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China Bids Farewell to Communist Party Leader

Hundreds of people have attended a tightly controlled funeral service in Beijing for purged Chinese Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang. Mourners filed past Zhao's body and paid their respects, before his cremation at the Babaoshan cemetery.

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

"Mad Cow" Found in Goat

A French goat showed positive test results for mad cow disease - the first animal in the world other than a cow to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The European Commission says further testing will be done to see if the incidence is an isolate

World | January 29, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

US Copter Crashes in Baghdad

A US Army helicopter has crashed in south-west Baghdad, the fate of the crew was not immediately known. US military officials do not think the helicopter was hit by hostile fire, but are still investigating.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 612

Hamas Wins Gaza Local Elections

Palestinian militant group Hamas has won a sweeping victory in local elections in Gaza, according to unofficial results. Hamas, regarded by Israel as a terrorist group, reportedly won 77 out of 118 seats in 10 districts polled.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

LA Suicide Crash Spawns Copycat

A second California man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kill himself by causing a train crash. Tigran Kashkarian, 25, was arrested on Thursday after a car chase that started in Irvine near Los Angeles, police say.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 686

Procter & Gamble Eyes Gillette

Procter & Gamble announced it is to buy men's grooming firm Gillette for USD 57B. The deal will be paid for mainly in P&G shares, and will create the world's largest stable of consumer brands, the firms said.

World | January 28, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Powerful Quake Hits Tsunami-Ravaged Sumatra Coast

A strong earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra in northern Indonesia, which was devastated by the giant tsunami waves a month ago. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

World | January 27, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Senate Confirms Rice as US State Secretary

Condoleezza Rice was confirmed as President George W Bush's new secretary of state in a Senate vote on Wednesday. The US upper house earlier debated her appointment, with some Democratic senators lambasting her record in the run-up to the Iraq war.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Al Least 3 Dead in L.A. Train Derailment

At least three people were killed and over 100 were injured in a commuter train derailment in Los Angeles suburb. A major emergency operation is under way after the crash between two commuter trains and freight train.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Marine Copter Crash Kills 31 in Iraq

Marine helicopter transporting troops crashed Wednesday in the desert of western Iraq, killing 31 people, American military officials said. It was the deadliest crash of a US military helicopter in Iraq.

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Israel, Palestine Resume Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has lifted a ban on peace talks with new Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas imposed after six Israelis were killed in a Gaza border ambush, political sources said on Wednesday. They said aides to the two leaders were e

World | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

Tsunami Disaster Toll Jumps to 280,000

Indonesia rose to 220,000 the number of people killed by December's earthquake and tsunami, bringing the total death toll across the region to 280,000. Thailand's death toll went up to 5,384 confirmed dead, another 3,000 people are missing.

World | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 573

Harry Potter's Author Gives Birth to Baby Girl

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, has given birth to a baby girl. The baby girl was born on Sunday evening, media reported.

World | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

World "Must Learn from the Holocaust"

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged the world to make sure evils such as those perpetrated in the Holocaust are never repeated. The General Assembly gathered to mark the approaching 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in a spe

World | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 759

Yulia Timoshenko Appointed Acting Premier of Ukraine

Yulia Timoshenko was appointed acting prime minister of Ukraine by newly sworn in President Viktor Yushchenko before his departure for Moscow. He chose the businesswoman who turned into a politician to back his campaign for the presidency.

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 857

Mighty Blast Rocks Iraqi Capital

A large explosion has rocked the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, six days before elections are scheduled to take place. Officials said a suicide car bomb went off at a checkpoint near Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party offices, located in the heavil

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Yushchenko Heads for Moscow

Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko is to visit neighbouring Russia - just a day after his inauguration. The Moscow talks are seen as an attempt by the leaders of both countries to iron out differences.

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Three Men Publicly Slain by Zarqawi Followers

Followers of Iraq's most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, have executed an Egyptian and two Iraqi drivers on a street in broad daylight, according to videos shown on a website. A first video showed a man identified as Ibrahim Mohammed Ismail, born 1966,

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Another Quake Hits Indonesia

A powerful earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island just before dawn on Monday, damaging houses and triggering widespread fears of another tsunami in a country still traumatized by last month's disaster. No injuries were reported.

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

US Snow Blizzards Trigger Emergencies

The US states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey declared emergencies because of continuing fierce blizzards in the north-east. The National Weather Service warned of "dangerously low" temperatures in some parts, saying people who left their ho

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

Bomb Strikes Near Allawi's Office in Baghdad

A large blast exploded in western Baghdad near the headquarters of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's political party, six days before Iraqi elections are set to take place. Police say Monday's explosion in the neighbourhood of Harthia was caused by a c

World | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396
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