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Cyprus Prepares for Referendum

Cyprus has seen last campaigning ahead of Saturday's referendum to accept or to reject a UN blueprint to reunify the island. The vote has provoked strong feelings on both sides of the divided island.

World | April 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Latvia Expels Russian Diplomat

Latvia announced the expelling of a Russian diplomat accusing him for trying to access NATO-labelled secrets. It is the first time that the former Soviet republic has expelled a diplomat since it regained independence in 1991.

World | April 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Germany OKs Sex for Soldiers

German soldiers who are in relationships with each other will be allowed to sleep together in barracks and while on foreign missions. The new guidelines applies to homosexuals and heterosexuals, Defense Minister Peter Struck said, as cited by Daily Telegr

World | April 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Saudi Forces Kill Jeddah Gunmen

Saudi security forces killed at least three suspected militants in a late-night raid in the city of Jeddah. Reports said a gun battle broke out as police officers surrounded four men in a block of flats after a car chase.

World | April 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Marines Urge Weapon Handover in Fallujah

US Marines warned guerrillas in this violence-wracked city that they have only days to hand over their heavy weapons or face a possible American attack. So far the insurgents have turned in mainly dud rockets, rusty mortar shells and grenades labelled "in

World | April 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

New Sars Outbreak in China

China suspects a new case of Sars detected in the capital Beijing. The respiratory disease killed 800 people and infected more than 8,000 in over 30 countries when it emerged last year.

World | April 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Russia Vetoes Cyprus Resolution

Russia has vetoed a United Nations resolution on security arrangements for Cyprus should the islanders vote for reunification. Russia's Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Gennady Gatilov, said the resolution as an attempt to influence Saturday's twin referendum

World | April 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Michael Jackson Indicted

A grand jury in Santa Barbara indicted Michael Jackson on charges of child molesting, making it a virtual certainty he will stand trial in a case brought by prosecutors in December. Jackson had originally been accused of seven counts of sexually abusing a

World | April 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

New Threat Targets 8 US Allies in Iraq

A self-proclaimed "anti-American" group is threatening to launch terrorist attacks against diplomatic compounds, airlines and public transportation systems in eight countries allied with the U.S.

World | April 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

US Tornado Kills at Least 4

Tornado in Utica, Illinois killed at least four people. The disaster struck a three-story building and razed it to the ground.

World | April 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Russian Craft Docks with Space Station

A Russian rocket delivered a new three-man crew to the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz spacecraft docked with the ISS on Wednesday, after a two-day flight from Kazakhstan.

World | April 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Tribunal Set Up for Saddam Trial

A new tribunal was set up to try former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi National Congress has named a general director of the tribunal, seven judges and several prosecutors.

World | April 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

Bloodshed on India Election Day

More than twenty people died on a turbulent election day in India. A range of attacks by separatists and communists troubled people who went to cast ballots.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

1st Stage of India Polling Ends

Tens of millions of Indians voted in phase one of the country's first all-electronic election. Every vote in the world's largest democracy is being recorded at the press of a button.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Blair Confirms EU Constitution Poll

Tony Blair says a referendum is to be held on the new European constitution - but he has not named the date for a poll. For months the prime minister has denied the need for a vote, but on Tuesday he conceded it was time to "let the people have a final sa

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

3 Terror Suspects Gunned Down in Jordan

Three terror suspects were killed in a shootout in the Jordanian capital. Working on a tip, police stormed a hideout in east Amman where the suspects had been hiding, the police said in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Victim Confronts Pedophile in Court

A victim of Belgian pedophile Dutroux has confronted him in court. Sabine Dardenne, aged 12 at the time of the torture, asked Marc Dutroux why hadn't he handed her to a larger pedophile ring.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

Moscow Museum on Fire

Fire broke at the Polytechnics Museum in Moscow, injuring one man. The alarm was raised shortly before midday, and all the staff and visitors were evacuated from the building.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Strong Quake Jolted Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Turkey today.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

US Chopper Crashed near Falluja

An American helicopter has crashed near Falluja, according to media reports. It was not immediately clear whether the aircraft was downed by Iraqi insurgents.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2471

Quake Hits Devastated Bam Again

A four-Richter quake hit South Eastern historical city of Bam at 07:11 local time on Tuesday. According to geophysicists, the quake lasted for about seven seconds, shattering the half-devastated walls and buildings in the city, hit by a 6.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231