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Fire Rages in Madrid

An electricity substation caught fire in central Madrid, causing an explosion and halting floor trade at the Spanish stock exchange. No further details were revealed.

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 455

Bomb Explosion Kills 10 in Iraq

A car bomb exploded near the main police station and government offices in the Iraqi town of Haditha, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27. The explosion happened as the police were beginning their morning shift, an interior ministry official said.

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Gay Marriage Ban Fails

An election- year effort to ban same-sex marriages by amending the US Constitution died Wednesday on the Senate floor, triggering cheers from gay-rights advocates and vows from conservatives that ultimately they will prevail. The measure, supported by Pre

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

Policemen Die in Iraq Blast

Three Iraqi policemen died Thursday when a suspected are bomb exploded in Hadidha. The blast took place near the city's central police office.

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World's Largest HIV Vaccine Trial to be "Scrapped"

Health experts and activists said that the world's largest HIV vaccine trial in Thailand is an expensive flop and demanded that it be scrapped. The multi-million dollar trial involves tests on 16,000 Thai citizens and is the third and last hurdle before t

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

France Considers EU Constitution Poll

President Jacques Chirac announced that France will hold a referendum next year on the European Union constitution. The new constitution agreed by 25 EU leaders last month must win approval in each member state either by a vote in parliament or by public

World | July 14, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

"Serious Flaws" in Iraq Intelligence

The intelligence used to justify war with Iraq is now thought to have been unreliable, the Butler Report says. The 196-page report says MI6 did not check its sources well enough, and sometimes relied on third hand reports.

World | July 14, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Many Die in Baghdad Bombing

At lest nine people died in Baghdad when a suicide bomber attacked the main Geeen Zone entrance. The explosion came just as workers were queuing to get inside the complex.

World | July 14, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Chechnya Acting President Escapes Death

Chechnya's acting president escaped injury in the Chechen capital when an explosion hit his motorcade. Still, one person was killed and three were wounded in the attack.

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

500 Arrests in Iraq

Iraqi police detained more than 500 crime suspects, in what is said to be the country's biggest raid since war was declared over. The detainees are suspected of crimes including murder, kidnapping and drug-dealing.

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

Quake Shook Slovenia

A climber died during an earthquake measuring at least 4.9 degrees on the Richter scale in Slovenia's mountainous northwest.

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

India Eyes Dancing Record

People in the Indian capital Delhi have been dancing continuously for 55 hours, hoping to break a world record and enter the Guinness Book. Several of the country's best DJs kept the party going on.

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

US to Stay in BiH

The United States is considering keeping a key military air base in Bosnia-Herzegovina after NATO wraps up its peace mission there as part of a new force projection concept designed to facilitate the war on terror, military officials said. The plan, whose

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

France-Iraq Ties Restored

Iraq and France have restored their diplomatic relations, and plan to exchange ambassadors as soon as possible. Ties between the two countries were severed in 1991 by Iraq's then leader Saddam Hussein.

World | July 12, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Athens Plunges into Darkness

A power blackout hit the Greek capital around noon today. The officials are still uncertain as to the cause of the failure.

World | July 12, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Rockefeller Dies at 94

Laurance Rockefeller, the conservationist and philanthropist who founded Grand Teton Lodge Co. and protected part of Grand Teton National Park, died in his sleep Sunday.

World | July 12, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

US Might "Delay Elections over Terror Threat"

The Bush administration is said to be investigating the possibility of postponing the presidential election in the event of a terror attack. The White House will neither confirm or deny the report, which suggests Congress might be asked to grant the power

World | July 12, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

Iraq, Syria Seal Frontier

Iraq reported it reached an agreement with Syria to seal their long desert border and stop the infiltration of foreign insurgents. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh announced the move after talks in Damascus with President Bashar Assad.

World | July 12, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Biggest AIDS Conference Opens

The largest ever International AIDS Conference opened in Bangkok with 17,000 delegates due to attend. The six-day 5th International AIDS Conference will seek ways to fight the pandemic.

World | July 11, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Serbia's President Sworn in

Serbia's first pro-democracy president since World War II was inaugurated on Sunday. He promised to work to achieve stability for the Balkan republic and bring it closer to the European Union.

World | July 11, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Tel Aviv Bomb Kills 1

Palestinian bomb killed a woman and wounded about 14 other people at a bus stop in Israel Sunday. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said proved the need to continue building a West Bank barrier, which was declared illegal by the World Court.

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