Chinese Mine Shaft Traps 11 Underground

Eleven people were trapped underground, as a shaft ceiling collapsed in a coal mine under construction in Datong, a city in the Chinese province of Shanxi, officials announced on Monday. According to experts, the collapse might be the aftermath of mining

World | March 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Schiavo Supporters Urged to Stay

The family of US brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has urged people supporting their daughter to continue a vigil outside her Florida hospice. Terri Schiavo, 41, who is at the centre of a bitter legal battle, has been without food or water for a week, after cou

World | March 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Sunday Easter Hailed in, Pope Appears After

Ailing Pope John II appeared at his apartment window in the Vatican to offer a silent blessing after the solemn Easter Mess serviced by one of his cardinals. The Pope's "Urbi et Orbi" message - to Rome and to the world - was read on his behalf for the fir

World | March 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 547

Beirut Rocked by Blast

A bomb exploded in a mainly Christian neighborhood of an industrial zone in Beirut on Saturday. The explosions turned several buildings into raging infernos and wounded at least three Asian workers.

World | March 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

Monaco's Rainier Gravely Ill

Prince Rainier of Monaco is clinging to life, with doctors refusing to say whether he could recover, while his son and heir appeared on a palace balcony before subjects praying for their ruler's life. The appearance by Prince Albert on Friday was his firs

World | March 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 792

Kyrgyzstan Fixes June 26 to Elect New President

Presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan will take place on June 26, the upper chamber of the Kyrgyz parliament decided on Saturday. The decision was passed by two-thirds of MPs attending the session.

World | March 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 539

Christians Hail Good Friday

Christians around the world are celebrating Good Friday. Easter weekend marks the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 482

National Guard General Shot Dead in Iraq

An Iraqi army general was killed in a shooting in Baghdad on Friday, officials announced. "General Salman Mohamed was driving his car with two sons and another relative when a car with gunmen on board opened fire on them in Baghdad Jadida", the official s

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 504

Car Bomb Kills 11 Iraqi Officers

A suicide car bomb in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi exploded late Thursday, killing 11 Iraqi police commandos and wounding 14 others, the US military confirmed on Friday. Among the wounded were two US soldiers, nine police commandos and three civilians

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

UN Urges Independent Hariri Probe

A UN report into last month's killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has called for an international investigation to be carried out. The report said Lebanon's own inquiry into the bomb attack in central Beirut was flawed and inconclusive.

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 497

US Urged to Halt Israeli Settlement

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Quraya has urged the United States to show a firmer position toward Israel and stop its settlement expansion plans. Quraya said in a statement on Thursday that the Israeli policy was "threatening the entire peace process".

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 503

Boskovski Surrenders in The Hague

A former Macedonian cabinet minister has surrendered to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Former Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski has been charged with murders committed during an ethnic Albanian guerrilla insurgency in Macedonia in 2001.

World | March 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

US Supreme Court Rejects Schiavo Plea

The US Supreme Court has refused an appeal filed by the parents of brain-damaged woman Terri Schiavo to order her feeding tube reinserted. Schiavo's parents had approached the top US court to order her feeding tube back after it was removed by court order

World | March 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 925

Oil Plant Blast Kills 15 in Texas

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when a thunderous explosion tore through a BP oil refinery in Texas. The blast shot flames and billowing smoke into the sky and showered the area with ash and chunks of charred metal.

World | March 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

Iraqis Take Over Insurgent Camp

Iraqi security forces backed by US troops have seized an insurgent training camp after heavy fighting that left many people dead. The Iraqi commando unit attacked the camp, 160km northwest of Baghdad, on Tuesday.

World | March 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Two Killed in Lebanon Blast

An explosion tore through a business centre in a Christian town near Beirut early on Wednesday. Reports say two people were killed in the second deadly attack against an anti-Syrian stronghold since the murder of Lebanon's former prime minister last month

World | March 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

New Fears over Pope's Health

Pope John Paul II has had fresh breathing problems and his health is worsening, Italian newspapers reported on Tuesday. Several newspapers reported fresh fears over the health of the 84-year-old pontiff after rumors that he was being taken to hospital for

World | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 713

Jackson Looking Sapped in Court

Pop icon Michael Jackson was apparently in poor health during the latest hearing of the child abuse trial against him. The performer arrived in court this week supported by aides and with a doctor, and appeared to be weeping.

World | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Haiti

Gun battles in Haiti between UN troops and rebels have left four people dead, including two peacekeepers. A Sri Lankan soldier died during a raid on a rebel-held police station in the south - the first peacekeeper to die in Haiti since the force arrived i

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 787

Aftershocks following Japan Quake

Thousands of people took refuge at shelters Monday as aftershocks battered southern Japan a day after a powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, leaving one person dead and hundreds injured.

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

Annan Urges Overhaul of UN

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging world leaders to adopt a wide-ranging change in the agency. In a report that will be delivered to the general assembly on Monday, Annan includes proposals that recommend expanding the 15-member Security Council to

World | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516
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