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Fierce Fighting in Najaf

Fierce fighting erupted between US forces and al-Sadr loyalists in Najaf, media reported Friday. Loud explosions were heard at a cemetery near the Imam Ali shrine.

World | May 14, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Hundreds Freed from Abu Ghraib

The US began releasing hundreds of Abu Ghraib prisoners on Friday. This is the first mass release since the breaking of prisoners abuse scandal.

World | May 14, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 782

India Poll Winner Wants "Stable Government"

The leader of India's Congress Party has called for a "strong, stable and secular" government. After three weeks of polling, the CP scored a general elections win.

World | May 14, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Spain Tightens Security for Royal Wedding

Spain has permanently suspended the Schengen Agreement as part of the security measures for upcoming royal wedding. Visit-wishers from Schengen visa countries, including Bulgaria, will need a Sanish entry visa till May 22, when Spanish Crown Prince Phili

World | May 13, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1549

Extremists Take Blame for Athens Bombing

A Greek extremist group has claimed responsibility for plotting the triple bomb attack in Athens earlier this month. The bombings hit an Athens police station on May 5.

World | May 13, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

US Top Militaries on Iraq Surprise Visit

The US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and armed forces chief General Richard Myers have arrived in Iraq on a surprise visit. They flew into Baghdad amid world anger at the treatment of Iraqi prisoners by US troops.

World | May 13, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

2 More US Soldiers Tried over Abuse

Another two US military police guards are to be tried over abuses at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison. Seven soldiers already face courts martial over the scandal.

World | May 12, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

At Least 3 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Fighting

At least 3 Palestinians were killed and over 37 others were injured during fighting in Gaza City between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants.The violence is centered in the Zeitoun neighborhood, where six Israeli soldiers were killed Tuesday after th

World | May 12, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Cyprus President Lost Consciousness

Greek Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos was taken to hospital for emergency treatment after collapsing unconscious. World media reported that Papadopoulos had been attending a function when the incident happened.

World | May 12, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Seven Dead in Factory Blast

Seven people were confirmed dead after Tuesday's explosion at the Stockline Plastics factory in Glasgow, Scotland, BBC informed. The local fire service still hopes to find more survivors after hearing knocking noises from beneath the rubble.

World | May 12, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

US Slaps Sanctions on Syria

US President George W. Bush imposed new sanctions on Syria, charging it supported terrorism and failed to close its borders to insurgents looking to fight US forces in Iraq.

World | May 12, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Russian President on Secret Visit to Chechnya

President Vladimir Putin made a clandestine visit on Tuesday to the war-ruined capital of Chechnya, whose Kremlin-backed leader was killed by a bomb two days earlier. The secrecy surrounding his morning visit to Grozny, the Chechen capital, underlined the

World | May 12, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

3 Dead in Factory Blast in Scotland

An explosion leveled a four-story plastics factory in Glasgow today. Three people were killed and 37 were injured.

World | May 11, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Commanders Blamed for Iraqi Abuses

A US general who investigated abuse by US soldiers against Iraqi prisoners blamed a failure of leadership for allowing the situation to develop. Maj Gen Antonio Taguba told a Senate committee there had been no training or supervision, and a lack of discip

World | May 11, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Deadly Clashes in Gaza

Six Israeli soldiers and seven Palestinians were killed Tuesday in what Israel Defense Forces called a major operation in Gaza City to destroy workshops making Qassam rockets, according to the Israeli military and Palestinian hospital sources. Several hou

World | May 11, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Hamas Bomb Kills Six Israelis

Six Israeli soldiers were killed by explosion during a raid in Gaza. Militant group Hamas said they planted the deadly bomb.

World | May 11, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Indian Polls Predict Hung Parliament

Polls taken before Monday's final round forecast India's National Democratic Alliance could grab anywhere between 245 and 282 seats. The ruling economic reform-friendly party needs 272 for a majority in the Parliament.

World | May 11, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Israeli Troops Killed in Gaza Raid

Six Israeli soldiers were killed in an explosion that ripped through an Israeli military vehicle in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The incident occurred during a raid in which troops shot dead three Palestinians.

World | May 11, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Olympic Roof Building Works up

The roof construction of the main Olympics stadium in Athens is taking shape. Workers have begun sliding into place two huge arches that will support the roof.

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

US Embassy in Tokyo Threatened

The US embassy in Tokyo has received an e-mail threatening a bomb attack this week, and officials have warned American citizens in Japan, the embassy said today. The notice said the threat had arrived "through the internet," but an embassy official said t

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

New Image from Iraq Fuels Abuse Scandal

The Iraq prison-abuse scandal continues to grow as a chilling new photograph appeared showing a naked prisoner cowering before a guard dog, one of scores of still-secret images that leading US lawmakers say must be disclosed to the public.The New Yorker m

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158