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Eight Boys Slaughtered in China School

A man has broken into a China school and stabbed eight boys to death while they were sleeping in a dormitory, media said Friday. The attacker injured four other children, two of them seriously.

World | November 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Thanksgiving Mood Overwhelms the US

Millions of Americans have come together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The annual festival marks the feast the pilgrims held in 1621 to give thanks for a good harvest after their arrival in the New World.

World | November 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3103

Quake Shakes Northern Italy

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook northern Italy on Wednesday night, injuring at least five people and sending hundreds fleeing homes and buildings to the streets for safety, authorities said.

World | November 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

CIA: Al-Qaeda Capable to Build "Dirty Bomb"

The Al-Qaeda terror network is fully capable of building a radioactive "dirty bomb" targeting the United States and other Western nations and "has crude procedures" for producing chemical weapons, the CIA warned. In an annual report to Congress on prolife

World | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

UK Foreign Secretary Heads East

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw heads to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday for a two-day mission to help revive the Middle East peace process. The foreign secretary will meet Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon before heading to the West

World | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 738

Bush Orders Review of Spy Cases

US President George W Bush has ordered an internal review into whether the Pentagon should take over CIA secret paramilitary operations, officials say. The recommendation was made by the 9/11 panel, as part of a package of reforms to overhaul the intellig

World | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Albanian, Greek Border Rattled by Quake

An earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the border area between Greece and Albania on Teusday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

Record Number of Women with HIV

Nearly half of 37.2 million adults living with HIV are women, statistics show.

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Google Launches Scholar's Search Tool

Google has launched a new search engine aimed at boosting the public access to academic material. The Google Scholar service allows users to search for scholarly literature like peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical repor

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

UN Hostages Rescued in Afghanistan

Three UN hostages who were seized last month in Afghanistan have been released, it emerged on Tuesday. The BBC cited a senior Afghan official as saying that the captives were freed during a rescue operation.

World | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

New Row as EU Body Steps in Office

The European Union's new executive commission took office on Monday after a three-week delay facing yet another fierce row over one of its members. A legal controversy surrounding the French commissioner in charge of transport, Jacques Barrot, grabbed the

World | November 22, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Ukraine's Yanukovych Takes Lead in Poll

Ukraine's Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych took the lead in voting from yesterday's run-off presidential election, while his challenger Viktor Yushchenko claimed the poll was marred by fraud. With about 74 percent of ballots counted, Yanukovych leads with

World | November 22, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Iran Halted Nuclear Work

Iran has suspended its nuclear enrichment programme as agreed a week ago, the Iranian National TV channel reported without revealing further details. Tehran agreed a week ago to suspend its operations in a deal with the EU to allay fears about its nuclear

World | November 22, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

Ukraine Elects Pro-Western Leader

Polling stations closed in Ukraine's crucial runoff presidential election that pitted a pro-Russia prime minister against a Western-leaning opposition candidate, world agencies reported Sunday evening. An independent exit poll by the Razumkov Ukrainian Ce

World | November 21, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Iraqi Elections Date Fixed

The first elections in Iraq after the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime are to take place January 30, 2005, the world agencies reported. The date was fixed by the central election commission, its chief announced Sunday.

World | November 21, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Bush Meets Mexican, Chilean Leaders

US President George Bush met Sunday the leaders of Mexico and Chile on the last day of the economic summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Santiago. Bush and the Mexican President Vicente Fox conferred mainly on the US immigration polic

World | November 21, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Plane Crash Kills 55 in China

A small passenger plane crashed into a lake in northern China immediately after takeoff Sunday, killing all 53 people aboard and two people on the ground, the government said. The plane crashed in Baotou, a city in the Inner Mongolia region, seconds after

World | November 21, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

UN Admits Guilt of Sexual Abuse

A UN investigation has found clear evidence that UN peacekeepers and civilian staff in Congo are guilty of sexual abuse, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he is "absolutely outraged" by it. The UN mission had first reporting of the allegations in the

World | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Bush and Putin Discuss Bilateral Relations in Chile

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart George Bush discussed at their meeting in Santiago Saturday bilateral relations and Russia-US interaction on the international arena. Leaders of Asian and Pacific countries arrived in the Chilean cap

World | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 556

Three Die in Baghdad Police Station Attack

Armed militants have attacked Saturday a police station in Baghdad, killing at least three policemen, according to witnesses. The guerrillas were armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.

World | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Four Beheaded Bodies Found in Iraq

US troops have found four decapitated bodies during this week military operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a military spokesman announced Saturday. Three of the bodies were found by the roadside not faraway from Mosul.

World | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1391
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