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Uzbek Troops Seal off Second Town

Troops in Uzbekistan have sealed off Korasuv, a town on the border with Kyrgyzstan, where locals took control from government officials on Saturday. Korasuv residents have been meeting to discuss how to run their own affairs.

World | May 16, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661

Bangladesh Ferry Sinks, 100 Missing

A passenger ferry has sunk in a storm in southern Bangladesh, leaving more than 100 people missing. Rescuers pulled out the bodies of several children shortly after the accident.

World | May 15, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 533

Condoleezza Rice Makes Surprising Iraq Visit

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived on a surprising trip to Iraq on Sunday. Rice flew into the northern city of Irbil amid tight security, world media said.

World | May 15, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

Quake Triggers Panic on Sumatra

An underwater quake rattled Saturday the Sumatra Island, sparkling panic among the tsunami-battered population. The quake measured 6.

World | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Another Mortal Blast Strikes Baghdad

At least four people were killed in central Baghdad on Saturday by a suicide bomber, world media reported. The attacker blew himself up next to an Iraqi police patrol.

World | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

US Executes Murder Eager to Die

The US state of Connecticut has executed a serial killer in New England's first execution in 45 years. Michael Ross, 45, had rejected attempts by death penalty opponents and even his own family to save his life.

World | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

Bush Pressed to Withdraw UN Pickup

US President George W. Bush seems to come under increasing pressure to withdraw his nomination of outspoken conservative John Bolton for UN ambassador.

World | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 687

Berlin Approves EU Constitution

German parliamentarians have overwhelmingly approved the EU constitution on. With 569 yes votes, 23 no votes and two abstentions, the German Bundestag approved Thursday the new European Union Constitution.

World | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

Dutch Court Hears Srebrenitsa Case

Dutch military chiefs are appearing in court in the Netherlands in a case brought by families of some victims of the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. More than 7,000 men were killed by Bosnian Serb troops who overran the Muslim enclave during the Bosnian war.

World | May 12, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

Blasts, Assassinations Rock Baghdad, 12 Killed

At least 10 Iraqis have been killed and up to 20 injured in two car bomb explosions that rocked Baghdad Thursday morning. According to Aljazeera reports several civilians have died in the first explosion that hit security officials as they were eating in

World | May 12, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 668

Mortar Hits Iraq Oil Ministry

A mortar round struck the Iraqi Oil Ministry complex in Baghdad on Wednesday, media reported citing police officials. There was no immediate word on casualties.

World | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

Over 24 Die in Bomb Attacks in Saddam's Hometown

At least 24 people were killed and over 70 injured when a suicide car bomb exploded at a crowded market near a police station in the Iraqi town of Tikrit. Tikrit - a predominately Sunni city about 130 km north of Baghdad - is a home town of ousted Iraqi l

World | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Russia, EU Agree on Landmark Accord

Russia and the European Union have signed a landmark cooperation agreement ranging from economic ties mutual security. The accord was signed Tuesday at an EU-Russian summit in Moscow.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Blair Under Fire over Reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing criticism for using his reshuffle to appoint one of his policy advisers as a minister. Andrew Adonis, said to be the driving force behind the controversial top-up fees policy, has been given a peerage and a job in th

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Holocaust Memorial Opened in Berlin

German politicians and Jewish leaders have marked 60 years since the end of World War II by officially opening Berlin's vast Holocaust memorial. The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs near the Brandenburg Gat

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Bush Praises Georgian Democracy

Georgia is a "beacon of liberty for the region and the world", US President George W Bush has told a cheering crowd in the former Soviet republic. Georgia's peaceful Rose Revolution set an example for others, including Ukraine, Iraq and Lebanon, he said.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Renee Zellweger Marries Secretly

Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger has secretly married country singer Kenny Chesney, world media disclosed Tuesday. The small ceremony took place in the Carribean on Monday, Zellweger's publicist was cited as saying.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1250

First Woman to Lead NASA Flight

Eileen Collins will lead the Discovery shuttle as it blasts into space in July. NASA's first female shuttle commander remains among the few pioneering women in the male-dominated field.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 616

Car Bomb Kills Seven in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in a business district of central Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and wounding 16 more, police officials said. The blast, which occurred near a cinema, sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky.

World | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Quake Rocks Romania

A light earthquake has hit Romania's Vrancea mountain on Monday morning, media reported. The quake measured 4.

World | May 9, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 504

Blast Kills Four in Baghdad

Four people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his car into two police vehicles at a roadside checkpoint early Monday in southwest Baghdad, an interior ministry official said. Two of those killed were policemen burned to death in t

World | May 9, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274
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