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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

Norwegian Killed in Iraq

A Norwegian woman was killed near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk at the end of last week, DPA news agency informed. The 38-year-old lady and her two children were on a visit to the family of her husband, who is a Kurd, when unknown assailants shot at t

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1589

Bomb Threat Empties Japanese Embassy in Athens

The Japanese Embassy in Athens was evacuated over a bomb threat received by a telephone calling, Japan's Kyodo news agency informed. An anonymous call said that the building where the embassy is located would be blown off at 4 pm on Monday, DPA informed c

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Fighting Rages in Northern Iraq

US troops fought rebels in northern Iraq for a second day on Sunday, while Iraqi forces said they had captured 500 suspected militants further south. An unconfirmed report said two Iraqis were killed during the fighting in the northern city of Talafar, f

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Japan Hit by Quake

A strong earthquake rocked western Japan. The quake, which struck shortly after 7:00 p.

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Hurricane Frances Battles Florida

Hurricane Frances smashed into the east coast of Florida, bringing a night of powerful winds and torrential rain. Tornadoes have been sighted among winds swirling to the north, in the second big storm in less than a month.

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Body of Egyptian Hostage Found in Iraq

The body of an Egyptian who was kidnapped in Iraq in August has been found in northern Iraq, Iraqi police said on Sunday. Police said the body was found in the town of Baiji, some 112 miles north of Baghdad.

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

L.A. Airport Terminals Reopen

The Tom Bradley International Terminal and terminals 6, 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport were reopened around noon on Saturday after a security alert shut them down. A passenger bypassed security at one terminal and two flashlight batteries ex

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

France's Hopes High for Journalists Release

France hopes Islamic militants are about to free two French hostages. "All the indications we have strengthen hope for their imminent release," Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said, welcoming home a Muslim delegation that flew to Iraq to try to he

World | September 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Suicide Car Bomb in Kirkuk Kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed and another 32 wounded as a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle near a police academy in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Saturday. Police said the head of the bomber, with a long beard, was found among the debris after

World | September 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Clinton in Hospital for By-Pass Surgery

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to have visited a hospital to undergo tests for by-pass surgery operation within days. A source confirmed that Clinton was admitted after encountering a blockage in his arteries.

World | September 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Bush: Nothing Will Hold Us Back

US President Bush summoned the nation toward victory over terrorism and economic security at home. "Nothing will hold us back," Bush said in a Republican National Convention acceptance speech that launched his fall re-election campaign.

World | September 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

France Enforces Scarf Ban

The French state schools ban on Islamic headscarves and other religious symbols came into force on Thursday. Meanwhile, the kidnappers of two French journalists in Iraq threaten to kill them because of the divisive measure.

World | September 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Lawyer Imposed on Milosevic

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic might be imposed a defence lawyer by judges in the Hague tribunal. Milosevic, who was charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, has been insisting on defending himself.

World | September 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Milosevic Denies Poor Health Tricks

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic denied manipulating his intake of medicines to try to delay proceedings in his war crimes trial. Prosecutors said he was wasting court time by not taking drugs prescribed to control his high blood pressure.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Seven Truckers Freed in Iraq

Militants in Iraq freed seven foreign truck drivers after holding them six weeks. Also Wednesday, gunmen shot at a convoy carrying former Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi as he returned from Najaf to attend the first meeting of Iraq's 100-memb

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Appeal for Calm after Nepalese Riots

Nepal's prime minister appealed for calm following violent protests in the capital against the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq. Sher Bahadur Deuba called for restraint in a nationwide address on state radio.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

UN Condemns Terrorist Acts

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the latest wave of terror across Israel and Russia and the gruesome murder of 12 Nepalese civilians in Iraq. The UN Security Council condemned the Israeli suicide bombings and "all other acts of terro

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Bush Nominated for Second Term

The Republicans have formally nominated George Bush to run for a second mandate as US President. The move came during the Republican national convention in New York.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304