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Palestinian PM Stays On

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei agreed to remain in his post just 3 days after tendering his resignation. Qurei wanted to quit over the growing lawlessness in Gaza and inaction over reform.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Blair Defends Iraq War

Tony Blair rejected questions about his credibility as he said errors in pre-war intelligence do not mean the Iraq conflict was unjustified. Opening a debate on the Butler report, Blair told MPs it was still clear Saddam Hussein had posed a threat.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

World Marks 35 Years of 1st Moon Landing

The world is marking today the 35th anniversary of the first landing at the Moon. It was 35 years ago today that the world watched as Neil Armstrong uttered the famous line: "It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1493

Zarqawi Urges Japan Out of Iraq

Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a suspected ally to al-Qaeda, has demanded that Japan withdraws troops from Iraq, otherwise faces attacks. According to a statement posted Tuesday on an Islamist web site, Japanese government was warned to do "wha

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 648

Intruder Nabbed at Beckhams' Home

An intruder was arrested outside the house of the captain of England's football team David Beckham. English media reports that the man was preparing to set fire to the mansion.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1038

Filipino Hostage Freed

The Filipino hostage in Iraq has been freed, according to a report of the al-Arabiya television channel. On Monday, The Philippines completed their withdrawal from Iraq - a month ahead of schedule.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Basra Official Assassinated

A senior official has been killed in the Iraqi city of Basra, on his way to work. Hazem al-Ainachi, a co-ordinator of the Basra provincial council of former deputy governor, was attacked early on Monday at a checkpoint.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Blast Kills 25 Ukrainian Miners

At least 25 were killed and 11 are missing after a gas explosion in a Ukrainian coalmine. After the blast, a fire broke in the collapsed mineshaft, hindering rescue efforts.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

British Copter Crashes in Iraq

A British military helicopter has crashed in Iraq killing one British soldier and injuring two others, a military spokesman stated. The craft came down inside an airstrip at Basra.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Arafat Reverses Security Chief Decision

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat reinstated a security chief whose replacement by the veteran leader's cousin touched off turmoil in the Gaza Strip. Abdel-Razek al-Majaideh was named director of General Security for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, replac

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Bomb Kills Senior Hizbollah Member

A senior member of Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah was killed by a bomb explosion in the southern suburbs of Beirut. In a statement, Hizbollah said the blast killed Ghalib Awali as he left his home.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Russian Bus Stop Blast Kills 2

Two people were killed and several others were injured in a bomb explosion at a bus stop in western Russia. The device is reported to have been left in a rubbish bin in the town of Voronezh, 475km south of Moscow.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Gunmen Kill One in Indonesia Church Attack

A priest has been killed and four others wounded during an attack inside a Christian church in Indonesia. Police said gunmen entered the Effata church in Palu, in Central Sulawesi province, on Sunday evening.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Gaza Hit by Violence

Palestinian militants demanding reform of the security services clashed for a second night with intelligence staff in the southern Gaza Strip. Members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades exchanged fire with officers in the town of Rafah late on Sunday.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Filipino Troops Say Goodbye to Iraq

The last Filipino troops that remained in Iraq will meet with their Polish commandment today. The Philippines were forced to withdraw their troops to save the life of a Filipino truck driver held hostage by Iraqi militants.

World | July 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Deadly Strike on Falluja

A US air strike on a house in Falluja is said to have killed ten people on Sunday. According to unofficial reports, women and children were among the dead.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

India Shuts 200 Schools

Indian authorities have ordered the closure of more than 200 thatched-roof schools over safety concerns. The move follows Friday's school fire, which killed about 90 children.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Philippines Complete Pullout

The last remaining Filipino troops in Iraq will leave the country on Monday. The Philippines decided to withdraw a month ahead of schedule, meeting the demand of kidnappers.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Tape Shows US Hostage Death

A videotape showing the decapitation of US contractor Paul Johnson was posted on the Internet Sunday. The 49-year-old man was kidnapped in Saudi Arabia on June 12.

World | July 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1454

Two Killed in Polish Plane Crash

A small plane has crashed near Warsaw, killing two people, media reported. The aircraft crashed down shortly after takeoff.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Djinjic Murder Suspect Nabbed in Greece

A Serbian suspect for the murder of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has been arrested in Greece. The 34-year-old man was nabbed on the Thessaloniki island, police officials said, but refused to disclose his name.

World | July 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411