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Exit Poll: Putin on the Lead with 69%

Russia's incumbent President Vladimir Putin seems to be cruising into his second mandate in office. On Sunday evening, exit polls showed that he garnered some 69% of the votes cast, and turnout hit the crucial 50% to validate the vote.

World | March 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Four US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad

Four US soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Sunday. This makes for a total of six Americans killed in Iraq over the weekend.

World | March 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Russia Poll Turnout Reaches 51.73%

Turnout in Russia's presidential poll hit the crucial 50% on Sunday afternoon, leaving very few doubtful about incumbent Vladimir Putin's victory. The President faces five other candidates, but they have been going through no active campaigning.

World | March 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Putin Set for Landslide Win

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is expected to score a lanslide victory in today's presidential elections. He faces five other candidates, however, their campaigns seemed to attract to great numbers of potential voters.

World | March 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Russia's Elections Observed by 500 Outsiders

More than 500 foreign observers will monitor Sunday's elections in Russia. Expectations are high for current President Vladimir Putin to win a second term in office, since there has been no significant opposition to his campaign.

World | March 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Football Fans Fray Kills Five in Syria

At least five people died in a stampede in Syria, prior to a football match between Al-Jihad and Fituwya FC. There are reports of more than 200 people injured, as fans of the visiting team started throwing stones at their adversaries in the city of Qamish

World | March 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Two US Soldiers Killed in Tikrit

Roadside bomb killed two US soldiers in Tikrit and injured four, exploding as they were patrolling the area. The town, located north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, is the birthplace of ousted President Saddam Hussein, and has been a lair for guerillas ever si

World | March 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

US Step up Osama Hunt in Afghanistan

The US officially announced a new operation in Afghanistan, in an aim to destroy the local al Qaeda network and hunt for leader Osama bin Laden. He is believed to be hiding somewhere in the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

World | March 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Serbia Remembers Killed PM Zoran Djindjic

Serbia has marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic with renewed commitments to fight organised crime and push ahead with pro-Europe reform. Memorial plaques were laid outside the government building where Mr D

World | March 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

San Francisco Same-Sex Weddings Halted

California Supreme Court ordered on Thursday an immediate halt to same-sex weddings in San Francisco. It is expected to rule within a month on whether the city had the authority to issue marriage licenses in defiance of state law.

World | March 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

South Korea Votes to Impeach President Roh Moo-hyun

South Korean parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to impeach President Roh Moo-hyun for illegal electioneering and incompetence charges. Roh's presidential powers were immediately suspended and Prime Minister Koh Gun will lead until a Constituti

World | March 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

US Arrests "Spy for Saddam"

A US citizen has been arrested on charges that she acted as an Iraqi spy, prosecutors in New York say. Susan Lindauer, 41, was detained in the state of Maryland.

World | March 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

US Seeks Details on Gaza Withdrawal

US diplomats pressed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for more details of his proposed withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, as his top security advisers recommended Israel also dismantle as many as 24 settlements in the West Bank. The proposed pullout from much of

World | March 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Hubble Takes Deeper View of Cosmos

Scientists have unveiled an extraordinary picture of the early universe in an image snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope that looks deep into the cosmos. Experts at the Space Telescope Science Institute said on Tuesday the image dated back 13 billion yea

World | March 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

Greek Olympic Official Resigns

The General Secretary to Athens Olympics organizing committee (ATHOC) has resigned, the first departure of a top official since the new government took power. Officials said Costas Kartalis resigned despite pleas from new Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis

World | March 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

US Teen Faces Life Jailing for Murders

US teenager Lee Malvo faced a life sentence for being involved in the 2002 Washington shooting attacks that killed ten. Earlier, his accomplice and mentor in the shootings, John Allen Muhammad, was sentenced to death by another court.

World | March 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

New Haiti PM Urges Disarmament

Haiti's newly-appointed PM called for disarmament and ending dictatorship from the past, as he arrived back in the country from exile. Former Foreign Minister and UN diplomat Gerard Latortue had lived in the US since 1988, and was now appointed to organiz

World | March 11, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Argentina to Repay IMF

Argentina has promised to pay USD 3.1 B to the IMF, missing by five hours a second default on an IMF loan repayment schedule.

World | March 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Report: Bin Laden May be Eyeing to Move

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden might be preparing to move from Pakistan to Afghanistan, according to US intelligence sources cited by CNN. US intelligence found signs of a network of al Qaeda couriers and safe houses on the Afghan side of the border, sou

World | March 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 640

Abu Abbas Dead in US Custody

Abu Abbas, the Palestinian who led the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in which a wheelchair-bound American hostage was killed, has died in US custody, apparently of natural causes, a Pentagon official announced. Abu Abbas, whose real name

World | March 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

2 Killed in Suicide Attack on Turkey's Masonic Lodge

Two suicide attackers stormed a Masonic lodge in Turkey Tuesday opening fire with automatic weapons and setting off explosions that killed two people and wounded five, officials said. One of the attackers also died and one was injured in the assault, whic

World | March 10, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550