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Mine Fire Kills 19 in Turkey

At least 19 workers died and 17 were injured when a fire broke out in a copper mine in northwestern Turkey. The blaze and subsequent explosion collapsed the entrance to the mine near the town of Kure, 300km north of the capital, Ankara.

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Report: Palestinian PM Resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei on Tuesday once again submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat. The London-based Asharq Al Awsat reported Wednesday that Qurei decided to quit over disputes regarding lack of reforms in the Palestinian Au

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Islamists Force Turkey, Jordan to Close Embassies in Iraq

An Islamic website published a statement purporting to be from an Iraqi group threatening Turkey and Jordan with painful reprisals unless they closed their embassies in Iraq and left the oil-rich country. The group, calling itself "The Al-Hussein Islamic

World | September 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 767

Baghdad Clashes Kill Dozens

More than 40 have died in Baghdad's Sadr City over a 24-hour period, during clashes between US soldiers and militants loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The renewed fighting came after a period of calm in the impoverished neighbourhood after Shia le

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

British Soldier Arrested Over Murder of Iraqi Civilian

British police announced that a 21-year-old British soldier had been arrested and charged with the murder of a civilian in Iraq. The arrest came after Britain's attorney general ordered an investigation into the death of Iraqi Hassan Said who died in sout

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Woman Attempts Terrorist Act in Turkey

A woman has committed suicide when Turkish police was on her tracks to arrest her, local NTV informed. The 20-year-old woman has attempted to detonate the bomb belted around herself, but after failing to do it, shot herself with a gun.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2186

Baghdad Governor Survives Attack

Baghdad's governor Ali Radhi al-Haydary survived an assassination attempt after fire was opened on his convoy and a car bomb exploded by the roadside. One bystander was killed in the attack, while the governor was unhurt.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

At Least 13 Killed in Gaza

At least thirteen members of the radical Palestinian group Hamas were killed and 45 wounded in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip, the bloodiest strike in months. Most of the casualties were members of the anti-Israeli militant group.

World | September 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Liz Hurley "Pregnant"

Model-turned-actress Liz Hurley is having a baby with Indian businessman Arun Nair. The 39-year-old actress and former girlfriend of actor Grant is rumoured to be pregnant with her second baby, according to the News of the World.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1197

French Journalists Kidnapers with New Demands

The group holding two French hostages in Iraq has issued three conditions for their release. The Islamic Army of Iraq said France had 48 hours to pay a GBP 2.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Million Ransom Claimed for Kidnapped Macedonians

The kidnappers of three Macedonians working for a US company in Iraq have asked for a ransom of one million euros for their release, according to RIA Novosti news agency. An official from the US employer was stunned by the incredibly lump sum saying there

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Turkish Driver Set Free in Iraq

Iraqi kidnappers have released a Turkish driver, a day after his employers said they were pulling out of the country to secure his freedom. The group holding Midhat Civi had threatened to behead him unless his employer and others from Turkey stopped "co-o

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Frances Kills 2, US Awaiting New Hurricane

Tropical storm Frances killed two and knocked out power for three million people in Florida, authorities said, as a new hurricane gathered force in the Atlantic. The storm left thousands of fallen trees, smashed traffic lights and downed power cables.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Dozens Die in Chinese Floods

At least 76 people died as a result of torrential rain in south-western China. About 70 more are missing in the most destructive storms of the year in Sichuan province and nearby Chongqing.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Clinton Heart Operation Underway

Doctors in New York have begun a heart bypass operation on former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton, 58, was moved to a theatre for surgery on Monday morning, three days after being hospitalised suffering chest pains and shortness of breath.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

US Marines Killed in Iraq Ambush

At least six US marines have been killed in an ambush on a military convoy on the outskirts of Falluja in Iraq. Several more were wounded in the attack, which was said to have involved a massive car bomb.

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1003

Norwegian Killed in Iraq

A Norwegian woman was killed near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk at the end of last week, DPA news agency informed. The 38-year-old lady and her two children were on a visit to the family of her husband, who is a Kurd, when unknown assailants shot at t

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1591

Bomb Threat Empties Japanese Embassy in Athens

The Japanese Embassy in Athens was evacuated over a bomb threat received by a telephone calling, Japan's Kyodo news agency informed. An anonymous call said that the building where the embassy is located would be blown off at 4 pm on Monday, DPA informed c

World | September 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Fighting Rages in Northern Iraq

US troops fought rebels in northern Iraq for a second day on Sunday, while Iraqi forces said they had captured 500 suspected militants further south. An unconfirmed report said two Iraqis were killed during the fighting in the northern city of Talafar, f

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

Japan Hit by Quake

A strong earthquake rocked western Japan. The quake, which struck shortly after 7:00 p.

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Hurricane Frances Battles Florida

Hurricane Frances smashed into the east coast of Florida, bringing a night of powerful winds and torrential rain. Tornadoes have been sighted among winds swirling to the north, in the second big storm in less than a month.

World | September 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278
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