World

Bird Flu Spreads Again

Thailand is testing two children for possible bird flu, officials said. Both suspected cases were in the north-eastern province of Nong Khai, near the Laos border, the officials said.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 781

2 Killed in Mauritius Resort Explosion

An explosion in the tourist resort of Grand Baie on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has killed two people and injured 14. The explosion took place at around 1:45 local time in a building housing restaurants, bars and shops in Grand Baie.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1636

Bin Laden Virus On the Net

A virus purporting to show images of Osama Bin Laden's suicide has been unleashed onto the Internet, security experts are warning. The message is designed to entice recipients to open a file that unleashes malicious software code.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

13 Militants Die in Iraqi Clashes

Thirteen insurgents have been killed in clashes with Iraqi and US forces, according to the US military. The fighting took place near the town of Baquba.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

2 Pakistanis Missing in Iraq

Two Pakistanis working for a Middle-East firm have gone missing in Iraq, raising fears they may have been taken captive. Though their capture has not yet been confirmed, a Pakistani television channel early on Sunday identified the two as Raja Azad and Sa

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

N Korea Rejects US Offer

North Korea has dismissed as "nothing but a sham offer" US proposals that the communist state follows the example of Libya and scraps its nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and diplomatic recognition. The US presented a plan for North Korea last month th

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Thousands Gather for Royal Cremation in Bali

Thousands of Indonesians and foreign tourists flocked to Bali to witness one of the biggest royal cremations. Family members and villagers mounted the 25-meter-high, nine-tiered tower carrying the body of Tjokorda Istri Niyang Muter, the twin sister of th

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790

Iraqi Construction Firm Chief Abducted

Gunmen kidnapped the head of an Iraqi Government-owned construction company in Baghdad today. Unidentified armed men riding in two cars snatched Ra'ad Adnan, the General Director of Al-Mansour Contracting Co.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661

Japan Science Council OKs Human Cloning

Japan's top science council adopted policy recommendations that would permit limited cloning of human embryos for scientific research in Japan, AP reported. Japan banned human cloning in 2001, but has permitted researchers to use human embryos that aren'

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Palestinian Police Station Set on Fire

Militants torched a Palestinian police station south of Gaza City.The unidentified militants broke into the empty station in the dark hours of the morning in the town of Zwaida pouring gasoline on mattresses and blankets and setting the building alight.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Egypt Won't Send Troops to Iraq

Egypt has said it is "absolutely not" considering sending troops to Iraq. Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit made the comments after the kidnapping of an Egyptian diplomat in Baghdad.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Macedonian Town Hit by Riots

Many people were injured in clashes between Macedonian police and protesters after violence flared over plans to give greater local powers to the country's 25 percent ethnic Albanian minority. The riots began early on Friday morning in the southern town o

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

9/11 Panel Seeks Intelligence Overhaul

The commission investigating Sept. 11 called for a major overhaul of the nation's intelligence agencies to stop the next terror attack.

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Saudi Amnesty for Militants Over

Saudi Arabia's amnesty for militants to surrender expired at midnight, with only a few who have turned themselves in. But authorities say that negotiations with several militants are still continuing.

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Iraq Asks Egypt'sTroops

Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi asked Egypt on Thursday to dispatch troops to boost multinational peacekeeping forces to help Iraq restore security. We have asked for Egypt's security assistance, namely by dispatching troops to protect the mission of the

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Gasoline Bombs Shock Athens

Assailants tossed two gasoline bombs a Culture Ministry building in central Athens, causing no damage or injuries. The building also houses the Cultural Olympiad, a four-year festival featuring art exhibitions and performances leading up the Aug.

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Hundreds Evacuated over California Fires

American firefighters keep on battling with a nearly 6,000-acre wildfire in Los Angeles County, where residents were being kept away from about 350 homes. Several California blazes that have scorched thousands of acres and forced hundreds of people to lea

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

EP Elects New Brussels Head

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso is set to be formally endorsed as the new European Commission president. The 732 members of the European Parliament are expected to vote in favour of his appointment to the post on November 1, suc

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Sept 11 Security Check Video Stuns US

A video showing security checks on one group of 11 September hijackers, prior to boarding the plane they crashed into the Pentagon stunned the US and the entire world. Four men undergo additional checks after setting off metal detectors at Washington's Du

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 588

False Bomb Threat on Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was briefly evacuated on Wednesday after authorities received a bomb threat against the world-famous monument. It reopened late in the afternoon after being shut down while police searched it for explosive devices.

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

US Denies Copter Shot Down in Iraq

The US military denied Iraqi police reports that an American helicopter was shot down in a western area of the country. Earlier on Wednesday local police said that a military aircraft was hit during fierce clashes in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 970