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Baghdad Car Blasts Kill 15

At least 15 people have been killed and 50 wounded in three car bomb explosions in Baghdad, officials say. Policemen are said to be among the dead in Thursday morning blasts in the Karrada commercial district.

World | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

US Spy Plane Crashes in Asia

A US Air Force U-2 spy plane has crashed in south-west Asia killing the pilot, according to a US military source. The crash occurred at late on Tuesday, when the pilot was returning to base after completing a mission in support of US forces in Afghanistan

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

US Spy Plane Crashes in Asia

An American spy plane has crashed in south-west Asia Tuesday, on its way back from a mission. The pilot of the machine has died, the US military announced a day later.

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

New Hopes for Solar Sail Craft

Scientists in the US say they may have recovered a signal from the first craft designed to use light from the Sun to power space travel. Organisers of the mission in California say there is now hope that the "solar sail" craft is orbiting Earth, hours aft

World | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 528

At Least 60 Injured in Israel Train Crash

Several people died and at least 60 were wounded in a train crash in Israel. A train collided with a truck near the city of Ashkelon Tuesday.

World | June 21, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Michael Jackson Seeks Swiss Refuge

Michael Jackson is allegedly planning to flee the US and live in Elizabeth Taylor's mountain villa in Switzerland. The pop icon was cleared of child abuse charges last week, but his passport is still held by the police.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

1st Cannabis Drug Goes on Sale

The world's first cannabis-based drug has been put out for sale, world media disclosed Monday. The Sativex mouth spray for multiple sclerosis treatment is now available on the Canadian market.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 602

12 Killed in Iraq Police Station Attack

A suicide bomber in Iraq has killed at least 12 people in an attack on police in the northern city of Irbil. The car bomb went off at a recruitment centre for traffic police in the Kurdish city.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

EU, US Meet to Warm Transatlantic Ties

EU leaders travel to Washington on Monday for a one-day summit with the United States hosted by President George W. Bush.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Dozens Killed in Baghdad Restaurant Bombing

A suicide bombing ripped through a popular Baghdad kebab restaurant, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25. The bomber detonated a vest laden with explosives at lunchtime on Sunday in the Ibn Zanbour restaurant, which is just half a kilometer from th

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

ETA Vows "End of Attacks" on Politicians

The Basque militant group Eta has declared it will no longer attack Spanish politicians, in a statement reported by the Basque newspaper, Gara. The group said it has closed its "front" against politicians because of changes in the political climate.

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Iran Hardliner to Contest Election Run-off

The hardline mayor of Tehran is to face a veteran former president in a run-off for Iran's presidency, after a surprise result in Friday's first round. The second round pits conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who led

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

US, UK Closes Missions in Nigeria

The US and the UK have closed their consulates in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, citing "security fears". The Foreign Office in London said the UK had shut its mission in Lagos as a precaution following the closure of the US consulate, which is just 100m

World | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Protesters Storm Kyrgyz Govt

Hundreds of protesters invaded the main government building in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek Friday. The demonstrators protested against the barring of a Kyrgyz businessman from running in the country's presidential elections in July.

World | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Tom Criuse Proposes to Girlfriend Katie Holmes

Actor Tom Cruise is to marry girlfriend Katie Holmes. The star proposed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

World | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Cambodia Crisis Ends, One Student Dead

Police have ended the hostage crisis at an international school in north-western Cambodia, after gunmen seized dozens of children. All of the gunmen were captured, but one young girl died during the operation, according to witnesses.

World | June 16, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 669

Labour Union Strike Blocks Athens Airport

The two largest Greek labour unions went Thursday on strike in response to governmental reforms in the country. The strikers believe that the changes introduced by the Greek government threaten the number of work places in the public sector as well as pen

World | June 16, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Tsunami Warning Triggers Evacuation in California

A tsunami warning was briefly issued for the California coast last night after an offshore earthquake, prompting scattered evacuations but no reported injuries. The alert, the first of its kind since November 2003, was canceled at about 9:10 p.

World | June 15, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 794

Two Killed in Russia Oil Deport Blast

Two people were killed by an explosion at an oil storage facility near the Russian capital, Moscow. At least one other person is injured, after safety regulations were reportedly violated as a railway tanker was being emptied.

World | June 15, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Annan Involved in New Oil-for-food Inquiry

The Iraq oil-for-food inquiry says it is "urgently reviewing" new material on the UN secretary general's alleged ties to a firm monitoring the programme. A memo by Swiss firm Cotecna published this week describes a meeting between Kofi Annan and its execu

World | June 15, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

EU Relaxes Ukrainian Visa Regime

The European Union (EU) will relax its visa procedures for Ukrainian citizens, starting form September, said Tuesday Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleh Rybachuk. He made the announcement after the ninth session of the Council for Cooperation between EU

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 612
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