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Car Bomb Kills 11 Iraqi Officers

A suicide car bomb in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi exploded late Thursday, killing 11 Iraqi police commandos and wounding 14 others, the US military confirmed on Friday. Among the wounded were two US soldiers, nine police commandos and three civilians

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

UN Urges Independent Hariri Probe

A UN report into last month's killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has called for an international investigation to be carried out. The report said Lebanon's own inquiry into the bomb attack in central Beirut was flawed and inconclusive.

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

US Urged to Halt Israeli Settlement

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Quraya has urged the United States to show a firmer position toward Israel and stop its settlement expansion plans. Quraya said in a statement on Thursday that the Israeli policy was "threatening the entire peace process".

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Boskovski Surrenders in The Hague

A former Macedonian cabinet minister has surrendered to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Former Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski has been charged with murders committed during an ethnic Albanian guerrilla insurgency in Macedonia in 2001.

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

US Supreme Court Rejects Schiavo Plea

The US Supreme Court has refused an appeal filed by the parents of brain-damaged woman Terri Schiavo to order her feeding tube reinserted. Schiavo's parents had approached the top US court to order her feeding tube back after it was removed by court order

World | March 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Oil Plant Blast Kills 15 in Texas

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when a thunderous explosion tore through a BP oil refinery in Texas. The blast shot flames and billowing smoke into the sky and showered the area with ash and chunks of charred metal.

World | March 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

Iraqis Take Over Insurgent Camp

Iraqi security forces backed by US troops have seized an insurgent training camp after heavy fighting that left many people dead. The Iraqi commando unit attacked the camp, 160km northwest of Baghdad, on Tuesday.

World | March 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

Two Killed in Lebanon Blast

An explosion tore through a business centre in a Christian town near Beirut early on Wednesday. Reports say two people were killed in the second deadly attack against an anti-Syrian stronghold since the murder of Lebanon's former prime minister last month

World | March 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 534

New Fears over Pope's Health

Pope John Paul II has had fresh breathing problems and his health is worsening, Italian newspapers reported on Tuesday. Several newspapers reported fresh fears over the health of the 84-year-old pontiff after rumors that he was being taken to hospital for

World | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 711

Jackson Looking Sapped in Court

Pop icon Michael Jackson was apparently in poor health during the latest hearing of the child abuse trial against him. The performer arrived in court this week supported by aides and with a doctor, and appeared to be weeping.

World | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Haiti

Gun battles in Haiti between UN troops and rebels have left four people dead, including two peacekeepers. A Sri Lankan soldier died during a raid on a rebel-held police station in the south - the first peacekeeper to die in Haiti since the force arrived i

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 783

Aftershocks following Japan Quake

Thousands of people took refuge at shelters Monday as aftershocks battered southern Japan a day after a powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, leaving one person dead and hundreds injured.

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Annan Urges Overhaul of UN

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging world leaders to adopt a wide-ranging change in the agency. In a report that will be delivered to the general assembly on Monday, Annan includes proposals that recommend expanding the 15-member Security Council to

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

ETA Claims Responsibility for Attack Series

The Basque armed group ETA claims responsibility for several attacks in a statement, published in a Spanish newspaper. The armed group pointed out that some of the attacks are a consequence of the businessmen's refusal to "contribute with money to the lib

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 620

Afghanistan Vote for Parliament September 18

Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on September 18, a joint Afghan-UN election commission said on Sunday. The election will require a major security operation to guard against violence by Taliban insurgents and intimidation by regio

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Bomb Kills Iraqi Police Official in Mosul

A bomb killed the head of the Iraqi police anti-corruption department in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday, officials said. Brigadier Walid Kashmoula was killed by a bomb placed in the police building where he worked.

World | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

Bomb Kills 15 in Pakistan

A powerful bomb exploded at a gathering of minority Shiite Muslims in a remote town of southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 25 others, police said. The bomb exploded outside the shrine of a Shiite saint near the town

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 657

Putin Visits Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko for the first time Saturday since last year's disputed vote there. Relations between the two neighbours were strained by Putin's endorsement of the defeated candida

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Three Die in Iraq Funeral Attack

At least three Iraqi policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb while mourning the death of a colleague. The bomb attack came on Saturday in the northern city of Kirkuk, during a funeral procession for a policeman gunned down the day before.

World | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Landslide Disaster Hits Turkey

At least a dozen people went missing in a central Turkish village hit by landslide Friday, world media said. The disaster happened in the area in Koyulhisar district of Sivas province, about 450 kilometres east of the capital Ankara.

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

Soldier Held over Chubais' Attack

Russian police questioned a retired special forces officer over a failed assassination attempt on Anatoly Chubais, head of Russia's state power monopoly. Chubais, one of Russia's best-known figures and the architect of post-Soviet economic reforms, escape

World | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514
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