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Russian Passenger Plane Missing

A Russian passenger plane carrying 10 people on board went missing Thursday on a flight over Siberia, officials said. The An-2 plane carrying a crew of two and eight passengers went missing shortly before landing in the town of Tura in the region of Evenk

World | January 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 922

Spanish Warehouse Blasted, 7 Dead

An explosion hit a warehouse in northern Spain Thursday, killing seven people, media reported. The place was used as a store for machinery and fuel for a construction company, the mayor of the city of Burgos, Juan Carlos Aparicio, was cited as saying.

World | January 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

Assassination of Iraqi PM Foiled

The Iraqi army has prevented an attempt on the life of Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, Russian ITAR TASS agency reported, citing a statement of Iraq's Defense Ministry. The "Islam army in Iraq" plotted to assassinate Iyad Allawi during his visit

World | January 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 886

US Cut Search for Iraq WMD

Intelligence officials have confirmed the US has stopped searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Intelligence sources said the chief US investigator, Charles Duelfer, was not planning to return to the country.

World | January 12, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Stormy Winds Batter Britain Again

Two bodies have been found off the coast of western Scotland after winds of more than 120 mph tore across the North. The find, if connected, would take the death toll from last night's storms to five.

World | January 12, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Quake Hits Turkey, 1 Injured

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Turkey's southern Aegean coast 01:48 a.

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

UN Official: Tsunami Toll Could Reach 200,000

The death toll from the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean could rise to 200,000 from the current figure of about 150,000, a United Nations (UN) official coordinating humanitarian relief has said. While the relief effort continued to make "great strides," Kevin

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 827

Ethnic Hungarians Gain Autonomy in Romania

Romania's new government has announced that it would appoint ethnic Hungarians as governors of three provinces with significant Magyar populations. Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said they would head the local governments in Covasna, Bistrita Nasaud and M

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

At Least 55 Feared Dead in Bus Crash in India

More than 55 passengers are feared dead as their bus fell into a canal in southern India on Monday. At least seven people survived and rescue teams were searching for others, but said they feared most on board may have drowned.

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Baghdad Deputy Police Chief Assassinated

Baghdad's deputy police chief has been killed outside his home in the south of the Iraqi capital. Amer Ali Nayef was shot dead along with his son, Khalid Amer - also a policeman - as they left the family home for work in the south of the city.

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

US Relief Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia

A US helicopter on a relief operation crashed in a rice paddy near Banda Aceh's airport, injuring all 10 aboard and causing the military to briefly suspend flights on Monday. A new tsunami videotape showed roiling brown water engulfing everything in its p

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Sailor Dies after US Sub Grounded

A sailor has died after a US nuclear submarine ran aground south of the Pacific island of Guam. The accident occurred on Saturday, near the submarine's home port of Guam, one of the most important US Pacific bases.

World | January 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

Samarra Police Chief Killed

The acting police chief in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra was killed Sunday, a police official said. Gunmen opened fire on Mohammed al-Badri as he traveled in his car near Samarra, the official said.

World | January 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Toll Rises in Italian Train Crash

The death toll from a head-on collision of a passenger and a freight train near the Northern Italian city of Bologna has risen to 14. The two trains collided Friday afternoon on a stretch of single track in heavy fog.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

"US Attack" Kills 14 near Mosul

An explosion at a house south of Mosul killed 14 people and wounded five in what residents say was a US air attack. The U.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

Pitt and Aniston Split

Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced they had decided to formally separate after seven years together. In a joint statement issued by Pitt's publicist, the two actors say they have split up after what they describe as "much thoughtful

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Al-Zarqawi Aide Held in Iraq - US

US-led multinational forces have detained a key leader in the Muslim militant network in Iraq headed by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the U.S.

World | January 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2414

Seven US Troops Killed in Baghdad

Seven US soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by insurgents in Baghdad. A US military said their Bradley armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-west of the Iraqi capital on Thursday evening.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Palestinian Presidential Candidate Arrested

Palestinian presidential candidate Mustafa Barghouti has been arrested in Jerusalem, it has been reported. He was arrested on his way to Friday prayers at the al Aqsa mosque.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Bush Re-election Ratified

The US Congress officially ratified President Bush's election victory but only after Democrats forced a challenge to the quadrennial count of electoral votes for just the second time since 1877. Bush's second mandate is to begin January 20.

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Train Crash, Gas Leak Kill Eight in US

Two trains collided and leaked hazardous chemicals in a small town in South Carolina, the United States, on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring at least 200 others, police officials said. Authorities ordered all 5,400 people within a mile of the c

World | January 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307
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