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General Jailed over Dubrovnik Siege

A former Yugoslav general has been sentenced to eight years in prison over the 1991 siege of the town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The UN war crimes tribunal at the Hague ruled that Pavle Strugar did not order the bombing but failed to stop the attack when he h

World | January 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

British Plane Crashes in Iraq

A British C-130 military transport plane crashed Sunday north of Baghdad. There was no immediate word on casualties, but the plane's wreckage was scattered over a large area.

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Bomb Explosion Shatters Spanish Hotel

A bomb exploded Sunday in a resort hotel on the Mediterranean coast in southeast Spain after a telephone warning from the Basque separatist group ETA, Interior Ministry officials said. The ministry office in the southeast Alicante region said it was not i

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

Global Warming May Kill Polar Bears

Many Arctic animals, including polar bears and some seal species, could be extinct within 20 years because of the effects of global warming, a major conservation group said Sunday. Traditional ways of life for many indigenous people in the Arctic will als

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

US Oil Companies Back in Libya

US oil companies were awarded most of the contracts on offer at the first open licence auction in Libya. Companies like Occidental and Chevron Texaco will return to Libya for the first time in more than 20 years.

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Yushchenko: A Beautiful Revolution

Viktor Yushchenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, said he is very happy that "our beautiful revolution" made so many people happy. Kiev's Independence Square became the site of huge protests after Yushchenko was first deemed the loser in the Nove

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Iraq President Launches Historic Elections

Iraq's first multi-party elections for half a century have begun, with Iraq's interim president Ghazi Yawer among the first to cast his vote. Over 100 parties and coalitions are competing for 275 seats in a transitional national assembly which will draw u

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1611

Bush: Iraq Elections Won't End US Mission

President Bush praised the Iraqi people on the eve of their historic elections Saturday for their "courage and determination" and pledged that U.S.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Rice Visits Palestine in Feb

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit the Palestinian territories on Feb. 6 or 7, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Officials "Helped Beslan Gang"

Russian law enforcement officials allegedly helped terrorists to carry out last September's school massacre in Beslan, Russia, that left 344 people dead, according to the head of a special parliamentary commission. Alexander Torshin, the head of the commi

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

China Bids Farewell to Communist Party Leader

Hundreds of people have attended a tightly controlled funeral service in Beijing for purged Chinese Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang. Mourners filed past Zhao's body and paid their respects, before his cremation at the Babaoshan cemetery.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

"Mad Cow" Found in Goat

A French goat showed positive test results for mad cow disease - the first animal in the world other than a cow to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The European Commission says further testing will be done to see if the incidence is an isolate

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

US Copter Crashes in Baghdad

A US Army helicopter has crashed in south-west Baghdad, the fate of the crew was not immediately known. US military officials do not think the helicopter was hit by hostile fire, but are still investigating.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 612

Hamas Wins Gaza Local Elections

Palestinian militant group Hamas has won a sweeping victory in local elections in Gaza, according to unofficial results. Hamas, regarded by Israel as a terrorist group, reportedly won 77 out of 118 seats in 10 districts polled.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

LA Suicide Crash Spawns Copycat

A second California man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kill himself by causing a train crash. Tigran Kashkarian, 25, was arrested on Thursday after a car chase that started in Irvine near Los Angeles, police say.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 686

Procter & Gamble Eyes Gillette

Procter & Gamble announced it is to buy men's grooming firm Gillette for USD 57B. The deal will be paid for mainly in P&G shares, and will create the world's largest stable of consumer brands, the firms said.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Powerful Quake Hits Tsunami-Ravaged Sumatra Coast

A strong earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra in northern Indonesia, which was devastated by the giant tsunami waves a month ago. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

World | January 27, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Senate Confirms Rice as US State Secretary

Condoleezza Rice was confirmed as President George W Bush's new secretary of state in a Senate vote on Wednesday. The US upper house earlier debated her appointment, with some Democratic senators lambasting her record in the run-up to the Iraq war.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Al Least 3 Dead in L.A. Train Derailment

At least three people were killed and over 100 were injured in a commuter train derailment in Los Angeles suburb. A major emergency operation is under way after the crash between two commuter trains and freight train.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Marine Copter Crash Kills 31 in Iraq

Marine helicopter transporting troops crashed Wednesday in the desert of western Iraq, killing 31 people, American military officials said. It was the deadliest crash of a US military helicopter in Iraq.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Israel, Palestine Resume Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has lifted a ban on peace talks with new Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas imposed after six Israelis were killed in a Gaza border ambush, political sources said on Wednesday. They said aides to the two leaders were e

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312
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