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Police Kidnapped by Sadr's Militia

The radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia has kidnapped 18 Iraqi police officers, apparently to force authorities to release detained militants. The kidnappings took place as Sadr's aides accused authorities of trying to arrest officials in the cl

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Pakistan Nabs More al-Qaeda Men

Pakistan has arrested two high-level al-Qaeda terrorists of African origin, one with a multimillion dollar US bounty on his head, in a widening a sweep against al-Qaeda's vast web of operatives. The suspects are believed to be linked to a militant already

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 682

Prison Abuse Photos "Taken for Fun"

A female US soldier told army investigators that photos of prisoners being abused in Iraq were taken "for fun". Private Lynndie England faces a number of charges, ranging from abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail, to having photos of them in humiliating p

World | August 4, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Over 30 M Affected by Bangladesh Flood

As many as 30 million people in Bangladesh, hit by the worst floods in six years, will need food aid for the next five months, a minister said as UNICEF reported an "exceptionally high" number of flood victims suffering from pneumonia. Minister for Food a

World | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Turkey Rocked by Quake

Minor Asia's Turkish coast was shaken by a 4,3-Richter quake in the area of southern resort of Bodrum, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. No data about casualties or material damages have been reported yet.

World | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Statue of Liberty Reopens Doors

The Statue of Liberty reopens to visitors on Tuesday for the first time since the September 11, 2001, attacks following security and safety improvements paid for by more than USD 30 M in donations. The national monument in New York Harbor was closed nearl

World | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

Israel Plans WB Settlement Extension

Israel has approved the enlargement of a settlement on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank, despite an agreement with Washington against it. Political sources in Tel Aviv confirmed on Monday that 600 new housing units will be added to Maale Adumim,

World | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Paraguay Probes into Fire Carnage

Paraguayan authorities investigated claims the owner of a supermarket destroyed in a blaze that killed 364 people had ordered the doors locked so customers could not flee without paying. Prosecutors have said Juan Pio Paiva, owner of the Ycya Bolanos supe

World | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Iraqi Clerics Call for Unity

Iraqi leaders called for unity after a series of church bombings marked a deadly new tactic by insurgents and the first coordinated assaults on its Christian minority. At least 10 people were killed and some 50 wounded when six bombs blew up outside four

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Turkey Won't Truck Goods to Iraq

Turkey's truckers association said it would stop delivering goods to US forces in Iraq. A video posted on the Internet showed militants killing a Turkish national putting three bullets into his head.

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Cleric Al-Sadr "Trapped Home"

US troops have surrounded the home of wanted Shiite Muslim radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr in the Iraqi city of Najaf, according to reports. US armoured vehicles, backed by Iraqi security forces, have cordoned off the Al-Zahra neighbourhood, where Sadr's h

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1938

Olympic Games Ready to Roll

Athens Olympics chief Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki declared that preparations for the Games were now complete. "Nobody could imagine seeing a whole army of volunteers ready ...

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Disease Spreads as Bangladesh Floods Ease

Emergency medical teams in India and Bangladesh are battling to save thousands of people taken ill after drinking polluted water and rotten food as South Asia's worst floods in 15 years eased after killing more than 1,350. Nearly 5,000 medical teams have

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

UK Terror Threat "Serious"

The UK government said it has launched an investigation into the "real and serious" terror threat but didn't warn of any specific risk. The revelations come as the US remains on "high" alert over fears of an attack on major financial institutions, such as

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

US Threat Level Goes Orange

Security precautions at financial sites in New York City, northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

World | August 2, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

Iraq Blasts Kills 18

At least 18 Iraqis were killed by a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi city of Mosul Sunday. Two of the victims were policemen.

World | August 1, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Poland Remembers Anti-Nazi Uprising

Poland marks Sunday 60 years since the failed Warsaw uprising against the Nazi occupation. For the first time German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will attend the ceremonies.

World | August 1, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Nicolas Cage Weds Waitress

Oscar-winning actor Nicolas cage has married a former waitress at a private ceremony in California. The bride - 20-year-old Alice Kim - is Cage's third wife.

World | July 31, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 28797

Deadly Plane Crash in China

Five people have died in a Chinese plane crash, media reported on Saturday. The aircraft burst into flames after hitting an electric wire.

World | July 31, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

July Sees "Blue Moon"

A phenomenon referred to as "blue moon" - a second full moon in a calendar month - will occur on Saturday. The "blue moon" can be observed once in about 32 months.

World | July 31, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Kerry Wants US Trial for Osama

John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for US presidency, said he would better see Osama Bin Laden in US court that in an international tribunal. "I want him tried for murder in New York City, and in Virginia and in Pennsylvania," Kerry has said.

World | July 31, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344