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US Plane Hit in by Missile in Baghdad

A US military airplane has been hit by a rocket at the moment it was taking off from a Baghdad airport, news agencies reported Wednesday. However, the aircraft managed to land safely soon after the incident occurred, and no people got injured.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Clashes Kill 8 in Monrovia

At least eight people died in Liberia's capital Monrovia as clashes erupted between United Nations (UN) peacekeepers and local militiamen. Violence started escalating on Sunday, when rioters demanded immediate payment in return for their guns, which had t

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Murder of Six Afghanistan Children by US Troops Confirmed

The US troops killed six Afghanistan children in a US air attack in the eastern part of the country last weekend, a military spokesman confirmed. It was the second attack of this kind within 24 hours, causing the death of children.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Russian Banker Shot Dead in Moscow

A Russian banker Vladimir Zenkov was shot dead in Moscow near by his home, local Gazeta Ru reported. Moscow police confirmed the information.

World | December 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Ozzy Osbourne Hurt in Quad Bike Accident

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne was badly hurt in a quad bike accident, and had to undergo emergency surgery. Osbourne was given treatment at the scene, before being taken to hospital, hospital spokesman said.

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 877

Shell Kills Pupil at Tbilisi School

A pupil died and six others were injured when a shell exploded during military preparation training at a high school in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. The same shell had been used for educational purpose for two years.

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

41 US Troops Hurt in Bomb Attack

Fourty-one US soldiers and six Iraqi civilians were injured after a car bomb exploded outside at the entrance to the barracks in a northern Iraqi town, US Army said. The blast occured when a car drove through a gate to the base of 3rd Brigade of 101 Airbo

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

UN Warns of Population Surge

The United Nations published new predictions on the size and age of the world's population 300 years from now. It says that if fertility stays at the current level, the global population could rise to 134 trillion.

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Japan Sends Troops to Iraq

Japan approved a plan to dispatch some 500-700 ground troops to Iraq to provide humanitarian aid for between six months to a year. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet approved a plan to deploy non-combat troops to Iraq, paving the way for its large

World | December 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

US Military Launches Biggest-Ever Operation in Afghanistan

The US military has announced its biggest ever ground operation against Islamic militants in Afghanistan. The military said it launched "Operation Avalanche" at the weekend across eastern and southern Afghanistan, where Taliban and allied Islamic militant

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Greek Terrorist "Guilty", Awaits Sentence

Greek court found leader of local terrorist group November 17 guilty on charges of waging a campaign of bombing, robberies and at least 23 murders since 1975. Among victims of the radical group are said to be many foreign diplomats, local business people

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Giscard: Rather No Constitution Than Bad One

"We would have rather no constitution than a bad constitution; than a mutilated Constitution", said the architect of the draft Constitution on Europe, the Convention President, Val?ry Giscard d'Estaing. He added that the job of governments was to improve

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 486

Nicaragua's Ex-President Jailed for Corruption

Nicaragua's former President Arnoldo Aleman has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars over corruption charges. The former state leader was found guilty of money-laundering, fraud, embezzlement and electoral crimes, judicial officials said.

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

Pro-Kremlin Parties Win Majority

The party of Russian President Vladimir Putin and its allies have won a clear majority in Russia's lower house of parliament. The leading opposition Communist Party suffered significant losses in Sunday's elections and accuses the Kremlin of vote-riggin

World | December 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

1 Arrested in Connection to Russian Train Blast

Russia's police detained one man in connection to the explosion that rocked a commuter train in Southern Russia killing 42 mainly young people and wounding over 200 other. The arrested man is said to have assisted the other four assailants- a man and four

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

UN Condemns Afghan Child Killings

The UN called for a swift inquiry into the "profoundly distressing" deaths of nine children in a US bombing in Afghanistan. "This incident, which follows similar incidents, adds to a sense of insecurity and fear," special UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said in

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Royalist Claim Saddam is Alive, Leading Resistance

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised Iraqis that US troops would stay on until they have eliminated all vestiges of Saddam's regime. In a broadcast on coalition-run Al-Iraqiya television during an unannounced visit to the capital Saturday, the ha

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Polls Open for Russia's Parliamentary Elections

Voting is under way in elections for Russia's lower house of parliament. Polling started in Moscow and central areas, home to the bulk of Russia's population, at 5.

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Severe Winter Storm Hits US

Severe winter storm that brought strong winds and near-whiteout blizzards to the Northeast in the US on Saturday delayed airline flights as much as 15 hours. The New York-area residents were advised to remain indoors.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Miss Ireland Voted Miss World 2003

Miss Ireland, Rosanna Davison, was voted Miss World 2003, beating all the other contestants for the crown at the annual beauty pageant, held for the first time in China. Davison, a 19-year old blonde, is the daughter of "Lady in Red" singer Chris de Burgh

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 721

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Army in Gaza

Three Palestinian teenagers were killed overnight by Israeli soldiers in two separate incidents in the Gaza Strip, officials reported. Two young militants were shot dead at a crossing point between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301