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Carnage at German Church

A man wielding a sword has killed one person and injured others during a church service in Germany. Police said they found "grisly" scenes after the afternoon attack in the southern city of Stuttgart.

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Ex-Kyrgyz President to Resign

Ousted Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev says he has agreed to tender his formal resignation. Akayev made the decision after three hours of talks with a parliamentary delegation from Kyrgyzstan at the country's embassy in Moscow.

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker Named

Iraq's Transitional National Assembly took a step towards forming a new Iraqi Government nine weeks after the country's historic elections, electing a Speaker and two deputies. With 241 of the 275 members of the National Assembly gathered Sunday, they cho

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 420

Ukraine Minister Killed Himself

Ukraine's security service chief has said the death of former Interior Minister Yuri Kravchenko last month was almost certainly suicide. "There is no other version but suicide," Oleksander Turchynov said, citing forensic and ballistics tests.

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

"Slim Hopes" for Ailing Prince Rainier

The health of Monaco's Prince Rainier is "precarious" and there is only a very slim chance that he will recover, the principality's royal palace says. "The hope for a favourable outcome remains extremely weak," a palace statement said.

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Macedonia's Ex Minister Pleads Not Guilty

Macedonia's former Interior Minister, Ljube Boskovski, has pleaded not guilty at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Boskovski is charged with the murder of ethnic Albanian civilians during an insurgency in Macedonia in 2001.

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Insurgents Attack Abu Ghraib Prison

A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American casualties, U.S.

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

Bulgaria Prevents Smuggling of Internet Software

Customs officers at the Vidin Ferry border checkpoint in Northwestern Bulgaria prevented the smuggling in of 265 Internet software CDs worth EUR7, 937. They were found on a Bulgarian-registered truck carrying used domestic appliances from the Netherlands

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Kyrgyz Leader Agrees to Resign

Ousted President Askar Akayev has agreed to resign without returning to Kyrgyzstan, the parliament speaker said Saturday. He said members of a commission seeking Akayev's formal surrender of power would travel to Moscow on Sunday to meet with the former p

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Autopsy of Terri Schiavo Completed

The autopsy of Terri Schiavo has been completed, and the body is ready for release to her husband, who plans to cremate her remains and bury the ashes without telling his in-laws when or where. Results from the autopsy, which was completed Friday, were no

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828

Jackson Lawyers Call for Mistrial

Lawyers representing pop star Michael Jackson have asked the judge in the singer's child sex abuse case to declare a mistrial. They say they have evidence that witnesses have discussed their testimony outside the courtroom, in violation of court rules.

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Quake-trapped Man Rescued in Nias

An Indonesian man has been pulled from rubble on the island of Nias nearly five days after a massive earthquake struck the area. Rescuers mounted the operation in the main town of Gunung Sitoli after hearing the 42-year-old man, identified as Hendra, call

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Sunnis Urged to Join Iraqi Police

Senior Sunni Muslim clerics in Iraq urged their followers to join the country's security forces. Sunnis form the bulk of the anti-US insurgency, which frequently attacks the police and army.

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Czech PM Survives No-Confidence Vote

Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote. The coalition government was in crisis amid a row over the Czech premier's personal finances.

World | April 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Woman Death Unlashes New Debate

The severely brain-damaged American woman, Terri Schiavo, has died at a hospice in the US state of Florida. Schiavo had been in a vegetative state for 15 years following cardiac arrest, kept alive through artificial means.

World | April 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

30 People Shot in Rio de Janeiro

Thirty people were killed by gunmen in Rio de Janeiro suburbs, officials reported. The shooters who were driving in two cars, first killed 15 people in the Nova Iguazu neighbourhood, and an hour later - in Queimados.

World | April 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Terri Schiavo Dies

US brain-damaged patient Terri Schiavo died Thursday, on the 13th day since her feeding tube was removed. The news was published by parents Bob and Mary Schindler.

World | March 31, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Kidnapped Romanians Appear on Video

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Tv station has broadcast a video showing the three Romanian journalists and the US citizen sitting on the floor flanked on both sides by two men pointing machine guns at their heads. One of the seized journalists, Marie Jeanne Ion,

World | March 31, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 799

6.4 Magnitude Aftershock Rocks Indonesia

A quake of 6.4 magnitude on Richter Scale struck Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials announced on Thursday.

World | March 31, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 559

UN: Indonesia Quake Claimed over 500 Lives

The Indonesia earthquake has taken at least 518 victims, a UN report stated on Wednesday. A total of 500 people have been killed by the quake on Nias island, nine people - on the Simeulue island, and another nine - on Sumatra island and the Banyak islands

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Pope Instated on Feeding Tube

Pope John Paul II has been instated a nasal nurturing tube to aid his recovery from illness, the Vatican announced adding he was continuing to convalesce "slowly and progressively". They claimed the pontiff was "directly following" the activity of the Hol

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645
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