criminal with Reduced Sentence

The UN war crimes tribunal in Hague reduced the prison sentence of a Bosnian Serb general to 35 years from 46 previously announced. Radislav Krstic, 56, was sentenced in August 2001 for playing a pivotal role in the slaughter of at least 7,500 Bosnian Mus

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Holocaust Martyrs Remembered

Millions of people around the world are joining Monday's Holocaust remembrance events. In Israel, millions stood in silence to the wail of sirens, traffic came to a standstill.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Blast Rocks the Centre of Baghdad

Smoke was seen rising in downtown Baghdad after an explosion. The blast took place Monday morning, reportedly near the coalition headquarters.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Angry March at Hamas Leader Funeral

Huge crowds of angry Palestinians marched through Gaza for the funeral of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi. Among the protestors were armed militants, who shouted for revenge on Israel.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

US Troops, Civilians Killed in Iraq

Five US troops were killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq on Saturday and a sixth died in a tank rollover. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said two Iraqi civilians were killed in a guerrilla rocket barrage in Baghdad.

World | April 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Gasparovic Wins Slovak Presidential Elections

Centre-left Ivan Gasparovic, leader of the non-parliamentary Movement for Democracy (HZD), defeated surprisingly Vladimir Meciar in Slovakia's run-off of the direct presidential elections on April 17. Gasparovic collected 1,079,592 votes, or 59.

World | April 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Gas Explosion in China Kills 9

At least nine people have been killed and about 150,000 evacuated after a number of gas explosions at a chemical plant in south-western China. According to reports chlorine gas leaked from seven tanks at the plant in the city of Chongqing.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

US Soldier Dies in Najaf

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World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

UN Police Officers Shot Dead in Kosovo

Two UN police officers have been killed in shootout in northern Kosovo, according to reports.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224