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Hurricane Hits Florida

Hurricane Charley's devastating tear across Florida flattened oceanfront homes, killed at least 15 people and left thousands more homeless Saturday . Packing winds of 233 kph, Charley was a powerful Category 4 storm when came ashore Friday at Punta Gorda

World | August 14, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 569

Scores Die in Burundi Camp Raid

Gunmen killed at least 130 people in a raid on a camp for Congolese Tutsi refugees in Burundi. The Gatumba camp, near the border with DR Congo, provides shelter for 4,000 refugees who fled DR Congo in June.

World | August 14, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Polish Troops Return to Base

The group of Polish soldiers that have been trapped at a Hilla police station has returned safely to its base, Reuters reported. The soldiers were trapped as Iraqi police and Al-Mahdi army militia engaged in an intense exchange of fire.

World | August 14, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

US Offers Aid to Hurricane Battered Cuba

The United States offered Cuba USD 50,000 in disaster assistance and urged US-based humanitarian groups to send aid to the island after it was badly hit by Hurricane Charley. The US regrets the damage caused by Hurricane Charley and expresses its solidari

World | August 14, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Chavez Supporters Optimistic

Supporters and foes of Venezuela's embattled President Hugo Chavez took to the streets in separate demonstrations leading up to a crucial referendum vote. At separate ends of the capital, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans either cheered or jeered the l

World | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

New Hope for Yukos

Investors breathed a sigh of relief after a Western bank was asked to mediate the Yukos oil saga in a sign many here saw as a Kremlin decision not to renationalize Russia's oil. It came after top US officials piled pressure on President Vladimir Putin's a

World | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Captors Free UK Journalist

The captors of the British journalist kept hostage in Iraq released him. Their move came after a spokesman for Iraq's radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr called for the release of a British journalist taken hostage in the southern city of Basra.

World | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

China Typhoon Kills 63

At least 63 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured when a powerful typhoon hit eastern China, wreaking havoc in its wake. Typhoon Rananim, one of the strongest storms in years, hit land in Wenling city on the coast of Zhejiang province, about 135

World | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

N.J. Governor Quits over Homosexual Affair

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey announced abruptly yesterday he was quitting because of an extramarital homosexual affair. The Democratic governor and father of two children made the surprise announcement with his wife at his side in a short televised

World | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Small Bombs Rattle 2 Spanish Cities

Small bombs rattled two northern cities, one hidden in a bush at a Santander park causing no harm and a second at a beach in Gijon slightly injuring an elderly man.The blasts came a day after thousands of sunbathers were evacuated from five beaches in eas

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

"Naked News" Come to Britain

Britain is to see on Monday the launch of the latest competitive news media - "Naked News." The anchors will strip down while reading a digest of news, sports and entertainment.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4171

UK Angry at Lotto Winning Rapist

Public outrage has swept Briton after a convicted rapist won the lottery. Iorworth Hoare was on a day release from prison on Saturday and bought the winning ticket.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Florida Braces for Storm Punch

A state of emergency was declared in Florida as the state braces for a double storm punch. Tropical storm Bonnie is moving toward the state, as is Hurricane Charlie.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Boxer Fails Olympics Dope Test

Kenyan boxer David Munyasia has become the first Athens Olympics athlete to fail a drugstest.The Kenyan will miss the Games after he was tested positive for cathine, a prohibited stimulant.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Trains Collide in Turkey, 6 Dead

At least six people died and about 70 were injured in a Turkey passenger trains collision. The trains clashed into each other head-on in the north-west province of Kocaeli.

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Fierce Najaf Clashes

Fierce clashes were reported in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf between US marines and militants loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The confrontation has been going on for about two weeks, apparently entering into an even more violent stage on Thursday

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Jerusalem Checkpoint Hit by Explosion

A car bomb exploded near an Israeli army checkpoint outside Jerusalem injuring at least three people.The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group with ties to Yasser Arafat 's ruling Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack.

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

8 Bombing Suspects Detained in Turkey

Turkish police have detained eight people allegedly linked to Kurdish rebels for bomb attacks against two hotels in Istanbul and a liquefied gas plant. A previously unknown Kurdish group claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn bomb attacks Tuesday that ki

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Italy Boosts Security

Italy stepped up security in major cities as it faces a Sunday deadline from a group claiming an affiliation with Al Qaeda. On August 1, the group, calling itself as the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, told Italy to withdraw its 3,000 troops from Iraq within

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

Al Qaeda "Plots" Assassination

A high-profile political assassination, triggered by a new message from Osama bin Laden, will lead off the next major Al Qaeda attack, The Washington Times reported in Wednesday editions, citing US intelligence officials. US officials familiar with intell

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

Israeli Forces Raid Palestinian Town

Israeli forces raided the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis early Wednesday, firing a missile from a helicopter. At least12 people were wounded in the missile strike, three of them were in critical condition.

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