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Brazil Bank Robbed of Millions

Police in Brazil say thieves tunneled their way into a bank and stole nearly 150 million reals, the equivalent of more than EUR 50 M. The thieves reportedly built an 80-metre-long tunnel from a house near the bank, digging about 4 m below the floor of the

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 654

Discovery Shuttle Lands

The Discovery space shuttle has landed at the Edwards Air Force base in California. Earlier NASA ordered the astronauts aboard Discovery to bypass the first landing opportunity of the day because of stormy weather off the Florida coast.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 932

Eight Killed in Berlin Flat Blaze

A fire in an apartment block in Berlin overnight killed eight people, four of them children, German officials said on Tuesday. The fire broke out in the stairwell of the five-storey building in the German capital's central Moabit district but the cause wa

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Nagasaki Remembers Atomic Bomb Horror

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking the 60th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb at the end of World War Two. At least 70,000 people died in the world's second nuclear attack.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3465

Discovery Crew Prepare for 2nd Landing Try

The crew of the American space shuttle, Discovery, are preparing Tuesday to return to Earth after bad visibility in Florida forced a delay on Monday. Nasa hopes to bring the shuttle down at 1007 BST (0907 GMT) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

World | August 9, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Balloon Fiesta on the Way over Bristol

The Bristol sky comes alive with colour once again this year as the annual IKEA International Balloon Fiesta takes place in the stunning parkland of Ashton Court Estate, August 11-14. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has grown to be one of the lar

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

Blast Kills Two in Istanbul

An explosion tore through an apartment block in Istanbul on Monday, killing two men and wounding six others. Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah said the blast had not occurred due to a natural gas explosion as previously reported.

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Discovery Return Delayed by A Day

Space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth has been delayed for 24 hours due to bad weather at its landing site. The seven crew members aboard Discovery had been preparing for their re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.

World | August 8, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

Netanyahu Quits over Gaza Pullout

Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has resigned in protest against this month's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.The resignation was announced as the cabinet approved the removal of a first group of Jewish settlers from the area.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

13 Die in Plane Crash Off Sicily Coast

At least 13 people were killed and three were missing after a plane carrying 39 people crash landed in the sea off the coast of Italy Saturday after reporting a technical fault. Many of the 23 survivors had clung to the wings in rough seas about 10 miles

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Zambia Extradites London Terror Suspect

Authorities in Zambia have extradited to the UK a man suspected of being involved in terrorism. Haroon Rashid Aswad has been linked to the July 7 attacks in London, when four suicide bombers murdered 52 people.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Russian Submarine Crew Saved

Seven Russians trapped deep in the Pacific for three days have been rescued after their mini-submarine was cut free of nets it was snagged in. They were able to climb out of the vessel unaided when it resurfaced.

World | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Former British Minister Dies

Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died Saturday. Cook, 59, collapsed while walking in Scotland.

World | August 6, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

Tunisian Plane Crashes in Sicily

A Tunisian plane has crashed near the beaches of Sicily Saturday. A total of 35 people were on board of the ATR-42 when it crashed.

World | August 6, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

Discovery Shuttle Returns to Earth

The US Discovery Shuttle has disconnected itself Saturday from the international space station. Thus, the shuttle has commenced its return to Earth.

World | August 6, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Russians Attempt Rescue of Submarine Crew

A rescue vessel has managed to attach a tow cable to the stricken diving vessel trapped on the sea bed in the Russian Far East, BBC reported. They are hoping to be able to tow the Priz submersible into shallower waters, the commander of Russia's Pacific F

World | August 5, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 525

Toronto Jet Black Boxes Found

Flight data and voice recorders from the Air France jet that burst into flames after skidding off a runway in Toronto on Wednesday have been found. Air investigators hope the so-called black boxes will hold vital clues to the cause of the crash of the Air

World | August 4, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

Two Killed, Five Injured in Istanbul Blast

An explosion in a trash can in an Istanbul suburb killed a mother and daughter and injured five others as they left a wedding party early Thursday, television reports said. The woman and her daughter were killed as they tried to get into their car shortly

World | August 4, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 561

Discovery Tile Repair Successful

Discovery astronaut Steve Robinson has successfully performed the tile repairs on the shuttle's external surface. He manoeuvred to the shuttle's belly, plucking the filler material that was protruding from the tiles.

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 707

Greece Introduces VAT on Real Estate

The Greek government is expected to unveil plans for introducing a 19% VAT on real estate by the end of the month. The draft will be tabled in the autumn.

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

US Journalist Killed in Iraq

Unknown gunmen in the southern Iraqi town of Basra have shot dead US freelance reporter Steven Vincent. The American was abducted with his female Iraqi translator at gunpoint on Tuesday.

World | August 3, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395
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