Strong Quake Hits Japan, Causes Small Tsunamis

A powerful earthquake shook northern Japan early Tuesday, and small tsunami waves struck coastal towns about 320 kilometres from the epicentre. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

World | November 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 526

Car Bomb Hits Baghdad Green Zone, Kills 3

A large explosion has killed three people in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with a number of casualties reported. The bomb went off near the gates leading into the high-security Green Zone, where the Iraqi government and US military have their h

World | November 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

UK Leaves Iraq "in 2006"

Iraq's president has predicted that British troops might leave the country by the end of next year. Jalal Talabani underlined that his country needed a gradual withdrawal of foreign peacekeepers, instead of an immediate one that would be "a catastrophe.

World | November 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Jordan Arrests Bomber's Wife

The wife of one of the three Amman suicide bombers has been arrested on suspicion that she planned to carry out a fourth attack. "My husband wore one belt and I another - he told me how to use it," Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi said on television Sunda

World | November 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Riot Erupts in Lyon

Rioting youths attacked stalls and damaged vehicles in the French city of Lyon Saturday, after two weeks of unrest in Paris. Police had to fire gas at the protesters and arrested two of the men.

World | November 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Jordan Blasts Blamed on Al-Qaeda

The three suicide blast that ripped through Amman this week were carried out by al-Qaeda, the country said Saturday. King Abdullah blamed the bloody hotel bombings on the Iraqi cell of al-Qaeda.

World | November 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Kofi Annan Makes Surprise Iraq Trip

United Nations chief Kofi Annan has arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit Saturday. Annan had talks with Prime Minister Jaafari and other leaders in Baghdad ahead of next month's planned general election that will replace the transitional government.

World | November 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

New Bird Flu Outbreak Hits China

China has confirmed a new outbreak of bird flu, the country's eight within a month. The country is checking into four suspected cases of human infection.

World | November 12, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

Renown Film Director, Daughter Killed in Amman Attacks

Moustafa Akkad, internationally famed Syrian-born film director of "The Message" and "Lion of the Desert" passed away after being seriously injured in one of Amman' deadly blasts. Akkad's 30-year-old daughter Reem died in one of the blasts.

World | November 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 600

Rice Lands Surprisingly in Iraq

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made a surprising visit to Iraq in a daylong trip aimed at reducing sectarian tensions just five weeks before elections. Friday's trip of top US diplomat was kept secret because of security concerns until she lan

World | November 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Dozens Held over Jordan Bombs

Many people have been arrested in Jordan following the suicide bombings that killed at least 57 people and wounded nearly 100 in the capital. The arrests came as Al-Qaeda in Iraq allegedly named the four bombers - all Iraqis, including a husband and wife.

World | November 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

First Case of Bird Flu in Italy

Italian authorities reported about the first confirmed case of bird flu in the country. The founding was made after testing more than 1,000 wild birds, the Health Ministry said in a statement adding that it's a "low pathogenic"' version that isn't life th

World | November 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3148

Egyptians Vote for New Parliament

Egyptians have gone to the polls to choose a new parliament. Election officials said that preliminary estimates showed the turnout was higher than in the September presidential polls, but still low overall.

World | November 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Big Win for NY Mayor Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg beat Democrat Fernando Ferrer by a wide margin - about as high as any Republican has garnered in a city mayoral race in a century, thus winning a second term. With almost 100% of precincts reporting, Bloomberg had 58.

World | November 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

France Declares 2-Day State of Emergency

France declared a 12-day state of emergency Tuesday in an attempt to curb the worst civil disturbances in the country in nearly four decades. The government imposed a curfew and other restrictive measures on areas where rioters have sown disorder in the s

World | November 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

Two Saddam Trial Lawyers Shot

Two lawyers representing a Saddam Hussein co-defendant have been shot in Baghdad, one has reportedly died. The Baghdad attack followed the murder of another defence lawyer in the team.

World | November 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

France Counters Riots with Curfews

The French government has decided to give the authority to introduce curfews to regional police, in order to stop the riots in the country that have lasted for 12 nights. The decision came after the rioting continued for yet another night, setting 1,173 c

World | November 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Chirac Vows Order

President Jacques Chirac on Sunday vowed to restore order in France after riots in Paris spread across the country. "The Republic is quite determined, by definition, to be stronger than those who want to sow violence or fear," Chirac said.

World | November 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

US Tornado Kills Dozen

At least 11 people have been killed in Indiana, US, by a tornado. Seven people are reported to have died at a mobile home park in Evansville, while four people are believed to have been killed in Newburgh.

World | November 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 451

Bird Flu Kills Indonesia Woman

A woman aged 19 has died of bird flu in Indonesia, media broke Saturday. An eight-year-old boy from her family has also been hospitalized with the virus.

World | November 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 528

60 Dead as Ferry Sinks In Pakistan

At least 60 people are feared dead after a ferry sunk in southern Pakistan, a navy spokesman has said. Women and children are feared to be among the victims.

World | November 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461
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