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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: 907

Iraq Government Official Shot Dead

Iraqi Interior Ministry official Mussab al-Awadi was assassinated in Baghdad. Unidentified gunmen attacked him and two bodyguards on their way out of his Baghdad home.

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 433

Pakistanis Kidnapped in Iraq

Al-Jazeera aired Monday a video showing two Pakistanis and an Iraqi kidnapped over the weekend. The militant group, calling itself the Islamic Army of Iraq, said in a statement that the hostages would be killed, unless Pakistani authorities provide assura

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

Air China Flight Hijacked

An Air China Boeing 737 was hijacked after taking off from Beijing on Monday, causing no damages or casualties. Flight CA1343 headed for the southern city of Changsha in Hunan province but landed in central China and the incident had been resolved, civil

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

New Terror Threat Hangs over Italy

An Islamist group issued a new threat to attack Italy if Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi does not withdraw troops from Iraq. "This is a warning to the Italian government which has given itself to serving the criminal American crusade to follow the exampl

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Floods in India Abate

Devastating floods in northeast India began to abate but officials warned the worst was yet to come as disease and health problems threatened to hit millions of people. The water levels of the main river Brahmaputra and its major tributaries receded overn

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

3 Wounded in Gaza Raid

Three Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli helicopter attack on a house in the Zeitun neighbourhood of Gaza City. Security sources said at least three missiles were fired by two Apache helicopters, although only two of the devices exploded.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

UK Issues Public Safety Leaflet on Terror

The British government will issue a public information leaflet designed to tell people what to do in the event of a terrorist attack. Home Secretary David Blunkett said he did not want to raise unnecessary fears but the government wanted people to be "ale

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 453

Minister Warns of Attack on Jerusalem Shrine

Israel's Security Minister warned of a possible attack on a Jerusalem mosque that is Islam's third holiest shrine by Israeli right wing groups seeking to derail a plan to pull out of Gaza. Internal Security Minister Tzahi Hanegbi did not say whether the s

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Bird Flu Spreads Again

Thailand is testing two children for possible bird flu, officials said. Both suspected cases were in the north-eastern province of Nong Khai, near the Laos border, the officials said.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 781

2 Killed in Mauritius Resort Explosion

An explosion in the tourist resort of Grand Baie on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has killed two people and injured 14. The explosion took place at around 1:45 local time in a building housing restaurants, bars and shops in Grand Baie.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1636

Bin Laden Virus On the Net

A virus purporting to show images of Osama Bin Laden's suicide has been unleashed onto the Internet, security experts are warning. The message is designed to entice recipients to open a file that unleashes malicious software code.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385