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Car Bomb Kills Six in Baghdad

A car bomb killed at least six people and wounded 28 in Baghdad on Wednesday, a police source said. The source said the blast targeted people signing up for the Iraqi army.

World | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Lebanon's Government Resigns

Lebanese ministers have begun the search for new prime minister after the surprise resignation of Omar Karami and his government. The post is usually given to a member of the Sunni Muslim community.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Abducted French Journalist Appears on Video

French journalist Florence Aubenas who was kidnapped in Iraq a month ago has appeared on a video pleading for help, saying her health was "very bad". In the new footage, broadcast by Sky Italia news channel, Aubenas looked distraught, clutching her knees

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1062

Vatican: Pope Steadily Improving

Pope John Paul II's condition is steadily improving, the Vatican said on Tuesday, a month after he was first rushed to hospital with breathing problems that almost ended his life. Doctors, however, believe it may be weeks before he can recover his voice.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

Prosecutors: Jackson Showed Porn to Victim

Music icon Michael Jackson has showed porn footage to a boy and plied him with wine in order to molest him, prosecutor Tom Sneddon has told court. The trial against 46-year-old Jackson started on Monday.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

London Hosts Palestinian Summit

Leaders from 23 nations are gathering in London to attend a one-day conference to show international support for the Palestinian Authority. They are expected to discuss the need for reforms in the PA and to pledge both political and financial backing.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

Thousands Defy Protest Ban in Beirut

Lebanese opposition groups are rallying in Beirut, defying a government ban and sparking fears of clashes. Opponents of the Syria-backed government are gathering to demand an inquiry into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

World | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Bomb Kills Eight near Mosul

A bomb exploded near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, killing eight people, the US military said. "An explosion detonated by insurgents in Hamam Al Alil killed eight and injured at least another two Iraqi citizens.

World | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Russia, Iran Ink Nuclear Agreement

Russia and Iran have signed a landmark agreement for Moscow to supply Tehran with fuel for its first nuclear reactor. The signing ceremony Sunday at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, which Russia helped build, had been delayed 24 hours as talks continue

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Israel Threatens to Freeze Peace Process

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has threatened to halt peace efforts with Palestinians unless they take "vigorous action" against militants. Sharon was addressing his cabinet for the first time since Friday's suicide bomb attack on a nightclub in Tel

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Saddam Half-Brother Held

A half-brother and one-time aide to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been captured, the Iraqi interim government said. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti was number 36 on the US military's list of 55 most wanted former regime members.

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 455

Macedonian Ex- Minister Involved in Murder Case

A Macedonian ex-interior minister was charged over the deaths of seven South Asian immigrants, alleged at the time to have been Islamic militants. A prosecutor said Ljube Boskovski ordered the killings months after the 9/11 attacks to earn US recognition

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 758

Hezbollah Denies Tel Aviv Bombing

Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah denied it was behind the suicide bombing that killed four people in a Tel Aviv night club. Palestinian security officials have arrested two suspects in connection with the Friday night bombing and have pointed to Hezboll

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 547

Amnesty Int'l Founder Dies at 83

The founder of human rights organisation Amnesty International, Peter Benenson, has died aged 83. He died on Friday at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after a long illness.

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

11 Killed in Iraq Violence Burst

At least 10 people were killed and 11 kidnapped in Iraq as the interim government claimed on Saturday that the noose was tightening on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man blamed for much of the violence. Three Iraqis died and 15 were wounded in clashes between

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

4 Killed in Taiwan Skyscraper Fire

Fire raged through the upper floors of a landmark skyscraper in the Taiwanese city of Taichung, killing four before fire crews managed to put it out. Helicopters winched nine people from the roof of the 25-storey Golden Plaza Tower in the centre of the is

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Macedonia Remembers Trajkovski

Ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski were be held in Skopje and Mostar. Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and Bosnia and Herzegovina presidency member Borislav Paravac addressed the

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Five Arrested over Tel Aviv Bomb

Israeli troops have arrested five Palestinians in connection with Saturday's suicide bombing outside a nightclub in the city of Tel Aviv. Two of those arrested, in a village near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, are said to be the bomber's brothers.

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Blast Shatters Tel Aviv, Many Casualties

An explosion has rocked Tel Aviv reportedly causing many casualties. The explosion happened at a club on the beach front and according to Israeli army radio, more than 30 people have been wounded.

World | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

UN Troops Massacred in Congo

Militia have ambushed UN peacekeepers on patrol in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), leaving at least eight of the troops dead, a UN official said. A spokesman for the UN mission in the DRC confirmed the death toll, saying that the attack to

World | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Jacko Trial to Start Monday

The child molestation trial against "King of Pop" Michael Jackson will start next Monday, jurors have decided. Opening statements should take place at 8:30 a.

World | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428
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