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Portugal Mourns Fatima Witness

Portugal is holding a day of national mourning for Sister Lucia, the last of three shepherd children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary appear. Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos will be buried later on Tuesday at a convent in the city of Coimbra.

World | February 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 646

203 Killed in Chinese Mine Explosion

At least 203 miners have been killed after a gas blast at a coal mine in China, state news agency Xinhua said. The accident, in China's north-eastern city of Fuxin, is the most deadly reported mining disaster since the communist party took power in 1949.

World | February 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Scores Killed in Mosque Blaze

About 35 people have been killed and 200 injured when a fire erupted at a mosque in Tehran. Reportedly the fire was caused by an electrical heater used to protect worshippers from Iran's bitter cold weather, Iranian television announced.

World | February 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

Aguilera Marries Music Executive

Pop diva Christina Aguilera is set to marry music executive Jordan Bratman, the singer's agent has confirmed. Bratman, 26, proposed 23-aged Christina on holiday, and presented her with a diamond ring designed by Stephen Webster.

World | February 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 533

Madrid Fire Inferno Over

The biggest fire in the history of Madrid has been put out, media said on Monday. Windsor Tower, a 31-floor office building in the Spanish capital, caught fire last Sunday.

World | February 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Teenager Stabs Three at Japanese School

A man carrying a knife burst into a public elementary school in western Japan on Monday and stabbed at least three adults, police said. One of the victims is said to have died, according to Kyodo News.

World | February 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Pope Calls for Italian Hostage Release

For the first time since leaving hospital a few days ago, Pope John Paul the II has appeared at the Vatican in Rome, in a move apparently aiming to show himself able to continue his mission. During his usual Sunday blessing he called on Iraqi insurgents t

World | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260

Israel to Release 500 Palestinians

Israel approved the release of some 500 Palestinians from its jails in at a committee meeting chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Sharon held a landmark summit with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Egypt last week, when both men declared an

World | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Blast Rocks Paris Theater, 7 Injured

An explosion Sunday morning caused considerable damages to Le th??tre de l'Empire in Paris, leaving seven passers-by slightly injured. The blast ripped off the theatre ground floor, breaking the windows of neighboring buildings.

World | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1153

Russians Protest Reforms

Hundreds of thousands of rival demonstrators massed in towns across Russia on Saturday to either condemn or condone social benefit reforms by President Vladimir Putin's government. The rallies in 62 regions were the biggest in years.

World | February 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Many Killed in Car Bomb South of Baghdad

At least seventeen people have been killed and 16 wounded in a car bomb attack in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad. Police say the blast was not a suicide attack.

World | February 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

US Airports Had Warnings of 9/11

Aviation officials in the US had numerous indications that airlines might be hijacked in the run-up to the 11 September attacks, it has emerged. The Federal Aviation Administration received 52 intelligence reports on al-Qaeda between April and September.

World | February 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Hewlett-Packard Sack CEO

Hewlett-Packard have ousted their chairperson and chief executive, Carly Fiorina, who left the company after a "golden handshake" of USD 21 M. Fiorina admitted Thursday that she was not leaving voluntary.

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

Car Blast Kills At Least Four in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least four people, police and witnesses said. The car exploded in Tahrir Square, a commercial area in the heart of the city, as a US military convoy was passing through the area, a police officer

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Abbas, Sharon Meet Anew within Week

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders will hold a second summit within a week, Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath announced. The meeting will follow up summit in Egypt, where Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas an

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

N Korea Admits Having Nuclear Weapons

North Korea's government publicly acknowledged for the first time that it has nuclear weapons. It said the communist state is suspending participation in six-nation talks aimed at getting it to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

World | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

World's Smallest Baby Leaves Hospital

The baby that is believed to be the world's smallest to survive has been allowed home after six months in hospital, media announced Wednesday. Rumaisa Rahman was born 244 grams in a hospital outside Chicago.

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 733

Denmark's Government Wins 2nd Term

Danes have given Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen a second four-year term, embracing his government's pledge to keep immigration in check and taxes, among Europe's highest, from rising. Fogh Rasmussen is the first liberal prime minister in the Scandin

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Russia's Duma to Consider Non-Confidence Vote

The State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, is to consider a vote of no confidence in the government headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov on Wednesday. Russia's Communist Party proposed the vote of no confidence last month, and on January 3

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

Ailing Pope to Miss Ash Wednesday

Pope John Paul II, recovering from flu in hospital, is to miss Ash Wednesday services at the Vatican for the first time in his 26 years as pontiff. The 84-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic Church is due to remain in the Gemelli clinic in Rome until at

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Palestinian Groups Renounce Truce

Hamas and Islamic Jihad have said they are not bound by the ceasefire agreed between Palestinian and Israeli leaders at a summit in Egypt on Tuesday. The two militant groups were at the forefront of attacks on Israel during the Palestinian uprising but ha

World | February 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2805
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