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Jordan Foils Chemical Attack Plot

Jordan has unraveled "a chemical bombings plot" believed to have been mastered by Al-Qaeda affiliates. The state TV showed on Monday's late prime time nabbed Al-Qaeda supporters who confessed planning to launch deadly chemical attack.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Rome Spurns Kidnappers Ultimatum

The government and the opposition in Italy rejected the ultimatum, delivered by kidnappers in Iraq, who vowed to kill three Italian hostages. We will not give in to terrorists' pressure, Italian officials said.

World | April 27, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

2 US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Blast

Two US soldiers have been killed in massive explosion today in Baghdad, U military spokesman said. Earlier in the day an explosion leveled off part of a two-storey building in northern Baghdad as US troops were raiding it in.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

Landslide Buries Kyrgyz Village

At least 33 people have been killed and dozen houses destroyed in a landslide in the southern Kyrgyz region of Osh, near the Uzbek border. It is the second landslide to occur in the region in a week following recent heavy rains.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Hundreds Under SARS Quarantine in China

Nearly 500 people were in quarantine in China's capital and a southern province as authorities raced to contain a small eruption of SARS before a national holiday puts millions of travellers on the road. Two confirmed cases of severe acute respiratory syn

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Thousands March for Abortion Rights in US

Abortion-rights supporters marched in the hundreds of thousands, galvanized by what they see as an erosion of reproductive freedoms under US President Bush and foreign policies that hurt women worldwide. Amid the clamor of an election year, the throng of

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Cosmetic Queen Estee Lauder Died at 97

Estee Lauder, who started a kitchen business blending face creams and built it into a multimillion-dollar international cosmetics empire, died. She was 97.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Michael Jackson Switches Lawyers

US pop superstar Michael Jackson replaced two high-profile attorneys Sunday in his child molestation case, amid conflicting reports about whether he fired them or they quit themselves. Attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman have been replaced by anot

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Al-Zahar Replaces Rantissi as Hamas Leader

Dr. Mahmoud A-Zahar was elected political leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

US Extends Fallujah Cease-Fire 2 Days

The US military extended a cease-fire for Fallujah for at least two more days, backing down from warnings of an all-out Marine assault and announcing that American and Iraqi forces would begin joint patrols in the city. The patrols are to begin as early a

World | April 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Afghan President "Survives Life Attempt"

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has survived an assassination attempt, police said. On his way back from Kandahar, the president could have been targeted by a man holding a grenade.

World | April 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Iraqi Oil Terminal Still Shut

Iraq's main oil terminal remained shut on Sunday, after being targeted by three blasts the previous night. The offshore al-Basra terminal was approached by three suicide boats on Saturday.

World | April 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Fischer to be Austria's Next Leader

Social Democrat candidate Heinz Fischer has won Austria's presidential elections. With half of the votes counted, Fischer garnered 52 %.

World | April 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Falluja Peace Drawn out

Prolonged peace was agreed between insurgents and US forces in Falluja. According to the agreement, all residents of the siege city are banned from carrying guns.

World | April 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Blasts at Iraq Oil Terminals

Three coordinated suicide blasts targeted Iraqi oil terminals in the Gulf. The explosive-packed boats killed two US sailors and injured five, when they tried to stop one of the vessels.

World | April 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Dutch Wedding Jolt

Dutch Prince Johan Friso has married his loved one, despite royal objections. Doing so, the Prince renounced his claim to the throne.

World | April 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Cyprus Unification Plan Rejected

Greek Cypriots have overwhelmingly rejected the plan for unification, polls results showed. Twin referendums took place on Saturday, with the Turkish side well predisposed toward the UN plan.

World | April 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Dog Lives after Swallowing 28 Golf Balls

A German Shepard survived after an operation to take 28 golf balls out of its stomach. The dog's owner works at a golf course, and Libby enjoyed picking up balls during the daily walk.

World | April 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

More US Deaths in Iraq

At least five US soldiers were killed north of Baghdad Saturday. Rockets were fired at their base in Taji, at 19 kilometers from the Iraqi capital.

World | April 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Indonesia Landslide Kills Dozens

Landslide triggered by heavy rain buried a bus and killed at lest 37 people in Indonesia. Rescuers struggled to reach those trapped under the tons of mud.

World | April 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Unification Vote Starts in Cyprus

Greek and Turkish Cypriots are voting Saturday on whether to reunite the island. Observers say that the Turkish north is likely to back the unification plan.

World | April 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213