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Bush to Appeal Arabs in Abuse Row

US President George Bush is to appear on Arab TV channels on Wednesday in an attempt to regain trust after US forces were caught in an abuse scandal. Photographs have emerged showing inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad stripped naked and humilia

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Israeli Army Destroys 8 Gaza Buildings

The Israeli army demolished eight buildings in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, prompting clashes that left a Palestinian man dead. The army said the operations were in reaction to a Palestinian ambush in Gaza on Sunday that killed a pregnant Jewish settle

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Iraqis Accuse British Troops of Unlawful Killing

Lawyers for 14 Iraqi families who allege their relatives were unlawfully killed by British troops in post-war Iraq took their case to London's High Court. The Ministry of Defence refuses to accept responsibility for the deaths but the families' lawyer, Ph

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

Odessa Hosts Body Art Carnival

The Ukrainian city of Odessa hosts the 3rd edition of the International Body Art Carnival. More than 100 artists ran high their fantasies in painting all-over the bodies of some 200 models.

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1798

European Parliament Welcomes New MEPs

The European Parliament welcomed the EU's 10 new member states with an official ceremony on Monday. In its last plenary session before the June European Parliament elections and the first sitting of the enlarged European Parliament, speeches will be held

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

UN Expresses Concern over Abuse

The United Nations issued a statement late Monday expressing serious concern about the reports of torture of Iraqis by US and British forces. The UN special investigator on torture, Theo van Boven, said that the culprits must be punished and that victims

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Ex-Diplomats Call for US Revision of Israeli Support

Former US diplomats and government officials have started collecting signatures on a letter calling to President George W. Bush to reconsider his support for Israel.

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Sasser Takes Over Internet

A new computer worm has snarled thousands of computers around the world, causing Internet traffic to slow. Unlike many computer viruses, the Sasser worm doesn't come in the form of an e-mail attachment.

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Aznar Admits Madrid Bomb Failings

Former Spanish prime minister admitted he may have been distracted from the threat posed by Islamic militants by his fight against ETA. Jose Maria Aznar's party was ejected from power only days after Islamists blew up trains in Madrid, killing 191.

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 756

Poland Marks Constitution Day

Poland celebrated its Constitutional Day, just a day after President Aleksander Kwasniewski officially designated former deputy premier and finance minister Marek Belka as prime minister. Belka's appointment is still to be approved by the 460-seat lower h

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1883

Mexico, Peru in Diplomatic Row with Cuba

Mexico and Peru announced they would pull out their ambassadors from Cuba following scornful remarks by President Fidel Castro. Mexico, once Cuba's firm ally in Latin America, accused Cuba in interference in its domestic affairs.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

US Base Attacked in Najaf

An American military base in Najaf came under fire on Monday. Reports say ten people died in the attack.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

US Celebrate Hostage Escape

The US are celebrating the escape of an American hostage from Iraqi militants. Truck driver Thomas Hamill, 43, somehow managed to slip out of the building where he was kept, and dashed to a US patrol some 65 kilometers from Baghdad.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Likud Rejects Sharon's Gaza Pullout Plan

Ariel Sharon's ruling Likud party rejected his plan to withdraw unilaterally from the Gaza Strip in a referendum held on Sunday. A total of 59.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Sasser Virus Affects Cyberspace

A new internet worm that attacks computers with certain Microsoft operating systems by shutting them down is spreading rapidly and is expected to culminate on Monday when people return to work. The Sasser worm typically shuts down the computer, then autom

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2402

Schwarzenegger Meets Israeli PM

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger met Ariel Sharon Sunday and wished him good luck in a vote on the prime minister's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

At Least 31 Killed in Afghan Gas Blast

An accidental explosion at a gas station killed at least 31 people in western Afghanistan. At least another 40 people were injured in the blast near Shindand, 360 miles west of the capital, Kabul, in Herat province.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Sotheby's Set 10 New Records in Hong Kong

Sotheby's said it set a new record total of 445.6 M Hong Kong dollars for its latest spring auctions in Hong Kong.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Israeli Raid over Gaza

An Israeli helicopter launched three missiles Sunday afternoon at a building in Gaza City housing radio stations affiliated with the militant Hamas group and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah party. The airstrike took place just hours after Palesti

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

US: No Widespread Abuse in Iraq Prisons

There is no widespread pattern of abuse of Iraqi prisoners and that the actions of "just a handful" of US troops at a Baghdad prison have unfairly tainted all American forces, top US military officer Gen. Richard Myers said.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Rebels Blew Up Bridges to Georgia

The rebellious Georgian region of Ajaria blew up two bridges linking it to the rest of Georgia, amid rising tensions with the central government. The explosions occurred as the Georgian army carried out manoeuvres nearby.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251