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Deadly Car Bombings Rock Baghdad

Seven car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the surroundings have killed at least 27 people and injured more than 100 in a spate of car bomb attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in and around Baghdad. The apparently co-ordinated blasts come just a day after

World | April 29, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Senate OKs Berlusconi's New Govt

Premier Silvio Berlusconi's new government won approval from the Italian Senate on Thursday, ending a government crisis that followed an embarrassing defeat in regional elections. The confidence vote in the Senate - won 170-117 by the premier's conservati

World | April 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Iraq Govt Formed

Iraq's parliament has approved a partial cabinet of ministers, forming the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.However, several of the 36 ministries will be occupied by acting ministers until final names are decided.

World | April 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Death Toll in Japan Train Crash Tops 107

The confirmed number of the dead in the Japanese commuter train, which crashed on Monday, topped 107 on Thursday and is expected to rise as rescue workers seek to retrieved more bodies from the wreckage. Monday's crash was Japan's worst rail accident in 4

World | April 28, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1396

UK Lawyer Jailed over Bogus Visas for Romanians

A British solicitor has been sentenced to nine years in jail for forging documents to help hundreds of Romanian immigrants gain visas. Chris Christodoulides was arrested in 2004 in Dover in a joint operation between the Romanian authorities and Metropolit

World | April 27, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1626

Airbus A380 Makes Its Virgin Flight

Airbus' A380, the world's largest passenger plane, successfully took off on its maiden test flight Wednesday, a milestone for aviation. The new Airbus, the only twin-deck, four-aisle airliner in the world, can accommodate up to 550 passengers.

World | April 27, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 694

60 Feared Dead in Sri Lanka Accident

A fiery train-bus accident in Sri Lanka has killed at least 60 people and injured 30 others, police say. The collision was so violent, according to authorities, that the train split the bus in half, setting it on fire.

World | April 27, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Syria Withdraws Troops from Lebanon

The last group of Syrian soldiers have left Lebanon following a ceremony to mark the completion of their withdrawal after 29 years.The withdrawal was brought about by international pressure and Lebanese street protests.

World | April 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

New Train Crash in Japan, No Victims

A commuters train hit a truck and derailed in Japan, no victims were reported, world media announced. The incident took place just a day after Monday's deadly crash when 73 people were killed and 442 were injured after a packed West Japan Railway Co.

World | April 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1077

US Clears Troops over Italian Agent's Death

US investigators have cleared the American troops who shot dead an Italian agent after he secured the release of kidnapped journalist, Giuliana Sgrena. But Italy disagrees with findings in the preliminary report by the U.

World | April 26, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Czech PM Quits, Paroubek Steps in

Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross officially resigned from the post on Monday, to be replaced by Local Development Minister Jiri Paroubek. The move came after a longstanding political crisis that was triggered by an apartment scandal.

World | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Putin Deprecates USSR Collapse

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century. In his annual state of the nation address to the parliament, Putin said the break-up was a "real drama" th

World | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 614

Derailed Train Kills over 50 in Japan

At least 54 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a commuter train derailed, ramming a carriage into an apartment block in Japan's deadliest rail accident in four decades. Officials suspected that the train's 23-aged driver was speeding and fa

World | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Space Capsule Returns to Earth

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has touched down safely on northern steppes of Kazakhstan. It landed 90km north of the town of Arkalyk, less than four hours after undocking from the ISS.

World | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Iran Resumes Nuke Enrichment

Iran will resume uranium enrichment regardless of the outcome of its negotiations with three European powers over its nuclear program, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday. Speaking to reporters five days before Iran is to resume nuclear talks with Fr

World | April 24, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 488

Six Die in Suicide Blasts in Iraq

Two suicide bombers detonated powerful car bombs outside a police academy and an army liaison office in the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit, killing at least six people and injuring 26, police and hospital officials said. The first bomb exploded outside the

World | April 24, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Armenians Mark Genocide Anniversary

The Armenians around the globe are marking the 90th anniversary of the genocide of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 on Sunday.

World | April 24, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Turkish Cypriot Government Resigns

The government of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus resigned today, making way for Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Talat to take over as president. Talat, 53, was elected president in elections on April 17, replacing the breakaway state's 8

World | April 23, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Bomb Kills Nine Soldiers Near Baghdad

A roadside bomb hit an Iraqi army convoy on the western outskirts of Baghdad on Saturday, killing nine soldiers and wounding 20 others, police said. A driver of a civilian car was also killed after the blast, as Iraqi soldiers opened fire randomly.

World | April 23, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Pope Trounces Spanish Gay Bill

In a first challenge of his papacy Pope Benedict, XVI has condemned a Spanish government bill allowing marriage between homosexuals. The bill, passed by parliament's Socialist-dominated lower chamber, also allows gay couples to adopt.

World | April 22, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1371

Japan Says Sorry for WWII

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has reiterated his country's "deep remorse" over its colonial aggression in Asia. The speech at the Asia-Africa summit comes amid tensions over the approval by Tokyo of school textbooks which China says gloss over

World | April 22, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358
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