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Australia's PM under Fire over Iraq

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard faced the criticism of more than 40 former Australian diplomats and defence chiefs, who accused him of deceiving the country over the reasons for the Iraq war. "We are concerned that Australia was committed to join t

World | August 8, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 884

Gays Hit Strait-Laced Singapore

Asia's biggest gay and lesbian festival opens off late Saturday in Singapore, which has banned gay groups from registering as societies. Organizers promise the three-day event will kick off in spectacular fashion with all-night partying and dancing at the

World | August 7, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 651

Conspicuous Absence of Tourists in Athens

Safety concerns and high prices have been blamed for the absence of tourists in Athens, days before the opening of the Olympic Games. Ticket sales figures show that more than half of the 5.

World | August 7, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 632

US Female Soldier "Admitted Abuse "

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World | August 7, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 972

Poor US Jobs Figures Revealed

US employers added just 32,000 workers to their staff numbers last month, as far weaker employment figures than expected were revealed. The addition to the "non-farms payroll" was the lowest this year, and smaller than the most gloomy estimate.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

US: 300 Militants Killed in Najaf

Over 300 fighters loyal to a firebrand Iraqi Shiite cleric have been killed in fierce clashes around the holy city of Najaf in the past two days. Battles in other Shiite areas of the country have killed dozens more, according to Iraqi authorities.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Poll: Kerry Leads in California

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has a strong lead over President Bush in California, according to a poll. A Field Poll of 633 Californians between July 30 and Aug.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Skopje Shattered in Quake

A quake measured 4 on the Richter scale incited fears in Macedonian capital Skopje, reminded local people of a deadly earthquake more than three decades ago. According to Greek MPA news agency, the quakes were registered early on Friday morning, with epic

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Lebanese Truck Drivers Missing in Iraq

Four Lebanese truck drivers are missing in Iraq. Contacts are underway to find out whether the four have been kidnapped, a ministry official said.

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Iraq Sees Fiercest Battle since Truce

At least 17 people were killed Thursday and a US helicopter was shot down as Coalition troops fought with Shiite Muslim followers of the radical Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr. More than 100 people were reported wounded in the Shiite south and the Baghdad slum stro

World | August 6, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Germany Restricts Schiffer's Filming Career

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer has been banned from filming a television commercial at Germany's highest mountain peak because authorities said it would defame a national landmark. Schiffer, 33, was to appear in a spot for a mail-order company alongside gian

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Militants Attack Indian Police Camp

Nine Indian policemen were killed and eight injured in an attack on their camp by suspected Muslim militants in the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, police said on Thursday. Militants stormed their way into the camp of India's Central Reserve Police Forc

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

5 Killed in Iraq Car Bomb Explosion

A car bomb exploded outside a police station south of Baghdad killing at least 5 people and wounding over 21others, police said. The bomb exploded in the town of Mahawil, around 75km south of Baghdad.

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Paraguay Blaze Death Toll Hits 426

A forensic team examined the charred interior of a Paraguayan supermarket to determine the cause of a weekend blaze that killed more than 400 people. As the specialists took burn samples from the building, Interior Minister Orlando Fiorott said the invest

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

French Teens Die in Fire

An overnight fire at a horse stable in eastern France has killed eight people, including seven teenagers. The fire took place in the town of Lescheraines in the Savoie region, north of Chambery.

World | August 5, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

Day of Hostages Release in Iraq

Six Jordanian and Turkish truck drivers from held hostage in Iraq have been released. Jordan announced Tuesday that seven of its citizens had been taken hostage by a group calling itself "The Mujahideen of Iraq, the Group of Death".

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Athens Hotel Workers on Strike

Thousands of hotel workers in the Greek capital Athens are staging a one-day strike calling for a big pay rise just days before the Olympic Games. They say they are ready to take further action unless their salaries are doubled ahead of this month's games

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Police Kidnapped by Sadr's Militia

The radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia has kidnapped 18 Iraqi police officers, apparently to force authorities to release detained militants. The kidnappings took place as Sadr's aides accused authorities of trying to arrest officials in the cl

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Pakistan Nabs More al-Qaeda Men

Pakistan has arrested two high-level al-Qaeda terrorists of African origin, one with a multimillion dollar US bounty on his head, in a widening a sweep against al-Qaeda's vast web of operatives. The suspects are believed to be linked to a militant already

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 682

Prison Abuse Photos "Taken for Fun"

A female US soldier told army investigators that photos of prisoners being abused in Iraq were taken "for fun". Private Lynndie England faces a number of charges, ranging from abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail, to having photos of them in humiliating p

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Over 30 M Affected by Bangladesh Flood

As many as 30 million people in Bangladesh, hit by the worst floods in six years, will need food aid for the next five months, a minister said as UNICEF reported an "exceptionally high" number of flood victims suffering from pneumonia. Minister for Food a

World | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 910