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Heathrow-Bound Virgin Plane in Security Scare

A security alert has diverted a Virgin Atlantic plane flying from Hong Kong to Heathrow. The plane landed safely at Stansted.

World | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 659

Babies Found in Iraqi Mass Grave

A mass grave being excavated in a north Iraqi village has yielded evidence that Iraqi forces executed women and children under Saddam Hussein. US-led investigators have located nine trenches in Hatra containing hundreds of bodies believed to be Kurds kill

World | October 13, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

Saudi Women Denied Vote

The government in Saudi Arabia has announced that women could neither vote nor run in the country's first nationwide municipal elections. The vote should take part over February-April 2005.

World | October 12, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Libya Nabs "al-Qaeda" suspects

Libya has arrested 17 members of a group linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, officials say. Interior Minister Nasser al-Mabruk said the nature of the links was not yet clear, but the inquiry was continuing.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

Rumsfeld Visits Baghdad

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld pay a visit to Baghdad. Rumsfeld told U.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Superman Star Reeve Dies at 52

The famous Superman star Christopher Reeve, 52, died Sunday of heart failure, his publicist said. Reeve fell into a coma Saturday after going into cardiac arrest while at his New York home.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

Australian PM Sets Out Priorities

Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced that national security and the economy will be priorities for his fourth term in office. After the success of his conservative coalition in Saturday's election, Howard confirmed he would keep Australian troo

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Iraq Rebels Surrender Arms

Iraqi Shia militiamen in the Sadr City area of Baghdad started handing in heavy weapons on Monday, under a deal with the government. The transfer is expected to last five days, and put an end to six months of brutal fighting in the area.

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Floods Kill 36 in Vietnam

The death toll from flooding in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta has claimed 27 lives, while another nine people were killed after heavy storms lashed the region. The worst affected provinces were Dong Thap, An Giang, Long An and Kien Giang, which all bord

World | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Poland's Defence Minister Inspects Unit's Relocation in Iraq

Poland's Defence Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski visited Poland's unit in Iraq. He inspected the preparation for the relocation of the troops under Polish commandment.

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 509

Four Dead in Mosque Blast in Pakistan

At least four people were killed and other four wounded in a suicide bomb blast in a mosque used by Shia Muslims in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. A series of attacks blamed on Sunni and Shia militants have claimed more than 60 lives in Pakistan th

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Car Bombs Kill 17 in Baghdad

At least 17 people were killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in Baghdad on Sunday. One of the cars exploded near an eastern Baghdad police academy, and the other - near a small market in the area of the Culture Ministry.

World | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 978

Egypt Arrests Bedouins for Bombings

Egyptian police have arrested 20 Bedouin tribesmen on suspicion of supplying explosives for Thursday's bombings. At least 34 people died as car bombs exploded at two Egyptian resorts.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Incumbent Wins Australia Poll

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has claimed winning a fourth term in office after Saturday's poll. Howard has easily scored a majority, results showed after 70% of the votes were counted.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

First Afghan Poll Boycotted

Afghanistan's first democratic election was boycotted Saturday by most of the presidential candidates following claims of widespread voting frauds. The boycott was agreed by 15 candidates, who say they would not recognize the results.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Australians Vote for New Government

Australian people went to polls Saturday, to choose a new government between the incumbent conservatives and main rival, the Labour Party. The two candidates differ the most on the US-led war in Iraq.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Kerry "Dominates" 2nd Debate

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was widely perceived as the winner in a second public debate with incumbent George Bush. The two sparred over the Iraq war, as well as over the economy, healthcare system and taxes.

World | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 453

Balkans Rocked by Quakes

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook Skopje, Macedonia's capital, on Friday. The epicentre was located 70 km southwest from the city.

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1565

Bush Unleashes New Attack

US President Bush blistered Sen. John Kerry as an apostle of "retreat in Iraq" and tax-and-spend liberalism at home.

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Bomb Hits Embassy in Paris, Up to 10 Hurt

A bomb has exploded at the Indonesian embassy in Paris injuring nine people, including four embassy workers, French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said. A rigged package exploded at the base of a flag pole in front of the Indonesian embassy, de V

World | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

Austrian Writer Wins Nobel Prize

The Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek has won this year's Nobel Literature Prize. She's only the 10th woman and the first since 1996 to win the prestigious award.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385
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