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Musharaf to Meet Blair for Talks

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is due in London to hold talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The leaders are set to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Iraq Forces "Need More US Help"

The top US commander in Iraq expressed concern about the ability of Iraqi forces to cope with security in the run-up to elections next month. The head of Central Command, General John Abizaid, said Iraqi troops did not have the training or experience to d

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

New Iraqi Prison Photos Investigated

The US military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed prisoners and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head. Some of the photos have date sta

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 724

Tadic's "Attacker" Gets 20 Days in Jail

Miroslav Cimpl, the driver who crashed into Serbian President Boris Tadic's convoy earlier this week, has been sentenced to 20 days in prison. Cimpl's lawyer reported that the man has been sentenced over a traffic accident.

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Bush Asks Defence Head to Stay

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has accepted a request from President George W Bush to remain in the job, a senior administration official said. The defence secretary directed US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has been an outspoken advocate of t

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Blast Rocks Baghdad's Green Zone

A police station on the outskirts of Baghdad's Green Zone has been attacked by a suspected suicide bomber driving a vehicle-load of explosives. The powerful blast rocked the city and sent a plume of black smoke into the air at around 09.

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Students Hurt in China Knife Attack

A knife-wielding man forced his way into a primary school in north-east China and injured 12 young children, state media reported.The man, whose identity is unknown, entered the school in Mingcheng township in Jilin province and attacked the grade one pup

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

Italy Train Crash Injures 78 People

Seventy-eight people have been injured, one seriously, when a goods train that had failed to observe a stop sign smashed into the rear of an inter-city passenger train in south-eastern Italy. Officials say the crash occurred late on Thursday in open count

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 628

Ukraine's Supreme Court Rules on Election

Ukraine's Supreme Court is due to rule today on overturning the result of a disputed presidential election as most political forces in Ukraine call for a fresh vote of the elections to put an end to the nearly two-week crisis. A day earlier the European P

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Policemen Die in Baghdad Attack

An attack on a Baghdad police station killed 12 policemen and left another ten wounded on Friday morning, media reported. Al Jazeera cited police sources as saying that the attackers freed all prisoners detained at the police station and set ablaze three

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Two Wounded in Bratislava Restaurant Blast

An explosion in a Bratislava restaurant injured at least two people. The explosion ripped through the Jadran restaurant at lunchtime when the area is usually filled with people.

World | December 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

Dutch Prince Bernhard Dies at 93

Dutch Prince Bernhard, married to the late Dutch Queen Juliana and father of Queen Beatrix, has died aged 93. Following several operations for cancerous tumours, the condition of the prince had deteriorated in recent weeks.

World | December 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Typhoon Kills at Least 350 in Philippines

At least 350 people were killed in flash floods and landslides in the eastern Philippines, according to latest reports. About 150 others were missing and feared dead after a powerful rainstorm washed away bridges and roads yesterday, isolating several tow

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

New China Mine Blast Kills 13

A gas blast at a coal mine in southern China killed 13 miners, leaving three others missing, the State Administration of Work Safety said on its Web site. Forty-nine miners were working underground when the explosion occurred at 1:30 a.

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Romania Upholds Election Results

Romania's electoral bureau has rejected an opposition demand for parliamentary and presidential elections last Sunday to be annulled amid voter fraud claims. The request was made by Traian Basescu, head of the Justice and Truth Alliance, who alleged that

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

Prince Harry Delays Army Entry

Prince Harry has delayed his entry to Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, Clarence House has said. The 20-year-old prince passed his entrance exam in September.

World | November 30, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Car Bomb Kills Seven at Iraqi Market Place

A car bomb exploded Tuesday in a crowded market north of Baghdad claiming the lives of at least seven civilians and wounding 18. The bomb went off in a busy staging area in the oil-refining town of Baiji, 180 km north of Baghdad, as a U.

World | November 30, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Romania Risks Hung Parliament

In Romania, results from Sunday's general election seem to point to a hung parliament. With over half the votes counted, the ruling Social Democrats (PSD) had 35% of the vote - a three percent lead on the centrist alliance of Liberal and Democrat parties,

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Hope Fades for 141 in China Mine

There is hardly any chance for survival of 141 people trapped in a Chinese coal mine, an official has said Monday. At least 25 people have been confirmed dead since Sunday's explosion.

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

FBI: Madrid Train Blast, September 11 Attack- Linked

There is a clear link between the March 11 Madrid train bombs and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York according to a latest FBI investigation, a Spanish newspaper reported Sunday. The FBI has told Spanish investigators that one of three men believe

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Quake Hits Japan

A strong earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit a sparsely populated area of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early on Monday.

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395
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