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Bush Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in China

US President George Bush has called on China to expand its social, political and religious freedoms. On a visit to Beijing, he also said he and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao had agreed to work together to reduce their trade imbalance.

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

Baquba Explosion Casualties Up to 50

The number of the victims of the Saturday a suicide car bomb attack on the funeral of a Shiite sheikh rose to at least 50 from 35. Another 75 people were wounded when the bomber blew up his vehicle near a crowded condolence tent at the tribal sheikh's fun

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Christina Aguilera "Tied the Knot"

Christina Aguilera has reportedly tied the knot Saturday night with music executive Jordan Bratman, according to a magazine report. US Weekly reported the wedding took place at a vineyard in California's Napa Valley.

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 606

Tropical Strom Gamma Claims 9 Lives

Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing at least nine people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast as the 24th major storm in a record Atlantic hurricane season cut an erratic course toward Cuba. Slow-moving G

World | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Car Bomb Kills 11 in Iraq Market

A car bomb has exploded near a market outside Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding 21. Also on Saturday, Iraqi police arrested four people in connection with the Friday suicide bombings in two mosques.

World | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Prince Albert Taking Monaco Throne

Prince Albert II was enthroned in Monaco, ending a process that began when he was sworn in before his subjects in July. A day of ceremonies was launched with a solemn mass at the tiny principality's cathedral, followed by a football match and opera.

World | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 497

German Leaders Cement Coalition Signing Pact

Germany's conservatives and social democrats have signed an agreement that cements a new grand coalition government and clears the way for conservative leader Angela Merkel to be elected Germany's first female chancellor. The main signatories included Mer

World | November 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Mosque Bombs Kill Many in Iraq

Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up outside two Shia Mosques in Khanaqin, northeast Iraq, killing many people. Reports have said that as many as 56 have died.

World | November 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

Google Launches New Service, Shares Surge

Shares in Web search leader Google have risen above USD 400 each for the first time. The news came just days after the launch of the latest new service that allows people to list items wanted or offered for sale.

World | November 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 799

Al-Qaeda "Short of Money"

Al Qaeda is suffering severe financial problems, according to a letter attributed to the organization top official Ayman al-Zawahri. US Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Stuart Levey was cited as saying that there was a paragraph in

World | November 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

US Used Flesh-Burning Phosphorus in Iraq

The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops used white phosphorus during last year's raids in the Iraqi city of Falluja, BBC reported. "It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants," spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable told the BBC.

World | November 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3286

200 Malnourished Iraqis Found in Secret Prison

Up to 200 malnourished Iraqi detainees bearing signs of torture have been uncovered in a secret prison in the basement of a Government building in Baghdad, The Times reported. The prisoners were mostly Sunni Arabs and many in very poor health, the report

World | November 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 680

France Moves to Extend Emergency Law

President Jacques Chirac's government decided to ask Parliament to extend emergency powers for three months to quell unrest that Chirac said pointed to a national malaise and identity crisis. ''We will respond by being firm, by being fair, and by being fa

World | November 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Japan Princess Marries Commoner

Princess Sayako of Japan has married her commoner fiance, Yoshiki Kuroda, in a Shinto-style ceremony in Tokyo. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets between the royal palace and the city hotel where the half-hour marriage rite took place.

World | November 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 588

3 Killed in Karachi Explosion

At least three people have been killed and 12 others wounded as a car bomb struck a fast food restaurant in Karachi, southern Pakistan. Police said the explosion ripped through the front of the KFC outlet and burned several vehicles on the street.

World | November 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Strong Quake Hits Japan, Causes Small Tsunamis

A powerful earthquake shook northern Japan early Tuesday, and small tsunami waves struck coastal towns about 320 kilometres from the epicentre. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

World | November 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 526

Car Bomb Hits Baghdad Green Zone, Kills 3

A large explosion has killed three people in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with a number of casualties reported. The bomb went off near the gates leading into the high-security Green Zone, where the Iraqi government and US military have their h

World | November 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

UK Leaves Iraq "in 2006"

Iraq's president has predicted that British troops might leave the country by the end of next year. Jalal Talabani underlined that his country needed a gradual withdrawal of foreign peacekeepers, instead of an immediate one that would be "a catastrophe.

World | November 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Jordan Arrests Bomber's Wife

The wife of one of the three Amman suicide bombers has been arrested on suspicion that she planned to carry out a fourth attack. "My husband wore one belt and I another - he told me how to use it," Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi said on television Sunda

World | November 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Riot Erupts in Lyon

Rioting youths attacked stalls and damaged vehicles in the French city of Lyon Saturday, after two weeks of unrest in Paris. Police had to fire gas at the protesters and arrested two of the men.

World | November 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

Jordan Blasts Blamed on Al-Qaeda

The three suicide blast that ripped through Amman this week were carried out by al-Qaeda, the country said Saturday. King Abdullah blamed the bloody hotel bombings on the Iraqi cell of al-Qaeda.

World | November 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385
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