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Egypt Opens Gaza Border

The first Palestinians have moved through the only crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, as it re-opened under Palestinian control. It is the first time the Palestinians are managing an international border, BBC reported.

World | November 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Manchester United Legend Dies

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland star George Best has died at hospital aged 59. Best was in intensive care with multiple organ failure after weeks of poor health.

World | November 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Italy Paralyzed by Strike

Italy grinds to a halt Friday as public service workers take to the streets in protest at the government's draft budget. The strike has been called by Italy's three biggest unions who have 12 million members between them.

World | November 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

Iraq Hospital Bomb Attack Kills 30

A suicide car bomber killed 30 people outside a hospital in central Iraq, including four police guards, three women and two children.Four US soldiers who had been handing out toys to children outside the hospital in Mahmoudiya, about 30 km south of Baghda

World | November 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Vatican Firm on Keeping Gays Out

The Vatican has prepared a special draft to reaffirm the policy of keeping homosexuals out of the priesthood. Men who experience a short-lived phase of homosexuality may join a seminary if they have overcome such tendencies for at least three years, the d

World | November 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie in Quake-Hit Pakistan

Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited earthquake-ravaged northern Pakistan. Jolie, who is a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, went to a village in a remote valley, flying aboard a helicopter that took food, bla

World | November 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Merkel Focuses on Foreign Policy

Freshly sworn-in German Chancellor Angela Merkel has landed in Paris at a visit aimed to mend her country's ties with France. She said that strong ties with Paris are vital for both countries and for the European Union as a whole.

World | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

Massive Rally Marks "Orange Revolution"

Ukraine is marking the first anniversary of its "Orange Revolution", the mass protests that ousted the previous pro-Russian government. Addressing a cheering, 100,000-strong crowd in capital Kiev's central Independence Square, President Viktor Yushchenko

World | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Briton Diagnosed with Mad Cow

A UK man has been diagnosed with the human form of the mad cow disease, it became known on Tuesday. The symptoms became while the man was living in Houston, US, so he was listed as an American patient.

World | November 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 700

Spain Launches Huge Trial Against ETA

The court in Madrid will launch the biggest trial connected to Basque separatist organization ETA. A total of 56 people are accused of belonging to, or cooperating with the fraction.

World | November 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Bosnia, Herzegovina Leaders Mark War Anniversary in US

The leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina gather in Washington on Monday to mark ten years since the signing of the Dayton treaty that put an end to the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Second World War. The U.

World | November 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Bush Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in China

US President George Bush has called on China to expand its social, political and religious freedoms. On a visit to Beijing, he also said he and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao had agreed to work together to reduce their trade imbalance.

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

Baquba Explosion Casualties Up to 50

The number of the victims of the Saturday a suicide car bomb attack on the funeral of a Shiite sheikh rose to at least 50 from 35. Another 75 people were wounded when the bomber blew up his vehicle near a crowded condolence tent at the tribal sheikh's fun

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Christina Aguilera "Tied the Knot"

Christina Aguilera has reportedly tied the knot Saturday night with music executive Jordan Bratman, according to a magazine report. US Weekly reported the wedding took place at a vineyard in California's Napa Valley.

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 600

Tropical Strom Gamma Claims 9 Lives

Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing at least nine people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast as the 24th major storm in a record Atlantic hurricane season cut an erratic course toward Cuba. Slow-moving G

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Car Bomb Kills 11 in Iraq Market

A car bomb has exploded near a market outside Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding 21. Also on Saturday, Iraqi police arrested four people in connection with the Friday suicide bombings in two mosques.

World | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Prince Albert Taking Monaco Throne

Prince Albert II was enthroned in Monaco, ending a process that began when he was sworn in before his subjects in July. A day of ceremonies was launched with a solemn mass at the tiny principality's cathedral, followed by a football match and opera.

World | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

German Leaders Cement Coalition Signing Pact

Germany's conservatives and social democrats have signed an agreement that cements a new grand coalition government and clears the way for conservative leader Angela Merkel to be elected Germany's first female chancellor. The main signatories included Mer

World | November 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Mosque Bombs Kill Many in Iraq

Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up outside two Shia Mosques in Khanaqin, northeast Iraq, killing many people. Reports have said that as many as 56 have died.

World | November 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

Google Launches New Service, Shares Surge

Shares in Web search leader Google have risen above USD 400 each for the first time. The news came just days after the launch of the latest new service that allows people to list items wanted or offered for sale.

World | November 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Al-Qaeda "Short of Money"

Al Qaeda is suffering severe financial problems, according to a letter attributed to the organization top official Ayman al-Zawahri. US Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Stuart Levey was cited as saying that there was a paragraph in

World | November 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928
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