Israel Begins Gaza Strip Pullout

About 9,000 settlers in the Gaza Strip received eviction notices as Israel's official withdrawal began in a move hailed by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as "historic". The settlers are being given 48 hours to leave or face forcible removal.

World | August 15, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Pippi Longstocking Turns 60

The popular Swedish children's book heroine Pippi celebrated in Stockholm 60th anniversary. The book of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren has become a bestseller for numerous generations.

World | August 14, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 732

Israel Ordering Gaza Settlers to Withdraw

Israeli settlers throughout the Gaza Strip are readying themselves for the start of the official evacuation of the territory, which begins on Monday. Many are packing their belongings and beginning a journey to temporary homes and communities inside Israe

World | August 14, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

"Two Killed" in Italy Plane Crash

A light aircraft has crashed in southern Italy, killing two people on board, according to reports. The plane came down in the Serra di Paola area of Calabria, Italian news agency Ansa said.

World | August 13, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Iraq's Constitution to Meet Deadline

Iraqi government will be ready with the draft constitution of the country on Sunday, a day earlier of the deadline, President Jalal Talabani said. The politicians need to get the Constitution ready by Monday for an October 15th referendum.

World | August 13, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 710

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Shot

Sri Lanka's foreign minister has been shot and critically wounded in the capital Colombo. Lakshman Kadirgamar, 73, was attacked near his highly-guarded home, Sky News reported.

World | August 12, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Angelina Jolie Granted Cambodian Citizenship

Cambodia has granted citizenship to Hollywood screen temptress Angelina Jolie as recognition of her environmental work and because she has adopted a Cambodian child, an official said on Friday. International agencies said the legal document was singed by

World | August 12, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1466

Saddam "Could Be Executed"

Saddam Hussein could be executed if found guilty in his first trial, an official close to the proceedings has said. The ousted Iraqi ruler will be tried over the 1982 massacre of 150 Shiites in Dujail, north of Baghdad.

World | August 12, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790

UK Detain Ten over "Security Threat"

Ten foreign nationals who the Home Office says pose a threat to UK security have been detained by police. The Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada, who is subject to a control order, is one of the ten, BBC reports.

World | August 11, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Brazil Bank Robbed of Millions

Police in Brazil say thieves tunneled their way into a bank and stole nearly 150 million reals, the equivalent of more than EUR 50 M. The thieves reportedly built an 80-metre-long tunnel from a house near the bank, digging about 4 m below the floor of the

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Discovery Shuttle Lands

The Discovery space shuttle has landed at the Edwards Air Force base in California. Earlier NASA ordered the astronauts aboard Discovery to bypass the first landing opportunity of the day because of stormy weather off the Florida coast.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Eight Killed in Berlin Flat Blaze

A fire in an apartment block in Berlin overnight killed eight people, four of them children, German officials said on Tuesday. The fire broke out in the stairwell of the five-storey building in the German capital's central Moabit district but the cause wa

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Nagasaki Remembers Atomic Bomb Horror

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking the 60th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb at the end of World War Two. At least 70,000 people died in the world's second nuclear attack.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3461

Discovery Crew Prepare for 2nd Landing Try

The crew of the American space shuttle, Discovery, are preparing Tuesday to return to Earth after bad visibility in Florida forced a delay on Monday. Nasa hopes to bring the shuttle down at 1007 BST (0907 GMT) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Balloon Fiesta on the Way over Bristol

The Bristol sky comes alive with colour once again this year as the annual IKEA International Balloon Fiesta takes place in the stunning parkland of Ashton Court Estate, August 11-14. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has grown to be one of the lar

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Blast Kills Two in Istanbul

An explosion tore through an apartment block in Istanbul on Monday, killing two men and wounding six others. Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah said the blast had not occurred due to a natural gas explosion as previously reported.

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Discovery Return Delayed by A Day

Space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth has been delayed for 24 hours due to bad weather at its landing site. The seven crew members aboard Discovery had been preparing for their re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 505

Netanyahu Quits over Gaza Pullout

Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has resigned in protest against this month's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.The resignation was announced as the cabinet approved the removal of a first group of Jewish settlers from the area.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

13 Die in Plane Crash Off Sicily Coast

At least 13 people were killed and three were missing after a plane carrying 39 people crash landed in the sea off the coast of Italy Saturday after reporting a technical fault. Many of the 23 survivors had clung to the wings in rough seas about 10 miles

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

Zambia Extradites London Terror Suspect

Authorities in Zambia have extradited to the UK a man suspected of being involved in terrorism. Haroon Rashid Aswad has been linked to the July 7 attacks in London, when four suicide bombers murdered 52 people.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

Russian Submarine Crew Saved

Seven Russians trapped deep in the Pacific for three days have been rescued after their mini-submarine was cut free of nets it was snagged in. They were able to climb out of the vessel unaided when it resurfaced.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431
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