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US Relief Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia

A US helicopter on a relief operation crashed in a rice paddy near Banda Aceh's airport, injuring all 10 aboard and causing the military to briefly suspend flights on Monday. A new tsunami videotape showed roiling brown water engulfing everything in its p

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Sailor Dies after US Sub Grounded

A sailor has died after a US nuclear submarine ran aground south of the Pacific island of Guam. The accident occurred on Saturday, near the submarine's home port of Guam, one of the most important US Pacific bases.

World | January 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

Samarra Police Chief Killed

The acting police chief in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra was killed Sunday, a police official said. Gunmen opened fire on Mohammed al-Badri as he traveled in his car near Samarra, the official said.

World | January 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Toll Rises in Italian Train Crash

The death toll from a head-on collision of a passenger and a freight train near the Northern Italian city of Bologna has risen to 14. The two trains collided Friday afternoon on a stretch of single track in heavy fog.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

"US Attack" Kills 14 near Mosul

An explosion at a house south of Mosul killed 14 people and wounded five in what residents say was a US air attack. The U.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Pitt and Aniston Split

Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced they had decided to formally separate after seven years together. In a joint statement issued by Pitt's publicist, the two actors say they have split up after what they describe as "much thoughtful

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Al-Zarqawi Aide Held in Iraq - US

US-led multinational forces have detained a key leader in the Muslim militant network in Iraq headed by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the U.S.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2399

Seven US Troops Killed in Baghdad

Seven US soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by insurgents in Baghdad. A US military said their Bradley armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-west of the Iraqi capital on Thursday evening.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Palestinian Presidential Candidate Arrested

Palestinian presidential candidate Mustafa Barghouti has been arrested in Jerusalem, it has been reported. He was arrested on his way to Friday prayers at the al Aqsa mosque.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Bush Re-election Ratified

The US Congress officially ratified President Bush's election victory but only after Democrats forced a challenge to the quadrennial count of electoral votes for just the second time since 1877. Bush's second mandate is to begin January 20.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Train Crash, Gas Leak Kill Eight in US

Two trains collided and leaked hazardous chemicals in a small town in South Carolina, the United States, on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring at least 200 others, police officials said. Authorities ordered all 5,400 people within a mile of the c

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Iraqi PM Extends Emergency Laws

Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has extended for 30 days emergency laws that give his government special powers to crack down on insurgents. Allawi said the laws were extended because of the ongoing militant attacks aimed at derailing Iraq's upco

World | January 6, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Nelson Mandela's Son Dies of AIDS

Nelson Mandela, who has devoted much of his life after leaving South Africa's presidency to a campaign against AIDS, said that his 54-year son Makgatho had died of the ailment in a Johannesburg clinic. Makgatho L.

World | January 6, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

Madrid 3/11 Atocha Station Sees Train Crash

At least 22 people were lightly hurt in a crash of two low-speed commuter trains at the Atocha station, notoriously known for the March 11 terrorist acts last year when nearly 200 people died. The accident occurred at 12:40 p.

World | January 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Owner of Argentinean Club Ablaze Brought to Court

The owner of the Buenos Aires nightclub where 183 people burned in a fire on December 31 was brought to court. Omar Cnaban refused to answer to the questions of the court.

World | January 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Kuchma Accepts PM's Resignation

The outgoing Ukrainian President, Leonid Kuchma, formally accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych resigned his post on December 31, after rival candidate Viktor Yushchenko was declared the winner of the re-run presidential

World | January 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Aid Plea for Tsunami Hit Regions

The United Nations children's agency, Unicef, urged the international community to prioritise youngsters made orphans by the tsunami disaster. Unicef head Carol Bellamy made the plea ahead of a donors' meeting on Thursday.

World | January 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Palestinian Leader Slams "Zionist Enemy"

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called Israel "the Zionist enemy" for the first time on Tuesday after an Israeli tank killed seven Palestinian youths in a Gaza strawberry field. This statement was certain to stir concerns in Israel where images of Abbas

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Powell Hails Tsunami Relief Brief

US Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged America's full support in the Asian quake and tsunami relief effort. He was speaking in Thailand at the start of a visit of the worst affected nations, before attending a summit on the crisis in Jakarta on Thursd

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Quake Rocks Athens

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked Monday night the region near the Greek capital Athens.

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

Accident Hampers Relief Efforts in Indonesia

Badly-needed relief efforts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been hit by an accident at a key airport. The airport in Banda Aceh was closed early on Tuesday after a plane carrying supplies hit a cow on the runway.

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290
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