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New Athens Bomb Scare

An unexploded bomb has been found outside the office British car dealership Land Rover in southern Athens. The latest attack has coincided with the lead up to the summer Olympics in August.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

India Faces First Sikh Prime Minister

India's Congress party has elected former finance minister Manmohan Singh as its parliamentary leader, effectively anointing him as the next prime minister. Congress MPs were holding a closed-door meeting to endorse Singh's candidature to lead a new coali

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Blair Hit by Purple Powdering Missile

Tony Blair has been hit by a package containing an unknown substance while delivering a speech to the House of Commons. MPs looked at dismay when they were showered with a purple substance from a missile hurled from the public gallery.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Ban on GM Food Lifted

The European Commission has lifted a six-year moratorium on genetically modified food as they green lighted a bid by Swiss-based Syngenta to sell Bt-11 sweet corn for human consumption. EU governments had failed to reach agreement on whether to lift the b

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Al-Qaeda Link in Iraqi Council Head Killing

A group headed by Al-Qaeda figure Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed Iraqi Governing Council head Ezzedine Salim. A statement by the Jama'at al-Tawhid and Jihad group, posted on an Islamist website, said Saudi natio

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

US Troops in Iraq "Abuse, Sexually Humiliate" Reuters, NBC Staff

Three Iraqis working for Reuters and an Iraqi journalist working for U.S.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Iraqi Leader Buried

The funeral of Iraq's Governing Council head was held on Tuesday. Izzedin Salim was killed a day earlier in Baghdad.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Twelve Russians Killed in Chechnya

Twelve Russian military and police personnel were reportedly killed in Chechnya. According to world media, two Russian patrols hit landmines.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Pope Celebrates 84th Birthday

Pope John II celebrates his 84th birthday with the release of a new book titled "Get Up and Let Us Go". The 200-page publication includes "recollections and reflections" covering 20 years from when Karol Wojtyla became a bishop in 1958 to his election as

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Gay Weddings Stirring Backlash

Opponents of gay marriage hope the sight of same-sex couples taking legal wedding vows in Massachusetts will jump-start the stalled attempt to pass a federal constitutional amendment banning such unions nationwide. Despite President Bush's backing, which

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

11 Palestinians Killed in Rafah Camp Raid

Eleven Palestinians were killed and over 30 injured during a major Israeli raid on the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Three of the victims were shot dead by Israeli troops in the western Tel al-Sultan neighbourhood of the camp.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

Manilla Multicoloured in Parade

Numerous Filippino clowns participated in a parade along capital Manila's Ayala Avenue. Nationwide celebrations marked the 334th anniversary of Makati, the Philippines' financial center, situated near Manila.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Russian Hostages Released in Iraq

Two Russians who were kidnapped in Iraq earlier this month have been freed, media reported. The men were abducted on May 10.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

US "Speed Up" Iraq Pullout

The US and the UK are planning to speed up their pullout from Iraq, media said. However, British forces are planning to stay until at least 2006.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Israeli Raid in Gaza

Israeli forces have moved into southern Gaza. According to Israeli army radio, the operation was launched to seal off the town.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

US Troops Die in Salim Assassination Blast

Two US soldiers are among the victims of the car bomb blast that killed Iraq's current leader. Izzedine Salim died near the coalition headquarters in capital Baghdad.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1236

Deadly Clashes in Karbala

AT least five Iraqis died and 32 were injured during Sunday night's clashes in Karbala. Media reported that coalition troops were battling loyalists of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

World | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

10 Hurts as Trains Derail in Italy

Three trains have derailed between Genoa and Milan in northern Italy. At least ten people have been hurt, according to reports.

World | May 16, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Ukraine Sweeps Eurovision Contest

Ukraine star singer Ruslana won its first Eurovision Song Contest title in Istanbul. The charismatic brunette and her dancers performed their number "Wild Dance," a mix of rock and folk music.

World | May 16, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

Moderate Quake Rattles Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook early Sunday Istanbul and the surrounding towns, causing panic among residents but no damage or casualties.

World | May 16, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 658

South Africa to Host 2010 World Cup

South Africa will host the 2010 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced at an official ceremony in Zurich. This is the first time the competition will be held in an African country.

World | May 15, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357