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Three Die in Baghdad Police Station Attack

Armed militants have attacked Saturday a police station in Baghdad, killing at least three policemen, according to witnesses. The guerrillas were armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.

World | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Four Beheaded Bodies Found in Iraq

US troops have found four decapitated bodies during this week military operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a military spokesman announced Saturday. Three of the bodies were found by the roadside not faraway from Mosul.

World | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1386

Spanish Airplane Makes Emergency Landing in Lisbon

A Spanish airliner made an emergency landing at Lisbon international airport in the early hours of Friday after the cabin filled with smoke, forcing the airport to close for four hours, an airport official said. The Iberia aircraft, an Airbus A340, was fl

World | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

UN Staff Vote No Confidence in Kofi Annan

UN employees were preparing to make an historic vote of no confidence in scandal-plagued Secretary General Kofi Annan, the online iafrica.com edition reported, quoted by AFP.

World | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 621

Madrid Sinks into Darkness

A serious blackout plunged the central and southern part of Madrid into darkness following a fire at a transformer substation on Thursday. The blackout left 250,000 residents without electricity and threw public transport into chaos after part of the subw

World | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

Polish Troops in Iraq Relocate to Diwaniya

Polish-led multinational troops in Iraq have left Thursday their base in Karbala and moved to Diwaniya, Iraqi police officials reported. The troops left the building, located 3 km west of Kerbala's centre.

World | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

British Aid Worker's Body Believed Found in Falluja

A body found in the Iraqi city of Falluja appears to be that of kidnapped British aid worker Margaret Hassan, Australian Prime Minister John Howard has said on Thursday. Hassan, 59, was kidnapped on October 19 as she was being driven to work in Baghdad, w

World | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Israeli Tank Kills Three Egyptians by Mistake

An Israeli tank opened fire and killed three Egyptian troops Thursday on the border between the two countries, mistaking them for Palestinian militants on the way to carry out an attack, according to information from the Israeli media. The army could not

World | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Blast Rocks Pakistan Cinema

A bomb at a cinema in north-west Pakistan has killed two people and injured at least 29 others, police say. The attack took place in the town of Mingora, about 110km north-west of the capital, Islamabad.

World | November 17, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Indian PM Arrives in Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began his first visit to the disputed state of Kashmir. The visit began as India started a pullout of some of its troops from the disputed territory.

World | November 17, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Condoleeza Rice Anointed for US State Secretary

US President George W. Bush has appointed Condoleeza Rice to take over the position of US State Secretary from outgoing Colin Powell.

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1471

Rising Death Toll in Indonesian Quake

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and aftershocks in Indonesia has hit 25 with fears it could rise even higher. A relief team is trekking to remote villages to offer help after the tremors on Alor island near East Timor.

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

US Launches Raid on Mosul

US forces in Iraq have launched a major assault on insurgents in the city of Mosul. Media cited a military spokesman as saying that more than 1,000 soldiers were to be deployed.

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Two More Top CIA Officials Quit

The resignations of two more senior CIA officials fuelled debate in the intelligence community over whether the agency is tumbling into turmoil under new director Porter Goss or is taking painful but necessary steps toward fixing serious problems. Stephen

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Hungarian Troops Leave Iraq by 2004 End

The Hungarian parliament on Monday rejected a government proposal to extend the stay of 300 non-combat troops in Iraq by three months until March 31, 2005. The government's plan to extend the mission of the transport contingent serving since mid-2003 in H

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 718

Bush Vows Europe Trip

US President George Bush has pledged to travel to Europe in an attempt to get transatlantic relations back on track. He declared readiness to work to deepen the transatlantic ties with the nations of Europe, said President Bush on Friday, just ten days af

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

US Warplanes Target Iraq Rebels

US forces have launched air strikes and fought gun battles in the Iraqi town of Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, after rebels stormed police stations there. Two 225kg bombs were dropped during the fighting and 20 insurgents were killed, the US military said

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Polish Embassy in Iraq Under Fire

More than a dozen Iraqi rebels have attacked the Polish Embassy in Baghdad, it was reported early on Monday. The insurgents targeted the edifice with machine guns, and exchanged fire with the embassy's guards for about half an hour.

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 619

Iran Suspends Uranium Enrichment

Iran has agreed to fully suspend its uranium enrichment program, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hasan Rohani announced Sunday, a move that could improve Iran's relations with the West. Iran claims that its uranium enrichment activities is aimed to produc

World | November 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Palestinians Set Election on Jan 9

Palestinian officials scheduled presidential elections for Jan. 9, 2005, following the death of Yasser Arafat.

World | November 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Pentagon Builds Its Own Internet

The Pentagon is building the military's world wide web, which is believed to be the most powerful weapon in the US arsenal, The New York Times reports. According to the article the aim of the Global Information Grid (GIG) is to give all American commander

World | November 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 674
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