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Ukraine Opposition Stages Major Rally

Tens of thousands of supporters of opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko took to the streets of Kiev, a week before the poll, to demand free and fair elections in this former Soviet state after a tense campaign marred by incidents. Demonstra

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Spain Files Terror Charges against 17

A Spanish judge has filed terror charges against 17 people for their alleged role in a suspected plot to blow up the National Court, a hub for the nation's investigations into Islamic terrorism. Judge Baltasar Garzon filed the charges late Saturday after

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

49 Iraqi Army Bodies Found

Iraqi police said Sunday that 49 bodies of soldiers from the new Iraqi army were found south of Baqouba. Gen.

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

Russia Commemorates Nord Ost Victims

Over 1,000 people gathered on Saturday in front of the Dubrovka theatrical centre in Moscow to honour the memory of the victims of the horrible Nord Ost hostage taking. On 23 October 2002, around 40 Chechen rebels seized the building, holding more than 7

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

A suicide attacker detonated grenades on a commercial street in downtown Kabul on Saturday, killing himself and wounding six other people, including two foreign peacekeepers. The attacker had six grenades strapped to his body, which he exploded on Chicken

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

At least 5 Dead as Quake Shatters Japan

At least 5 people died and more than 200 were injured in earthquakes in northern Japan, which rocked buildings for up to one minute. The first quake measured 6.

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

16 Iraqis Killed by Car Bomb Near US Base

Suicide bombers killed 20 members of Iraq's fledgling security forces near a US marine base west of Baghdad and at a checkpoint to the north amid a spate of insurgent attacks across the country. Hospital officials said 16 Iraqi police were killed and up t

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Falluja Raid "Busts Zarqawi Aide"

US forces in Iraq say they have seized a "senior leader" in the militant group headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The military says it captured the man - who has not been named - along with five others in a pre-dawn raid on the restive city of Falluja.

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

CARE Agency Pleads for Hostage Release

The aid agency Care International has appealed to the captors of its Iraq director Margaret Hassan to release her. Care's secretary-general, Denis Caillaux, asked them "to understand she is an Iraqi and to release her to her family and the people who love

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Death Toll Up in Chinese Mine Blast

Chinese authorities say the confirmed death toll from a coal mine explosion this week has risen to 66, with another 84 miners still missing. Officials say the chances of finding any more survivors of Wednesday's blast in central Henan province are growing

World | October 22, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Japan Seeks to Recover from Worst Typhoon

The death toll from Japan's worst typhoon in a quarter century rose to 77 with 14 people still missing, as the devastation forced the government to consider emergency funds and new safety measures. Typhoon Tokage, which ripped through Japan on Wednesday,

World | October 22, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

Bomb Kills Four Iraqis near Baghdad

A bomb explosion destroyed a car south of Baghdad, killing four people. The bomb exploded while a US patrol was passing through the village of Latifia.

World | October 22, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Chechen Militants' Leader Gives in

The leader of Chechnya's militant separatists, Aslan Maskhadov, is prepared to give up to Russian authorities, Chechnya's Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov announced Friday. Maskhadov is trying to contact the authorities and to negotiate about the cond

World | October 22, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

Sofia Hosts World Charity Forum

Sofia is hosting an international conference for charity organizations across Central and East Europe (CEE). More than 160 representatives of different foundations are taking part in the traditional forum.

World | October 22, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 836

Israel Raid kills Hamas Man in Gaza

An Israeli air strike on a car in the north of the Gaza Strip has killed Hamas rocket mastermind Adnan al-Ghoul and an aide traveling with him. Ghoul was among Israel's most wanted and a Hamas spokesman vowed "painful" revenge as crowds milled around the

World | October 22, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

US Soldier Sentenced over Iraq Prison Abuse

A US military judge sentenced Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick to eight years in prison on Thursday for sexually and physically abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad.Frederick's lawyer, Gary Myers, called the sentence excessive and said he woul

World | October 21, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

UK Confirms Troops Redeployment

Hundreds of British soldiers will be redeployed in central Iraq in response to a US request, the defence secretary has confirmed. Geoff Hoon told the House of Commons the deployment of about 850 Black Watch troops and support staff would last "weeks rathe

World | October 21, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Milosevic Lawyers Throw up the Sponge

Lawyers appointed to defend former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic pleaded to quit, after he has refused to cooperate with the team and insisted on defending himself. Solicitors pleaded for the former president to be allowed to defend himself at his wa

World | October 21, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

Castro Tumbles during Speech

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has reportedly broken his arm and his knee after falling at the end of a public speech in Santa Clara. "Please excuse me for having fallen...

World | October 21, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Four Killed in Bus Raid in Baghdad

Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Baghdad airport employees to work on Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding several others, including the driver, an airport employee said. Militants often attack buses transporting people working at US-run base

World | October 21, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Deadly Storm Races across Japan

Typhoon Tokage has torn across Japan, killing almost 50 people and leaving dozens missing. Media said that Tokade was the deadliest typhoon to hit the country in a decade.

World | October 21, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358
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