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US Soldier Killed South of Baghdad

A US soldier attached to a Marine unit was killed while carrying out operations south of Baghdad, the US military said on Friday. The soldier was killed in Babil province, which stretches just south of the capital, on Thursday, but no further details were

World | February 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Japan Confirms First Case of Human Mad Cow Disease

Japan confirmed on Friday its first case of the human variant of mad cow disease, a fatal brain disease thought to be contracted by eating infected beef. The Health Ministry said in a statement that a man had died last December after contracting variant C

World | February 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Officials: UN Oil for Food Process Tainted

The UN oil-for-food operation in Saddam Hussein's Iraq was "tainted" and the official in charge violated rules on sales, an investigation is to report. Inquiry chief Paul Volcker says there is "conclusive" evidence that the UN programme director had a "co

World | February 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

Israel to "Free" 900 Palestinians

Israel plans to release 900 Palestinian prisoners in a move of goodwill further to be presented at a summit with new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas next week, cabinet sources said Thursday. An Israeli cabinet member, speaking after Prime Minister Ariel

World | February 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Militant Ambush Kills 12 Iraqi Soldiers

Militants ambushed and killed 12 Iraqi soldiers near the northern oil city of Kirkuk late Wednesday, the Iraqi army said Thursday. Spokesman Major-General Anwar Ameen said gunmen shot the soldiers in the head after stopping their bus on a road leading to

World | February 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Jackson in Court for Abuse Trial

Pop icon Michael Jackson entered court in California to see the jury being selected for his trial on charges of child molestation. Dressed all in white, the singer waved at crowds of screaming fans outside the court in Santa Maria, California.

World | February 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 479

Nepal King Sacks Government

Nepal's King Gyanendra has announced on state television that he has sacked the government led by Sher Bahadur Deuba. He said he was taking over direct power because the administration had failed to fulfil its mandate.

World | February 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

10 Britons Feared Dead in Plane Crash

Britain said that ten military personnel died in the crash of a military transport plane in Iraq on Sunday. In a press statement British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said nine Royal Air Force personnel and one soldier were missing believed dead following

World | January 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

General Jailed over Dubrovnik Siege

A former Yugoslav general has been sentenced to eight years in prison over the 1991 siege of the town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The UN war crimes tribunal at the Hague ruled that Pavle Strugar did not order the bombing but failed to stop the attack when he h

World | January 31, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

British Plane Crashes in Iraq

A British C-130 military transport plane crashed Sunday north of Baghdad. There was no immediate word on casualties, but the plane's wreckage was scattered over a large area.

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Bomb Explosion Shatters Spanish Hotel

A bomb exploded Sunday in a resort hotel on the Mediterranean coast in southeast Spain after a telephone warning from the Basque separatist group ETA, Interior Ministry officials said. The ministry office in the southeast Alicante region said it was not i

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

Global Warming May Kill Polar Bears

Many Arctic animals, including polar bears and some seal species, could be extinct within 20 years because of the effects of global warming, a major conservation group said Sunday. Traditional ways of life for many indigenous people in the Arctic will als

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

US Oil Companies Back in Libya

US oil companies were awarded most of the contracts on offer at the first open licence auction in Libya. Companies like Occidental and Chevron Texaco will return to Libya for the first time in more than 20 years.

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Yushchenko: A Beautiful Revolution

Viktor Yushchenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, said he is very happy that "our beautiful revolution" made so many people happy. Kiev's Independence Square became the site of huge protests after Yushchenko was first deemed the loser in the Nove

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Iraq President Launches Historic Elections

Iraq's first multi-party elections for half a century have begun, with Iraq's interim president Ghazi Yawer among the first to cast his vote. Over 100 parties and coalitions are competing for 275 seats in a transitional national assembly which will draw u

World | January 30, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1612

Bush: Iraq Elections Won't End US Mission

President Bush praised the Iraqi people on the eve of their historic elections Saturday for their "courage and determination" and pledged that U.S.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Rice Visits Palestine in Feb

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit the Palestinian territories on Feb. 6 or 7, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Officials "Helped Beslan Gang"

Russian law enforcement officials allegedly helped terrorists to carry out last September's school massacre in Beslan, Russia, that left 344 people dead, according to the head of a special parliamentary commission. Alexander Torshin, the head of the commi

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

China Bids Farewell to Communist Party Leader

Hundreds of people have attended a tightly controlled funeral service in Beijing for purged Chinese Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang. Mourners filed past Zhao's body and paid their respects, before his cremation at the Babaoshan cemetery.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

"Mad Cow" Found in Goat

A French goat showed positive test results for mad cow disease - the first animal in the world other than a cow to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The European Commission says further testing will be done to see if the incidence is an isolate

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

US Copter Crashes in Baghdad

A US Army helicopter has crashed in south-west Baghdad, the fate of the crew was not immediately known. US military officials do not think the helicopter was hit by hostile fire, but are still investigating.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 612
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