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Iraqi Insurgents Shoot Down US Copter

Insurgents shot down a US military helicopter west of Baghdad on Friday, killing one soldier, and attackers posing as journalists fired assault weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at American paratroopers guarding the burning aircraft. Also on Friday Ar

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Prodi Predicts Two-Speed Europe

European Commission President Romano Prodi said a two-speed Europe might be inevitable if EU leaders fail to agree on a new constitution this year. Talks on the new EU charter broke down at a summit last month with members unable to agree on future voting

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Former Baath Officials Face Uncertain Fate

Former members of Saddam Hussein's ruling Baath party face an uncertain future, with the new masters in Baghdad calling for the slate to be wiped clean, while in many places they are being killed in a settling of old scores. Iraqi officials acknowledge th

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US Experts to Check N Korea Nuke Complex

North Korea authorized a US delegation, which includes a top nuclear scientist, to visit its Yongbyon nuclear complex next week, a South Korean foreign ministry official confirmed. The USA Today daily newspaper reported Friday that the visit, scheduled fo

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British Soldiers Remain in Iraq "In Year's Time"

British forces will be in Iraq in a year's time helping to provide security but they will be there to support a transitional government rather than as an occupying power, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said."I don't want to speculate precisely about numbers

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Japan's PM Makes Surprise Visit to War Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made a surprise New Year visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo commemorating the country's war dead. The visit was met with an angry reaction from China and South Korea, which are among nations that

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Quake Rocks Indonesia's Bali, Lombok

A severe earthquake shook Indonesia's tourist islands of Bali and Lombok on Friday, injuring 29 people and damaging dozens of buildings, officials said. The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake had a magnitude of 6.

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Terror Worries Affect London-Washington Flights

Authorities concerned about terrorism canceled or delayed four flights in 24 hours between London and the Washington Dulles International Airport. The flurry of activity over New Year's took place a week and a half after the Bush administration raised the

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Iraqi Seized over "Smuggling Foreign Fighters"

US troops arrested an Iraqi who was said to be smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq from Syria, and also captured 10 Muslim fundamentalists northeast of Baghdad, the military said. In the western town of Ar-Rutbah, soldiers caught a man they suspected of

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Search for Bam Survivors Ends

The trickle of survivors pulled alive from the rubble of the Bam earthquake dried up Friday, one week after the pre-dawn tremor struck. Rescuers found a man, a child and a pregnant woman in the remains of the ancient Iranian Silk Road City Thursday.

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8 Killed in New Year's Blast in Baghdad

The death toll rose to eight in a car bomb attack that destroyed a Baghdad restaurant crowded with New Year's Eve revelers, officials said Thursday. Three Los Angeles Times reporters were among the 35 wounded.

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Pope Prays for World Peace

The ailing Pope John Paul II made an impassioned call for world peace in a thanksgiving ceremony at Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. "Mary, queen of peace, bring us days of peace for the city of Rome, for Italy, for Europe and for the whole world," the 83

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Germany Warned on Possible Terror Strike

Authorities closed off streets around a Germany military hospital Tuesday, saying they had received a tip from the United States that al-Qaida-linked extremists planned car bomb attacks against the facility. An American intelligence agency passed on the i

World | December 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

2 Thai Soldier Killed in Karbala Given Solemn Guard of Honour

In Bangkok, the bodies of two Thai soldiers killed in the Karbala attacks also returned home where they were given a solemn guard of honour. Dozens of Thai troops formed the guard at Bangkok's air force base as the flag-draped coffins containing the bodie

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Letter Bomb Reaches EU Anti-Terror Agency

A letter bomb has reached the office of EuroJust, the European Union (EU) agency coordinating anti-terrorism efforts. The device, however, did not explode.

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Jackson's Spokesman Quits

Michael Jackson's chief spokesman Stuart Backerman quit due to "strategic differences with the way things are going." Earlier this month, child molestation charges were brought against the legendary pop singer.

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Iran Death Toll Could Reach 50,000

Death toll from the severe earthquake that shook Iran's southeastern part last Friday could reach 50,000, officials said Tuesday. The quake, measuring 6.

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UK Embassy in Peru Closed after Terror Threat

The British embassy in Peru was closed for two days, December 30 and 31, after they received a terror threat. It applied to the embassy only, the UK Foreign Office said.

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Blast Rocks Iraq's Capital

A powerful explosion rocked Iraq's capital Baghdad at about 04:35 p.m.

World | December 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Death Toll in Iran Quake May Reach 40,000

Survivors and rescuers in Iran's historic city of Bam were shaken by two frightening aftershocks on Monday morning that caused some of the few remaining walls to tumble and left a rising cloud of dust over the remains of the city's ancient fortress. More

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Offshore Earthquake Rattles Japan

A strong offshore earthquake rattled Japan's northernmost main island. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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