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Cuba Awaits Ivan

Hurricane Ivan battered the Cayman Islands with ferocious winds, flooding homes, ripping off roofs and toppling trees three stories tall as its powerful eye thundered past. It then strengthened to Category 5 as it moved Monday on course for Cuba.

World | September 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Olympics Boost Greek Budget Deficit

The past Olympic games will cost Greece a 5.3% budget deficit next year, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said.

World | September 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Nuke Blast Feared in N Korea

North Korea has been playing down suggestions that a massive explosion that took place last week was caused by a nuclear device. The blast took place on Thursday, as the state was commemorating its 1948 founding.

World | September 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Jamaica Body Count Reaches 14

The number of confirmed deaths in Jamaica after hurricane Ivan struck has reached 14. Meanwhile, Ivan was upgraded to a level-five hurricane, which indicates the most dangerous storms.

World | September 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Hurricane Ivan Merciful on Jamaica

Hurricane Ivan surprisingly veered its core away from Jamaica on Saturday. Still, it battered the island killing at least two people, uprooting trees and tearing off house roofs.

World | September 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Basra Blast Kills 2

An explosion went off in the Iraqi city of Basra Saturday, killing two people. The incident took place near a US consular office.

World | September 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Soldier Jailed for Iraq Abuse

A US soldier was sentenced to eight months in jail after he pleaded guilty to prisoners abuse charges. Specialist Armin Cruz, 24, was identified from an abuse photo taken at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

World | September 11, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

Volcano Etna Rumbles Back into Life

Lava was seen flowing from a new crack on Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, which had been virtually dormant since early last year, according to local volcano watchers. A spokesman for the institute of vulcanology in the island's capital Catani

World | September 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1593

Hurricane Ivan Kills up to 33 in Caribbean

Up to 24 people were killed on the Caribbean island of Grenada by hurricane Ivan, another nine died in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Tobago. Hurricane Ivan is approaching Jamaica, where people were ordered to take emergency precautions before a p

World | September 10, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

Bin Laden's Deputy Appears on al-Jazeera TV

Ayman al-Zawahri, believed to be the next to terrorist No. 1 Osama Bin Laden, appeared Thursday on the al-Jazeera TV saying Islamic fighters are in control of much of Afghanistan.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 646

British Soldiers Die in Copter Crash

Six British soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the Czech Republic. The Czech Defence Ministry said the soldiers were taking part in a Czech-British military exercise when the crash happened near the city of Brno.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 995

Brunei Celebrates Royal Wedding

The future king of the sultanate of Brunei married a 17-year-old half-Swiss commoner in Asia's wedding of the year, attended by royalty and dignitaries from around the world. Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, 30, son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah wed

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8730

Italy Unites in Efforts to Save Abducted Women

Many people protested in Italy seeking the savior of the two peace workers kidnapped in Bagdad on Tuesday. Italian authorities sent an envoy to the Middle East to work for the release of two women aid workers kidnapped in Iraq.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

Hurricane Ivan Hits Caribbean Islands

Hurricane Ivan swept through the south-eastern Caribbean islands, killing at least 12 people, flattening homes and knocking out power supplies. At least nine deaths were reported in Grenada, where the capital St George's was hit by 200km/h winds.

World | September 9, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1488

Mine Fire Kills 19 in Turkey

At least 19 workers died and 17 were injured when a fire broke out in a copper mine in northwestern Turkey. The blaze and subsequent explosion collapsed the entrance to the mine near the town of Kure, 300km north of the capital, Ankara.

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Report: Palestinian PM Resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei on Tuesday once again submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat. The London-based Asharq Al Awsat reported Wednesday that Qurei decided to quit over disputes regarding lack of reforms in the Palestinian Au

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Islamists Force Turkey, Jordan to Close Embassies in Iraq

An Islamic website published a statement purporting to be from an Iraqi group threatening Turkey and Jordan with painful reprisals unless they closed their embassies in Iraq and left the oil-rich country. The group, calling itself "The Al-Hussein Islamic

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 767

Baghdad Clashes Kill Dozens

More than 40 have died in Baghdad's Sadr City over a 24-hour period, during clashes between US soldiers and militants loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The renewed fighting came after a period of calm in the impoverished neighbourhood after Shia le

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

British Soldier Arrested Over Murder of Iraqi Civilian

British police announced that a 21-year-old British soldier had been arrested and charged with the murder of a civilian in Iraq. The arrest came after Britain's attorney general ordered an investigation into the death of Iraqi Hassan Said who died in sout

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Woman Attempts Terrorist Act in Turkey

A woman has committed suicide when Turkish police was on her tracks to arrest her, local NTV informed. The 20-year-old woman has attempted to detonate the bomb belted around herself, but after failing to do it, shot herself with a gun.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2186

Baghdad Governor Survives Attack

Baghdad's governor Ali Radhi al-Haydary survived an assassination attempt after fire was opened on his convoy and a car bomb exploded by the roadside. One bystander was killed in the attack, while the governor was unhurt.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423
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