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Small Bomb Explodes in Athens

A small bomb exploded in central Athens, outside the offices of a Greek construction company, police said early Saturday. No one was hurt in the time-bomb blast which occurred shortly before midnight Friday following a warning telephone call to a daily ne

World | May 28, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

Blasts Kill 19 at Indonesian Market

Two bombs have exploded in a market in central Indonesia, killing at least 19 people and wounding 20, police said. The blasts happened in the town of Tentena, on the island of Sulawesi, about 60km from the coastal town of Poso.

World | May 28, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Germany Backs EU Constitution

Germany has become the ninth country to ratify the EU constitution when the upper house of parliament voted in favour of the treaty. In Friday's vote - timed to give the flagging "Yes" campaign a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum in France - Germany fol

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541

Bush Meets Palestinian Leader

US President George Bush welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is the first top Palestinian leader to visit the White House during Bush's presidency. The Palestinian leader said Palestinians were "in dire need to have freedom" from Israeli contro

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Japan Soldiers Unaware of WWII End Found

Diplomats from Japan investigate the astonishing claims of two men who say they are former Japanese soldiers who have been hiding in the mountains of southern Philippines since World War II. Reports in Japan said the two octogenarians had lived on the sou

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1105

Australian Gets 20 Years in Jail over Drug Smuggling

The Indonesian court in Bali Friday morning sentenced 27-year-old Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby to 20 years' imprisonment for trafficking 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into the resort island last year, which is much less than the life imprisonm

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

WTO Agrees Entry Talks with Iran

The World Trade Organisation has agreed to allow Iran to begin membership talks after the US lifted its opposition to Tehran joining the body. The move comes a day after Iran agreed a deal with European countries to maintain its suspension of nuclear acti

World | May 26, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Abbas Set for White House Talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set for historic talks with US President George Bush, hoping for a clear endorsement of the Middle East roadmap peace plan. Abbas will be the first Palestinian leader welcomed to the White House by the current US pre

World | May 26, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Massive Power Cut Strangles Moscow

Massive power cuts have shut down a large section of Moscow this morning, halting trams and underground lines and causing 20,000 passengers to be evacuated onto the street. Hospitals and telecommunication companies had to switch to back-up power, and the

World | May 25, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1140

Terrorist Car Bomb Rocks Madrid

A car bomb blast rocking the Spanish capital has been claimed by terrorist group ETA. The explosion came just after the peak rush hour and followed a warning by the Basque separatist group.

World | May 25, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 955

Laura Bush Urges Mideast Action

US first lady Laura Bush said after a solo mission to the Middle East that the US should move as quickly as possible to shore up the shaky Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Laura Bush, returning to Washington after a five-day visit to the region, said Ar

World | May 25, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 759

Schroeder Wants US-style Contest

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says he is to rely on a personality-driven election campaign, two days after shocking the nation with a call for early elections. "We would do well to lead a very personalized contest which is focused on the two leading

World | May 24, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

Car Bombs Kill 9 in Baghdad

Car bombs exploded Tuesday near a U.S.

World | May 24, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

Plane Strays into Washington Restricted Airspace

A small airplane entered restricted air space over the US capital for the second time in 15 days, triggering a brief alert but not evacuation. The incident happened at around 6:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Monday.

World | May 24, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Five Kids Killed in School Bus Crash

Five children have been killed in a crash involving a school bus in Ireland. Several youngsters were trapped in the wreckage of the bus, which overturned in County Meath.

World | May 23, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Schroeder Mulls Early German Poll

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder plans an early general election this autumn after his party lost a key regional election. Opposition Christian Democrats were jubilant after beating his Social Democrats in North Rhine-Westphalia.

World | May 23, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

BBC Staff on Strike

A great part of BBC news and live shows are being disrupted by a one-day strike by staff protesting at job cuts. Almost half of the employees due in on Monday joined the walkout, the BBC said.

World | May 23, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Blast Again in Indian Capital

One person has been injured in an explosion in the Indian capital Delhi - just hours after two bomb attacks on cinemas showing a controversial film. The blast occurred when a man opened an abandoned handbag near a railway crossing in eastern Delhi, police

World | May 23, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Explosions Hit India Cinemas

At least 16 people have been injured in bomb blasts at two cinemas in the Indian capital Delhi, officials say. A loud explosion shook the Liberty Cinema in the crowded shopping district of Karol Bagh.

World | May 22, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Germany "Set for Early Election"

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder plans to seek early elections following his party's devastating loss of a key powerbase in Sunday's local poll. The Social Democrat Party leader made the proposal as exit polls showed the SPD had been ousted after 39 ye

World | May 22, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Al-Sadr Aides Pool Efforts to Ease Sunni-Shiite Tensions

Senior aides of anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met a key Sunni group in a bid to soothe tensions that have flared amid violence that has killed at least 550 people, including 10 Shiite and Sunni clerics, since the new Shiite-dominated government was annou

World | May 22, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329
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