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Pakistan Tests Nuclear-capable Missile

Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, military officials said, just a week after India's new government took office. The firing of the Hatf V surface-to-surface missile, witnessed by Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamil at an un

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Iraq Names Future PM

The Iraqi Governing Council unanimously endorsed Iyad Allawi as the country's next PM. He should take on the post after the June 30 power handover.

World | May 28, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Fiat Chairman Dies of Cancer

The chairman of Italy's largest industrial group Fiat has died of cancer at the age of 69. Umberto Agnelli died on Thursday night, in his house near Turin.

World | May 28, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Khodorkovsky Hearing Starts

Russia's richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky was brought before court from jail for a hearing that may set a date for his trial for mass tax evasion and fraud. The former chief executive of oil major YUKOS has languished behind bars since his arrest in Octob

World | May 28, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Progress Cargo Ship Docks at ISS

After two days of playing catch-up with the International Space Station (ISS), a new supply ship has docked with the orbital outpost carrying more than two tons of precious supplies for the humans aboard.The Russian-built Progress 14 cargo ship connected

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Hostage Freed at Puerto Rico

A hostage-taker put down his knife and freed a woman after Puerto Rico's governor entered the room to negotiate with him Thursday, ending a standoff that lasted nearly three hours. The man held the captive, a receptionist, in a mail room outside the gover

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Star Couple "Married"

Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias have got married in secret. According to The Daily Star, the Russian tennis star is already pregnant by her pop superstar husband.

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

Italy Mulls Preserving Pizza Purity

Italy has drafted a series of rules that must be met for a Neapolitan pizza to be worthy of the name. Italians claim that there is only one true Neapolitan pizza and the regulations are designed to protect and promote the traditional one.

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

2,000 Feared Dead in Caribbean Storm

Health officials feared up to 2,000 people could be dead in a single Haitian town from floods that wiped out villages across Haiti and the Dominican Republic, a figure that would nearly double the death toll from the disaster. As search crews worked to re

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Global Terrorist Hunt May Head Off Attack

Global intelligence and police agencies are on a worldwide hunt for terrorists with ties to places as disparate as Boston, Islamabad, and Panama City, part of a US scramble to head off what officials fear could be a massive attack this summer. The US Just

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Woman Taken Hostage in Puerto Rico

An armed man has seized a woman hostage at the mansion of the San Juan governor. The attacker insisted on seeing Governor Sila Calderon, who was not in the building at that time.

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Reports: More UK Troops Head for Iraq

Extra UK troops are being sent to southern Iraq, Sky News reported, citing insiders. Downing Street says Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is "likely" to make an announcement later in the Commons.

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Starring Kidman, Cruise Rekindle Love

Aussie movie star Nicole Kidman and her ex Tom Cruise have reportedly been on a string of secret dates. The Hollywood stars are keen to spend as much time together as possible, according to the Daily Star.

World | May 26, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2791

Liverpool Deal Agreed with Thailand

UK football giant Liverpool have agreed to sell a 30 % stake to Thailand. However, the final signing the deal may be delayed until late July.

World | May 26, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Russians Killed in Iraq

Two Russian civilian contractors have been killed and five more wounded in Iraq as unidentified insurgents attacked the bus they were traveling in. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry two Iraqis also died in the attack.

World | May 26, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Key Al-Sadr Associate Nabbed

A key associate of radical Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has been seized in Najaf. Three other Iraqis have been arrested in the operation.

World | May 26, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

Mine Explosion Kills 15 in Pakistan

Gas explosion at a Pakistani coalmine killed 15 people, media reported on Wednesday. The incident occurred the previous evening after a buildup of gas in the 770-meter deep mine.

World | May 26, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Caribbean Floods Kill 500

At least 500 people have died and many others are missing in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, after the area was swept by floods and mudslides. The disaster came after two weeks of heavy raining, and more rain is forecast.

World | May 26, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Iran Top of Nuclear Fuel Pack

Iran has mastered between 60 and 70% of the technology needed for the production of nuclear fuel, a former Iranian representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. Ali Akbar Salehi, quoted on Tuesday in Kayhan daily, said the technolo

World | May 25, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

US Commandment Seeks Reshuffle in Iraq

The Pentagon is seeking a replacement for Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top US commander in Iraq, a senior US defense official said Monday, noting the general already has been there 13 months. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, s

World | May 25, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

London Flower Show Inspires Gardeners

Gardeners from around the globe have descended on the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London, eager to showcase new design trends. Seen as the most important on the horticultural calendar, this year's event exhibited numerous unusual entries such as a medic

World | May 25, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 901