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Jackson Accuser Admits Lying

A 14-year-old boy who testified that pop singer Michael Jackson molested his brother has acknowledged under cross-examination that the pop star had not shown him a sex magazine that the prosecution had introduced into evidence. The witness also said he li

World | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

Bus Crash Kills 22 in China

A bus in southern China carrying a group celebrating International Women's Day ran off a cliff today, killing at least 22 people and injuring 22 others. Forty-four people were aboard the bus travelling along a narrow road near the city of Jiujiang in Jian

World | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

South Africa's Capital Renamed

The governing body of South Africa's administrative capital has decided to change the capital's name from Pretoria to Tshwane, following an effort to eliminate the city's apartheid past. The name Pretoria will only be restricted for the city center.

World | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

Rome Bid State Farewell to US-Slain Agent

A state funeral for an Italian secret service agent killed in Iraq took place in Rome Monday. Nicola Calipari was killed by US forces in Iraq last week as he was bringing a freed Italian hostage to safety in Baghdad.

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 883

Communists Lead in Moldova Parliamentary Race

Moldova's Communist party has retained its dominant position in parliamentary elections held Sunday. Preliminary results early Monday gave the Communists 47 percent of the vote but opposition parties have managed to deny President Vladimir Voronin the out

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Syria Begins Troops Pullout from Lebanon

Syrian troops will begin withdrawing from Lebanon on Monday, the Lebanese defence minister said. Abdul-Rahim Murad said the troops would withdraw from Mount Lebanon and northern Lebanon toward the eastern Bekaa Valley closer to the Lebanon-Syria border.

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

Bolivian President Quits

Bolivian President Carlos Mesa announced Sunday he would submit his resignation on Monday in a nationally televised speech that came amid growing protests and frustration with his government. Mesa took office in October 2003, succeeding President Gonzalo

World | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Pope Gives Silent Blessing from Hospital

Pope John Paul II has delivered a brief and silent blessing to pilgrims from his hospital window in Rome. The ailing pontiff is recovering from throat surgery, and so far there has been no indication on when he will be well enough to leave hospital.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Moldova Votes for Parliament

Moldavians went to the polling stations Sunday to choose lawmakers for a new parliament. A total of nine parties, two coalitions and 11 independent candidates were running for 101 seats, world media reported.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

Quake Strikes Quebec, Canada

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook Quebec early on Sunday, Canadian officials said.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

Italy Mourns US-Shot Top Agent

The death of a veteran secret service agent has overshadowed Italy's joy over the rescue of journalist Giuliana Sgrena. Nicola Calipari, the agent who negotiated the correspondent's release, was gunned down by US soldiers shortly after.

World | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 994

Boy Says Jackson Was "Like Father"

Jurors in the Michael Jackson trial saw Saturday a tape that showed the claimant boy say Jacko was "like a father" to him. "He treats me like he's my father," Gavin Arvizo says.

World | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Tyson Makes Boxing Return

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has announced that he would make a comeback into the ring this summer. The likely date for the match is June 20, but Tyson has not named a possible opponent.

World | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 852

Freed Italian Hostage Reached Rome

The Italian journalist that was held hostage in Iraq has safely arrived back home on Saturday. Giuliana Sgrena was looking tired and weak as she stepped off the plane to be taken to a military hospital, world media reported.

World | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Italian Doctors on Strike over Contract Dispute

Thousands of operations and hospital visits were cancelled across Italy on Friday as doctors staged a one-day strike to protest against a three-year delay in renewing their work contract. It was the fourth such stoppage in the health sector in the past 13

World | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Saudi Arabia Tells Syria to Quit Lebanon

Saudi Arabia is the latest country to call for Syria to pull its troops out of Lebanon following a show of people power in the small state. Saudi's Crown Prince Abdullah follows Russia, Germany, the US and France in recent days in urging Damascus to pull

World | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Bin Laden Hunt Faces Complications

Osama bin Laden remains Public Enemy No. 1 but recent developments raise questions about the ability of U.

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 495

Terror Chief Sentenced to 2,5 Years in Jail

The alleged leader of a militant Islamic group was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people but was cleared of more serious charges. The United States and Australia criticized th

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

Mass Child Sex Trial Launched in France

Dozens of men and women accused of the rape and abuse of children have gone on trial in one of the biggest court cases in France's legal history. The trial, which involves 66 defendants, is taking place in a specially built hall in the town of Angers in w

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Emergency State in Iraq Extended for 30 More Days

The state of emergency, first imposed in November ahead of a major U.S.

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 433

Iraqi Militants "Killed 2 Turkish Drivers"

Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna said it had killed two Turkish truck drivers transporting cement to US forces in the north of Iraq, according to an Internet statement. The statement said the group had "carried out God's punishment" against Tur

World | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1249
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