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US Cut Search for Iraq WMD

Intelligence officials have confirmed the US has stopped searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Intelligence sources said the chief US investigator, Charles Duelfer, was not planning to return to the country.

World | January 12, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Stormy Winds Batter Britain Again

Two bodies have been found off the coast of western Scotland after winds of more than 120 mph tore across the North. The find, if connected, would take the death toll from last night's storms to five.

World | January 12, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Quake Hits Turkey, 1 Injured

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Turkey's southern Aegean coast 01:48 a.

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

UN Official: Tsunami Toll Could Reach 200,000

The death toll from the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean could rise to 200,000 from the current figure of about 150,000, a United Nations (UN) official coordinating humanitarian relief has said. While the relief effort continued to make "great strides," Kevin

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Ethnic Hungarians Gain Autonomy in Romania

Romania's new government has announced that it would appoint ethnic Hungarians as governors of three provinces with significant Magyar populations. Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said they would head the local governments in Covasna, Bistrita Nasaud and M

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

At Least 55 Feared Dead in Bus Crash in India

More than 55 passengers are feared dead as their bus fell into a canal in southern India on Monday. At least seven people survived and rescue teams were searching for others, but said they feared most on board may have drowned.

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

Baghdad Deputy Police Chief Assassinated

Baghdad's deputy police chief has been killed outside his home in the south of the Iraqi capital. Amer Ali Nayef was shot dead along with his son, Khalid Amer - also a policeman - as they left the family home for work in the south of the city.

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

US Relief Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia

A US helicopter on a relief operation crashed in a rice paddy near Banda Aceh's airport, injuring all 10 aboard and causing the military to briefly suspend flights on Monday. A new tsunami videotape showed roiling brown water engulfing everything in its p

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Sailor Dies after US Sub Grounded

A sailor has died after a US nuclear submarine ran aground south of the Pacific island of Guam. The accident occurred on Saturday, near the submarine's home port of Guam, one of the most important US Pacific bases.

World | January 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

Samarra Police Chief Killed

The acting police chief in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra was killed Sunday, a police official said. Gunmen opened fire on Mohammed al-Badri as he traveled in his car near Samarra, the official said.

World | January 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Toll Rises in Italian Train Crash

The death toll from a head-on collision of a passenger and a freight train near the Northern Italian city of Bologna has risen to 14. The two trains collided Friday afternoon on a stretch of single track in heavy fog.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

"US Attack" Kills 14 near Mosul

An explosion at a house south of Mosul killed 14 people and wounded five in what residents say was a US air attack. The U.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Pitt and Aniston Split

Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced they had decided to formally separate after seven years together. In a joint statement issued by Pitt's publicist, the two actors say they have split up after what they describe as "much thoughtful

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Al-Zarqawi Aide Held in Iraq - US

US-led multinational forces have detained a key leader in the Muslim militant network in Iraq headed by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the U.S.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2405

Seven US Troops Killed in Baghdad

Seven US soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by insurgents in Baghdad. A US military said their Bradley armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-west of the Iraqi capital on Thursday evening.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Palestinian Presidential Candidate Arrested

Palestinian presidential candidate Mustafa Barghouti has been arrested in Jerusalem, it has been reported. He was arrested on his way to Friday prayers at the al Aqsa mosque.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Bush Re-election Ratified

The US Congress officially ratified President Bush's election victory but only after Democrats forced a challenge to the quadrennial count of electoral votes for just the second time since 1877. Bush's second mandate is to begin January 20.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Train Crash, Gas Leak Kill Eight in US

Two trains collided and leaked hazardous chemicals in a small town in South Carolina, the United States, on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring at least 200 others, police officials said. Authorities ordered all 5,400 people within a mile of the c

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Iraqi PM Extends Emergency Laws

Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has extended for 30 days emergency laws that give his government special powers to crack down on insurgents. Allawi said the laws were extended because of the ongoing militant attacks aimed at derailing Iraq's upco

World | January 6, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Nelson Mandela's Son Dies of AIDS

Nelson Mandela, who has devoted much of his life after leaving South Africa's presidency to a campaign against AIDS, said that his 54-year son Makgatho had died of the ailment in a Johannesburg clinic. Makgatho L.

World | January 6, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

Madrid 3/11 Atocha Station Sees Train Crash

At least 22 people were lightly hurt in a crash of two low-speed commuter trains at the Atocha station, notoriously known for the March 11 terrorist acts last year when nearly 200 people died. The accident occurred at 12:40 p.

World | January 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608
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