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French Journalist, Iraqi Driver Freed Saturday

The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released as early as on Saturday, French newspaper Liberation said. Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi driver, Hussein Hanun al-Saadi, were taken hostage after

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 834

Romanian Journalists were Held together with French Hostage

The three Romanian reporters freed in Iraq last month said they had been held in the same place as the French journalist. Since their release on May 22, the Romanian journalists had perseveringly refused to talk about their time in captivity so as not to

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 935

Kidnapped French Journalist Released

The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released. Earlier in the day the head of the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assured the two were alive and "things are progressing".

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 778

Four Palestinian Convicted Murderers Executed

Four Palestinians, convicted of murder, were executed before sunrise after they make confessions in a Gaza City court. Three men were hanged and the fourth was killed by a firing squad, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

3 Injured in Gay Clashes in Warsaw

At least three people were injured and ten arrested in clashes between marching homosexuals and right-wing extremists. In the Polish capital.

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

Suicide Blast outside Slovakian Embassy in Baghdad, 4 Injured

At least four Iraqis have been injured after a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the Slovakian Embassy in southern Baghdad on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated the vehicle and killed himself.

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

World's Richest Nations Write off USD 40 B of African Debts

Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations agreed on Saturday to write off more than USD 40 B of African debts. British Finance Minister Gordon Brown said the deal would provide 100 percent write-offs "immediately" for 18 countries a

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1699

Car Bombing Kills 11 in Baghdad

Eleven people have been killed and 29 others injured after a car bomb exploded overnight in a street in a Shia area of Baghdad. This is said to be the worst case of violence since the launch of the Operation Lightning on 29 May, aimed at hunting down anti

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

NASA Hacker Searched for UFO Evidence

The Briton, who hacked into top-security US military computers, was looking for proves that America had covered up UFO visits to the Earth. Gary McKinnon, 39, is alleged to have hacked into 97 systems belonging to the US Army, Navy and Air Force, the Pent

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1980

Grenades Explode Near Madrid

Two grenades exploded Friday near Spain's Zaragoza airport near Madrid after warning call in name of ETA, Spanish media reported. There was no immediate word of casualties.

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

US Resumes Financial Aid to Serbia

The United States announced Friday financial aid resumption in Serbia. The lifting of the five-month halt on a USD 10 M aid package comes as the result of the Balkan country's expanded cooperation with the International War Crimes tribunal in the Hague.

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Bodies of 16 Executed Found in Iraq

The bodies of 16 people who were killed execution-style have been discovered in western Iraq. Police said that 22 Iraqi soldiers from the mainly Shi'ite south were kidnapped after leaving their base in the town of Qaim, a stronghold of the Sunni Muslim in

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Bolivia's New President Swears In

The head of Bolivia's Supreme Court - Eduardo Rodriguez - has been sworn in as interim president to succeed the outgoing Carlos Mesa. Mesa offered to resign after weeks of crippling street protests that threatened to paralyze the South American country.

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Afghani Kidnappers Release Italian Aid Worker

Italian aid worker Clementina Cantoni has been released nearly a month after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, according to the Afghani Interior Ministry. "She has just been released," said a ministry spokesman adding she was "fine.

World | June 9, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Yukos Tycoon Appeals Imprisonment

The former boss of oil giant Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has filed an appeal against the newly-passed sentence of nine years in jail. In May, he was found guilty on six charges of fraud and tax evasion.

World | June 9, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Israeli Court Backs Gaza Pullout

Israel's Supreme Court has okayed the government's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, world media announced on Thursday. The withdrawal, which should begin in August, was challenged by Jewish settlers saying the plan was a violation of their human righ

World | June 9, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

Blair, Bush Near Agreement on Africa Deal

British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush have declared they are nearing an agreement on debt relief to 32 countries in Africa.

World | June 8, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Oscar-Winning Actress Dies of Cancer

Hollywood actress Anne Bancroft has died of cancer at the age of 73, a spokesperson has said. Bancroft had five Oscar nominations, and starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in film classic The Graduate.

World | June 8, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Pope Slams Gay Marriages, Birth Control

Pope Benedict XVI has condemned same-sex unions as anarchic "pseudo-matrimony" and reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion. The pontiff repeatedly referred to marriage as a union between man and woman in an address to a conference of the D

World | June 7, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1216

Bolivia President Offers to Resign

Bolivia's President Carlos Mesa has offered to resign amid mass protests demanding the nationalisation of energy and a reform of the constitution. Bolivia's main city, La Paz, has been blocked by daily demonstrations over the last several weeks.

World | June 7, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

"Rebels" Kill Dozens in Nepal

At least 38 Nepalese villagers died Monday when their bus ran over a suspected rebel landmine. Another 70 people were injured, many of them seriously, the army has said.

World | June 6, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366
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