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New Palestinian Rocket Attack

Palestinian militants fired five makeshift rockets into southern Israel. The rockets, which wounded one man, were fired a day after a rocket attack killed two Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, in the border town of Sderot.

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

UN Copter Missing in Sierra Leone

A UN helicopter flying from this west African capital to a provincial city disappeared Tuesday with 24 people on board. The helicopter carried 21 passengers and three crew.

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Ambassadors Present Credentials to Iraq

Ambassadors from the US, Australia and Denmark presented credentials to President Ghazi al-Yawer. The US has had no diplomatic relations with Iraq since 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

India, Pakistan Agree on Missiles

India and Pakistan agreed to notify each other before testing missiles, to open consulates and to work toward settling their five-decade dispute over Kashmir. The agreements by their foreign secretaries are part of a peace process that began last year, ge

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Iraqi Militants Threaten to Behead Hostages

Insurgents threatened to behead a US Marine and a Pakistani driver they had kidnapped unless the Americans release all Iraqis in "occupation jails," according to a videotape on Arab television. Turkey rejected demands by militants holding three Turkish ho

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Saddam under Iraqi Jurisdiction

Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been handed over to the Iraqi jurisdiction and will face court in a week, Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported. Iraq's interim prime minister Iyad Allawi told an Arab newspaper that Saddam Hussein will be moved at the sta

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Scob Virus Strikes

A new computer virus named Scob has been unleashed, to steal valuable information like passwords or banks' data. Scob is using a new technique that turns popular websites into virus transmitters.

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Israeli Dies in Gaza Blast

Powerful explosion at an Israeli military post in the Gaza strip has killed two people and injured several others. The bomb was planted from underneath the base, after Palestinian militants dug a tunnel, according to Israeli army officials.

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Many Killed in Gaza Explosion

Scores of militaries were reported killed and injured in a blast that hit an Israeli army base in the Gaza Strip. The explosion occurred near one of the largest blocs of Israeli settlements in Gaza, Gush Kadif.

World | June 27, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Iraqi Holy City Blast Shattered

A mighty blast, believed to be caused by a carbomb, rocked the center of the predominantly Shiite Muslim city of Hilla, killing 17 people and injuring about 40. The blast occurred late on Saturday near the former Saddam Hussein mosque, said Polish Lieuten

World | June 26, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Czech PM Spidla Quits

Czech Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla has resigned as both head of government and chairman of the Social Democratic Party. His statement broke on Saturday after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote in his leadership of the party.

World | June 26, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

9/11 Commission Links al-Qaeda, Iran

The commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks has concluded that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network had long-running contacts with Iraq's neighbor and historic foe, Iran. While it found no operational ties between al-Qaeda and Iraq, the co

World | June 26, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

Iraqi Police Offices Attacked

Offices of the Iraqi prime minister's political party were blown up in Bacuba on Saturday. Another party's offices in the city came under fire.

World | June 26, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Colorful Gay Parade in Tel Aviv

Many people gathered to take part in the annual gay-prime march and celebration in Tel Aviv. The colourful event might gather thousands of people willing to have fun and enjoy themselves, some of the participants explained.

World | June 25, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 995

Over 25 Killed in Falluja Air Strike

The US military launched its third air strike in a week Friday in Fallujah, using precision weapons to destroy a suspected safe house for Abu Musab Zarqawi's terror network. The Jordanian-born terrorist claimed responsibility for coordinated attacks in ot

World | June 25, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Belka Confirmed as Polish PM

Marek Belka has been confirmed as Poland's prime minister on Thursday after a parliamentary vote of confidence ended months of political uncertainty. Belka's successful attempt to gain the Polish parliament's support averts the prospect of a snap general

World | June 25, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Top Air France Executive Shot Dead

The top Air France executive in Haiti, Didier Mortet, has been shot dead by three unknown gunmen as he headed home from the international airport in Port-Au-Prince. Mortet was sitting in his chauffeur-driven car with his Ukranian-born wife during the acci

World | June 25, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Freed UK Soldiers Head for Kuwait

Eight British soldiers freed here after being arrested for straying into Iranian waters, left Tehran on a plane bound for Kuwait. The soldiers will head for their military bases in Iraq from there.

World | June 25, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Latest Iraq Attacks Plotted by al-Zarqawi

A terrorists cell linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for Thursday's series of attacks in Baghdad. Al-Zarqawi, believed to be a key al-Qaeda operative, is also the main suspect for killing US hostage Nicolas Berg.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Blast Targets Ankara Hotel

An explosion went off near a hotel in Ankara on Thursday, media said. Early reports say that one person was injured in the blast.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Iran Frees UK Servicemen

Iran has released the eight British servicemen that were held Monday, according to an official report. The Britons - six Royal marines and two sailors - have boarded a plane to capital Tehran, accompanied by British diplomats.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318