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Seven Truckers Freed in Iraq

Militants in Iraq freed seven foreign truck drivers after holding them six weeks. Also Wednesday, gunmen shot at a convoy carrying former Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi as he returned from Najaf to attend the first meeting of Iraq's 100-memb

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

Appeal for Calm after Nepalese Riots

Nepal's prime minister appealed for calm following violent protests in the capital against the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq. Sher Bahadur Deuba called for restraint in a nationwide address on state radio.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

UN Condemns Terrorist Acts

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the latest wave of terror across Israel and Russia and the gruesome murder of 12 Nepalese civilians in Iraq. The UN Security Council condemned the Israeli suicide bombings and "all other acts of terro

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Bush Nominated for Second Term

The Republicans have formally nominated George Bush to run for a second mandate as US President. The move came during the Republican national convention in New York.

World | September 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

New Film on Diana's Death Planned

On the seventh anniversary of the death of Princess Diana on Tuesday, it has been revealed a new film based on the tragedy is being planned. Dame Helen Mirren is set to star as Queen Elizabeth II in the movie, which examines the relationship between Bucki

World | August 31, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 753

Bush Gets Wide Support

Two of America's most respected politicians vowed support to US President Bush's campaign for re-election. Senator John McCain and the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, praised Bush's leadership, at the Republican Party's New York convention.

World | August 31, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

Milosevic to Open Trial Defense

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is due to open his much-delayed defence when his trial resumes shortly at The Hague. Milosevic's poor health has caused dozens of delays, but he insists on representing himself.

World | August 31, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

France Pleads for Hostages Release

France's foreign minister made an impassionate speech Monday, pleading for the release of two hostages in Iraq. Minister Michel Barnier stressed on the fact that France was tolerant of all religions and human rights.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

Argentina Sees Summer Fashion Show

People in Argentina are just starting to enjoy the first summer days as Europe is waving goodbye to the summer of 2004. Argentina welcomed the first sunny lit days with a grandiose fashion show.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

US Warns its Citizens in Afghanistan

The US government warned its citizens to keep a low profile after a car bomb hit a private American security firm in the Afghan capital, killing at least seven people, including two Americans.The Taliban claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack on the o

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Explosions Hit Baghdad

Two explosions rocked Iraq's capital Baghdad early on Monday morning, RIA Novosti reported. So far there is no information on the causes of the explosions.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Typhoon Hits South Japan

Typhoon Chaba hit Japan's southern island of Kyushu in a flurry of torrential rain and strong winds. Around 6,000 people have left their homes for temporary shelters amid warnings of flooding and landslides.

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

Protests in NY as Republicans Gather

Hundreds of thousands rallied in New York against President Bush, as members of his Republican Party gather for their national convention. Speakers on the first day of the convention will include the former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, and Senator

World | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Beckhams Expect Third Child

David and Victoria Beckham are expecting their third child, the celebrity couple announced. A statement released by the ex-Spice Girl and the England football captain said: "This is fantastic news.

World | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

India Fires Agni-II

India's surface-to-surface missile Agni-II was test fired on Sunday from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheelers' island in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast, Defence sources here said. The sleek missile roared into the sky from a mobile launcher

World | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Car Pile-up Causes Mayhem in France

At least seven people were killed and 45 injured in a pileup involving a coach and 10 cars in southern France. The accident happened on one of the busiest weekends of the year at Belin-Beliet on the Bayonne-Bordeaux highway.

World | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Bodies of Turkish Hostages Found

The bodies of two Turkish hostages who were shot dead have reportedly been found in northern Iraq. Arabic TV station al-Jazeera said the men's remains were discovered in Baiji, a key oil refinery town.

World | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

ETA Hits Spanish City

A small explosion hit the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela after a telephoned warning. The alert was released in the name of armed Basque separatist group Eta, state radio reported.

World | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Pentagon Aide Suspected for Israel Spy

The FBI is investigating whether an aide to Pentagon acted as a spy for Israel, giving the Jewish state classified material about secret White House deliberations on Iran. No arrests had been made, said two government law enforcement officials, speaking a

World | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Many Bodies Found in Al-Sadr's Religious Court

At least 25 bodies of executed civilians and police have been found in the basement of a religious court set up by rebel cleric Moqtadr al Sadr, according to AFP news agency. Some of the bodies had been mutilated or burned, according to the reports.

World | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 479

Shiites Flock to Freed Shrine

Shiite Muslims in Najaf have flocked to the Imam Ali shrine after a long-anticipated deal between security forces and radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. He had barricaded himself in the holy complex, and continuously refused to hand over control during month

World | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323
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