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US Contractor Abducted Near Baghdad

A US contractor has been kidnapped near Baghdad on Monday, a US embassy spokesman said, the latest foreigner abducted in the Iraqi capital. The contractor was working on a reconstruction project.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Rumsfled Appeals for Political Loyalty in Iraq

The US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad, warning Iraq's new leaders against political purges and corruption that could spark "lack of confidence or corruption in government". The United States oppose any move to delay the

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Israel to Disarm Settlements Before Pullout

Jewish residents of four West Bank settlements will be disarmed about two weeks before they are removed from their homes this summer, military officials announced. Settlers, however, remain reluctant to give up their weapons.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Moscow TV Tower Burst into Fire

Moscow's Ostankino television centre has burst into flames and thick black smoke is billowing from the windows, Itar-Tass news agency informed. Fire brigades and rescuers rushed to the scene of the fire and rescued 25 people, the city's fire department wa

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 843

Survivors Remember Horrors on Buchenwald Anniversary

Survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp joined German leaders to mark the camp's liberation by US troops 60 years ago. The world must never allow the horrors of the Nazis to fade from memory, said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1639

Indonesia Rocked Again

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a day after another one measured 6.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530

6.8 Magnitude Quake Throws Indonesia into Panic

A major earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic on the island of Sumatra amid fears of tsunami. The 6.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

40,000 Join Lebanese "Marathon of Unity"

About 40,000 Lebanese people took part Sunday in a huge "Marathon of Unity," commemorating assassinated ex-PM Rafiq Hariri. The participants set out from Martyrs square and the grave of Hariri.

World | April 10, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

Strong Quake Rattles Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.7 shook part of Indonesia on Sunday and was felt in Singapore as well.

World | April 10, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 447

Gaza Ceasefire Put at Risk

A peace truce between Israel and Palestine was on the verge of breakup Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian teenagers in southern Gaza. Witnesses said the group of boys came under fire when they tried to retrieve a football.

World | April 9, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

15 Soldiers Killed Outside Baghdad

Insurgents have killed 15 Iraqi soldiers just outside Baghdad on Saturday. The attack coincided with the second anniversary of the fall of Baghdad to coalition forces.

World | April 9, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Four Children, Army Officer Killed in Iraq

Four children were killed by a homemade bomb while collecting trash in Baghdad, police officials said. Meanwhile three masked gunmen killed an Iraqi Army officer late Thursday in the Southern city of Basra, police also said.

World | April 8, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

MG Rover Goes Bust

UK car producer MG Rover will be placed in administration, as talks with China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) collapsed on Thursday. Rover bosses had warned the company would go under unless the state immediately approved a EUR 145 M taxpayer-

World | April 8, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

Cairo Rocked by Bomb, 2 Killed

Two people have been killed and eighteen injured in a bomb attack in a bazaar in Cairo. The bomb was tossed into the crowded market by a man on a motorcycle, police said.

World | April 7, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1321

New Iraqi President Sworn In, PM Named

Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani has been sworn in as the new interim president of Iraq. It happened a day after he was elected to the largely ceremonial post by parliament, ending weeks of deadlock.

World | April 7, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Hostage Drama Alarms Iran's Capital

A gunman burst Thursday in a school in Tehran taking hostages few students and teachers, who were later released, police officials announced. The militant, who turned out to be a military, was forced to give in by Iranian special security services.

World | April 7, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

Helicopter Crash Kills Nine in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed during severe weather, a US military said. The CH 47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Ghazni province, 80 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, while on a routine mission

World | April 6, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 540

Iraqi Presidency to be Greenlighted

Iraq's new parliament is due to select its three-man presidency council, which will in turn appoint a prime minister. Senior government sources said Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani would be nominated as president.

World | April 6, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Nobel Prize Winner Bellow Dies

American novelist Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976 died in Massachusetts, aged 89. He was brought up in Chicago, and much of his work deals with that city and the experience of Jews and immigrants in 20th Century America.

World | April 6, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Blair Fixed May 5 for Elections

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has set May 5 as the date of general elections in the country. Speaking after asking the Queen to dissolve Parliament next week, Mr Blair said Labour had a "driving mission" for a third term in office, BBC reported.

World | April 5, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 526

Mona Lisa Moves Back to Louvre

The world famous Mona Lisa is due to move back to Paris' Louvre art gallery on Wednesday, four years after refurbishment work began. Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old masterpiece will be hung alone on a wall in the museum's Salle des Etats.

World | April 5, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715
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