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Australians Vote for New Government

Australian people went to polls Saturday, to choose a new government between the incumbent conservatives and main rival, the Labour Party. The two candidates differ the most on the US-led war in Iraq.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Kerry "Dominates" 2nd Debate

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was widely perceived as the winner in a second public debate with incumbent George Bush. The two sparred over the Iraq war, as well as over the economy, healthcare system and taxes.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 453

Balkans Rocked by Quakes

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook Skopje, Macedonia's capital, on Friday. The epicentre was located 70 km southwest from the city.

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1564

Bush Unleashes New Attack

US President Bush blistered Sen. John Kerry as an apostle of "retreat in Iraq" and tax-and-spend liberalism at home.

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Bomb Hits Embassy in Paris, Up to 10 Hurt

A bomb has exploded at the Indonesian embassy in Paris injuring nine people, including four embassy workers, French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said. A rigged package exploded at the base of a flag pole in front of the Indonesian embassy, de V

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Austrian Writer Wins Nobel Prize

The Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek has won this year's Nobel Literature Prize. She's only the 10th woman and the first since 1996 to win the prestigious award.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

At Least 39 Killed in Pakistan Bombings

At least 39 people have been killed and about 100 others injured in two explosions in the central Pakistan city of Multan. Police said the explosions were caused by a car bomb and a motorcycle bomb, targeting a large group of Sunni Muslims.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 556

Baghdad Hotels Target of Rocket Attack

At least two rockets were fired toward the Sheraton and Palestine hotels in central Baghdad on Thursday and a fire broke out in the area. Shortly after the attack, bursts of gunfire could be heard echoing across the city center.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

France's Chirac to Visit Libya

President Jacques Chirac has accepted an invitation to visit Libya this year, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier announced on Wednesday while visiting the African country. It would be the first trip to Libya by a French president in two decades.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Afghanistan Fears Elections Violence

Violence in the run-up to Afghanistan's landmark elections had not reached feared levels just days before the vote, still there are fears of major attacks on polling day.Officials have warned of a possible sharp spike in attacks on the day some 10.

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

CIA: No Link between Saddam and al-Zarqawi

There is no clear evidence that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein harbored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to a CIA report. Before last year's invasion to topple Saddam, the Bush administration portrayed Zarqawi as al Qaeda's link to Baghdad.

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

Edwards, Cheney Clash on Iraq

Democrat John Edwards accused Vice President Dick Cheney of "not being straight with the American people" about conditions in Iraq in a debate that has taken on added importance after the race for the White House tightened in the past week. Edwards, looki

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Lufthansa Plane Diverted by Bomb Alert

A plane of Lufthansa has made an emergency landing in Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus after a bomb threat. The bomb threat has been received at Frankfurt office of the German company.

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

Iran Announces Missiles with 2,000km Range

Iran now has missiles with a range of 2,000km (1,250 miles), former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani announced in a speech to the Aerospace Research Institute in Tehran. Rafsanjani said Iranian experts could now achieve "all subsequent stages" in the

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Rumsfeld Doubts Iraq Terror Link

American Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has admitted he has not seen seen ‘strong, hard evidence' linking ousted Iraqi leader Saddam and Osama Bin Laden's al Qaida. Asked to describe the connection between Hussein and al Qaida, the Pentagon chief decli

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Senior Iraqi Official Gunned Down

A top official at Iraq's science and technology ministry has been shot dead along with a female civil servant by unknown attackers in Baghdad, the interior ministry said. Thamer Abdellatif, one the general directors of the ministry, and a civil servant, I

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 455

Nobel Prize Winners to be Announced

The 2004 Nobel Prize winners will be announced this week.The first announcement comes Monday with the physiology or medicine prize, followed by a week of announcements of winners for physics, chemistry, economics, peace and possibly literature.

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

At Least 8 Killed in Baghdad Blast

At least 8 people have been killed and more than 50 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near the Green Zone in Baghdad. Witnesses claim that a car raced towards the entrance, where the US military has a checkpoint, but blew up before reaching it, detona

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

New Falluja Raids

US warplanes have carried out pre-dawn raids on the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja, killing at least seven people, hospital officials say. The US military confirmed that it had launched two air strikes, saying it had hit a building where "anti-Iraqi for

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Poll: Kerry Ahead of Bush

The first nationwide opinion poll in the US since Thursday's debate between President George W Bush and his Democratic challenger John Kerry then suggests that Senator Kerry might have significantly improved his standing. The two men hold their second TV

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 585

Italy Sends Back Island Migrants

Italy has begun airlifting migrants back to their point of departure after facilities on its southern outpost were swamped by hundreds of new arrivals. Three planeloads of illegal immigrants were sent back to Libya from the tiny Italian island of Lampedus

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346
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