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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: 540

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: 415

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: 1392

Spanish Airplane Makes Emergency Landing in Lisbon

A Spanish airliner made an emergency landing at Lisbon international airport in the early hours of Friday after the cabin filled with smoke, forcing the airport to close for four hours, an airport official said. The Iberia aircraft, an Airbus A340, was fl

World | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

UN Staff Vote No Confidence in Kofi Annan

UN employees were preparing to make an historic vote of no confidence in scandal-plagued Secretary General Kofi Annan, the online iafrica.com edition reported, quoted by AFP.

World | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 623

Madrid Sinks into Darkness

A serious blackout plunged the central and southern part of Madrid into darkness following a fire at a transformer substation on Thursday. The blackout left 250,000 residents without electricity and threw public transport into chaos after part of the subw

World | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 531

Polish Troops in Iraq Relocate to Diwaniya

Polish-led multinational troops in Iraq have left Thursday their base in Karbala and moved to Diwaniya, Iraqi police officials reported. The troops left the building, located 3 km west of Kerbala's centre.

World | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

British Aid Worker's Body Believed Found in Falluja

A body found in the Iraqi city of Falluja appears to be that of kidnapped British aid worker Margaret Hassan, Australian Prime Minister John Howard has said on Thursday. Hassan, 59, was kidnapped on October 19 as she was being driven to work in Baghdad, w

World | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

Israeli Tank Kills Three Egyptians by Mistake

An Israeli tank opened fire and killed three Egyptian troops Thursday on the border between the two countries, mistaking them for Palestinian militants on the way to carry out an attack, according to information from the Israeli media. The army could not

World | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341
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