Air China Flight Hijacked

An Air China Boeing 737 was hijacked after taking off from Beijing on Monday, causing no damages or casualties. Flight CA1343 headed for the southern city of Changsha in Hunan province but landed in central China and the incident had been resolved, civil

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

New Terror Threat Hangs over Italy

An Islamist group issued a new threat to attack Italy if Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi does not withdraw troops from Iraq. "This is a warning to the Italian government which has given itself to serving the criminal American crusade to follow the exampl

World | July 26, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Floods in India Abate

Devastating floods in northeast India began to abate but officials warned the worst was yet to come as disease and health problems threatened to hit millions of people. The water levels of the main river Brahmaputra and its major tributaries receded overn

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 644

3 Wounded in Gaza Raid

Three Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli helicopter attack on a house in the Zeitun neighbourhood of Gaza City. Security sources said at least three missiles were fired by two Apache helicopters, although only two of the devices exploded.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

UK Issues Public Safety Leaflet on Terror

The British government will issue a public information leaflet designed to tell people what to do in the event of a terrorist attack. Home Secretary David Blunkett said he did not want to raise unnecessary fears but the government wanted people to be "ale

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

Minister Warns of Attack on Jerusalem Shrine

Israel's Security Minister warned of a possible attack on a Jerusalem mosque that is Islam's third holiest shrine by Israeli right wing groups seeking to derail a plan to pull out of Gaza. Internal Security Minister Tzahi Hanegbi did not say whether the s

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Bird Flu Spreads Again

Thailand is testing two children for possible bird flu, officials said. Both suspected cases were in the north-eastern province of Nong Khai, near the Laos border, the officials said.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 782

2 Killed in Mauritius Resort Explosion

An explosion in the tourist resort of Grand Baie on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has killed two people and injured 14. The explosion took place at around 1:45 local time in a building housing restaurants, bars and shops in Grand Baie.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1637

Bin Laden Virus On the Net

A virus purporting to show images of Osama Bin Laden's suicide has been unleashed onto the Internet, security experts are warning. The message is designed to entice recipients to open a file that unleashes malicious software code.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

13 Militants Die in Iraqi Clashes

Thirteen insurgents have been killed in clashes with Iraqi and US forces, according to the US military. The fighting took place near the town of Baquba.

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

2 Pakistanis Missing in Iraq

Two Pakistanis working for a Middle-East firm have gone missing in Iraq, raising fears they may have been taken captive. Though their capture has not yet been confirmed, a Pakistani television channel early on Sunday identified the two as Raja Azad and Sa

World | July 25, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

N Korea Rejects US Offer

North Korea has dismissed as "nothing but a sham offer" US proposals that the communist state follows the example of Libya and scraps its nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and diplomatic recognition. The US presented a plan for North Korea last month th

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Thousands Gather for Royal Cremation in Bali

Thousands of Indonesians and foreign tourists flocked to Bali to witness one of the biggest royal cremations. Family members and villagers mounted the 25-meter-high, nine-tiered tower carrying the body of Tjokorda Istri Niyang Muter, the twin sister of th

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 801

Iraqi Construction Firm Chief Abducted

Gunmen kidnapped the head of an Iraqi Government-owned construction company in Baghdad today. Unidentified armed men riding in two cars snatched Ra'ad Adnan, the General Director of Al-Mansour Contracting Co.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661

Japan Science Council OKs Human Cloning

Japan's top science council adopted policy recommendations that would permit limited cloning of human embryos for scientific research in Japan, AP reported. Japan banned human cloning in 2001, but has permitted researchers to use human embryos that aren'

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Palestinian Police Station Set on Fire

Militants torched a Palestinian police station south of Gaza City.The unidentified militants broke into the empty station in the dark hours of the morning in the town of Zwaida pouring gasoline on mattresses and blankets and setting the building alight.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Egypt Won't Send Troops to Iraq

Egypt has said it is "absolutely not" considering sending troops to Iraq. Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit made the comments after the kidnapping of an Egyptian diplomat in Baghdad.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Macedonian Town Hit by Riots

Many people were injured in clashes between Macedonian police and protesters after violence flared over plans to give greater local powers to the country's 25 percent ethnic Albanian minority. The riots began early on Friday morning in the southern town o

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

9/11 Panel Seeks Intelligence Overhaul

The commission investigating Sept. 11 called for a major overhaul of the nation's intelligence agencies to stop the next terror attack.

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

Saudi Amnesty for Militants Over

Saudi Arabia's amnesty for militants to surrender expired at midnight, with only a few who have turned themselves in. But authorities say that negotiations with several militants are still continuing.

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Iraq Asks Egypt'sTroops

Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi asked Egypt on Thursday to dispatch troops to boost multinational peacekeeping forces to help Iraq restore security. We have asked for Egypt's security assistance, namely by dispatching troops to protect the mission of the

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438
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