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Sharon Considers Response to Sunday's Bombing

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met his top security advisers to consider a response to a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed eight passengers on a Jerusalem bus - a day before a world court hearing on Israel's disputed security barrier. Sharon di

World | February 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 637

Bomb Went Off at Police Station in Kirkuk

Suicide bombers killed 10 Iraqis and wounded 25 when they drove a vehicle up to a police station in a Kurdish neighbourhood of the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, medical sources and a police official said. The explosion took place in the Kurdish neigh

World | February 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1132

Pakistani Troops Preparing for new Al-Qaeda Operation

Thousands of Pakistani troops were preparing to launch a raid into the areas bordering Afghanistan if tribal elders refused to hand over wanted Al-Qaeda suspects. The tribal leaders were last week given a deadline to capture and hand over the suspects as

World | February 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Conservatives Emerge Winners in Iran Polls

Iranian religious conservatives have been all-but confirmed as winners of controversial parliamentary polls, which many reformist politicians view as rigged. Friday's vote drew a record low turnout, with the interior ministry saying that just over 50 perc

World | February 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

U.S. Helicopter Comes under Fire in Afghanistan, Pilot Killed

Insurgents in southern Afghanistan have fired at a helicopter carrying workers from a U.S.

World | February 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Ralph Nader Announces Run for Presidency

Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate and former Green Party presidential candidate, announced Sunday he will run for president as an independent in the 2004 election. "After careful thought and my desire to retire our supremely selected president, I've decide

World | February 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

Troops Accused on Iraq Killings

British Defence Ministry is facing the prospect of a string of lawsuits over the deaths of at least 18 Iraqi civilians allegedly killed by British soldiers, the Guardian revealed on Saturday. The threat of legal action comes as the conduct of British troo

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Red Cross Visits Saddam in US Custody

International Red Cross representatives visited Saddam Hussein in US custody for the first time Saturday. The two Red Cross delegates, one of them a doctor, met the ousted Iraqi leader at an undisclosed detention facility inside Iraq, International Commit

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Conservatives Take Early Lead in Iran Polls

Religious conservatives in Iran have taken an early lead in elections for the 290-seat parliament. According to the results in 132 voting centers, Iranian conservatives have won most of the votes," Aljazeera correspondent in Tehran, Ghassan Bin Jiddo repo

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Another Day of Violence in Iraq

An Iraqi translator working for the Americans was killed and a US soldier wounded Saturday when gunmen ambushed three civilian cars in Haswa, 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Baghdad, the US military and witnesses said. American civil affairs officer

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Famous Rio Carnival Kicked Off

Known as the world's biggest party, the five-day pre-Lent bash started Friday with the ceremonial handing of the key to the city of Rio to the symbolic "fat king." The highlight of Rio's festival, the biggest of all the carnival festivities in cities acro

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2201

Israel to Tear Down Part of West Bank Barrier

Israel will begin tearing down part of a barrier being built in the West Bank on the eve of World Court hearings over the legality of the controversial project, Israeli officials said on Saturday. Work to remove an eight km (five mile) section of the barr

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Report: Libya Able to Process Plutonium

Libya used technology and know-how acquired through the black market to process uranium into plutonium, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Friday. Diplomats citing a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the country was a

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

China Eyes Second Space Mission

China will launch its second manned space mission next year, state television said Saturday. The Shenzhou 6 will be launched with two astronauts aboard some time in 2005 and will remain in orbit for five to seven days, according to China Central Televisio

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

US Drops Caucus Formula for Iraq

The Bush administration is abandoning the core idea of its plan to hold regional caucuses for an Iraqi provisional government, and will instead work with the United Nations and Iraqis to develop yet another plan for the transfer of political power by June

World | February 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Ex-Yugoslav Kostunica to Form Serbian President

Former Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica has secured enough support to form a new Serbian government, Serbian news agency Beta informed on Friday. Kostunica's Democratic Party of Serbia will lead a minority government made up of four parties.

World | February 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

California's Schwarzenegger Defiant to Gay Messages

California Gov????? Arnold Schwarzenegger stood defiant to the marriage licenses San Francisco is issuing to same-sex couples, claiming they are illegal. Meanwhile, the city filed Thursday a suit against the state challenging the law that defines marriage

World | February 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Italy Parcel Bomb Injures Three

Police officials in Perugia, about 130 kilometers (about 80 miles) north of Rome, said a parcel exploded on Friday, causing some injuries. The Italian news agency Apcom said three policemen were injured and taken to a local hospital, although it appeared

World | February 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Iran Sees Longer Polling Day

The polling day in Iran will be prolonged due to the crowds of people filing at the ballot booths to vote for an Iranian parliament, AFP informed. Earlier Friday, voting began in Iran's disputed parliamentary election, overshadowed by a ban on most reform

World | February 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

Iran Opens Investigation Over Deadly Train Blast

Iran has launched investigation over the circumstances at which scores of railway wagons loaded with chemicals, fuel and fertiliser managed to roll out of control, derail and explode causing the deaths of 320 people and injuring 450 others, Iranian news a

World | February 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Annan Offers Help on Interim Iraq Gov't

With quick elections and caucuses ruled out, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has offered to help Iraqis establish an interim government with broad support that would assume power after June 30. U.

World | February 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236