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Philippines Complete Pullout

The last remaining Filipino troops in Iraq will leave the country on Monday. The Philippines decided to withdraw a month ahead of schedule, meeting the demand of kidnappers.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Tape Shows US Hostage Death

A videotape showing the decapitation of US contractor Paul Johnson was posted on the Internet Sunday. The 49-year-old man was kidnapped in Saudi Arabia on June 12.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1453

Two Killed in Polish Plane Crash

A small plane has crashed near Warsaw, killing two people, media reported. The aircraft crashed down shortly after takeoff.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Djinjic Murder Suspect Nabbed in Greece

A Serbian suspect for the murder of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has been arrested in Greece. The 34-year-old man was nabbed on the Thessaloniki island, police officials said, but refused to disclose his name.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Palestinian PM Wants to Quit

The Palestinian prime minister has submitted his resignation on Saturday, media reported. However, President Yasser Arafat rejected it.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

India Buries Blaze Victims

The southern Indian town of Kumbakonam has buried many of its school blaze victims. More than 80 children died on Friday, as flames enveloped the building of the Lord Krishna school.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Iraqi Minister Survives Attack

Iraq's justice minister survived a car bomb attack in western Baghdad. However, four of the minister's security guards were killed in the suspected suicide attack.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742

Milosevic Trial Postponed

The war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic has been postponed until August 31 because of his ill-health. The former leader of the defunct Yugoslavia is suffering high blood pressure.

World | July 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Libya Opens Darfur Aid Corridor

Libya agreed to open a new aid corridor across the Sahara Desert to speed up the delivery of relief supplies to the Darfur region of Sudan.The first convoy will make the 3,000km-journey next month.

World | July 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Philippines Move Out of Iraq

The Philippines have recalled the chief of its Iraq troops, plus ten other personnel. The Filipino force is leaving the country earlier than planned, in an effort to save a hostage's life.

World | July 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Iraq Builds New Intelligence Body

Iraq will have a new security body would help put an end to attacks on US-led troops and Iraqi forces, the country's Iraq's interim prime minister announced. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday amid reports of fresh attacks, Ayad Allawi said he was

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

Fire Rages in Madrid

An electricity substation caught fire in central Madrid, causing an explosion and halting floor trade at the Spanish stock exchange. No further details were revealed.

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Bomb Explosion Kills 10 in Iraq

A car bomb exploded near the main police station and government offices in the Iraqi town of Haditha, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27. The explosion happened as the police were beginning their morning shift, an interior ministry official said.

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Gay Marriage Ban Fails

An election- year effort to ban same-sex marriages by amending the US Constitution died Wednesday on the Senate floor, triggering cheers from gay-rights advocates and vows from conservatives that ultimately they will prevail. The measure, supported by Pre

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

Policemen Die in Iraq Blast

Three Iraqi policemen died Thursday when a suspected are bomb exploded in Hadidha. The blast took place near the city's central police office.

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

World's Largest HIV Vaccine Trial to be "Scrapped"

Health experts and activists said that the world's largest HIV vaccine trial in Thailand is an expensive flop and demanded that it be scrapped. The multi-million dollar trial involves tests on 16,000 Thai citizens and is the third and last hurdle before t

World | July 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

France Considers EU Constitution Poll

President Jacques Chirac announced that France will hold a referendum next year on the European Union constitution. The new constitution agreed by 25 EU leaders last month must win approval in each member state either by a vote in parliament or by public

World | July 14, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

"Serious Flaws" in Iraq Intelligence

The intelligence used to justify war with Iraq is now thought to have been unreliable, the Butler Report says. The 196-page report says MI6 did not check its sources well enough, and sometimes relied on third hand reports.

World | July 14, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Many Die in Baghdad Bombing

At lest nine people died in Baghdad when a suicide bomber attacked the main Geeen Zone entrance. The explosion came just as workers were queuing to get inside the complex.

World | July 14, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Chechnya Acting President Escapes Death

Chechnya's acting president escaped injury in the Chechen capital when an explosion hit his motorcade. Still, one person was killed and three were wounded in the attack.

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

500 Arrests in Iraq

Iraqi police detained more than 500 crime suspects, in what is said to be the country's biggest raid since war was declared over. The detainees are suspected of crimes including murder, kidnapping and drug-dealing.

World | July 13, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389