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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

Putin Tightens Control on Russian Regions

President Vladimir Putin tightened Kremlin control over Russia's regions ten days after hundreds of children and parents died in the bloody hostage siege in Beslan, North Ossetia. In a meeting with more than 500 regional officials from throughout Russia,

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Greece Mourns Patriarch of Alexandria

Greece declared three days of national mourning starting on Monday over the tragic death of the Patriarch of Alexandria, the spiritual leader of all Orthodox Christians in Africa, who was killed in a helicopter crash. Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria, E

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Settlers Protest against Gaza Pullout

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, unmoved by tens of thousands of people rallying against his Gaza pullout plan, faced a vote Monday by a traditional political ally over whether to desert his minority government. A decision by the pro-settler National

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Militants Threaten to Kill Italian Hostages

A militant group has threatened to kill two Italian women held hostage in Iraq if Rome does not withdraw its troops from the war-torn country within 24 hours. The so-called Islamic Jihad Organisation issued the statement on an Islamist website, making the

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

US Strikes Fallujah Killing at Least 9

US warplanes bombed the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 12, media reports. Witnesses said the bombing targeted the city's al-Shurta neighborhood, damaging buildings and raising clouds of black sm

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

N Korea "Blew Up a Mountain"

North Korea gave an explanation for the huge blast last Thursday which prompted speculation that it was a part of a nuclear test, the BBC quoted the North's foreign minister as telling a visiting British official. The country's foreign minister, Paek Nam

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Cuba Awaits Ivan

Hurricane Ivan battered the Cayman Islands with ferocious winds, flooding homes, ripping off roofs and toppling trees three stories tall as its powerful eye thundered past. It then strengthened to Category 5 as it moved Monday on course for Cuba.

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Olympics Boost Greek Budget Deficit

The past Olympic games will cost Greece a 5.3% budget deficit next year, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said.

World | September 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Nuke Blast Feared in N Korea

North Korea has been playing down suggestions that a massive explosion that took place last week was caused by a nuclear device. The blast took place on Thursday, as the state was commemorating its 1948 founding.

World | September 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Jamaica Body Count Reaches 14

The number of confirmed deaths in Jamaica after hurricane Ivan struck has reached 14. Meanwhile, Ivan was upgraded to a level-five hurricane, which indicates the most dangerous storms.

World | September 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Hurricane Ivan Merciful on Jamaica

Hurricane Ivan surprisingly veered its core away from Jamaica on Saturday. Still, it battered the island killing at least two people, uprooting trees and tearing off house roofs.

World | September 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Basra Blast Kills 2

An explosion went off in the Iraqi city of Basra Saturday, killing two people. The incident took place near a US consular office.

World | September 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Soldier Jailed for Iraq Abuse

A US soldier was sentenced to eight months in jail after he pleaded guilty to prisoners abuse charges. Specialist Armin Cruz, 24, was identified from an abuse photo taken at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

World | September 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

Volcano Etna Rumbles Back into Life

Lava was seen flowing from a new crack on Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, which had been virtually dormant since early last year, according to local volcano watchers. A spokesman for the institute of vulcanology in the island's capital Catani

World | September 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1587

Hurricane Ivan Kills up to 33 in Caribbean

Up to 24 people were killed on the Caribbean island of Grenada by hurricane Ivan, another nine died in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Tobago. Hurricane Ivan is approaching Jamaica, where people were ordered to take emergency precautions before a p

World | September 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399