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Suicide Car Bomb in Kirkuk Kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed and another 32 wounded as a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle near a police academy in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Saturday. Police said the head of the bomber, with a long beard, was found among the debris after

World | September 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Clinton in Hospital for By-Pass Surgery

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to have visited a hospital to undergo tests for by-pass surgery operation within days. A source confirmed that Clinton was admitted after encountering a blockage in his arteries.

World | September 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Bush: Nothing Will Hold Us Back

US President Bush summoned the nation toward victory over terrorism and economic security at home. "Nothing will hold us back," Bush said in a Republican National Convention acceptance speech that launched his fall re-election campaign.

World | September 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

France Enforces Scarf Ban

The French state schools ban on Islamic headscarves and other religious symbols came into force on Thursday. Meanwhile, the kidnappers of two French journalists in Iraq threaten to kill them because of the divisive measure.

World | September 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Lawyer Imposed on Milosevic

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic might be imposed a defence lawyer by judges in the Hague tribunal. Milosevic, who was charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, has been insisting on defending himself.

World | September 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Milosevic Denies Poor Health Tricks

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic denied manipulating his intake of medicines to try to delay proceedings in his war crimes trial. Prosecutors said he was wasting court time by not taking drugs prescribed to control his high blood pressure.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Seven Truckers Freed in Iraq

Militants in Iraq freed seven foreign truck drivers after holding them six weeks. Also Wednesday, gunmen shot at a convoy carrying former Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi as he returned from Najaf to attend the first meeting of Iraq's 100-memb

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Appeal for Calm after Nepalese Riots

Nepal's prime minister appealed for calm following violent protests in the capital against the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq. Sher Bahadur Deuba called for restraint in a nationwide address on state radio.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

UN Condemns Terrorist Acts

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the latest wave of terror across Israel and Russia and the gruesome murder of 12 Nepalese civilians in Iraq. The UN Security Council condemned the Israeli suicide bombings and "all other acts of terro

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Bush Nominated for Second Term

The Republicans have formally nominated George Bush to run for a second mandate as US President. The move came during the Republican national convention in New York.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

New Film on Diana's Death Planned

On the seventh anniversary of the death of Princess Diana on Tuesday, it has been revealed a new film based on the tragedy is being planned. Dame Helen Mirren is set to star as Queen Elizabeth II in the movie, which examines the relationship between Bucki

World | August 31, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 750

Bush Gets Wide Support

Two of America's most respected politicians vowed support to US President Bush's campaign for re-election. Senator John McCain and the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, praised Bush's leadership, at the Republican Party's New York convention.

World | August 31, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Milosevic to Open Trial Defense

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is due to open his much-delayed defence when his trial resumes shortly at The Hague. Milosevic's poor health has caused dozens of delays, but he insists on representing himself.

World | August 31, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

France Pleads for Hostages Release

France's foreign minister made an impassionate speech Monday, pleading for the release of two hostages in Iraq. Minister Michel Barnier stressed on the fact that France was tolerant of all religions and human rights.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Argentina Sees Summer Fashion Show

People in Argentina are just starting to enjoy the first summer days as Europe is waving goodbye to the summer of 2004. Argentina welcomed the first sunny lit days with a grandiose fashion show.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 736

US Warns its Citizens in Afghanistan

The US government warned its citizens to keep a low profile after a car bomb hit a private American security firm in the Afghan capital, killing at least seven people, including two Americans.The Taliban claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack on the o

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Explosions Hit Baghdad

Two explosions rocked Iraq's capital Baghdad early on Monday morning, RIA Novosti reported. So far there is no information on the causes of the explosions.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Typhoon Hits South Japan

Typhoon Chaba hit Japan's southern island of Kyushu in a flurry of torrential rain and strong winds. Around 6,000 people have left their homes for temporary shelters amid warnings of flooding and landslides.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Protests in NY as Republicans Gather

Hundreds of thousands rallied in New York against President Bush, as members of his Republican Party gather for their national convention. Speakers on the first day of the convention will include the former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, and Senator

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Beckhams Expect Third Child

David and Victoria Beckham are expecting their third child, the celebrity couple announced. A statement released by the ex-Spice Girl and the England football captain said: "This is fantastic news.

World | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

India Fires Agni-II

India's surface-to-surface missile Agni-II was test fired on Sunday from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheelers' island in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast, Defence sources here said. The sleek missile roared into the sky from a mobile launcher

World | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283