Macedonia's Ex Minister Pleads Not Guilty

Macedonia's former Interior Minister, Ljube Boskovski, has pleaded not guilty at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Boskovski is charged with the murder of ethnic Albanian civilians during an insurgency in Macedonia in 2001.

World | April 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Insurgents Attack Abu Ghraib Prison

A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American casualties, U.S.

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1096

Bulgaria Prevents Smuggling of Internet Software

Customs officers at the Vidin Ferry border checkpoint in Northwestern Bulgaria prevented the smuggling in of 265 Internet software CDs worth EUR7, 937. They were found on a Bulgarian-registered truck carrying used domestic appliances from the Netherlands

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Kyrgyz Leader Agrees to Resign

Ousted President Askar Akayev has agreed to resign without returning to Kyrgyzstan, the parliament speaker said Saturday. He said members of a commission seeking Akayev's formal surrender of power would travel to Moscow on Sunday to meet with the former p

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Autopsy of Terri Schiavo Completed

The autopsy of Terri Schiavo has been completed, and the body is ready for release to her husband, who plans to cremate her remains and bury the ashes without telling his in-laws when or where. Results from the autopsy, which was completed Friday, were no

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 831

Jackson Lawyers Call for Mistrial

Lawyers representing pop star Michael Jackson have asked the judge in the singer's child sex abuse case to declare a mistrial. They say they have evidence that witnesses have discussed their testimony outside the courtroom, in violation of court rules.

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

Quake-trapped Man Rescued in Nias

An Indonesian man has been pulled from rubble on the island of Nias nearly five days after a massive earthquake struck the area. Rescuers mounted the operation in the main town of Gunung Sitoli after hearing the 42-year-old man, identified as Hendra, call

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Sunnis Urged to Join Iraqi Police

Senior Sunni Muslim clerics in Iraq urged their followers to join the country's security forces. Sunnis form the bulk of the anti-US insurgency, which frequently attacks the police and army.

World | April 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Czech PM Survives No-Confidence Vote

Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote. The coalition government was in crisis amid a row over the Czech premier's personal finances.

World | April 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Woman Death Unlashes New Debate

The severely brain-damaged American woman, Terri Schiavo, has died at a hospice in the US state of Florida. Schiavo had been in a vegetative state for 15 years following cardiac arrest, kept alive through artificial means.

World | April 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

30 People Shot in Rio de Janeiro

Thirty people were killed by gunmen in Rio de Janeiro suburbs, officials reported. The shooters who were driving in two cars, first killed 15 people in the Nova Iguazu neighbourhood, and an hour later - in Queimados.

World | April 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Terri Schiavo Dies

US brain-damaged patient Terri Schiavo died Thursday, on the 13th day since her feeding tube was removed. The news was published by parents Bob and Mary Schindler.

World | March 31, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Kidnapped Romanians Appear on Video

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Tv station has broadcast a video showing the three Romanian journalists and the US citizen sitting on the floor flanked on both sides by two men pointing machine guns at their heads. One of the seized journalists, Marie Jeanne Ion,

World | March 31, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 801

6.4 Magnitude Aftershock Rocks Indonesia

A quake of 6.4 magnitude on Richter Scale struck Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials announced on Thursday.

World | March 31, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 560

UN: Indonesia Quake Claimed over 500 Lives

The Indonesia earthquake has taken at least 518 victims, a UN report stated on Wednesday. A total of 500 people have been killed by the quake on Nias island, nine people - on the Simeulue island, and another nine - on Sumatra island and the Banyak islands

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Pope Instated on Feeding Tube

Pope John Paul II has been instated a nasal nurturing tube to aid his recovery from illness, the Vatican announced adding he was continuing to convalesce "slowly and progressively". They claimed the pontiff was "directly following" the activity of the Hol

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

Europe Backs Wolfowitz Nomination

Paul Wolfowitz has received the backing of European countries for his candidature of new head of the World Bank. The US deputy defence secretary's nomination has stirred controversy, given his key role in the Iraq war and his lack of development experienc

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Federal Appeals Court Oks Schiavo Review

A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a petition by Terri Schiavo's parents for a new hearing on whether to reconnect their severely brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled without comment on

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

Annan Cleared off Oil-for-Food Allegations

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has been cleared of wrongdoing over an Iraq oil deal involving his son but a report has queried his handling of the affair. The inquiry, which examined the UN's oil-for-food programme, found "significant" questions over the

World | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Schiavo Condition Weakens

The condition of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged US woman now left without her artificial life support, has weakened, it was revealed Tuesday. According to her husband's lawyer, Terri's eyes are sunken, her breathing has quickened and she has stopped urina

World | March 29, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1801

Ousted Kyrgyz President Defiant

The ousted leader of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, insisted he is the "sole legitimate president" of his country. In an interview with a Russian radio station, Akayev said he saw no reason or justification to resign.

World | March 29, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471
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