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Bin Laden's Deputy Appears on al-Jazeera TV

Ayman al-Zawahri, believed to be the next to terrorist No. 1 Osama Bin Laden, appeared Thursday on the al-Jazeera TV saying Islamic fighters are in control of much of Afghanistan.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

British Soldiers Die in Copter Crash

Six British soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the Czech Republic. The Czech Defence Ministry said the soldiers were taking part in a Czech-British military exercise when the crash happened near the city of Brno.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 993

Brunei Celebrates Royal Wedding

The future king of the sultanate of Brunei married a 17-year-old half-Swiss commoner in Asia's wedding of the year, attended by royalty and dignitaries from around the world. Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, 30, son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah wed

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8676

Italy Unites in Efforts to Save Abducted Women

Many people protested in Italy seeking the savior of the two peace workers kidnapped in Bagdad on Tuesday. Italian authorities sent an envoy to the Middle East to work for the release of two women aid workers kidnapped in Iraq.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Hurricane Ivan Hits Caribbean Islands

Hurricane Ivan swept through the south-eastern Caribbean islands, killing at least 12 people, flattening homes and knocking out power supplies. At least nine deaths were reported in Grenada, where the capital St George's was hit by 200km/h winds.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1486

Mine Fire Kills 19 in Turkey

At least 19 workers died and 17 were injured when a fire broke out in a copper mine in northwestern Turkey. The blaze and subsequent explosion collapsed the entrance to the mine near the town of Kure, 300km north of the capital, Ankara.

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Report: Palestinian PM Resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei on Tuesday once again submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat. The London-based Asharq Al Awsat reported Wednesday that Qurei decided to quit over disputes regarding lack of reforms in the Palestinian Au

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Islamists Force Turkey, Jordan to Close Embassies in Iraq

An Islamic website published a statement purporting to be from an Iraqi group threatening Turkey and Jordan with painful reprisals unless they closed their embassies in Iraq and left the oil-rich country. The group, calling itself "The Al-Hussein Islamic

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766

Baghdad Clashes Kill Dozens

More than 40 have died in Baghdad's Sadr City over a 24-hour period, during clashes between US soldiers and militants loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The renewed fighting came after a period of calm in the impoverished neighbourhood after Shia le

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

British Soldier Arrested Over Murder of Iraqi Civilian

British police announced that a 21-year-old British soldier had been arrested and charged with the murder of a civilian in Iraq. The arrest came after Britain's attorney general ordered an investigation into the death of Iraqi Hassan Said who died in sout

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

Woman Attempts Terrorist Act in Turkey

A woman has committed suicide when Turkish police was on her tracks to arrest her, local NTV informed. The 20-year-old woman has attempted to detonate the bomb belted around herself, but after failing to do it, shot herself with a gun.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2184

Baghdad Governor Survives Attack

Baghdad's governor Ali Radhi al-Haydary survived an assassination attempt after fire was opened on his convoy and a car bomb exploded by the roadside. One bystander was killed in the attack, while the governor was unhurt.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

At Least 13 Killed in Gaza

At least thirteen members of the radical Palestinian group Hamas were killed and 45 wounded in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip, the bloodiest strike in months. Most of the casualties were members of the anti-Israeli militant group.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Liz Hurley "Pregnant"

Model-turned-actress Liz Hurley is having a baby with Indian businessman Arun Nair. The 39-year-old actress and former girlfriend of actor Grant is rumoured to be pregnant with her second baby, according to the News of the World.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1196

French Journalists Kidnapers with New Demands

The group holding two French hostages in Iraq has issued three conditions for their release. The Islamic Army of Iraq said France had 48 hours to pay a GBP 2.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Million Ransom Claimed for Kidnapped Macedonians

The kidnappers of three Macedonians working for a US company in Iraq have asked for a ransom of one million euros for their release, according to RIA Novosti news agency. An official from the US employer was stunned by the incredibly lump sum saying there

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1270

Turkish Driver Set Free in Iraq

Iraqi kidnappers have released a Turkish driver, a day after his employers said they were pulling out of the country to secure his freedom. The group holding Midhat Civi had threatened to behead him unless his employer and others from Turkey stopped "co-o

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Frances Kills 2, US Awaiting New Hurricane

Tropical storm Frances killed two and knocked out power for three million people in Florida, authorities said, as a new hurricane gathered force in the Atlantic. The storm left thousands of fallen trees, smashed traffic lights and downed power cables.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Dozens Die in Chinese Floods

At least 76 people died as a result of torrential rain in south-western China. About 70 more are missing in the most destructive storms of the year in Sichuan province and nearby Chongqing.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Clinton Heart Operation Underway

Doctors in New York have begun a heart bypass operation on former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton, 58, was moved to a theatre for surgery on Monday morning, three days after being hospitalised suffering chest pains and shortness of breath.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

US Marines Killed in Iraq Ambush

At least six US marines have been killed in an ambush on a military convoy on the outskirts of Falluja in Iraq. Several more were wounded in the attack, which was said to have involved a massive car bomb.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1003