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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

US Marines Arrest 32 Militants Near Baghdad

US marines said they killed several insurgents and arrested 32 suspects in a series of actions south of Baghdad overnight that included a high-speed riverborne raid on suspected weapons dumps on the Euphrates. Two Marines were also killed in the region kn

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Sharon Willing to Meet Abbas

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said he is ready to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Talking to the US magazine Newsweek, he said he would seek to co-ordinate the withdrawal of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and was willing to meet Mr

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

5 Polish Soldiers Wounded in Iraq

Five Polish soldiers were slightly wounded in a car accident in the vicinity of Abu Gharaq Village, 10 km north-west from the city of Al-Hillah, the public Information Office of Camp Babylon said in a statement, obtained by Sofia News Agency. The soldiers

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

At Least 166 Miners Feared Dead in China

At least 166 miners have been trapped underground after a mine blast exploded in central China. The accident, which threatens to be the worst disaster to hit the world's biggest coal producer in recent years, occurred early on Sunday at the state-owned Ch

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1113

Another Suspected Mass Suicide Hits Japan

Four men were found dead Sunday in a Tokyo apartment in what is believed to be Japan's latest suicide pact. It appeared the four died of carbon monoxide poisoning after lighting charcoal stoves in a room sealed with tape, police said.

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

Flash Floods Kill 25 in Vietnam

At least 25 people have died in flash floods triggered by Typhoon Muifa in central Vietnam earlier this week, submerging more than 10,000 houses and bringing traffic to a standstill. Vietnam is the world's largest producer of robusta coffee, but no damage

World | November 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Iraqi Government Rules out Poll Delay

The Iraqi interim government says it is determined to hold elections January 30 as scheduled. Iraq's electoral commission also ruled out postponing the vote, saying it was a technical body and not empowered to have a say in legislative issues.

World | November 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Man Leaps to Death from Empire State Building

An unidentified man committed suicide by leaping off the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building. The man, believed to be in his thirties, landed on a sixth-floor landing.

World | November 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8014

Four British Security Workers Killed in Baghdad

A British security firm has confirmed that four of its workers were killed and15 injured in a Thursday attack in Baghdad's Green Zone. The workers are believed to have been four ex-Ghurkhas.

World | November 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Eight Boys Slaughtered in China School

A man has broken into a China school and stabbed eight boys to death while they were sleeping in a dormitory, media said Friday. The attacker injured four other children, two of them seriously.

World | November 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Thanksgiving Mood Overwhelms the US

Millions of Americans have come together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The annual festival marks the feast the pilgrims held in 1621 to give thanks for a good harvest after their arrival in the New World.

World | November 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3101

Quake Shakes Northern Italy

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook northern Italy on Wednesday night, injuring at least five people and sending hundreds fleeing homes and buildings to the streets for safety, authorities said.

World | November 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

CIA: Al-Qaeda Capable to Build "Dirty Bomb"

The Al-Qaeda terror network is fully capable of building a radioactive "dirty bomb" targeting the United States and other Western nations and "has crude procedures" for producing chemical weapons, the CIA warned. In an annual report to Congress on prolife

World | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

UK Foreign Secretary Heads East

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw heads to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday for a two-day mission to help revive the Middle East peace process. The foreign secretary will meet Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon before heading to the West

World | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 736

Bush Orders Review of Spy Cases

US President George W Bush has ordered an internal review into whether the Pentagon should take over CIA secret paramilitary operations, officials say. The recommendation was made by the 9/11 panel, as part of a package of reforms to overhaul the intellig

World | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Albanian, Greek Border Rattled by Quake

An earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the border area between Greece and Albania on Teusday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Record Number of Women with HIV

Nearly half of 37.2 million adults living with HIV are women, statistics show.

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Google Launches Scholar's Search Tool

Google has launched a new search engine aimed at boosting the public access to academic material. The Google Scholar service allows users to search for scholarly literature like peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical repor

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 536
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