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Turkmenistan Bans Music Records

Turkmenistan's authoritarian President Saparmurat Niyazov has banned the playing of recorded music at all public places, on television and at weddings. The move was designed to protect Turkmen culture from "negative influences," according to Niyazov.

World | August 24, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

Dozens Killed in Peruvian Plane Crash

At least 70 people have been reported killed after a Peruvian passenger plane carrying 100 onboard crashed in a jungle a few kilometers short of its planned destination at Pucallpa's airport. TANS airline said 52 people had survived the crash, 50 passenge

World | August 24, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 487

Israel Completes Gaza Evacuation

Israel has fully evacuated the West Bank settlements of Sanur and Homesh - completing the removal of settlers under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "disengagement plan". Many Jewish settlers had been holding out against their eviction but were removed with

World | August 23, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 991

Israeli Army Enters West Bank Settlement

Israeli soldiers entered two Jewish settlements in the northern West Bank. The latest events come a day after the removal of 8,500 Jews from Gaza was completed.

World | August 23, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

New Deadline for Iraq Constitution

Iraqi negotiators were given three more days to reach agreement on the draft of a new constitution. The new deadline came as the MPs failed to agree on the constitution Monday.

World | August 23, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512

EU Aids Fire-stricken Portugal

Urgent appeals from Portugal for help to battle wildfires across the country have prompted EU Member states to dispatch fire-fighting aircraft. Spain and France have each sent two water-dropping aircraft and another is due to arrive from Italy on Monday.

World | August 22, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Israel Clears Last Gaza Settlement

A sole Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip remains to be evacuated on Monday, media reported. There are about 500 residents in Netzarim, central Gaza.

World | August 22, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Gaza Evacuation Almost Complete

More than 85% of Gaza's 8,500 settlers have been evacuated in a massive operation that began last week. Authorities hoped that the emptying of Gaza's largest settlement bloc, Gush Katif, would be complete by the day's end, and that the isolated settlement

World | August 21, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Floods Toll in Romania Up to 16

The death toll from torrential rains across Romania over the past four days has risen to 16, more than 1,400 people have been evacuated, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Interior Minister Vasile Blaga said floods destroyed 200 houses and damaged so

World | August 21, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

800,000 Welcome Pope in Sunday Mass

More than 800,000 Roman Catholic young people, camped out all night to welcome Benedict XVI on Sunday morning. The Sunday mass put an end to his four-day trip to Germany, his first foreign travel as pope.

World | August 21, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

Gaza Pullout Paused

The emotional pullout of Israeli settlers from Gaza paused Saturday, to be resumed a day later. Almost 90% of the Israelis have left the Gaza Strip already.

World | August 20, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 662

Pope Meets Muslim Leaders in Germany

Pope Benedict XVI held Saturday a meeting with Muslim leaders in Germany. He appealed to the Muslim leaders to help fight terrorism, and stressed on their "great responsibility" to educate the young.

World | August 20, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 967

Quake Hits Indonesia, No Injuries

A moderate earthquake has jolted the Indonesian islands of Maluku early on Saturday. Seismologists have said that there were no injuries or damages after the 5.

World | August 20, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Palestine Joyful over Gaza Move

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas hasexpressed his people's joy over Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Abbas called this week's campaign "historic days of joy," the BBC reported.

World | August 20, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Pope Condemns Nazism

Pope Benedict XVI condemned Nazi ideology as "racist and insane" and blamed it for giving rise to the Holocaust. Benedict visited the synagogue in Cologne on the second day of his trip to his native Germany.

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Britney "Expects a Boy"

Pop princess Britney Spears, 23, is expected to have a baby boy, according to speculations. The hit singer was reportedly spotted at a Beverly Hills boutique where she spent thousands of dollars on baby-boy clothes, media say.

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Ireland Lost Mo Mowlam

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam died, aged 55. She went into hospital at the end of July before being moved to a hospice.

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 563

9/11 Suspect Jailed in Germany

A court in Germany jailed for seven years a Moroccan student charged with complicity in the 11 September attacks. Mounir al-Motassadek, 31, became the only person to be convicted in connection with the attacks when he was found guilty by a court in Hambur

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Pope to Visit Cologne Synagogue

Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit the synagogue in Cologne on the second day of his trip to his native Germany. The visit will be the second time a head of the Catholic Church has entered a Jewish place of worship.

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Brussels Hostage Drama Ends

The hostage drama in Belgium, which began Thursday ended successfully on Friday. The armed man, who took four hostages in a cafe in the centre of Brussels, was neutralized by the police.

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Gaza Eviction Completed

The Israeli military says it has completed the eviction of two hardline settlements in the Gaza Strip. On the second day of removals, troops expelled settlers activists who had barricaded themselves in a synagogue at Neve Dekalim, in southern Gaza.

World | August 19, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321
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