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Blair, Bush Consult Middle East Policy

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has sought consensus with US President George Bush to make the Middle East peace process an urgent priority, exploring whether the death of Yasser Arafat offers new avenues for restarting Israeli-Palestinian talks. The tw

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Indonesia Quake Claims Six Lives

A succession of earthquakes, measuring at least 6.0 on the Richter scale shook Friday an island in eastern Indonesia, killing at least six people and injuring 100 more.

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Train Accident Kills Ten in the Philippines

A passenger train derailed and tumbled down a ravine in the northern Philippines Friday, killing at least 10 people and injuring nearly 120 others, officials said. The train was carrying about 400 passengers at the time of the accident, authoritiers said.

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Al-Jazeera Airs Video of American Hostage

Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera has broadcast a videotape showing what it says is an American contractor of Lebanese origin held hostage in Iraq. The balding, middle-aged man was shown carrying a US passport and an identification card in the name of Dean Sad

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3058

Bush Appoints Gonzales Attorney General

President George Bush has nominated White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, a son of migrant workers, to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft as head of the Justice Department. If approved by the Republican-controlled Senate, Gonzales will become the admi

World | November 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 511

Kirkuk Governor Escapes Assassins

The governor of the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk has survived an assassination attempt, local police said Thursday. The car bomb explosion that targeted Abdel-Rahman Mostafa has injured 16 people, however, the governor remained intact.

World | November 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

France Begins Ivory Coast Evacuation

Continuing anti-French demonstrations in Ivory Coast have prompted the evacuation of French nationals from the area. The unrest came in response to the French destruction of the Ivorian Air Force, following the killing of nine French peacekeepers on Satur

World | November 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Suez Canal Reopens

Egypt's Suez Canal has reopened for shipping traffic, three days after a broken-down oil tanker blocked the longest closure, for the first time in almost 30 years. The stranded Liberian-registered vessel has been shifted by tugs and is moving north, the S

World | November 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Karbala Attack Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Wounded

One Iraqi policeman was killed and five were wounded Tuesday evening in an attack on the Hail Al-Muhalimi Iraqi Police Station located in Karbala. The police station came under attack from insurgents using mortars, two Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive De

World | November 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Ashcroft, Evans Quit Bush's Cabinet

Attorney General John Ashcroft, one of President Bush's most controversial Cabinet members, and Commerce Secretary Don Evans, will not serve in the second term of his administration, the White House announced last night. Ashcroft drafted his resignation i

World | November 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

French Troops Fire on Ivorian Crowds

French forces opened fire Tuesday as thousands of angry loyalists massed outside an evacuation post for foreigners. A local hospital reported seven people killed and 200 wounded in a fourth day of chaotic violence pitting France against its former prize c

World | November 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

Greek Inflation Up

Greece saw a boosted inflation last month as compared to that in September, according to official data cited by Greek media. The figure has reportedly swelled from 2.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Car Blast Kills 2 in Moscow

A woman and a man were killed and another woman was heavily wounded in an explosion of a car at a parking lot in Moscow, ITAR-TASS reported, citing the Moscow police. The blast left the windows of a nearby building and cars broken.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Dutch Filmmaker to be Cremated

A Dutch filmmaker allegedly slain by an extremist is to be cremated Tuesday. Since the November 2 slaying of Theo van Gogh, whose last film was critical of how women are treated under Islam, fires have been set at mosques and a centre that aids immigrants

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Strong Quake Jolts Taiwan

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale rattled Taiwan on Monday night, local media reported.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Germans Mark Berlin Wall Fall

Ceremonies to mark the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be held in the German capital on Tuesday. The city's mayor will lay a wreath, while the chancellor when the wall fell, Helmut Kohl, will be taking part in a public debate.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Fallujah Fighting Goes On

Up to 15,000 US and Iraqi troops are continuing a full-scale assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. Overnight the city was attacked from all sides, by ground and air.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Suez Channel Shuts Down

Egyptian authorities have closed the Suez Canal on Monday after a disabled 89,000-tonne oil tanker defied efforts by tugs for a second day to free the waterway and release more than 60 blocked ships. The canal authority said the closure would remain in pl

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

US Forces Batter Falluja

US and Iraqi forces have made their first moves into Falluja ahead of a major offensive on the restive city. Overnight, they took two bridges and a hospital in the western side of the city, correspondents say.

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Explosion Hits Islamic School in the Netherlands

Explosion hit an Islamic school in the Dutch city Eindhoven, media reported. No one was in the building during the blast.

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

8 Injured in Japan Earthquake

A series of powerful tremors have injured eight people in the central Japanese region still recovering from an earthquake last month. Four tremors, with the strongest measuring 5.

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340
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