China Quake Destroys 20,000 Homes

An earthquake rocked a densely populated city in southwestern China, destroying more than 20,000 houses but killing no one. 12people were injured, one critically, in the tremor early on Tuesday morning, Xinhua news agency said, adding that tents had been

World | October 20, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Aid Agencies Warn about Climate

The greenhouse effect could wreck attempts to lift the world's poorest people out of poverty and reverse human progress, campaigners say. A report by a coalition of environment and aid agencies calls for urgent action to avert the threat.

World | October 20, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Agency Halts Aids Projects in Iraq

CARE International has suspended its aid operations in Iraq, after the director of the charity's work there was kidnapped. A video of Margaret Hassan has been broadcast on al-Jazeera TV station, showing her with her hands tied behind her back.

World | October 20, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

Belarus Rallies against Vote Outcome

Police beat up several dozen protestors in the Belarusian capital as hundreds of people demonstrated for a second day running against a referendum which has opened the way for hardline President Alexander Lukashenko to retain power indefinitely. Some 500

World | October 20, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

4 Killed in Huge Mortar Attack near Baghdad

Four people were killed and at least 80 wounded in a mortar attack on an Iraqi National Guard base north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a Defence Ministry official said. The attack took place Tuesday morning and targeted a National Guard base in al-Mashaheda area

World | October 19, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Iraq Militants Kill Two Macedonian Hostages - Al- Jazeera

A militant group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq said it had killed two Macedonian hostages whom it accused of spying for the United States, Arabic television Al-Jazeera said Monday. The group said in a statement that its "security apparatus arres

World | October 18, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

At Least 7 Killed by Baghdad Car Bomb

A suicide driver in Baghdad exploded a car near a police patrol, killing at least seven people and wounding 20. US troops pounded Fallujah with airstrikes and tank fire Sunday, and the Iraqi government appealed to residents to expel "foreign terrorists" t

World | October 18, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Zarqawi Group Admits Al Qaeda Links

The militant group led by terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has declared its allegiance to Osama bin Laden citing the need for unity against "the enemies of Islam." The declaration, which appeared Sunday on a Web site, said al-Zarqawi's Tawhid and Ji

World | October 18, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1337

Belarusian Poll Under Question

There have been allegations of vote-rigging in Belarus where people have voted on whether the president should be allowed to stand for a third term. Both the EU and US have cast doubts on whether the poll is free and fair.

World | October 18, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

North Korea May Hold Nuclear Weapons

North Korea has already completed the development of plutonium-based nuclear weapons with the help of Pakistan, according to Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda. This is the first time a senior Japanese official has confirmed North Korea's cla

World | October 17, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Zarqawi Arrest Reported Untrue

US officials denied reports that Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been captured near the western Iraqi city of Fallujah. "We have heard those reports and we do not believe they are true," Lieutenant Colonel Steve Boylan, a US military spokesman

World | October 17, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Americans Send Photos to Iraqis

More than 2,000 people opposing the war in Iraq, including the father of Nocholas Berg, an American beheaded by terrorists, are sending Iraqis personal photos with protest messages to show "what Americans are really like". The peace group, which organised

World | October 17, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

US Troops Probed for Disobedience

US militaries are investigating the reported refusal this week by some US troops to take part in a supply convoy in Iraq, where explosive devices have killed dozens of soldiers. A statement issued by the US military in Iraq called it an "isolated incident

World | October 16, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 569

Karzai Leads in Afghani Polls

Early results on Friday night showed interim leader Hamid Karzai far ahead of his chief rivals in Afghanistan's first democratic presidential election after a quarter-century of war. With vote counting on hold for a day as Muslims began the holy month of

World | October 16, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

16 Children Killed in Albanian Bus Plunge

At least 16 Kosovan schoolchildren have been killed in a bus crash in northern Albania. The children were traveling home from a school holiday when the bus collided with a car and plunged off a bridge near the town of Fushe Arrez, 175km north of the capit

World | October 15, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 806

Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale has shook Taiwan Friday.

World | October 15, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

US Strikes on Falluja

US forces have launched a fresh air attack on the rebel-dominated Iraqi city of Falluja, after peace talks failed once again. The raid came hours after Falluja leaders suspended talks with officials from Iraq's interim government.

World | October 15, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Serbs Admit Srebrenica Death Toll

A Bosnian Serb official report admits for the first time that more than 7,000 Muslims were massacred at Srebrenica. The Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA said the commission's report on the 1995 massacre was being submitted to the Bosnian Serb government on F

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 596

GM to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Europe

US car giant General Motors (GM) has said it is to shed 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of a cost-cutting drive. GM's German operations - which include car firm Opel - are expected to bear the brunt of the losses.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Croatian Robber Flees Laughing Office Woman

An armed robber met his match in downtown Zagreb when a woman in a money exchange office laughed at his efforts to threaten her, police said. The masked robber burst into the office and threatened the woman but instead of shrinking with fear she broke out

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Over 30 Killed in Iraq Violence

At least 32 people were killed in attacks in Iraq, including bombings inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone said to have been claimed by the suspected Al-Qaeda chief in the country, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi. The bloodshed comes only a day after Prime

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277
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