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Chirac to Open EU Yes Campaign

President Jacques Chirac is set to launch the Yes campaign in France's referendum on the EU constitution in a TV debate with 80 young people. The Yes campaign, which includes most of the country's political elite from left and right, is under pressure.

World | April 14, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Twin Car Bombings Rock Baghdad

Two twin explosions near an Interior Ministry building have wounded at least 20 people. Casualties from the first blast were much worse because it went off in the middle of blocked traffic.

World | April 14, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

French Patients Allowed to Euthanasia

The French senate has approved a law allowing terminally ill patients to choose death. The law allows doctors to stop giving medical assistance when it "has no effect other than maintaining life artificially".

World | April 13, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 625

Pope's Tomb on Display

A small crowd of sightseers and tearful pilgrims filed past Pope John Paul II's tomb early Wednesday after the Vatican opened the site to the public for the first time since the Pontiff's funeral. A few hundred people were waiting in line when the Vatican

World | April 13, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 734

Britney Spears Confirms Pregnancy

US pop princess Britney Spears confirmed Tuesday that she is pregnant with her first child, ending weeks of frenzied speculation over whether she was launching a new career as a mother. "The time has finally come to share our wonderful news that we are ex

World | April 13, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2618

German Schoolgirl Hostages Freed

German police have freed the four schoolgirls that were seized hostages earlier on Tuesday. The teenagers were held by an Iranian man for four hours.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

Miss North Carolina Crowned Miss USA

Miss North Carolina, a 21-year-old brunette, was crowned Miss USA at the 54th annual pageant Monday night. Chelsea Cooley will compete May 30 in the Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

US Contractor Abducted Near Baghdad

A US contractor has been kidnapped near Baghdad on Monday, a US embassy spokesman said, the latest foreigner abducted in the Iraqi capital. The contractor was working on a reconstruction project.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

Rumsfled Appeals for Political Loyalty in Iraq

The US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad, warning Iraq's new leaders against political purges and corruption that could spark "lack of confidence or corruption in government". The United States oppose any move to delay the

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Israel to Disarm Settlements Before Pullout

Jewish residents of four West Bank settlements will be disarmed about two weeks before they are removed from their homes this summer, military officials announced. Settlers, however, remain reluctant to give up their weapons.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Moscow TV Tower Burst into Fire

Moscow's Ostankino television centre has burst into flames and thick black smoke is billowing from the windows, Itar-Tass news agency informed. Fire brigades and rescuers rushed to the scene of the fire and rescued 25 people, the city's fire department wa

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 844

Survivors Remember Horrors on Buchenwald Anniversary

Survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp joined German leaders to mark the camp's liberation by US troops 60 years ago. The world must never allow the horrors of the Nazis to fade from memory, said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1645

Indonesia Rocked Again

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a day after another one measured 6.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530

6.8 Magnitude Quake Throws Indonesia into Panic

A major earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic on the island of Sumatra amid fears of tsunami. The 6.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

40,000 Join Lebanese "Marathon of Unity"

About 40,000 Lebanese people took part Sunday in a huge "Marathon of Unity," commemorating assassinated ex-PM Rafiq Hariri. The participants set out from Martyrs square and the grave of Hariri.

World | April 10, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512

Strong Quake Rattles Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.7 shook part of Indonesia on Sunday and was felt in Singapore as well.

World | April 10, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Gaza Ceasefire Put at Risk

A peace truce between Israel and Palestine was on the verge of breakup Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian teenagers in southern Gaza. Witnesses said the group of boys came under fire when they tried to retrieve a football.

World | April 9, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

15 Soldiers Killed Outside Baghdad

Insurgents have killed 15 Iraqi soldiers just outside Baghdad on Saturday. The attack coincided with the second anniversary of the fall of Baghdad to coalition forces.

World | April 9, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Four Children, Army Officer Killed in Iraq

Four children were killed by a homemade bomb while collecting trash in Baghdad, police officials said. Meanwhile three masked gunmen killed an Iraqi Army officer late Thursday in the Southern city of Basra, police also said.

World | April 8, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

MG Rover Goes Bust

UK car producer MG Rover will be placed in administration, as talks with China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) collapsed on Thursday. Rover bosses had warned the company would go under unless the state immediately approved a EUR 145 M taxpayer-

World | April 8, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Cairo Rocked by Bomb, 2 Killed

Two people have been killed and eighteen injured in a bomb attack in a bazaar in Cairo. The bomb was tossed into the crowded market by a man on a motorcycle, police said.

World | April 7, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1331
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