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Paris Hilton Unveils Wedding Plans

High-profile hotel heiress Paris Hilton has announced her engagement to Paris Latsis, whom she has been dating for five months. Hilton, 24, accepted the Greek shipping heir's proposal last Wednesday.

World | May 31, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

Merkel Anointed to Replace Schroeder

Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's opposition Christian Democrats, has officially been chosen as the conservative challenger to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in early elections in the fall. Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's opposition Christian De

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Over 20 Killed in Iraqi Car Bomb Attack

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up among a crowd of Iraqi police in Hilla city, south of Baghdad, on Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 35 others, police said. The attack took place Hilla, some 100 km south of Baghdad.

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Blast Shakes NATO Headquarters in Kabul

An explosion shook the headquarters of NATO's 8,000-strong security force in the Afghan capital on Monday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Two Americans Arrested on Terror Charges

The FBI arrested a Florida doctor and New York martial arts expert on federal terrorism charges, saying they conspired to treat and train terrorists, federal prosecutors announced. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, a physician, and Tarik Shah, a self-described martial a

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Son of Slain PM Heads for Lebanese Poll Win

Saad, the son of slain former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, is headed for a landslide election victory in Beirut. Voters however denied Saad al-Hariri the high turnout he sought in Lebanon's first general election in three decades with no Syrian troops

World | May 29, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Quake Rattles Greece

Greece's Peloponnese peninsula, one of the country's most seismic areas, was rocked Sunday by an earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, the Strasbourg Geodynamic Institute said as quoted by DPA. The quake's epicentre was located deep in the Corinthi

World | May 29, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Small Bomb Explodes in Athens

A small bomb exploded in central Athens, outside the offices of a Greek construction company, police said early Saturday. No one was hurt in the time-bomb blast which occurred shortly before midnight Friday following a warning telephone call to a daily ne

World | May 28, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Blasts Kill 19 at Indonesian Market

Two bombs have exploded in a market in central Indonesia, killing at least 19 people and wounding 20, police said. The blasts happened in the town of Tentena, on the island of Sulawesi, about 60km from the coastal town of Poso.

World | May 28, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Germany Backs EU Constitution

Germany has become the ninth country to ratify the EU constitution when the upper house of parliament voted in favour of the treaty. In Friday's vote - timed to give the flagging "Yes" campaign a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum in France - Germany fol

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541

Bush Meets Palestinian Leader

US President George Bush welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is the first top Palestinian leader to visit the White House during Bush's presidency. The Palestinian leader said Palestinians were "in dire need to have freedom" from Israeli contro

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Japan Soldiers Unaware of WWII End Found

Diplomats from Japan investigate the astonishing claims of two men who say they are former Japanese soldiers who have been hiding in the mountains of southern Philippines since World War II. Reports in Japan said the two octogenarians had lived on the sou

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1096

Australian Gets 20 Years in Jail over Drug Smuggling

The Indonesian court in Bali Friday morning sentenced 27-year-old Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby to 20 years' imprisonment for trafficking 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into the resort island last year, which is much less than the life imprisonm

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

WTO Agrees Entry Talks with Iran

The World Trade Organisation has agreed to allow Iran to begin membership talks after the US lifted its opposition to Tehran joining the body. The move comes a day after Iran agreed a deal with European countries to maintain its suspension of nuclear acti

World | May 26, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Abbas Set for White House Talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set for historic talks with US President George Bush, hoping for a clear endorsement of the Middle East roadmap peace plan. Abbas will be the first Palestinian leader welcomed to the White House by the current US pre

World | May 26, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

Massive Power Cut Strangles Moscow

Massive power cuts have shut down a large section of Moscow this morning, halting trams and underground lines and causing 20,000 passengers to be evacuated onto the street. Hospitals and telecommunication companies had to switch to back-up power, and the

World | May 25, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1140

Terrorist Car Bomb Rocks Madrid

A car bomb blast rocking the Spanish capital has been claimed by terrorist group ETA. The explosion came just after the peak rush hour and followed a warning by the Basque separatist group.

World | May 25, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

Laura Bush Urges Mideast Action

US first lady Laura Bush said after a solo mission to the Middle East that the US should move as quickly as possible to shore up the shaky Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Laura Bush, returning to Washington after a five-day visit to the region, said Ar

World | May 25, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Schroeder Wants US-style Contest

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says he is to rely on a personality-driven election campaign, two days after shocking the nation with a call for early elections. "We would do well to lead a very personalized contest which is focused on the two leading

World | May 24, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

Car Bombs Kill 9 in Baghdad

Car bombs exploded Tuesday near a U.S.

World | May 24, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

Plane Strays into Washington Restricted Airspace

A small airplane entered restricted air space over the US capital for the second time in 15 days, triggering a brief alert but not evacuation. The incident happened at around 6:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Monday.

World | May 24, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386
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