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US Troops in Iraq "Abuse, Sexually Humiliate" Reuters, NBC Staff

Three Iraqis working for Reuters and an Iraqi journalist working for U.S.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Iraqi Leader Buried

The funeral of Iraq's Governing Council head was held on Tuesday. Izzedin Salim was killed a day earlier in Baghdad.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Twelve Russians Killed in Chechnya

Twelve Russian military and police personnel were reportedly killed in Chechnya. According to world media, two Russian patrols hit landmines.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Pope Celebrates 84th Birthday

Pope John II celebrates his 84th birthday with the release of a new book titled "Get Up and Let Us Go". The 200-page publication includes "recollections and reflections" covering 20 years from when Karol Wojtyla became a bishop in 1958 to his election as

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Gay Weddings Stirring Backlash

Opponents of gay marriage hope the sight of same-sex couples taking legal wedding vows in Massachusetts will jump-start the stalled attempt to pass a federal constitutional amendment banning such unions nationwide. Despite President Bush's backing, which

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

11 Palestinians Killed in Rafah Camp Raid

Eleven Palestinians were killed and over 30 injured during a major Israeli raid on the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Three of the victims were shot dead by Israeli troops in the western Tel al-Sultan neighbourhood of the camp.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

Manilla Multicoloured in Parade

Numerous Filippino clowns participated in a parade along capital Manila's Ayala Avenue. Nationwide celebrations marked the 334th anniversary of Makati, the Philippines' financial center, situated near Manila.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

Russian Hostages Released in Iraq

Two Russians who were kidnapped in Iraq earlier this month have been freed, media reported. The men were abducted on May 10.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

US "Speed Up" Iraq Pullout

The US and the UK are planning to speed up their pullout from Iraq, media said. However, British forces are planning to stay until at least 2006.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Israeli Raid in Gaza

Israeli forces have moved into southern Gaza. According to Israeli army radio, the operation was launched to seal off the town.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

US Troops Die in Salim Assassination Blast

Two US soldiers are among the victims of the car bomb blast that killed Iraq's current leader. Izzedine Salim died near the coalition headquarters in capital Baghdad.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1234

Deadly Clashes in Karbala

AT least five Iraqis died and 32 were injured during Sunday night's clashes in Karbala. Media reported that coalition troops were battling loyalists of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

10 Hurts as Trains Derail in Italy

Three trains have derailed between Genoa and Milan in northern Italy. At least ten people have been hurt, according to reports.

World | May 16, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Ukraine Sweeps Eurovision Contest

Ukraine star singer Ruslana won its first Eurovision Song Contest title in Istanbul. The charismatic brunette and her dancers performed their number "Wild Dance," a mix of rock and folk music.

World | May 16, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

Moderate Quake Rattles Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook early Sunday Istanbul and the surrounding towns, causing panic among residents but no damage or casualties.

World | May 16, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 658

South Africa to Host 2010 World Cup

South Africa will host the 2010 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced at an official ceremony in Zurich. This is the first time the competition will be held in an African country.

World | May 15, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Actress Gwyneth Gives Birth

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has given birth to a baby girl. The Oscar winner gave birth to her first child at a London hospital after a long labour yesterday.

World | May 15, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

Polish Parliament Rejects PM Designate-Gov

The Polish parliament in a no-confidence vote late Friday rejected the government of prime minister-designate Marek Belka, leaving the new European Union member in political limbo just two weeks after joining the bloc. Two-hundred sixty-two legislators vo

World | May 15, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

US Forces Attack Iraqi Holy Ground

Several US tanks have entered the holy Iraqi city of Najaf blasting guerrilla positions on local cemetery, ground sacred by Iraqis, for the first time. Najaf is a city within a city covering several square miles where Shi'ites from all over the world wish

World | May 14, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 893

Denmark Rejoice at Royal Wedding

Danes have lined the streets of Copenhagen to celebrate the wedding of the heir to Europe's oldest throne and an Australian estate agent. Tasmanian Mary Donaldson, 32, is the first Australian-born ruling royal having married Crown Prince Frederik, 35.

World | May 14, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3526

Al-Sadr Declares Jihad on US in Nasiriya

Iraqi militants loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr declared a holy war on all Americans in the Southern Iraqi town of Nasiriya. The rebel cleric has reiterated threats to stage suicide attacks against occupation forces targets in Iraq should they ent

World | May 14, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1331