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Al Least 3 Dead in L.A. Train Derailment

At least three people were killed and over 100 were injured in a commuter train derailment in Los Angeles suburb. A major emergency operation is under way after the crash between two commuter trains and freight train.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Marine Copter Crash Kills 31 in Iraq

Marine helicopter transporting troops crashed Wednesday in the desert of western Iraq, killing 31 people, American military officials said. It was the deadliest crash of a US military helicopter in Iraq.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Israel, Palestine Resume Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has lifted a ban on peace talks with new Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas imposed after six Israelis were killed in a Gaza border ambush, political sources said on Wednesday. They said aides to the two leaders were e

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Tsunami Disaster Toll Jumps to 280,000

Indonesia rose to 220,000 the number of people killed by December's earthquake and tsunami, bringing the total death toll across the region to 280,000. Thailand's death toll went up to 5,384 confirmed dead, another 3,000 people are missing.

World | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

Harry Potter's Author Gives Birth to Baby Girl

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, has given birth to a baby girl. The baby girl was born on Sunday evening, media reported.

World | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

World "Must Learn from the Holocaust"

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged the world to make sure evils such as those perpetrated in the Holocaust are never repeated. The General Assembly gathered to mark the approaching 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in a spe

World | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 756

Yulia Timoshenko Appointed Acting Premier of Ukraine

Yulia Timoshenko was appointed acting prime minister of Ukraine by newly sworn in President Viktor Yushchenko before his departure for Moscow. He chose the businesswoman who turned into a politician to back his campaign for the presidency.

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Mighty Blast Rocks Iraqi Capital

A large explosion has rocked the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, six days before elections are scheduled to take place. Officials said a suicide car bomb went off at a checkpoint near Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party offices, located in the heavil

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Yushchenko Heads for Moscow

Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko is to visit neighbouring Russia - just a day after his inauguration. The Moscow talks are seen as an attempt by the leaders of both countries to iron out differences.

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Three Men Publicly Slain by Zarqawi Followers

Followers of Iraq's most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, have executed an Egyptian and two Iraqi drivers on a street in broad daylight, according to videos shown on a website. A first video showed a man identified as Ibrahim Mohammed Ismail, born 1966,

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

Another Quake Hits Indonesia

A powerful earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island just before dawn on Monday, damaging houses and triggering widespread fears of another tsunami in a country still traumatized by last month's disaster. No injuries were reported.

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

US Snow Blizzards Trigger Emergencies

The US states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey declared emergencies because of continuing fierce blizzards in the north-east. The National Weather Service warned of "dangerously low" temperatures in some parts, saying people who left their ho

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Bomb Strikes Near Allawi's Office in Baghdad

A large blast exploded in western Baghdad near the headquarters of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's political party, six days before Iraqi elections are set to take place. Police say Monday's explosion in the neighbourhood of Harthia was caused by a c

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Germany Arrests al-Qaeda Suspects

German police have arrested two suspected al-Qaeda members on Sunday. The detainees - an Iraqi and a Palestinian man - are accused of planning suicide attacks and of trying to buy uranium.

World | January 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Tsunami Survivor Found on Remote Isle

A Nicobarese tribesman has been rescued from a remote island in the Indian Ocean, almost a month after being thrown there by the devastating tsunamis. Michael Mangal was spotted by the Indian navy on the small island of Pillow Panja.

World | January 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

Monster Storm Paralyses US Areas

A monster blizzard has been battering Midwest US and spreaingd across the Northeast, blocking road and air traffic. About 3,000 airline flights have been cancelled, the CNN said.

World | January 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

Militants Vow to End Anti-Israel Violence

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of the mainstream Fatah movement, said Saturday that they were ready to agree peace with Israel. The group said they supported peace efforts by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

World | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550

Quake Hits Southern Philippines

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook southern Philippines before dawn on Saturday.

World | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 542

Chinese Hostages Freed in Iraq

The Iraqi insurgents holding eight Chinese hostages have said they are releasing them, media disclosed Saturday. The captors reportedly handed the Chinese men to an intermediary Muslim group.

World | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Pilgrims Stone "Devil" Bush in Haj Ritual

Haj pilgrims pelted stones at symbols of the devil on Friday, with many saying they were targeting President Bush and other world leaders seen as oppressing Muslims. Last year, 250 people were crushed to death at Mena's Jamarat Bridge, but so far new meas

World | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 488

8 Killed in Baghdad Car Blast

At least eight people have been killed and almost 40 wounded in a car bomb attack near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, the second attack on a Shiite mosque in Baghdad in a week. The blast occurred as Shiites were celebrating one of Islam's most important holi

World | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368
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