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Terror Chief Sentenced to 2,5 Years in Jail

The alleged leader of a militant Islamic group was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people but was cleared of more serious charges. The United States and Australia criticized th

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Mass Child Sex Trial Launched in France

Dozens of men and women accused of the rape and abuse of children have gone on trial in one of the biggest court cases in France's legal history. The trial, which involves 66 defendants, is taking place in a specially built hall in the town of Angers in w

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 523

Emergency State in Iraq Extended for 30 More Days

The state of emergency, first imposed in November ahead of a major U.S.

World | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Iraqi Militants "Killed 2 Turkish Drivers"

Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna said it had killed two Turkish truck drivers transporting cement to US forces in the north of Iraq, according to an Internet statement. The statement said the group had "carried out God's punishment" against Tur

World | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1267

Saddam Tribunal Staff Killed

A judge and a lawyer working for the special tribunal that will put Saddam Hussein on trial have been shot dead, Iraqi officials revealed on Wednesday. In a separate incident, a car bomb outside an army recruitment centre in Baghdad killed six soldiers.

World | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

Ukraine Starts Troops Pull out from Iraq

Ukraine will withdraw its 1,600-strong military contingent serving with multinational peacekeeping troops in Iraq starting March 15, President Viktor Yushchenko has announced Wednesady. The pullout will be divided into three stages which will begin on Mar

World | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 563

Car Bomb Kills Six in Baghdad

A car bomb killed at least six people and wounded 28 in Baghdad on Wednesday, a police source said. The source said the blast targeted people signing up for the Iraqi army.

World | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Lebanon's Government Resigns

Lebanese ministers have begun the search for new prime minister after the surprise resignation of Omar Karami and his government. The post is usually given to a member of the Sunni Muslim community.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Abducted French Journalist Appears on Video

French journalist Florence Aubenas who was kidnapped in Iraq a month ago has appeared on a video pleading for help, saying her health was "very bad". In the new footage, broadcast by Sky Italia news channel, Aubenas looked distraught, clutching her knees

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1063

Vatican: Pope Steadily Improving

Pope John Paul II's condition is steadily improving, the Vatican said on Tuesday, a month after he was first rushed to hospital with breathing problems that almost ended his life. Doctors, however, believe it may be weeks before he can recover his voice.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 447

Prosecutors: Jackson Showed Porn to Victim

Music icon Michael Jackson has showed porn footage to a boy and plied him with wine in order to molest him, prosecutor Tom Sneddon has told court. The trial against 46-year-old Jackson started on Monday.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

London Hosts Palestinian Summit

Leaders from 23 nations are gathering in London to attend a one-day conference to show international support for the Palestinian Authority. They are expected to discuss the need for reforms in the PA and to pledge both political and financial backing.

World | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Thousands Defy Protest Ban in Beirut

Lebanese opposition groups are rallying in Beirut, defying a government ban and sparking fears of clashes. Opponents of the Syria-backed government are gathering to demand an inquiry into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

World | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Bomb Kills Eight near Mosul

A bomb exploded near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, killing eight people, the US military said. "An explosion detonated by insurgents in Hamam Al Alil killed eight and injured at least another two Iraqi citizens.

World | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Russia, Iran Ink Nuclear Agreement

Russia and Iran have signed a landmark agreement for Moscow to supply Tehran with fuel for its first nuclear reactor. The signing ceremony Sunday at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, which Russia helped build, had been delayed 24 hours as talks continue

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Israel Threatens to Freeze Peace Process

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has threatened to halt peace efforts with Palestinians unless they take "vigorous action" against militants. Sharon was addressing his cabinet for the first time since Friday's suicide bomb attack on a nightclub in Tel

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Saddam Half-Brother Held

A half-brother and one-time aide to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been captured, the Iraqi interim government said. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti was number 36 on the US military's list of 55 most wanted former regime members.

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Macedonian Ex- Minister Involved in Murder Case

A Macedonian ex-interior minister was charged over the deaths of seven South Asian immigrants, alleged at the time to have been Islamic militants. A prosecutor said Ljube Boskovski ordered the killings months after the 9/11 attacks to earn US recognition

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763

Hezbollah Denies Tel Aviv Bombing

Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah denied it was behind the suicide bombing that killed four people in a Tel Aviv night club. Palestinian security officials have arrested two suspects in connection with the Friday night bombing and have pointed to Hezboll

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550

Amnesty Int'l Founder Dies at 83

The founder of human rights organisation Amnesty International, Peter Benenson, has died aged 83. He died on Friday at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after a long illness.

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

11 Killed in Iraq Violence Burst

At least 10 people were killed and 11 kidnapped in Iraq as the interim government claimed on Saturday that the noose was tightening on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man blamed for much of the violence. Three Iraqis died and 15 were wounded in clashes between

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432
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