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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.

World | July 11, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Austrian President Laid to Rest

Former Austrian President Thomas Klestil has been laid to rest, after a funeral held at Vienna's St Stephen's cathedral. Dozens of heads of state and members of European royal families gathered to pay their last respects to the 71-year-old Klestil.

World | July 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Sex Charges against US Female Soldier in Iraq

New sex charges have been raised against a US female soldier, involved in the mistreatment scandal, according to reports. Pfc.

World | July 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1322

Forbes Editor Killed in Russia

The editor of Forbes' Russian edition, Paul Klebnikov, has been shot dead near his office in capital Moscow. Investigators have said that they were at least two attackers who fired at the 41-year-old man.

World | July 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

ICJ Rules out Israeli Wall

The World Court has ruled that Israel must immediately stop its construction of the West Bank barrier, saying it is tantamount to annexation and in violation of international humanitarian law. The Hague-based court ruled on Friday that parts encroaching o

World | July 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 433

Emergency Op for David Bowie

David Bowie had to undergo an emergency operation because of acutely blocked artery, his publicist disclosed. The legendary musician has been treated last month in Germany, where he was on tour.

World | July 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Missing US Marine Safe in Beirut

US Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun, who was abducted in Iraq last month, is now in the US embassy in the Lebanon. This week, Hassoun's brother Sami announced that Hassoun was alive and had been released by his captors.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Iraqi Mortar Attack Kills Three

Three US soldiers and one Iraqi guardsman were killed in a mortar strike that destroyed an Iraqi guard headquarters. Another 18 US troops and three Iraqis were wounded in the attack on the coalition headquarters in Samarra.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Britney Snubs Prenuptial

Pop diva Britney Spears has refused to sigh a prenuptial agreement, media reported. After she got engaged to dancer boyfriend Kevin Federline, parents have been pressing on her to sign the document.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2755

Lindh Killer Sentence Cancelled

A Swedish court of appeals has called off the sentence of the man who assassinated Foreign Minister Anna Lindh last year. Mihajlo Mihajlovic had been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment, after testing proved he was not mentally ill at the time he stabbed L

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

7 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Strip

Seven Palestinians were shot dead and an Israeli officer was critically wounded during heavy clashes in this northern Gaza Strip town. The gunfight erupted when Israeli troops pushed into the town centre, backed by Apache helicopters.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Iraq Moves to Tighten Security

Iraq's interim prime minister has signed a new law that allows to impose tighter security measures. It gives the government the right to impose curfews, detain suspects and set up checkpoints.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

US Discloses Iraq Nuclear Operation

The US revealed that it removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq in a secret operation last month.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Olympic Hotels Face Strike Threat

Hotel workers in Athens are threatening to go on strike during the Olympic games in the city next month.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Kerry, Edwards Oppose Tax Cuts

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his choice for vice president, John Edwards, voted in lockstep on most bills in the U.S.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639