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July Sees "Blue Moon"

A phenomenon referred to as "blue moon" - a second full moon in a calendar month - will occur on Saturday. The "blue moon" can be observed once in about 32 months.

World | July 31, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Kerry Wants US Trial for Osama

John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for US presidency, said he would better see Osama Bin Laden in US court that in an international tribunal. "I want him tried for murder in New York City, and in Virginia and in Pennsylvania," Kerry has said.

World | July 31, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Pakistan's Next PM Survives Assassination

Pakistan's prime minister in waiting escapes an apparent suicide attack. The suicide bomb attack in central Punjab province left at least five people dead.

World | July 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

Several Killed in Tashkent Blasts

At least two people were killed in the blast that rocked the Israeli Embassy in Uzbek capital Tashkent on Friday. Two more explosions were heard at almost the same time outside the US ?mbassy and the Prosecutors' Office in the city, where several people w

World | July 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Gas Explosion Kills 15 in Belgium

A huge explosion rocked a gasworks in southern Belgium, killing 15 people and injuring another 112. The explosion took place at about 9:00 a.

World | July 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Kerry to Regain Respect for US

US Senator John Kerry has promised to restore the US to its role as a respected global leader in his bid to oust George Bush from the White House. Kerry has been formally nominated to be the Democratic challenger to Bush.

World | July 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

9 Killed in Falluja Clashes

At least nine Iraqis were killed and 16 others injured in fierce clashes between US forces and gunmen overnight in Falluja, west of Baghdad. Some of the wounded were in a serious condition after the fighting, which residents said lasted several hours and

World | July 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

26 Killed in Turkey Bus Crash

At least 26 people were killed after bus crashed into a truck near the Turkish city of Erzindjan. Over 30 other people were wounded in the accident.

World | July 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Democrats Make Kerry's Nomination Official

US Senator John Kerry was officially nominated by the Democratic Party as its presidential candidate. The votes of the delegation from the battleground state of Ohio gave Kerry the 2,162 he needed to go over the top in the state-by-state roll call vote, o

World | July 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Death Menace on Zeta Jones

Celebrity actress Catherine Zeta Jones entered the courtroom to speak about a woman threatening to kill her. The 32-year-old suspect has sent letters saying she would chop Zeta Jones into pieces.

World | July 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Muslim Force May Enter Iraq

Saudi Arabia has suggested for an international Muslim force to be deployed to Iraq. The talks took place during a visit of US Secretary of State Colin Powell in Jeddah.

World | July 29, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Decision on Yukos Assets Ready within Days

The new chief of the troubled Yukos oil company said that authorities promised to decide within two days whether to unfreeze some of the company's assets to keep the oil giant afloat in the short term. I have been personally told by the justice ministry t

World | July 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Jackson Trial Postponed for January

The trial of pop star Michael Jackson has been delayed until the end of January next year. The judge granted Jackson's lawyers' request, saying there was an enormous amount of material to be examined.

World | July 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

4 Dead at Costa Rica Embassy

Four people have died at the Chilean embassy in Costa Rica, after a policeman took a number of hostages. When police entered the building after a seven-hour stand-off, they found the policeman and three hostages shot.

World | July 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Over 60 Killed in Iraq Blast

A car packed with explosives went off at a marketplace north of Baghdad, killing at least 68 people and wounding 100 at least. The bomb exploded shortly after 10am local time close to a police station in the town of Baquba, 65km north of Baghdad.

World | July 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 621

US Muslim Charity Charged over Hamas

A Texas-based Muslim charity and seven of its directors and fundraisers have been charged with supporting the militant Palestinian group Hamas and with money laundering and conspiracy. A federal grand jury in Dallas returned the 42 charges against the Hol

World | July 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Jordanian Firm Leaves Iraq

The Jordanian company working for the US military decided Tuesday to withdraw from Iraq bowing to demands of kidnappers threatening to kill two of its employees kidnapped in Iraq. Militants have launched an increasingly audacious wave of kidnappings in Ir

World | July 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Flight Returns to Sidney after Alert

A United Airlines flight returned to Sydney airport after an object on board led to a security alert. Flight 840 was carrying 246 passengers to Los Angeles when the pilot returned to Sydney 90 minutes into the trip.

World | July 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Baghdad Blast Kills One

A big explosion in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad killed one man. Media reports that that blast was caused by a mortar attack, which hit a car park in a residential area.

World | July 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Democrats Seek Victory

Al Gore the man who could have been president, exhorted Democrats to make sure "every vote counts" and fight for the White House many believe the Republicans stole four years ago.The former vice president, who lost one of the most bitterly disputed electi

World | July 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Riot Risk in Macedonia

Macedonian authorities fear violent protests over a bill that would grant ethnic Albanians in the country greater powers. The move would leave two municipalities, Kicevo and Struga, under Albanian control.

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 906