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UN, Red Cross Set USD 73 M Appeal for Iran

The United Nations and the Red Cross launched a USD 73 M appeal on Thursday for victims of the earthquake that razed the Iranian city of Bam, killing some 30,000 people. The money will be used over the next three months to provide medical care, revive agr

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UNICEF: 12,000 Children Lost in Iran Quake

About 12,000 children fell dead under the ruins of the devastating quake, which hit the Iranian town of Bam on Dec 26, 2003, according to a report of UNICEF, Russian media informed. The report reads that another 1,800 children are left complete orphans an

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Bush Plans Man Landing on Moon, Mars

President Bush plans a major announcement on space policy next week that envisions sending Americans back to the moon and ultimately to Mars, officials and congressional aides said on Thursday. The successful landing on Mars by a robot explorer has buoyed

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US Raid Against Rebel Town of Tikrit

US troops in Iraq raided houses and shops across Tikrit late Thursday in an operation aimed at weeding out remaining resistance in the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Russell, whose battalion is due soon to pull out of Iraq along with t

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Georgian Peacekeepers Heading To Iraq

Georgia will send a 207-person peacekeeping contingent to Iraq in early February, Georgian officials stated on Wednesday, Russian information agency Interfax reported. Some 70 Georgian officers, including 20 medical personnel, were deployed to Iraq in Aug

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Powell at Inauguration of New Georgian President

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Libya Bombing Payout Agreed

Relatives of victims of the 1989 bombing of a French plane say they have agreed a USD 170 M deal with Libya. In the latest stage in Tripoli's dramatically improving relations with the West, the agreement will be signed on Friday in Paris.

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Israel Takes All Ethiopian Jews

Israeli Government is to start moving more than 18,000 Ethiopian Jews to the Middle East, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said. At the end of a two-day visit to Ethiopia, Mr Shalom said the emigration of the Falasha Mura community would start by the end of

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US Soldiers Raid Saddam's Hometown

US Army soldiers have detained 13 suspected insurgents during an overnight raid in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The detainees are suspected of carrying out attacks against US forces in the war-torn country.

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Ireland urges swift deal on EU

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has warned that the longer it takes to find a deal on the future European constitution, the harder it will become. Mr Ahern, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency for the next six months, has said he would meet

World | January 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Italian Air Strike Kicked Off Chaos

A strike by Italian air traffic controllers has led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights. More than 22,000 passengers are expected to be affected by the eight-hour stoppage over pay and conditions.

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Man Survives Iran Quake After 13 Days

A 57-year-old man was pulled from the rubble of Iran's earthquake, barely conscious but still alive because he had a source of water during the 13 days he was buried, a doctor and a hospital official said Thursday. A magnitude 6.

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Think Tank Report: Iraq Is Not Nuclear Threat

Bush administration officials "systematically" misrepresented the danger of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs, which were not an immediate threat to the United States and the Middle East, a report from a U.S.

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U.S. Black Hawk Crash near Fallujah Kills 9

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US Immigration Law Reconsidered

US President George Bush has called for a major rehash of the state immigration law in order to give illegal immigrants the opportunity to work legally in the country for a fixed period. The aspired changes, however, would not give the undocumented settle

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China Spots New SARS Suspect

Yet another suspected SARS case has been spotted in the Chinese province of Guangdong. Earlier, the country's first SARS patient in six months left hospital after fully recovering.

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US to Fee 100 Iraqi Prisoners

The US-lead coalition in Iraq is set for releasing 100 Iraqi prisoners, the first of more than 500 that should be freed. It is a goodwill gesture aimed at reconciliation, US administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer explained, adding that "must renounce violence

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Dutch PM on Surprise Visit in Iraq

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende paid a surprise visit to Dutch troops stationed in Iraq to express his respect for their work. "You are doing very important work for the future of Iraq and I am carrying out this visit in order to express my resp

World | January 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Microsoft Kicks Off Campaign Against Linux

Microsoft has begun the year with a campaign, which claims that Windows has a lower total cost of operation than Linux and outperforms the open source operating system, Australian Sydney Morning Herald reads. The software giant has set up a specialized we

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Reshuffle in High Polish Commandment in Iraq

Gen Mieczyslaw Bieniek has been appointed new high commander of the international troops in Iraq, where the Bulgarian infantry battalion is deployed as well, Polish agency PAP informed. He took over the position from Gen Andzjei Tishkevic.

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Simitis Resigned as Party Leader, Elections Mar 7

Greek Prime Minister Kostas Simitis resigned from presidency of the Socialist Party PASOK, which has ruled the country for the last eight years. He scheduled the parliamentary elections at the date of March 7, 2004, which is quite earlier than the due dat

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