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Emergency Op for David Bowie

David Bowie had to undergo an emergency operation because of acutely blocked artery, his publicist disclosed. The legendary musician has been treated last month in Germany, where he was on tour.

World | July 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Missing US Marine Safe in Beirut

US Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun, who was abducted in Iraq last month, is now in the US embassy in the Lebanon. This week, Hassoun's brother Sami announced that Hassoun was alive and had been released by his captors.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Iraqi Mortar Attack Kills Three

Three US soldiers and one Iraqi guardsman were killed in a mortar strike that destroyed an Iraqi guard headquarters. Another 18 US troops and three Iraqis were wounded in the attack on the coalition headquarters in Samarra.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Britney Snubs Prenuptial

Pop diva Britney Spears has refused to sigh a prenuptial agreement, media reported. After she got engaged to dancer boyfriend Kevin Federline, parents have been pressing on her to sign the document.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2755

Lindh Killer Sentence Cancelled

A Swedish court of appeals has called off the sentence of the man who assassinated Foreign Minister Anna Lindh last year. Mihajlo Mihajlovic had been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment, after testing proved he was not mentally ill at the time he stabbed L

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

7 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Strip

Seven Palestinians were shot dead and an Israeli officer was critically wounded during heavy clashes in this northern Gaza Strip town. The gunfight erupted when Israeli troops pushed into the town centre, backed by Apache helicopters.

World | July 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Iraq Moves to Tighten Security

Iraq's interim prime minister has signed a new law that allows to impose tighter security measures. It gives the government the right to impose curfews, detain suspects and set up checkpoints.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

US Discloses Iraq Nuclear Operation

The US revealed that it removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq in a secret operation last month.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Olympic Hotels Face Strike Threat

Hotel workers in Athens are threatening to go on strike during the Olympic games in the city next month.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Kerry, Edwards Oppose Tax Cuts

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his choice for vice president, John Edwards, voted in lockstep on most bills in the U.S.

World | July 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Austria's President Deteriorates

Doctors treating the critically-ill Austrian president in Vienna say his condition is deteriorating. Thomas Klestil, 71, suffered a heart attack on Monday, only days before his term in office was due to expire.

World | July 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Blair: WMD May Never be Found

Tony Blair said Iraq's weapons of mass destruction "may never be found". Blair said he had "to accept we haven't found them and we may never find them" - but that did didn't mean Saddam Hussein had not been a threat.

World | July 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Norway Pulls Out of Iraq

Norway has withdrawn its second peacekeeping unit in Iraq, a 130-strong unit deployed in the southern town of Basra. In an official statement the government stressed that this is not a political decision.

World | July 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 748

5 Killed in West Bank Violence

Four Palestinians and an Israeli army officer were killed in a clash overnight in the city of Nablus. The deaths occurred in clashes after Israeli forces hunting Palestinian militants surrounded a building in Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp.

World | July 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Decision Due on Milosevic Trial

Judges at The Hague are expected to announce how they intend to proceed with the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. On Monday, the case at the International War Crimes Tribunal was adjourned amid concerns over Milosevic's health.

World | July 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Queen Unveils Diana's Fountain

The Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a fountain commemorating Princess Diana at an official opening ceremony in London. The event brought Diana's two families - the Windsors and the Spencers - together for the first time since the princess's funeral in 1997.

World | July 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Saddam Defence in Libya

Members of Saddam Hussein's defence team will travel to Libya to meet Libyan members of the team, discuss the latest developments and prepare reports. The trip comes after a daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Aisha, joined Saddam's defence committ

World | July 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

NY Repairs Skyline

Almost three years after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, the cornerstone was laid on US Independence Day, of the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower that will repair the gash in the New York skyline. "Today we lay the cornerstone for a new symbol

World | July 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 420

Iraqis Wounded Near Karbala

Eleven Iraqis were wounded after Polish troops opened fire west of the Iraqi city Karbala. No soldiers were injured in the accident.

World | July 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1014

Turkey Withdraws from North Iraq

Turkey is withdrawing its remaining peacekeepers from northern Iraq where they have been deployed since 1997 to prevent internecine fighting. Iraqi Kurds have sought the withdrawal of the Turkish troops since the US-led war to topple former president Sadd

World | July 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 797

Storm Kills 53 Across Asia

At least 53 people were killed by a tropical storm Mindulle that swept over Taiwan and battered the Chinese coast. The storm pushed on toward South Korea but torrential rains at its fringes continued Sunday in many of Taiwan's mountainous areas and doused

World | July 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407