Two Killed in Gaza Strip Shootout

An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian fugitive were killed in a West Bank shootout Monday, the army said, part of a marked increase in tension in recent weeks despite a three-month-old truce. Israeli and Palestinian leaders traded accusations over the shoo

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Fiji Family May Have Gotten Wrong Remains

The US embassy has asked two Fijian families to postpone the funerals of their sons who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq because they are believed to have been sent the wrong remains, the embassy said Monday. In an apologetic statement the embassy said

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Car Bomb Kills Six in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in an upscale shopping district of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least six Iraqis and setting fire to an apartment building, police said, continuing a string of attacks that's left at least 123 people dead since Iraq's interim governme

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Australia Says "No" to Talks with Kidnappers

Australia is preparing to send an emergency team to Iraq to seek the release of a kidnapped Australian contractor, officials say. But Australian Prime Minister John Howard ruled out any negotiations with the man's captors.

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 560

N Korea Tests New Missile

Japanese officials say they are checking reports that North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the missile had flown about 100km (62 miles) into the sea.

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Iraq Arrests over Hassan Killing

Several people have been arrested in connection with the suspected killing of British aid worker Margaret Hassan. US and Iraqi forces raided a suspected insurgent hideout near Baghdad on Sunday and six people are being detained, Iraqi police said.

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Turkish PM Visits Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Israel on Sunday for a visit seeking to mend relations with the Jewish state and join in a new wave of Middle East peace efforts. Israel and Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim state, have long had stron

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Five Killed in Iraq Checkpoint Ambush

Insurgents armed with machines guns and rocket-propelled grenades ambushed a police checkpoint in Baghdad this morning, killing five policemen and wounding one, an official said.The latest attack raised the death toll to at least 70 since Friday after a f

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Alleged Zarqawi Tape Vows Attacks on US

An audiotape purportedly by one of America's most-wanted insurgents in Iraq, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, that was posted Friday threatens more attacks against US forces there and warns against collaborating with Americans. The authenticity of the 18-minute tape

World | April 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Website Claims Osama Bin Laden Died

An Islamic website has announced the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al Awsat reported Friday. The website claims close ties to the terror network.

World | April 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1573

Deadly Car Bombings Rock Baghdad

Seven car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the surroundings have killed at least 27 people and injured more than 100 in a spate of car bomb attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in and around Baghdad. The apparently co-ordinated blasts come just a day after

World | April 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

Senate OKs Berlusconi's New Govt

Premier Silvio Berlusconi's new government won approval from the Italian Senate on Thursday, ending a government crisis that followed an embarrassing defeat in regional elections. The confidence vote in the Senate - won 170-117 by the premier's conservati

World | April 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Iraq Govt Formed

Iraq's parliament has approved a partial cabinet of ministers, forming the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.However, several of the 36 ministries will be occupied by acting ministers until final names are decided.

World | April 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Death Toll in Japan Train Crash Tops 107

The confirmed number of the dead in the Japanese commuter train, which crashed on Monday, topped 107 on Thursday and is expected to rise as rescue workers seek to retrieved more bodies from the wreckage. Monday's crash was Japan's worst rail accident in 4

World | April 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1269

UK Lawyer Jailed over Bogus Visas for Romanians

A British solicitor has been sentenced to nine years in jail for forging documents to help hundreds of Romanian immigrants gain visas. Chris Christodoulides was arrested in 2004 in Dover in a joint operation between the Romanian authorities and Metropolit

World | April 27, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1616

Airbus A380 Makes Its Virgin Flight

Airbus' A380, the world's largest passenger plane, successfully took off on its maiden test flight Wednesday, a milestone for aviation. The new Airbus, the only twin-deck, four-aisle airliner in the world, can accommodate up to 550 passengers.

World | April 27, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 691

60 Feared Dead in Sri Lanka Accident

A fiery train-bus accident in Sri Lanka has killed at least 60 people and injured 30 others, police say. The collision was so violent, according to authorities, that the train split the bus in half, setting it on fire.

World | April 27, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Syria Withdraws Troops from Lebanon

The last group of Syrian soldiers have left Lebanon following a ceremony to mark the completion of their withdrawal after 29 years.The withdrawal was brought about by international pressure and Lebanese street protests.

World | April 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

New Train Crash in Japan, No Victims

A commuters train hit a truck and derailed in Japan, no victims were reported, world media announced. The incident took place just a day after Monday's deadly crash when 73 people were killed and 442 were injured after a packed West Japan Railway Co.

World | April 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1067

US Clears Troops over Italian Agent's Death

US investigators have cleared the American troops who shot dead an Italian agent after he secured the release of kidnapped journalist, Giuliana Sgrena. But Italy disagrees with findings in the preliminary report by the U.

World | April 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Czech PM Quits, Paroubek Steps in

Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross officially resigned from the post on Monday, to be replaced by Local Development Minister Jiri Paroubek. The move came after a longstanding political crisis that was triggered by an apartment scandal.

World | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581
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