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UK Angry at Lotto Winning Rapist

Public outrage has swept Briton after a convicted rapist won the lottery. Iorworth Hoare was on a day release from prison on Saturday and bought the winning ticket.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Florida Braces for Storm Punch

A state of emergency was declared in Florida as the state braces for a double storm punch. Tropical storm Bonnie is moving toward the state, as is Hurricane Charlie.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Boxer Fails Olympics Dope Test

Kenyan boxer David Munyasia has become the first Athens Olympics athlete to fail a drugstest.The Kenyan will miss the Games after he was tested positive for cathine, a prohibited stimulant.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Trains Collide in Turkey, 6 Dead

At least six people died and about 70 were injured in a Turkey passenger trains collision. The trains clashed into each other head-on in the north-west province of Kocaeli.

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Fierce Najaf Clashes

Fierce clashes were reported in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf between US marines and militants loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The confrontation has been going on for about two weeks, apparently entering into an even more violent stage on Thursday

World | August 12, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Jerusalem Checkpoint Hit by Explosion

A car bomb exploded near an Israeli army checkpoint outside Jerusalem injuring at least three people.The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group with ties to Yasser Arafat 's ruling Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack.

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

8 Bombing Suspects Detained in Turkey

Turkish police have detained eight people allegedly linked to Kurdish rebels for bomb attacks against two hotels in Istanbul and a liquefied gas plant. A previously unknown Kurdish group claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn bomb attacks Tuesday that ki

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Italy Boosts Security

Italy stepped up security in major cities as it faces a Sunday deadline from a group claiming an affiliation with Al Qaeda. On August 1, the group, calling itself as the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, told Italy to withdraw its 3,000 troops from Iraq within

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Al Qaeda "Plots" Assassination

A high-profile political assassination, triggered by a new message from Osama bin Laden, will lead off the next major Al Qaeda attack, The Washington Times reported in Wednesday editions, citing US intelligence officials. US officials familiar with intell

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Israeli Forces Raid Palestinian Town

Israeli forces raided the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis early Wednesday, firing a missile from a helicopter. At least12 people were wounded in the missile strike, three of them were in critical condition.

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Top Shiite Fraction Official Killed

Gunmen killed a regional leader of one of Iraq 's largest Shiite parties in a drive-by shooting south of Baghdad. Gunmen drove up beside the car of Ali al-Khalisi, the head of Diyala province for the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, and

World | August 11, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Oil Prices Hit Record-High Level

The price of crude oil has topped USD 45 a barrel - touching a record 21-year high of USD 45.04 in New York trade.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Cat Forces Belgian Plane to Land

An escaped pet cat created a scare on a Belgian airliner, forcing the crew to turn back to Brussels 20 minutes into its journey. SN Brussels Airlines stressed the incident had been a fluke and the crew had observed all safety regulations.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Donald Duck Gets Fame Walk Star

Cartoon character Donald Duck received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The beaming Donald and Mickey Mouse were among those who attended the star's unveiling on the sidewalk in front of the Walt Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre and Disney store in Ho

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 910

4 Dead in Austrian Bus Crash

At least four people have been killed and 40 seriously injured after a tourist bus carrying 48 passengers, most of them British, crashed in Austria. Police said that at least 27 Britons were on the bus, along with two Germans and two Russians.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Najaf Clashes Go On

US tanks pushed into Najaf's vast cemetery-turned-battlefield as helicopter gunships fired on Shiite militiamen hiding there. American patrols with loudspeakers went through the city, warning militants to leave or face death.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Japan Nuclear Firm Investigated

The Japanese company running a nuclear power plant where four employees died on Monday is being investigated on suspicion of negligence. Kansai Electric Power admitted it was told last year that a cooling pipe which burst was a safety threat.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

US Sees New CIA Director

US President George Bush has chosen Congressman Porter Goss to be the new director of the CIA. Goss, a Republican who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee, is to replace George Tenet, who resigned as CIA chief last month.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Libya Agrees Berlin Bomb Payout

Libya agreed to pay USD 35 M to compensate some victims of the bombing of a Berlin nightclub in 1986. The deal came in talks between Tripoli and lawyers for German victims of the attack at La Belle disco.

World | August 10, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

4 Killed in Japan Nuke Accident

At least four people have been killed in a steam leak at a nuclear power plant in Japan. Over 18 others have been hospitalized with severe burns, after the accident at the Mihama plant in Fukui prefecture.

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Israel OKs Settlement Expansion

Israel was on collision course with US again after it approved the construction of hundreds of new houses in one of the largest and most controversial of the West Bank settlements. Just days after the government received a slap on the wrist over plans for

World | August 9, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530