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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: 742

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

Pope Calls for Orthodox Church Unification

Pope John Paul II said he hoped the return of a precious icon to the Russian Orthodox Church would hasten "mutual understanding and reconciliation" between the Roman Catholic Church and its Eastern counterpart. The 84-year-old pope was speaking Wednesday

World | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 873

Shia Cleric Begins Peace Talks

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Husseini al-Sistani, has arrived at the holy city of Najaf to start talks aimed at ending weeks of fighting between US forces and Iraqi insurgents. A 24-hour truce ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi

World | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

25 Killed, 60 Wounded in Kufa

At least 25 people were killed and 60 wounded in a mortar bomb explosion in main Kufa mosque, controlled by Shiite militiamen. According to people who ferried the wounded to the hospital, hundreds had gathered at the mosque, preparing to greet Iraq's Shii

World | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Paris Marks Nazi Liberation

Paris clocked the time back Wednesday for a grandiose fete to remember the liberation of the French capital 60 years ago as it threw off the shackles of Nazi occupation. Ceremonies, which drew thousands of people into the streets, began with six firefight

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 940

Polish Embassy in Baghdad Hit

The building of the Polish Embassy in Baghdad has been hit by mortars, causing no casualties. The shots have been fired from a car, damaging the walls of the building, AFP reported, citing the Polish Foreign Ministry.

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2577

Threat against US Allies Embassies in Sweden

Suspected militants have threatened to attack embassies of the US-led coalition allies in Stockholm. The militants have sent by fax a letter to the dipllomats in Stockholm, warning them of the attacks, announced a Philippines government official on condit

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Moscow Bomb Injured 3

An explosion went off near a Moscow bus stop, injuring at least three people. A police spokesperson has said that the device didn't kill anybody.

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Thatcher's Son Arrested

Margaret Thatcher's son Mark has been arrested over his alleged involvement in a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea, according to a South African news agency. The reports said that the country's elite investigating unit the Scorpions had arrested him in Cape

World | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351
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