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Earthquake Shakes Indonesian Resort

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has rattled Indonesia's resort island of Bali, Sky News reported.

World | March 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

Pope Remains in Hospital - Vatican

Pope John Paul II will remain in hospital "for a few more days," while his health continues to improve, Vatican spokesperson Joaquin Navarro-Valls said on Thursday. "On the advice of his doctors, the Holy Father will prolong his stay in hospital for a few

World | March 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Accuser "Slept" in Jackson's Bedroom

Michael Jackson's teenage child sex accuser said in court that he slept in the star's bedroom and surfed Internet pornography sites with him the first time they met. The boy testified after his bother acknowledged under cross-examination that the pop star

World | March 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 605

19 Bodies Found in Iraq

The bodies of 19 people who were shot dead have been found in the western Iraqi town of Qaim. All 19, including a woman, were wearing civilian clothes, Doctor Hamdi al-Alousi, the director of Qaim Hospital, said.

World | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 457

Baghdad Rocked by Major Explosion

An explosion in the Iraqi capital Baghdad shook buildings and covered the area in a pall of smoke. Reports say a suicide bomber blew up a rubbish truck close to the ministry of agriculture and several hotels in the city centre.

World | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Kosovo Ex-PM Faces Charges

The former Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, is due to fly to the United Nations tribunal in The Hague after being charged with war crimes. His indictment refers to his role in the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, although the charges have not been made

World | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

US First Lady Promotes Democracy in Middle East

US First Lady Laura Bush urged women from the Middle East to press for democracy across the region. She also said that human rights in Iraq stand a better chance because women hold nearly one-third of the seats in the interim assembly that will oversee dr

World | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Jackson Accuser Admits Lying

A 14-year-old boy who testified that pop singer Michael Jackson molested his brother has acknowledged under cross-examination that the pop star had not shown him a sex magazine that the prosecution had introduced into evidence. The witness also said he li

World | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Bus Crash Kills 22 in China

A bus in southern China carrying a group celebrating International Women's Day ran off a cliff today, killing at least 22 people and injuring 22 others. Forty-four people were aboard the bus travelling along a narrow road near the city of Jiujiang in Jian

World | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

South Africa's Capital Renamed

The governing body of South Africa's administrative capital has decided to change the capital's name from Pretoria to Tshwane, following an effort to eliminate the city's apartheid past. The name Pretoria will only be restricted for the city center.

World | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1030

Rome Bid State Farewell to US-Slain Agent

A state funeral for an Italian secret service agent killed in Iraq took place in Rome Monday. Nicola Calipari was killed by US forces in Iraq last week as he was bringing a freed Italian hostage to safety in Baghdad.

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 882

Communists Lead in Moldova Parliamentary Race

Moldova's Communist party has retained its dominant position in parliamentary elections held Sunday. Preliminary results early Monday gave the Communists 47 percent of the vote but opposition parties have managed to deny President Vladimir Voronin the out

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

Syria Begins Troops Pullout from Lebanon

Syrian troops will begin withdrawing from Lebanon on Monday, the Lebanese defence minister said. Abdul-Rahim Murad said the troops would withdraw from Mount Lebanon and northern Lebanon toward the eastern Bekaa Valley closer to the Lebanon-Syria border.

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Bolivian President Quits

Bolivian President Carlos Mesa announced Sunday he would submit his resignation on Monday in a nationally televised speech that came amid growing protests and frustration with his government. Mesa took office in October 2003, succeeding President Gonzalo

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Pope Gives Silent Blessing from Hospital

Pope John Paul II has delivered a brief and silent blessing to pilgrims from his hospital window in Rome. The ailing pontiff is recovering from throat surgery, and so far there has been no indication on when he will be well enough to leave hospital.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 457

Moldova Votes for Parliament

Moldavians went to the polling stations Sunday to choose lawmakers for a new parliament. A total of nine parties, two coalitions and 11 independent candidates were running for 101 seats, world media reported.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Quake Strikes Quebec, Canada

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook Quebec early on Sunday, Canadian officials said.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Italy Mourns US-Shot Top Agent

The death of a veteran secret service agent has overshadowed Italy's joy over the rescue of journalist Giuliana Sgrena. Nicola Calipari, the agent who negotiated the correspondent's release, was gunned down by US soldiers shortly after.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 990

Boy Says Jackson Was "Like Father"

Jurors in the Michael Jackson trial saw Saturday a tape that showed the claimant boy say Jacko was "like a father" to him. "He treats me like he's my father," Gavin Arvizo says.

World | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Tyson Makes Boxing Return

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has announced that he would make a comeback into the ring this summer. The likely date for the match is June 20, but Tyson has not named a possible opponent.

World | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 850

Freed Italian Hostage Reached Rome

The Italian journalist that was held hostage in Iraq has safely arrived back home on Saturday. Giuliana Sgrena was looking tired and weak as she stepped off the plane to be taken to a military hospital, world media reported.

World | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757
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