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Many Bodies Found in Al-Sadr's Religious Court

At least 25 bodies of executed civilians and police have been found in the basement of a religious court set up by rebel cleric Moqtadr al Sadr, according to AFP news agency. Some of the bodies had been mutilated or burned, according to the reports.

World | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

Shiites Flock to Freed Shrine

Shiite Muslims in Najaf have flocked to the Imam Ali shrine after a long-anticipated deal between security forces and radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. He had barricaded himself in the holy complex, and continuously refused to hand over control during month

World | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Pope Calls for Orthodox Church Unification

Pope John Paul II said he hoped the return of a precious icon to the Russian Orthodox Church would hasten "mutual understanding and reconciliation" between the Roman Catholic Church and its Eastern counterpart. The 84-year-old pope was speaking Wednesday

World | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Shia Cleric Begins Peace Talks

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Husseini al-Sistani, has arrived at the holy city of Najaf to start talks aimed at ending weeks of fighting between US forces and Iraqi insurgents. A 24-hour truce ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi

World | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

25 Killed, 60 Wounded in Kufa

At least 25 people were killed and 60 wounded in a mortar bomb explosion in main Kufa mosque, controlled by Shiite militiamen. According to people who ferried the wounded to the hospital, hundreds had gathered at the mosque, preparing to greet Iraq's Shii

World | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Paris Marks Nazi Liberation

Paris clocked the time back Wednesday for a grandiose fete to remember the liberation of the French capital 60 years ago as it threw off the shackles of Nazi occupation. Ceremonies, which drew thousands of people into the streets, began with six firefight

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 908

Polish Embassy in Baghdad Hit

The building of the Polish Embassy in Baghdad has been hit by mortars, causing no casualties. The shots have been fired from a car, damaging the walls of the building, AFP reported, citing the Polish Foreign Ministry.

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2574

Threat against US Allies Embassies in Sweden

Suspected militants have threatened to attack embassies of the US-led coalition allies in Stockholm. The militants have sent by fax a letter to the dipllomats in Stockholm, warning them of the attacks, announced a Philippines government official on condit

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Moscow Bomb Injured 3

An explosion went off near a Moscow bus stop, injuring at least three people. A police spokesperson has said that the device didn't kill anybody.

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Thatcher's Son Arrested

Margaret Thatcher's son Mark has been arrested over his alleged involvement in a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea, according to a South African news agency. The reports said that the country's elite investigating unit the Scorpions had arrested him in Cape

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Survey: Poles Fear Terror

Three of four Polish people fear possible terror attacks, a survey has showed. According to the TNS OBOP poll, 69 % believ the country is not well prepared to cope with such an emergency.

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Evidence against Jacko Cut

The judge in Michael Jackson's child abuse trial intends to cut down the number of items that can be used as evidence against the music superstar. The judge said that 70 items, out of 120, were seized from parts of the Neverland ranch that were not includ

World | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Zarqawi Claims Attack on Iraq Minister

A group linked to Al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack, which targeted Iraq's environment minister on Tuesday, warning it would not miss the next time. "This morning, a valiant knight from our suicide brigades

World | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 704

US Gain Ground in Najaf

US forces are moving closer to the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, occupied by Shiite rebels. The militants, loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, have continuously refused to give up control over the complex.

World | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Deadly Blast Rocks Antalya

Turkey's largest resort, Antalya, was rocked by a deadly blast on Monday. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, but police did not rule out the possibility of a terrorist dimension.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

US Soldier Married Iraqi Woman

A Washington state soldier has married the Iraqi woman he met and fell in love with while in Baghdad. Robert Hall, 23, married Vivian Mansour, 21, of Baghdad, offsetting cultural differences by a shared Christian faith.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 708

Turk Killed in Iraq

Iraqi insurgents killed a Turkish contractor and two Iraqis in an ambush in the northern city of Tikrit on Monday, a spokesman for the U.S.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

Norway after "Scream" Thieves

Two classic paintings by Edvard Munch have been stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo in broad daylight. "The Scream" and "Madonna," were painted as part of a series about love, fear and death.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Soldier Shot Dead near Olympic Venue

A soldier patrolling the Olympic mountain bike venue has been found shot dead in the Metochi Parnithas region of northern Athens. According to reports the accident happened as two soldiers player with a service pistol.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Kidnapped US Journalist Released

Kidnapped US journalist Micah Garen has been released Sunday to government officials in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Reports say the release came four days after radical Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr started negotiations with the kidnappers.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

China Celebrates Communist Leader

China has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on August 22, hailed as the communist leader who steered the country towards capitalism. New books have been released across the country and new movies are in cinemas.

World | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597