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Annan Urges Overhaul of UN

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging world leaders to adopt a wide-ranging change in the agency. In a report that will be delivered to the general assembly on Monday, Annan includes proposals that recommend expanding the 15-member Security Council to

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 505

ETA Claims Responsibility for Attack Series

The Basque armed group ETA claims responsibility for several attacks in a statement, published in a Spanish newspaper. The armed group pointed out that some of the attacks are a consequence of the businessmen's refusal to "contribute with money to the lib

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Afghanistan Vote for Parliament September 18

Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on September 18, a joint Afghan-UN election commission said on Sunday. The election will require a major security operation to guard against violence by Taliban insurgents and intimidation by regio

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Bomb Kills Iraqi Police Official in Mosul

A bomb killed the head of the Iraqi police anti-corruption department in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday, officials said. Brigadier Walid Kashmoula was killed by a bomb placed in the police building where he worked.

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

Bomb Kills 15 in Pakistan

A powerful bomb exploded at a gathering of minority Shiite Muslims in a remote town of southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 25 others, police said. The bomb exploded outside the shrine of a Shiite saint near the town

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Putin Visits Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko for the first time Saturday since last year's disputed vote there. Relations between the two neighbours were strained by Putin's endorsement of the defeated candida

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Three Die in Iraq Funeral Attack

At least three Iraqi policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb while mourning the death of a colleague. The bomb attack came on Saturday in the northern city of Kirkuk, during a funeral procession for a policeman gunned down the day before.

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Landslide Disaster Hits Turkey

At least a dozen people went missing in a central Turkish village hit by landslide Friday, world media said. The disaster happened in the area in Koyulhisar district of Sivas province, about 450 kilometres east of the capital Ankara.

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 575

Soldier Held over Chubais' Attack

Russian police questioned a retired special forces officer over a failed assassination attempt on Anatoly Chubais, head of Russia's state power monopoly. Chubais, one of Russia's best-known figures and the architect of post-Soviet economic reforms, escape

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Jackson's Home "Pleasure Island"

An ex-housekeeper at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch described it as a "pleasure island" where children ran riot and slept in the singer's bedroom. Kiki Fournier, giving evidence in Jackson's trial on child abuse charges, told the court how the singer h

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Dutchman in Iraq Genocide Trial

The trial of a Dutch businessman accused of selling chemicals to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to make poison gas is due to open in Rotterdam. Frans van Anraat, 62, is accused of war crimes and genocide, the first time a Dutchman has faced that charg

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Bomb Kills Five in Afghanistan

Five people were killed and more than 30 wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Thursday. According to local report, the blast hit a taxi with four women and three children on board, and injured others in a nearby restaur

World | March 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 532

Rice Visits Afghanistan for Anti-Terrorism Talks

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice made her first visit to Afghanistan on Thursday for talks with top officials about counterterrorism, how to end the narcotics trade and ways to rebuild the country after years of conflict. Rice was due to meet senior

World | March 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

24-Hour Strike Paralyses Greece

A wave of strikes by workers in various sectors paralyzed the country on Thursday. The Greek trade unions demand better social guarantees for the workers and rise of salaries.

World | March 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1052

Italy Cements Stand on Iraq Pullout

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has informed US President George Bush about his decision to start withdrawing his country's troops from Iraq starting in September. Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said Italian troop withdraw

World | March 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 548

23 Survivors, 29 Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Twenty-three people have been rescued from the crashed AN-24, which was brought on fire while landing on a northern area of Russia. According to information from Russia's Emergency Ministry, there were 29 casualties out of 45 passengers and 4-member crew.

World | March 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 602

Boy Admits to Clearing Jackson

The boy who says Michael Jackson molested him has acknowledged that he cleared the pop icon in a conversation with his school dean. "I told Dean Alpert he didn't do anything to me," the boy said under questioning by Jackson attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr..

World | March 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 680

Californian Judge Voids Ban on Gay Marriage

A county judge has ruled California's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Judge Richard Kramer of the San Francisco Superior Court compared the ban to laws requiring racial segregation.

World | March 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Beirut Packed with anti-Syria Protesters

A record number of protesters have reportedly flocked to Beirut's Martyrs' Square on an opposition rally. Nearly one million people gathered at the site to protest against the continuing presence of Syrian forces in Lebanon, world media reported.

World | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Annan, Abbas Meet over Middle East Peace Process

The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, is due in the West Bank town of Ramallah for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Annan, making his first visit to the Middle East in four years aims to promote UN's support in Israeli-Palestinian

World | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Earthquake Hits Eastern Turkey

A strong earthquake shook eastern Turkey today, damaging buildings and injuring five people, two days after another quake in the region. The earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.

World | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370
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