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Charges Filed against Jacko "This Week"

Child abuse charges will be brought against pop star Michael Jackson this week, US officials have said. After surrendering to the police on November 20, 45-year-old Jacko was let out on a USD 3 M bail.

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Baker to Ask Europe for Iraq's Debt Reduction

Former US secretary of state James Baker started from Paris a European tour, meant to get agreement on reduction of Iraq's foreign debt. Baker will visit also the states that opposed the war in Iraq.

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

US Troops Shoot Dead Four Iraqis

US troops shot dead at least four Iraqis who were among protestors against the capture of Saddam Hussein in two towns west of Baghdad. The shootings took place on Monday night following the demonstrators' putting up Hussein's posters in the towns of Ramad

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

N Korea Rebuffs US Nuke Offer

North Korea rejected a US proposal to end a nuclear dispute and warned that Washington's "delaying tactics" would only prompt the communist government to step up development of atomic weapons. The North's main state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, said the

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Clark Testifies in Milosevic Trial

Former US general Wesley Clark started giving evidence to the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague. Clark, was NATO's allied commander during the alliance's 1999 campaign against Yugoslavia which forced Milosevic's troops out of Kosovo.

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

Wall Street Surges After Saddam Capture

US shares surged at the opening in a broad early rally in reaction to the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In the first 10 minutes of trade Monday, the Dow Jones industrials jumped 93.

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Bomb Attacks on Iraqi Police Stations Kill 8

Two nearly simultaneous car bombs killed at least eight people and wounded 17 other at Baghdad police stations.Stations to the west and north of the Iraqi capital came under attack Monday, a day after US forces announced they had found the ousted presiden

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Car Bomb Kills 9 Near Baghdad

A car bomb that exploded at a small settlement near Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday killed at least nine people, news agencies reported. A second blast took place near a police station in the capital, but reportedly injured no one.

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

At Least 70 Killed in Nepal

At least 70 people have been reported killed over the weekend in separate incidents in Nepal. According to government officials and local media the worst fighting between government forces and Maoist rebels too place in Dailekh district where 35 rebels we

World | December 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Pakistani Leader Escapes Blast Unhurt

In Pakistan, an explosion went off just minutes after President Pervez Musharraf passed in his car. The blast reportedly occurred near a bridge in Rawalpindi.

World | December 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Car Bomb Kills 17 in Western Iraq

A car bomb killed 17 policemen and wounded 30 more at a police station in western Iraq, international agencies reported. It went off about 8:40 am (0540 GMT) at the station on the main road about 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the east of Ramadi, a military

World | December 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Pavarotti Married Ex-Secretary

Opera star Luciano Pavarotti married his ex-secretary Nicoletta Mantovani on Saturday at a ceremony in northern Italy, attended by Irish rocker Bono and Italian singer Zucchero. The Giorgio Armani dresses of the bride and her daughter were pink, just like

World | December 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

More Deadly Violence in Iraq

Fears that the situation in Iraq could worsen mounted as US soldiers gunned down an Iraqi man in fallen dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit late Friday. He said he opened fire on them from a car just outside a US military base.

World | December 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Ex- Azerbaijani President Died at 80

Former Azerbaijani President Geidar Aliev died at 80 at the Cleveland Clinic, after he suffered from congestive heart failure and kidney problems. No details on the death cause were given by the clinic.

World | December 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Iraq Bombing Injures 2 Polish Troops

A bomb exploded on the outskirts of the southern Iraqi city of Mahaweel on Friday, injuring two Polish soldiers on patrol in the area. The soldiers' injuries were not life threatening.

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Israeli FM Announced Start of Peace Talks

Israel Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said on Friday after a meeting with the US Secretary of State Colin Powell that he and Powell agreed that negotiations between Israel and the Palestina should begin immediately without preconditions. Shalom added that

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Paul Martin Is Canada's New PM

Canada's Jean Chretien stepped down on Friday after 10 years as the popular Canadian prime minister ever. Paul Martin, a former finance minister took the post and pledged to seek smoother ties with the US despite strains over Iraq.

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Queen Elisabeth II to Have Key-Hole Surgery

Queen Elisabeth II of Great Britain will have a key-hole surgery on Friday. She will have a torn cartilage removed from her left knee.

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Six Palestinians Killed in Israeli Operation

Six Palestinians were killed in a major Israeli operation against rebels in southern Gaza since Israel continued to face criticism over the construction of its West Bank separation barrier.

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

One US Soldier Killed, 14 Injured in Iraq

One US soldier was killed and 14 were injured in a suicide attack in Iraq on Friday after three bombers blew themselves up at the gates of a US Army base. It is the third attack of this kind from the beginning of the week.

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

September 11 Suspect Freed

German court surprisingly decided to free a key suspect for the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US - 30-year-old Moroccan Abdelghani Mzoudi. The reason for the dramatic legal twist was said to be that there was "a strong possibility for the man to p

World | December 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213