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France's Chirac to Visit Libya

President Jacques Chirac has accepted an invitation to visit Libya this year, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier announced on Wednesday while visiting the African country. It would be the first trip to Libya by a French president in two decades.

World | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Afghanistan Fears Elections Violence

Violence in the run-up to Afghanistan's landmark elections had not reached feared levels just days before the vote, still there are fears of major attacks on polling day.Officials have warned of a possible sharp spike in attacks on the day some 10.

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

CIA: No Link between Saddam and al-Zarqawi

There is no clear evidence that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein harbored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to a CIA report. Before last year's invasion to topple Saddam, the Bush administration portrayed Zarqawi as al Qaeda's link to Baghdad.

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Edwards, Cheney Clash on Iraq

Democrat John Edwards accused Vice President Dick Cheney of "not being straight with the American people" about conditions in Iraq in a debate that has taken on added importance after the race for the White House tightened in the past week. Edwards, looki

World | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Lufthansa Plane Diverted by Bomb Alert

A plane of Lufthansa has made an emergency landing in Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus after a bomb threat. The bomb threat has been received at Frankfurt office of the German company.

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Iran Announces Missiles with 2,000km Range

Iran now has missiles with a range of 2,000km (1,250 miles), former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani announced in a speech to the Aerospace Research Institute in Tehran. Rafsanjani said Iranian experts could now achieve "all subsequent stages" in the

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Rumsfeld Doubts Iraq Terror Link

American Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has admitted he has not seen seen ‘strong, hard evidence' linking ousted Iraqi leader Saddam and Osama Bin Laden's al Qaida. Asked to describe the connection between Hussein and al Qaida, the Pentagon chief decli

World | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Senior Iraqi Official Gunned Down

A top official at Iraq's science and technology ministry has been shot dead along with a female civil servant by unknown attackers in Baghdad, the interior ministry said. Thamer Abdellatif, one the general directors of the ministry, and a civil servant, I

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 457

Nobel Prize Winners to be Announced

The 2004 Nobel Prize winners will be announced this week.The first announcement comes Monday with the physiology or medicine prize, followed by a week of announcements of winners for physics, chemistry, economics, peace and possibly literature.

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

At Least 8 Killed in Baghdad Blast

At least 8 people have been killed and more than 50 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near the Green Zone in Baghdad. Witnesses claim that a car raced towards the entrance, where the US military has a checkpoint, but blew up before reaching it, detona

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1160

New Falluja Raids

US warplanes have carried out pre-dawn raids on the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja, killing at least seven people, hospital officials say. The US military confirmed that it had launched two air strikes, saying it had hit a building where "anti-Iraqi for

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

Poll: Kerry Ahead of Bush

The first nationwide opinion poll in the US since Thursday's debate between President George W Bush and his Democratic challenger John Kerry then suggests that Senator Kerry might have significantly improved his standing. The two men hold their second TV

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Italy Sends Back Island Migrants

Italy has begun airlifting migrants back to their point of departure after facilities on its southern outpost were swamped by hundreds of new arrivals. Three planeloads of illegal immigrants were sent back to Libya from the tiny Italian island of Lampedus

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

3 Killed in Gaza Raid

Israel has continued its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, with an air strike in the north that killed at least three Palestinians. An earlier helicopter attack in Gaza City seriously wounded two members of the militant Palestinian group, Hamas.

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Dimapur Death Toll Up

Thirty six people, including women and children, were killed and over a 100 injured in two powerful bomb blasts which rocked the railway station and a nearby market in quick succession in Dimapur. The first improvised explosive device occurred on the rail

World | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 733

Lennon's Killer May Be Released

Mark Chapman, the man who gunned down John Lennon in New York, could be released from jail this week. Chapman, now 49, was sentenced to 20 years to life after shooting Lennon five times in the back outside the singer's Manhattan apartment building on Dece

World | October 3, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Nationalists Lead Bosnia Poll

Nationalist parties from the three ethnic groups are leading in Saturday's local elections in Bosnia-Hercegovina, according to early results. Turnout was poor with only 45% of voters cast their ballot.

World | October 3, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

28 Killed in Indian Twin Blasts

At least 28 people were killed and 100 injured as two bombs exploded in Dimapur town, the main commercial centre of India's north-eastern state of Nagaland. The largest explosion occurred at the railway station, the other bomb went off in the local Hong K

World | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Palestinians Declare State of Emergency

The Palestinian cabinet declared a state of emergency in the Palestinian territories as Israeli troops killed another seven Palestinians. The Cabinet called for international intervention, humanitarian help for the people of Gaza and denounced what it cal

World | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

30 Dead in Mosque Blast in Pakistan

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured as a suspected suicide bomb blast ripped through a Shiite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot. Hundreds of worshippers were packed into the Mistri Abdullah Imambarg

World | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Blair Undergoes Minor Heart Surgery

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has had surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, a day after saying he intended to serve a third term if re-elected next year. On Thursday, in an interview, Blair had said the operation, called a catheter ablation, was

World | October 1, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828
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