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Jordanian Troops May Enter Iraq

Jordan would consider the possibility to send troops to Iraq, if asked, King Abdullah has said. He is the first Arab leader to consider sending military forces to the war-torn country.

World | July 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Hubble Discovers 100 New Planets

The Hubble Space Telescope may have discovered as many as 100 new planets orbiting stars in our galaxy. Hubble's discovery comes from a sweep of thousands of stars in the dome-like bulge of the Milky Way.

World | July 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Deadly Quake Hits Turkey

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale has hit northeast Turkey, killing 18 people.

World | July 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 545

Germany Swears In New President

Conservative Horst Koehler has sworn in as Germany's head of state on Thursday. Koehler, 61, is the ninth president of the post-war country who was previously head of the IMF.

World | July 1, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

Iraqi Ministry Official Shot

A senior official of Iraq's Finance Ministry and his staff have been attacked while traveling in a convoy in Baghdad. Two of his bodyguards were reportedly killed and another official heavily injured when a bomb, attached to one of the vehicles, ripped of

World | July 1, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Thousands March to Support Democracy

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong to demand greater democracy and send a defiant message to the territory's communist rulers in Beijing. Organisers said over 250,000 people came despite intense heat on the sevent

World | July 1, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

Madrid Bombers with More Targets

The bombers behind the 11 March train blasts in Madrid planned more attacks in the Spanish capital. Some papers found in a flat of several suspects showed that a British school, a Jewish hotel and a recreation centre were among the targets.

World | July 1, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Poll: Bush's Credibility on Iraq Falling

US President George Bush's credibility on Iraq has dropped, with a new poll showing more Americans now believe that he misled the public about the threat posed by Iraq in the lead-up to war. The survey carried out by NBC television and The Wall Street Jou

World | July 1, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Britney "Pregnant"

Pop star Britney Spears is three-months pregnant from her dancer fianc?, according to British tabloids. The rumors come shortly after it was officially announced that Britney and Kevin Federline were engaged.

World | June 30, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 10490

Bomb Threat over Vienna Airport

Vienna's airport has reopened after one of its terminals was closed because of a bomb scare. The terminal was evacuated after a lone suitcase was found unattended.

World | June 30, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Bird Flu Outbreak in Vietnam

Vietnam had been struck with a bird-flu outbreak in the country's southern Mekong Delta region. The outbreak in the southern province of Bac Lieu had killed many chickens and local officials there had culled 5000 infected chickens at three farms in effort

World | June 30, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Bomb Threat on Turkish Plane

A Turkish man was injured and arrested after issuing a bomb threat aboard a Free Bird airline Airbus A320 flight bound for Turkey, which was forced to make an emergency landing in Munich late Tuesday. All 150 passengers and seven crew members exited the p

World | June 30, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Portuguese PM Accepts EC Chief Job

Portuguese prime minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso accepted an invitation to stand for the post of the European Commission head. "I am going to accept the invitation as it was presented to me by the heads of European states and governments to become a ca

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Serb Leader Sentenced over War Crimes

UN war crimes tribunal sentenced Milan Babic, the leader of Croatia's rebellious Serbs, to 13 years in prison for inflaming an ethnic cleansing campaign filled with "ruthlessness and savagery." Babic, 48, once one of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

New Palestinian Rocket Attack

Palestinian militants fired five makeshift rockets into southern Israel. The rockets, which wounded one man, were fired a day after a rocket attack killed two Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, in the border town of Sderot.

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

UN Copter Missing in Sierra Leone

A UN helicopter flying from this west African capital to a provincial city disappeared Tuesday with 24 people on board. The helicopter carried 21 passengers and three crew.

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Ambassadors Present Credentials to Iraq

Ambassadors from the US, Australia and Denmark presented credentials to President Ghazi al-Yawer. The US has had no diplomatic relations with Iraq since 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

World | June 29, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

India, Pakistan Agree on Missiles

India and Pakistan agreed to notify each other before testing missiles, to open consulates and to work toward settling their five-decade dispute over Kashmir. The agreements by their foreign secretaries are part of a peace process that began last year, ge

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Iraqi Militants Threaten to Behead Hostages

Insurgents threatened to behead a US Marine and a Pakistani driver they had kidnapped unless the Americans release all Iraqis in "occupation jails," according to a videotape on Arab television. Turkey rejected demands by militants holding three Turkish ho

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Saddam under Iraqi Jurisdiction

Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been handed over to the Iraqi jurisdiction and will face court in a week, Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported. Iraq's interim prime minister Iyad Allawi told an Arab newspaper that Saddam Hussein will be moved at the sta

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Scob Virus Strikes

A new computer virus named Scob has been unleashed, to steal valuable information like passwords or banks' data. Scob is using a new technique that turns popular websites into virus transmitters.

World | June 28, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947