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Iraq Prison Images Anger Arabs

Images of smiling US military police humiliating Iraqi prisoners appeared in newspapers around the Middle East on Saturday. Arabs first saw the photographs on the satellite television stations Al-Arabiya, based in the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar-based

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 822

German, Czech, Polish Leaders Hoist EU Flag Together

The leaders of wartime foes Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic hoisted the European Union flag together May 1 as Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder welcomed his neighbors into the enlarged bloc, 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Schroeder, Czech P

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Quake Jolts Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked Taiwan today but there were no reports of damages or casualties.

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

58 Officers Injured in May Day Clashes in Berlin

Fifty-eight police officers were injured in clashes with May Day demonstrators early on Saturday in Berlin and 111 people were detained after violence erupted in a city park, Berlin police said. A police spokeswoman said that 55 of the 58 injured officers

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

"Pizza Mafioso" Dies in US Jail

Gaetano Badalamenti, once known as the "boss of bosses" of the Sicilian Mafia, died at the age of 80 in the US where he was serving a prison sentence. Badalamenti became notorious in the US for masterminding a crime ring, which distributed heroin and coca

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Jackson Pleads Not Guilty in Molestation Case

Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to a grand jury indictment that expanded the child molestation case against him to include a conspiracy count involving allegations of child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. The indictment was released

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22 Killed in Vietnam Boat Accident

A boat carrying Vietnamese school children and their teachers on a holiday outing sank off the country's south coat and 22 of them had drowned and about 70 were missing. The boat, a fishing vessel illegally carrying passengers, developed a leak and began

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Bomb Kills Foreign Security Man in Iraq

A foreign security man was killed and three were wounded by a roadside bomb in the northern Iraq town of Mosul Saturday, a U.S.

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Cuba Hit New Chess Record

Cuba has broken its own world record for the most people playing chess simultaneously. Nearly 13,000 chess fans gathered in the centre Cuba city of Santa Clara for the mass game.

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 850

Italians Rally for Hostages Release

Waving rainbow-striped flags for peace, Italians marched to the front steps of the Vatican in solidarity with three Italians held hostages in Iraq. In a footage aired by Arab TV on Monday, their kidnappers demanded that within five days Italians rise up a

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Space Crew Returns to Earth

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a US-Russian-Dutch crew returned to Earth from the international space station, landing on target in the steppes of Kazakhstan.The snug Soyuz TMA-3 capsule carried American astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Italy Acquits Terror-Suspects

An Italian court has set free nine Moroccans suspected of belonging to a terrorist group. According to Italian press agency Ansa , the acquittal concerned three cases of 12 immigrants suspected of belonging to a terrorist group led by Pakistani Nasser Ahm

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Abu Bakar Bashir to Be Re-Arrested

The suspected spiritual leader of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group will be re-arrested after he is released from jail on Friday. The cleric's supporters have vowed to resist the move.

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

Thai Troops Sent South to Quell Muslim Unrest

Troops fanned out across southern Thailand to restore order after a day of carnage in which security forces shot dead 107 Muslim militants and the army said it faced thousands more insurgents. Army chiefs ordered two extra battalions of soldiers into

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Colombia Backhoe Crush Kills 23

A construction crew's backhoe tumbled down a hillside onto a school bus on the highway below in Colombia, killing 21 children and two adults and injuring 36 others, officials said. The 45-ton earth mover was being driven along a section of road highe

World | April 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

"Lack of Evidence" against Sharon

Prosecutors have said that there might not be enough evidence to charge Israeli PM over a bribery scandal. There were claims that Ariel Sharon's son was paid by a local businessman in 1999 to get help from the PM in real estate deals.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Madrid Bomber "Linked to Sept 11"

A Madrid bomb suspect has been indicted on charges that he helped plotting the September 11 attacks. According to a Spanish judge, Amer Azizi helped to organize a meeting between key plotters of the deadly attacks in the US.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Germany, Iran on the Brink of Diplomatic Raw

Tehran considers posting signs that accuse Germany of supplying Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The indignant move comes in response to a controversial plaque unveiled in Berlin last week.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

London's Heathrow Closed Off

Terminal 1 at London's Heathrow Airport was partially evacuated after an unattended package was found next to the check-in counter for the Israeli airline El Al. The security scare is now over and the terminal is fully operating again.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Colin Powell Tipped for WB Chief

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World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Scores Killed in Thai Violence

At least 90 people have been killed in a spate of gun battles in southern Thailand. Suspected Islamic insurgents armed with guns and machetes carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks on police stations in the region.

World | April 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281