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4 Dead as Turkish Military Planes Crash

Two Turkish military planes crashed late on Tuesday killing the four pilots. Unofficial information says that the accident took place near the city of Konya.

World | March 2, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Comet Chaser Rosetta Deployed in Space after Launch

A billion-euro European spacecraft began a decade-long quest to hunt a comet in the depths of the Solar System and shadow it around the Sun in a bid to tease out secrets of how life began on Earth. The three-tonne probe Rosetta powered into space atop an

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Search Called off for Missing Greek Tanker Crew

The US Coast Guard gave up the search for 18 crewmen missing after a 173-metre Bow Mariner tanker carrying industrial ethanol exploded and sank off the Virginia coast on Saturday night. Six survivors were plucked from a life raft Saturday.

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AP: Kyrgyzstan Al-Qaeda Sanctuary

Central Asian Kyrgyzstan, hosting US troops, is a preferred sanctuary for an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group because of loose border controls and widespread corruption, convicted terrorists said in interrogation records examined by the Associated Press. T

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"Father of the EU" Advanced to Sainthood

According to French daily Le Figaro, the Pope is set to beatify Robert Schuman - one of the founding fathers of the EU - next September, as the first step on the road to Sainthood. Robert Schuman is widely seen as the "father of the EU".

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Quake Left 6 Dead in Turkey

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter shook Turkey's southeast early on Tuesday, leaving six people dead and injuring two others.

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Putin's PM Pick Arrives in Moscow

Mikhail Fradkov, who was nominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin for prime minister, landed in Moscow, flying in from Brussels where he was serving as Russia's representative to the European Union. His plane touched down at Moscow's Sheremetyevo 2 i

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Former Haitian President Accuses US of Coup

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide said Monday he was forced to leave Haiti in a "coup d'etat" by the United States. I was told that to avoid bloodshed I'd better leave," he said in an interview on CNN.

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Israel to Hold Elections a Year Earlier

Israel's attorney general issued an opinion that elections be held in November 2006, a year earlier than scheduled, a Justice Ministry spokesman said Monday. The ruling by Attorney General Meni Mazuz follows a heated dispute between parliament's two large

World | March 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

US-Libya Ties Restored by 2004 End

US and Libya could restore diplomatic relations by the end of the year, the leader of a US Congressional delegation said Monday as he arrived in the capital for his second visit in a month. Rep.

World | March 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Rebels, US Marines Enter Haiti Capital

Rebels rolled into the capital Monday and were met by hundreds of residents dancing in the streets and cheering the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. US Marines and French troops secured key sites.

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No Trace of Explosives in Moscow Water Park Debris

Experts did not discover any traces of explosives at the scene or in the debris from the Transvaal Park swimming and recreation complex in Moscow, which collapsed on February 14, 2004, killing 27 people, Russian news agency Interfax informed. This comes t

World | March 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

President Putin Backs Mikhail Fradkov for Russia's PM

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has proposed Mikhail Fradkov to take over the post of prime minister after sacking the government just weeks before presidential elections, ITAR-TASS reported on Monday. Fradkov is a former chief of the tax police and Rus

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Iraqi Governing Council Says Yes to Interim Constitution

Iraqi politicians agreed on the draft of an interim constitution early Monday, reaching a compromise on the role of Islam and putting off the details of Kurdish autonomy, an Iraqi official said. The charter will likely be signed Wednesday.

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Israel Halts Building West Bank Barrier

Israel will halt the building of the West bank barrier for a week, acting upon a ruling of the Supreme Court. During that period, the barrier's planned route around eight Palestinian villages near Jerusalem will be examined.

World | February 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

India Poll Starts April 20

A three-week period for India to hold its general elections was set Sunday, starting April 20. The other poll dates announced are April 26, May 5 and May 10, and counting the ballot-papers is scheduled to take place on May 13.

World | February 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Kirkuk Policeman Shot Dead

Harun Hayden, a 29-yer-old police officer in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk has been shot dead, media reported on Sunday. The assaulters opened fire at a patrol car, and then managed to run away unidentified.

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Haitian Rebels Put Off Capital Attack

Leader of Haitian anti-president rebels Guy Philippe has said that the planned attack on capital Port-au-Prince will be postponed with "a day or two." Philippe, who is directing rebels' actions from his headquarters in northern Haiti, said that the hold o

World | February 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Israeli Raid Kills Islamic Jihad Member

A member of the Islamic Jihad militant group is believed to be one of the three people killed in an Israeli raid in the Gaza strip Saturday. At least seven other people have been injured as a helicopter fired missiles at a car traveling from Gaza to the r

World | February 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Chaos Grips Haiti's Capital as Rebels Close in

Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince has been struck by panic as rebels, pressing for President Jean Bertrand Aristide to step down, seized yet another city. In the capital, barricades are being built around the presidential palace, as rebellious gangs are roam

World | February 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

US Hailed N Korea Talks

The US have hailed the six-way Beijing talks for dismantling nuclear programs. On Thursday, North Korea offered to stop building its nuclear arsenal in return for "corresponding measures" by the US.

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