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Holocaust Martyrs Remembered

Millions of people around the world are joining Monday's Holocaust remembrance events. In Israel, millions stood in silence to the wail of sirens, traffic came to a standstill.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Blast Rocks the Centre of Baghdad

Smoke was seen rising in downtown Baghdad after an explosion. The blast took place Monday morning, reportedly near the coalition headquarters.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Angry March at Hamas Leader Funeral

Huge crowds of angry Palestinians marched through Gaza for the funeral of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi. Among the protestors were armed militants, who shouted for revenge on Israel.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

US Troops, Civilians Killed in Iraq

Five US troops were killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq on Saturday and a sixth died in a tank rollover. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said two Iraqi civilians were killed in a guerrilla rocket barrage in Baghdad.

World | April 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Gasparovic Wins Slovak Presidential Elections

Centre-left Ivan Gasparovic, leader of the non-parliamentary Movement for Democracy (HZD), defeated surprisingly Vladimir Meciar in Slovakia's run-off of the direct presidential elections on April 17. Gasparovic collected 1,079,592 votes, or 59.

World | April 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Gas Explosion in China Kills 9

At least nine people have been killed and about 150,000 evacuated after a number of gas explosions at a chemical plant in south-western China. According to reports chlorine gas leaked from seven tanks at the plant in the city of Chongqing.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

US Soldier Dies in Najaf

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World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

UN Police Officers Shot Dead in Kosovo

Two UN police officers have been killed in shootout in northern Kosovo, according to reports.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Trial against Saddam Expected after July

The trial against Iraq's former President Saddam Hussein will most probably start after July this year. Members of Iraq's governing council said that the representatives of the coalition forces have already wrapped up the interrogation.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

Zapatero Sworn in as Spain's PM

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was sworn in as Spain's prime minister by King Juan Carlos I, replacing Jose Maria Aznar as head of government. Spain's Socialists ousted ruling conservatives by wining 43% as compared to 38% of the votes in general elections

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

All Madrid Bomb Suspects Freed

All six Madrid bombing suspects still in custody have been freed. The move came after a Spanish judge ruled that they were not involved in the deadly bombings.

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Sharon Faces Battle over "Disengagement"

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived home from Washington, facing a tough domestic battle over his "unilateral disengagement" plan despite a boost from his talks with President Bush. Sharon's first challenge is to convince skeptical members of his Likud Pa

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Spain Arrests More Bomb Suspects

Spanish police have arrested three more people in Madrid in connection with the 11 March train bombings in the city. The latest suspects are reported to be from Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Berlusconi Corruption Trial Resumes

A corruption trial against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resumed after a 10-month halt, but was thrown into immediate confusion when prosecutors suggested the chief judge might be biased.The high-profile case was put on ice last June after parl

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

More Iraqis Killed in Falluja

US occupation troops have fought fierce clashes in the western city of Falluja killing at least fifteen Iraqis over the last two days. US warplanes attacked targets in the town, and one US armoured vehicle was destroyed in the fighting on Thursday night.

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 970

One Dead in Israeli Raid on Gaza Camp

Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen battled in a Gaza refugee camp when Israel launched a raid hours after US President Bush had pledged support for an Israeli pullout from the territory. A Palestinian was killed and 21 others wounded in the fighting,

World | April 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Zapatero Vows to Crash Terrorism

Spanish Socialist leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero vowed to wage a relentless war on terrorism as prime minister. He was setting out his plans for the next four years in a speech in parliament to mark his investiture.

World | April 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Arafat Attacks Sharon's Gaza Plan

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reacted angrily to President Bush's decision to endorse the Israeli prime minister's plan for the Middle East. In a televised speech, Arafat called for an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

World | April 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Bush Backs Up Gaza Pullout Plan

US President George Bush has implicitly recognised Israel's claim over several West Bank settlements. Observers described it as a historic policy shift coupled with backing for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza pullout plan.

World | April 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Ruling South African Party Wins Landslide Victory

The ANC party holds a commanding lead of 64 percent in South African parliamentary elections, according to preliminary ballot results. President Thabo Mebki's party was on track to sweep a two-thirds majority in the national parliament, but the outcome wi

World | April 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

Serbia, Montenegro Foreign Minister Resigns

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Serbia and Montenegro Goran Svilanovic submitted his resignation late last night. The move is not unexpected as his party coalition lost the parliamentary elections last December.

World | April 15, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276