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US Chopper Crashed near Falluja

An American helicopter has crashed near Falluja, according to media reports. It was not immediately clear whether the aircraft was downed by Iraqi insurgents.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2471

Quake Hits Devastated Bam Again

A four-Richter quake hit South Eastern historical city of Bam at 07:11 local time on Tuesday. According to geophysicists, the quake lasted for about seven seconds, shattering the half-devastated walls and buildings in the city, hit by a 6.

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Manchester United Denies Terror Target Claims

Manchester United have denied being the target for a possible terrorist attack. The Sun newspaper claimed earlier that police have foiled a suicide bomb plot to kill soccer fans at Saturday's English Premier League match between champions Manchester Unite

World | April 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Three-National Crew Blasts Off

A Russian-American-Dutch crew blasted into orbit Monday aboard a Russian spacecraft en route to the international space station. This is the third manned mission since the US shuttle program was halted after the Columbia disaster.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

British Policy U-Turn over EU Constitution

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to announce this week whether Britain will hold a referendum on the European Constitution. He had previously rejected holding a public voting on the Constitution, which is due to be agreed by 18 June.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Balkan War Criminal with Reduced Sentence

The UN war crimes tribunal in Hague reduced the prison sentence of a Bosnian Serb general to 35 years from 46 previously announced. Radislav Krstic, 56, was sentenced in August 2001 for playing a pivotal role in the slaughter of at least 7,500 Bosnian Mus

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Holocaust Martyrs Remembered

Millions of people around the world are joining Monday's Holocaust remembrance events. In Israel, millions stood in silence to the wail of sirens, traffic came to a standstill.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Blast Rocks the Centre of Baghdad

Smoke was seen rising in downtown Baghdad after an explosion. The blast took place Monday morning, reportedly near the coalition headquarters.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Angry March at Hamas Leader Funeral

Huge crowds of angry Palestinians marched through Gaza for the funeral of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi. Among the protestors were armed militants, who shouted for revenge on Israel.

World | April 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

US Troops, Civilians Killed in Iraq

Five US troops were killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq on Saturday and a sixth died in a tank rollover. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said two Iraqi civilians were killed in a guerrilla rocket barrage in Baghdad.

World | April 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Gasparovic Wins Slovak Presidential Elections

Centre-left Ivan Gasparovic, leader of the non-parliamentary Movement for Democracy (HZD), defeated surprisingly Vladimir Meciar in Slovakia's run-off of the direct presidential elections on April 17. Gasparovic collected 1,079,592 votes, or 59.

World | April 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Gas Explosion in China Kills 9

At least nine people have been killed and about 150,000 evacuated after a number of gas explosions at a chemical plant in south-western China. According to reports chlorine gas leaked from seven tanks at the plant in the city of Chongqing.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

US Soldier Dies in Najaf

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World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

UN Police Officers Shot Dead in Kosovo

Two UN police officers have been killed in shootout in northern Kosovo, according to reports.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Trial against Saddam Expected after July

The trial against Iraq's former President Saddam Hussein will most probably start after July this year. Members of Iraq's governing council said that the representatives of the coalition forces have already wrapped up the interrogation.

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

Zapatero Sworn in as Spain's PM

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was sworn in as Spain's prime minister by King Juan Carlos I, replacing Jose Maria Aznar as head of government. Spain's Socialists ousted ruling conservatives by wining 43% as compared to 38% of the votes in general elections

World | April 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

All Madrid Bomb Suspects Freed

All six Madrid bombing suspects still in custody have been freed. The move came after a Spanish judge ruled that they were not involved in the deadly bombings.

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Sharon Faces Battle over "Disengagement"

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived home from Washington, facing a tough domestic battle over his "unilateral disengagement" plan despite a boost from his talks with President Bush. Sharon's first challenge is to convince skeptical members of his Likud Pa

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

Spain Arrests More Bomb Suspects

Spanish police have arrested three more people in Madrid in connection with the 11 March train bombings in the city. The latest suspects are reported to be from Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Berlusconi Corruption Trial Resumes

A corruption trial against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resumed after a 10-month halt, but was thrown into immediate confusion when prosecutors suggested the chief judge might be biased.The high-profile case was put on ice last June after parl

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

More Iraqis Killed in Falluja

US occupation troops have fought fierce clashes in the western city of Falluja killing at least fifteen Iraqis over the last two days. US warplanes attacked targets in the town, and one US armoured vehicle was destroyed in the fighting on Thursday night.

World | April 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 971