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UK Launches Citizenship Tests for Immigrants

The United Kingdom has launched compulsory tests for immigrants who want to become British citizens. The "Life in the UK" test covers government, society and practical issues and costs 34 pounds.

World | November 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 767

Bird Flu Virus in Canada

Authorities in Canada have detected the bird flu virus in 33 wild ducks during a survey along migratory flight paths in seven Canadian provinces. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said in a statement that 28 wild ducks in Quebec and five in Manit

World | November 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 658

Many Feared Dead In Basra Blast

A car bomb exploded in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, and there are fears many people could be dead. The blast went off in a busy area filled with shops and restaurants, many of them packed with people out for the evening during the Ramadan festivities

World | October 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 916

Resolution Demands Syrian Cooperation

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution against Syria. The resolution demands that Damascus fully cooperate with the UN investigation into the murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

World | October 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

40 Iraqis Reported Dead after US Raid

Forty people were reported dead and twenty wounded following a US aircraft raid on an Iraqi settlement near the Syrian border. A US military spokesman said the raid in Karabila, close to the town of Qaim, was a precision strike on an al Qaeda leader and w

World | October 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Spanish Princess Gives Birth to Girl

Spain's Princess Letizia has given birth to a baby girl, it was officially announced on Monday. The 33-aged former television news presenter was admitted to a private clinic in Madrid late on Sunday.

World | October 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 509

Late Pope's Car Sold for EUR 560,000

A Houston attorney has paid 560,000 euros for a car owned by late Pope John Paul II. The 1975 blue Ford Escort attracted four or five bids before being sold.

World | October 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

Tito's Parrot Quarantined over Bird Flu Fears

The parrot Koki of the former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito has been put under quarantine as a precautionary measure following the bird flu cases reported in Croatia, DPA reported. The Croatian media reported that Koki has been quarantined along with ot

World | October 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3085

Blast Rattles Delhi Market

A busy market in the Indian capital, Delhi, has been hit by an explosion and casualties are feared. Saturday's reports also mention blast in other areas of the city.

World | October 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

Cheney Aide Quits After Indictment

A top aide to the US vice-president has resigned after being charged with perjury over an investigation into the unmasking of a covert CIA agent. Lewis Libby, chief-of-staff to Dick Cheney, was also charged with obstruction of justice and making false st

World | October 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Greece Celebrates National Holiday

Greece celebrates the so called "No - Day", a national holiday marking the Greek army's resistance against the attacks by Italian fascists lead by Benito Mussolini in 1940. The day is called after the Greek defenders who stated a firm "no" to the attacks.

World | October 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 781

Bird Flu Alarm Sounded in Kosovo

Bird flu cases have been registered in Kosovo, Belgrade radio B-92 reported, underlining that the information is unofficial and that there is still no conformation from the UN mission in the region. The Belgrade radio announced that in the Kosovo village

World | October 27, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Amsterdam Airport Fire Kills 11

A fire broke out early on Thursday in a prison complex for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, killing 11 people and injuring 15. Officials said a number of detainees escaped during the fire.

World | October 27, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

Blair to Map out European Agenda

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to set out his plans for the final two months of the UK's European Union presidency. He is expected to tell the EU to stop looking in on itself and remind MEPs about the competition it faces from countries such as India and

World | October 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786

Deadly Bird Flu Found in Croatia

The strain of the bird flu virus leathal to humans has been found in Croatia, the European Union has announced. The virus, also known as avian flu, was discovered in wild swans found dead at a pond in eastern Croatia last week.

World | October 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Iraq Okays New Constitution

Iraqis have approved a new constitution, according to official results from a nationwide referendum. In the October 15 vote 78% backed the key document and 21% opposed it, electoral commission officials have announced.

World | October 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

Legend Nightwish Bid Singer Goodbye

Finnish melodic metal band Nightwish ended their tour "Once" bidding goodbye to their singer Tarja Turunen, the band announced. Right after the show, the rest of the band served Turunen a letter explaining their reasons for parting ways.

World | October 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Wilma Makes Florida Landfall

A category-three hurricane Wilma has made landfall in Florida Monday. Tornado warnings have been issued for parts of the state, and people who defied evacuation were urged to seek emergency shelter.

World | October 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Iraq Insurgents Claim More Lives

A wave of violent attacks hit Iraq the past Sunday, claiming more than 15 lives. Media reported about a roadside bomb hitting the car of a police colonel, and killing him and his two children.

World | October 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 534

Wilma Heads for Florida

Hurricane Wilma has left Mexico's Gulf coast after pounding the Yucatan peninsula for more than 48 hours, BBC reported. Wilma has weakened and was heading north in the Gulf of Mexico but could intensify as it approaches Florida's west coast, say forecaste

World | October 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

117 Feared Dead in Nigeria Crash

A Nigerian airliner with 117 passengers and crew on board crashed after takeoff from Lagos, officials said, and it was unclear Sunday if there were any survivors. The plane went down in Oyo state north of Lagos.

World | October 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491
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