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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

Saddam's Nephew Killed in Yemen

A nephew of Saddam Hussein has been shot dead in a Yemen restaurant, a local news agency has said. The attack took place at a Chinese restaurant, where dining Ali Hamad Hassan al-Madjid started a brawl with a local merchant.

World | February 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1545

First Cell Phone Virus Spotted in US

The first cell phone virus has been found on display phones at a Santa Monica, California retail store. The Finnish security company F-Secure who first spotted the virus, Dubbed "Cabir", says that it could infect nearby cell phones and smartphones which u

World | February 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1593

Beheaded Female Body Found in Northern Iraq

The beheaded body of a woman has been discovered in the suburbs of the town of Erbil, Northern Iraq, the Iraqi daily Sabah reported. Police say the body might of the journalist who was kidnapped two days ago in the town of Mosul.

World | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9192

Pope Compares Abortion to Holocaust

Pope John Paul II has launched a new book in which he controversially compares abortion and the Holocaust. Memory and Identity, the pontiff's fifth book, says both are the result of governments clashing with divine law.

World | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 620

WHO Warns of Bird Flu Pandemic

World health officials have issued their strongest warning yet about the global threat posed by bird flu. The World Health Organisation fears bird flu may get deadlier if it mutates into a form that could be easily transmitted between humans.

World | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

Chalabi Quits Iraqi PM Race

Ahmad Chalabi, largely favored as a US-backed up political figure, announced he was pulling out of the race for the chair of prime minister of Iraq. The decision to drop his bid made conservative interim vice president Ibrahim al-Jaafari the sole United I

World | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 640

Australia Sends Extra 450 Troops to Iraq

Australia is to send an extra 450 troops to Iraq to help protect a Japanese humanitarian mission in the south, Prime Minister John Howard said. The country will raise its commitment from 950 to 1,400 troops "because circumstances have changed" since Iraq'

World | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Strong Quake Hits Iran, at Least 400 Die

At least 400 people have been killed and 1000 injured in a strong quake which hit Kerman province in southeastern Iran, state television announced. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.

World | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 725

Tape Show Release of Indonesian Journalists in Iraq

A video delivered anonymously to Associated Press Television News on Monday showed the release of two Indonesian journalists that went missing in Ramadi last week. The authenticity of the video could not be verified.

World | February 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

Mystery Illness Closes Melbourne Airport

Dozens of people were hospitalised after a mystery illness struck an Australian airport, forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated from the terminal. Fifty-seven people were treated for dizziness, vomiting, shortness of breath and nausea at the Virgin Bl

World | February 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Spain Approves EU Constitution

A clear majority of Spaniards have voted in favour of the European Union constitution in a referendum. With almost all the votes counted, official figures showed 77% of voters backed the charter.

World | February 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 711

Fatah Passes Palestinian Cabinet

Legislators from the dominant Fatah faction have endorsed a new cabinet for the Palestinian Authority, officials have said. Fatah's approval should ensure the new government is passed by the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday.

World | February 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Turkish Cypriots Vote in Early Elections

General elections are over in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the results are expected to determine the course of critical negotiations. The elections will select the 50 deputies who will select the president in August as well as conduc

World | February 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Israel Agrees to Gaza Pull-Out

Israel's cabinet has approved the evacuation of Jewish settlements from Gaza. The vote marked the first time an Israeli government has given the green light for the removal of settlements from occupied land which the Palestinians want for a state of their

World | February 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 670

Broken-Down Ship Blocks Suez Canal

A Korean-registered cargo ship broke down in the Suez Canal today, blocking the passage of at least 40 ships, a canal official said. The northbound ship, Great Polaris, carrying 74,000 tons of coal to Europe, was stranded at the southern entrance of the w

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1062

One Killed in Bus Crash in Germany

One Briton has been killed and seven seriously injured in a coach crash in Germany. The passengers were believed to have been travelling to Austria on a ski trip.

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579
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