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Students Hurt in China Knife Attack

A knife-wielding man forced his way into a primary school in north-east China and injured 12 young children, state media reported.The man, whose identity is unknown, entered the school in Mingcheng township in Jilin province and attacked the grade one pup

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Italy Train Crash Injures 78 People

Seventy-eight people have been injured, one seriously, when a goods train that had failed to observe a stop sign smashed into the rear of an inter-city passenger train in south-eastern Italy. Officials say the crash occurred late on Thursday in open count

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 629

Ukraine's Supreme Court Rules on Election

Ukraine's Supreme Court is due to rule today on overturning the result of a disputed presidential election as most political forces in Ukraine call for a fresh vote of the elections to put an end to the nearly two-week crisis. A day earlier the European P

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Policemen Die in Baghdad Attack

An attack on a Baghdad police station killed 12 policemen and left another ten wounded on Friday morning, media reported. Al Jazeera cited police sources as saying that the attackers freed all prisoners detained at the police station and set ablaze three

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Two Wounded in Bratislava Restaurant Blast

An explosion in a Bratislava restaurant injured at least two people. The explosion ripped through the Jadran restaurant at lunchtime when the area is usually filled with people.

World | December 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Dutch Prince Bernhard Dies at 93

Dutch Prince Bernhard, married to the late Dutch Queen Juliana and father of Queen Beatrix, has died aged 93. Following several operations for cancerous tumours, the condition of the prince had deteriorated in recent weeks.

World | December 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Typhoon Kills at Least 350 in Philippines

At least 350 people were killed in flash floods and landslides in the eastern Philippines, according to latest reports. About 150 others were missing and feared dead after a powerful rainstorm washed away bridges and roads yesterday, isolating several tow

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

New China Mine Blast Kills 13

A gas blast at a coal mine in southern China killed 13 miners, leaving three others missing, the State Administration of Work Safety said on its Web site. Forty-nine miners were working underground when the explosion occurred at 1:30 a.

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Romania Upholds Election Results

Romania's electoral bureau has rejected an opposition demand for parliamentary and presidential elections last Sunday to be annulled amid voter fraud claims. The request was made by Traian Basescu, head of the Justice and Truth Alliance, who alleged that

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

Prince Harry Delays Army Entry

Prince Harry has delayed his entry to Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, Clarence House has said. The 20-year-old prince passed his entrance exam in September.

World | November 30, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Car Bomb Kills Seven at Iraqi Market Place

A car bomb exploded Tuesday in a crowded market north of Baghdad claiming the lives of at least seven civilians and wounding 18. The bomb went off in a busy staging area in the oil-refining town of Baiji, 180 km north of Baghdad, as a U.

World | November 30, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Romania Risks Hung Parliament

In Romania, results from Sunday's general election seem to point to a hung parliament. With over half the votes counted, the ruling Social Democrats (PSD) had 35% of the vote - a three percent lead on the centrist alliance of Liberal and Democrat parties,

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Hope Fades for 141 in China Mine

There is hardly any chance for survival of 141 people trapped in a Chinese coal mine, an official has said Monday. At least 25 people have been confirmed dead since Sunday's explosion.

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

FBI: Madrid Train Blast, September 11 Attack- Linked

There is a clear link between the March 11 Madrid train bombs and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York according to a latest FBI investigation, a Spanish newspaper reported Sunday. The FBI has told Spanish investigators that one of three men believe

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

Quake Hits Japan

A strong earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit a sparsely populated area of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early on Monday.

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

US Marines Arrest 32 Militants Near Baghdad

US marines said they killed several insurgents and arrested 32 suspects in a series of actions south of Baghdad overnight that included a high-speed riverborne raid on suspected weapons dumps on the Euphrates. Two Marines were also killed in the region kn

World | November 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Sharon Willing to Meet Abbas

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said he is ready to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Talking to the US magazine Newsweek, he said he would seek to co-ordinate the withdrawal of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and was willing to meet Mr

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

5 Polish Soldiers Wounded in Iraq

Five Polish soldiers were slightly wounded in a car accident in the vicinity of Abu Gharaq Village, 10 km north-west from the city of Al-Hillah, the public Information Office of Camp Babylon said in a statement, obtained by Sofia News Agency. The soldiers

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

At Least 166 Miners Feared Dead in China

At least 166 miners have been trapped underground after a mine blast exploded in central China. The accident, which threatens to be the worst disaster to hit the world's biggest coal producer in recent years, occurred early on Sunday at the state-owned Ch

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1118

Another Suspected Mass Suicide Hits Japan

Four men were found dead Sunday in a Tokyo apartment in what is believed to be Japan's latest suicide pact. It appeared the four died of carbon monoxide poisoning after lighting charcoal stoves in a room sealed with tape, police said.

World | November 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 905

Flash Floods Kill 25 in Vietnam

At least 25 people have died in flash floods triggered by Typhoon Muifa in central Vietnam earlier this week, submerging more than 10,000 houses and bringing traffic to a standstill. Vietnam is the world's largest producer of robusta coffee, but no damage

World | November 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248
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