Spain Set to Back Gay Marriage

Spain's lower house of parliament is expected to vote for a second time in favour of legalising gay marriage. The move will overrule last week's rejection of the bill by the upper house, the Senate.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Environmentalists Strike Colourful Protest

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged protests against the using of Australian wool from animals subjected to allegedly cruel technology.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

Luxembourg Ratifies EU Constitution

Luxembourg's Parliament ratified the battered EU Constitution on Wednesday. All 55 lawmakers present voted in favour of the charter, with five MPs from the ADR party not present for the vote.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299

Canada MPs Back Gay Marriage

Canada's Parliament has voted yes to gay marriages. The bill is expected to become law by July, making Canada the third country to legalize same-sex matrimony.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

Heatwave Sweeps through Europe

Blasts of torrid air from northern Africa have swept through southern Europe, sharply affecting Italy and France. Temperatures in the two countries neared 40 degrees Celsius Tuesday, killing at least eight people.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

US Copter Crashes in Afghanistan, 17 Fear Dead

A US military helicopter came down in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday carrying 17 troops. The fate of those on board was not immediately known, the military said in a statement.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Britain Marks 200th Anniversary of Trafalgar Battle

Thousands of spectators gathered in Portsmouth, southern England, on Tuesday as to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Queen Elizabeth inspected a massive gathering of the world's navies, including 167 ships from the Royal Navy and 35 o

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 497

Walmart Heir Dies in Air Crash

Heir to US retail giant Wal-Mart and one of the world's richest men, John Walton, has died in a light plane crash. The accident happened in Walton's home state of Wyoming.

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Fires Swallow Acres of Forests in US

Wildfires have swept through huge swathes of land in six western US states in recent days, authorities said. More than 2,000 square kilometers of brush and forest have been eaten up by 19 fires in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah in the west, as well

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Schroeder Wants Permanent UN Security Council Seat

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has called for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council after meeting with President Bush at the White House. Bush said the United Nations needs to adopt broader reforms before dealing with an expansion of the Securi

World | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Colourful Gay Parade Takes Over San Francisco

A colourful gay parade took place in San Francisco. Many people stormed the streets to take part in the dance show.

World | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1104

Indian Ocean Remembers Tsunami

People along the Indian Ocean coast are marking six months since last December's tsunami catastrophe. The large killer waves swept the coastline of 13 countries and claimed at least 200,000 lives.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

Car Bomb Hits Madrid

A car bomb exploded Saturday outside a Madrid stadium, after a warning from ETA guerrillas, officials said. The blast hit the car park of the La Peineta stadium and caused minor damage and no injuries.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Blast Kills Five in Mosul, Many Injured

A suicide bomb at a police station in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul has killed at least four police officers and one civilian, police say. Several people were injured and part of the building was destroyed.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Second Mad-Cow Case Confirmed in US

Tests have confirmed a second case of mad cow disease in the United States since the first case was reported in December 2003, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced. The second case, in a beef cow, was confirmed by an internationally recog

World | June 25, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Tehran Mayor Wins Iran Presidential Race

The hardline Tehran mayor steamrolled over one of Iran's best known statesman to win the presidency Saturday in a landslide election victory that cements conservative control over nation's political leadership. The outcome capped a stunning upset by Mahmo

World | June 25, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

China Flood Death Toll Reaches 500

Summer floods in China have killed 536 people and forced over one million from their homes, the government has said. Torrential rains in much of the country have left southern China submerged beneath muddy waters in the deadliest early floods for a decade

World | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 719

Iranians Vote in Key Elections

Voters in Iran were choosing a new president in the decisive second round of a closely contested election on Friday. The run-off between former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and the mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being billed as a historic

World | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 604

US Supply 50,000 Tones of Food to N Korea

The United States are give North Korea 50,000 tonnes of food aid, government officials announced. The gesture may help bring the impoverished state back to talks on ending its suspected nuclear arms programs, according to experts.

World | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

Baghdad Car Blasts Kill 15

At least 15 people have been killed and 50 wounded in three car bomb explosions in Baghdad, officials say. Policemen are said to be among the dead in Thursday morning blasts in the Karrada commercial district.

World | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

US Spy Plane Crashes in Asia

A US Air Force U-2 spy plane has crashed in south-west Asia killing the pilot, according to a US military source. The crash occurred at late on Tuesday, when the pilot was returning to base after completing a mission in support of US forces in Afghanistan

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401
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