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Sept 11 Suspect Out on Bail

A man suspected of helping some September 11 hijackers was released on bail. Mounir al-Motassadek is awaiting retrial, after his conviction for being an accessory to more than 3,000 murders was dropped due to lack of evidence.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Fierce Fighting in Falluja

Heavy fighting between US forces and Iraqi insurgents is taking place in Falluja. The city, a hotspot of anti-US revolt, was sealed off after violence aggravated.

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Lorry Accident Kills 20 in Yemen

A lorry crammed into a fully packed market place in Yemen's town of Yarim, killing at least 20 people. According to reports of Gazeta Ru dozens other were injured.

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Los Angeles Times Swept 5 Pulitzers

The Los Angeles Times dominated this year's Pulitzer prizes for excellence in journalism winning in five categories including for breaking news. The Wall Street Journal won in two categories, the New York Times in Public Service Category and Washington Po

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 559

Mexico Floods Kill at Least 31

Raging flood waters killed at least 31 people on Monday when they crashed through a normally arid town in northern Mexico close to the US border. The surprise flood caused by unusually heavy rain swept away people and buried homes and cars in the town of

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Zarqawi Threatens US Forces in Iraq

Jordanian Mussab al-Zarqawi, the alleged leader of a network in Iraq believed responsible for several attacks there, threatened US-led forces in a recording broadcast on an Islamist website. In the message said to have originated from inside Iraq, Zarqawi

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 505

US Strike Back on Shia Radicals

US helicopters opened fire at targets of a Shia religious militia in Baghdad. The strike comes after two days of revolt by the Shiites in at least four cities.

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Paris Raid for Casablanca Bombing Suspects

French police detained 15 people in a raid Monday, including a number of people suspected of having links with suicide bomb attacks last year in Morocco. According to judicial sources, the 15 were seized in a Paris suburb and some were suspected of having

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Falluja is Sealed Off

US forces have sealed the Iraqi city of Falluja cutting it off from the rest of country, days after four US security advisers were killed and mutilated by a jubilant crowd there. The city, which lies 50 km west of Baghdad, has no colleges and universities

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Serbia Eyes Presidential Elections June 13

Serbia's next presidential election will be held on June 13 this year, said Serbian Speaker and Acting President Predrag Markovic announced yesterday. He stressed that new election legislation will make sure that a president is elected on June 13 after th

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Shia Rebels Expel US-Led Forces

Seven US soldiers have been killed in Baghdad in the latest round of clashes between Shia Muslim militia and US-led occupying forces in Iraq. The troops were killed in a battle for control of public buildings in the Sadr City area that had been taken over

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Serbia to Hold Presidential Elections June 13

Serbia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on June 13, announced Serbian Parliament Spokesperson Predrag Markovic. Boris Tadic, head of the Democratic Party announced just a day earlier that he would enter for the election.

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Sri Lanka President Wins Elections

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party won the country's parliamentary elections, but without enough seats for a majority. Final results showed the United People's Freedom Alliance party had 105 seats, compared to 82 for Prime Minister Ranil W

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Pope Leads Palm Sunday Celebrations

Clutching a braided palm as a symbol of hope and peace, Pope John Paul II led thousands of young people in a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter's Square, a celebration the Vatican described as an "antidote" to the fears of a world grappling with terror and

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 559

Bomb Blast Destroys Baquba Mosque

A bomb exploded outside a small mosque in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad, destroying most of the building and wounding one person. Witnesses said that the al-Rasul al-Adham mosque, predominantly attended by Shia Muslims, had collapsed from the force

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Strong Quake Jolts East Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures in eastern Japan.

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

5 Policemen Killed in Karachi Shooting

At least 10 gunmen stormed into a police station in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, killing five policemen and wounding one after demanding the officers recite Islamic verses. One of the attackers died in the shoot-out near the airport in the city,

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Relatives of Saddam's Number Two Arrested

US troops detained a bodyguard and nine relatives of Ezzat Ibrahim al-Duri, who was a top aide to ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and is still on the run, a family member said. On February 24, US-led coalition forces captured three men linked to Dur

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 717

Explosives Found in Southern France

French police found explosives said to belong to the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA near the border with Spain. French police made the discovery after the capture of two important ETA members just a day earlier in southwestern France.

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Pakistani Police Seeks Help in Al-Qaeda Hunt

Pakistan army helicopter dropped leaflets in a remote tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, urging tribesmen to help capture suspected al-Qaeda fugitives. The leaflets, in both Urdu and Pashto language, were dropped Friday in South Waziristan, t

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Chirac Pays Putin a Visit

French President Jacques Chirac launched a lightning visit to Russia on Saturday, dominated by a rare tour of a satellite command site and stalled talks on Russia's relations with an expanding European Union. Chirac became the first Western leader to visi

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254