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Dutch Filmmaker to be Cremated

A Dutch filmmaker allegedly slain by an extremist is to be cremated Tuesday. Since the November 2 slaying of Theo van Gogh, whose last film was critical of how women are treated under Islam, fires have been set at mosques and a centre that aids immigrants

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Strong Quake Jolts Taiwan

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale rattled Taiwan on Monday night, local media reported.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Germans Mark Berlin Wall Fall

Ceremonies to mark the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be held in the German capital on Tuesday. The city's mayor will lay a wreath, while the chancellor when the wall fell, Helmut Kohl, will be taking part in a public debate.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Fallujah Fighting Goes On

Up to 15,000 US and Iraqi troops are continuing a full-scale assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. Overnight the city was attacked from all sides, by ground and air.

World | November 9, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Suez Channel Shuts Down

Egyptian authorities have closed the Suez Canal on Monday after a disabled 89,000-tonne oil tanker defied efforts by tugs for a second day to free the waterway and release more than 60 blocked ships. The canal authority said the closure would remain in pl

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

US Forces Batter Falluja

US and Iraqi forces have made their first moves into Falluja ahead of a major offensive on the restive city. Overnight, they took two bridges and a hospital in the western side of the city, correspondents say.

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Explosion Hits Islamic School in the Netherlands

Explosion hit an Islamic school in the Dutch city Eindhoven, media reported. No one was in the building during the blast.

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

8 Injured in Japan Earthquake

A series of powerful tremors have injured eight people in the central Japanese region still recovering from an earthquake last month. Four tremors, with the strongest measuring 5.

World | November 8, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Ivorian Riots "Under Control"

France has completely destroyed the small air force of Ivory Coast, and say riots in the former colony were brought "under control". The raid came after on Saturday rebels attacked French soldiers, killing nine of them and wounding 22.

World | November 7, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Six Die in UK Trail Derailment

Six people died in the UK Sunday, as a derailed high-speed train hit a car near Ufton Nervet, Berkshire. The train was carrying 300 people, and a least five were seriously injured.

World | November 7, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Al-Zarqawi Boasts Samarra Bloodbath

A group led by Jordanian terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for Saturday's bloodshed in the Iraqi city of Samarra. It was hit by a series of clashes and car bomb explosions, which left almost 40 people dead.

World | November 7, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

France Strikes Ivorian Airbase

French forces in Ivory Coast have attacked an airbase and destroyed two government warplanes and a military helicopter after the aircraft bombed their position and killed a French peacekeeper. Another 20 Frenchmen were wounded.

World | November 6, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Dozens Die in Samarra Attacks

At least 33 people were killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra Saturday in a series of clashes and car bomb attacks. More than 50 people were injured.

World | November 6, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Turkey Rattled by Quake

An earthquake with magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale has rattled the Asian part Turkey Friday night.

World | November 5, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Palestinian Movements Discuss Arafat Legacy

Representatives of 13 Palestinian movements gathered at an extraordinary meeting in Gaza to discuss preventive measures against turmoil in case of Yasser Arafat's death. The movements, which a part of the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, intend to

World | November 5, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Arafat Chooses Jerusalem for Eternal Life

Yasser Arafat's wish is to be buried in Jerusalem, said Friday the Mufti of the city. "From a religious perspective we must and need to honor Arafat's will", the top Palestinian Islamic cleric said.

World | November 5, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Quake Rocks Japan Anew

A strong earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, shook northern Japan on Thursday.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

US Raid Kills Five in Falluja

At least five people have died, including a woman and a child, in a Thursday US offensive over Falluja city in Iraq. The US troops increased the pressure on the city now that the US presidential elections are over.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

Trains Collide at Washington Subway, 20 Hurt

Twenty people were injured in an accident in Washington D.C.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Oil Jumps on Bush Victory

Oil prices fell further below USD 50 on Wednesday as a fresh rise in US crude oil inventories outweighed the impact of President George W. Bush's victory in the US election.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Karzai First Afghan President Ever

Hamid Karzai is the first ever president, elected in Afghanistan. This was officially announced Wednesday after a three-week probe into vote fraud.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361
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