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Wilma Heads for Florida

Hurricane Wilma has left Mexico's Gulf coast after pounding the Yucatan peninsula for more than 48 hours, BBC reported. Wilma has weakened and was heading north in the Gulf of Mexico but could intensify as it approaches Florida's west coast, say forecaste

World | October 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

117 Feared Dead in Nigeria Crash

A Nigerian airliner with 117 passengers and crew on board crashed after takeoff from Lagos, officials said, and it was unclear Sunday if there were any survivors. The plane went down in Oyo state north of Lagos.

World | October 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

NATO Sends Quake-Relief Force to Pakistan

NATO has agreed to send up to 1,000 soldiers to help earthquake recovery efforts in Pakistan. Engineers, medics and a small number of helicopters will be part of the deployment, it was announced Friday.

World | October 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Lawyer in Saddam Trial Found Dead

The lawyer of one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants has been found dead. Saadoun Sughaiyer al Janabi was kidnapped from his office on Thursday, a day after he took part in the first session of the trial.

World | October 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Kidnapped UK Journalist Released in Iraq

The Guardian journalist kidnapped in Iraq has been released, Sky News reported. Rory Carroll has been freed unhurt in Iraq, reports say.

World | October 20, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 451

Bird Flu Kills Man in Thailand

Thailand's human loss to bird flu has increased with yet another death this week. The 48-year-old-man was Thailand's first human victim of the virus in a year, reports say.

World | October 20, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Saddam Pleads Not Guilty, Challenges Court

The trial against Saddam Hussein has begun in Baghdad, with the ousted leader questioning the validity of the court. Hussein, who was carrying a copy of the Koran, pleaded not guilty.

World | October 19, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Guardian Journalist Kidnapped

A journalist for the Guardian newspaper has been kidnapped by an armed gang, the paper has said as quoted by Sky News. It is believed Baghdad correspondent Rory Carroll may have been abducted by armed men while on assignment in the capital, BBC reported.

World | October 19, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Hurricane Wilma Gathers Strength

Hurricane Wilma has strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 hurricane, with sustained maximum winds of 175 mph, the US National Hurricane Center announced. Forecasters warn that the storm could possibly slam into southwestern Florida by this

World | October 19, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 750

New Hurricane Emerges in The Caribbean

Tropical storm Wilma has reached hurricane speed while moving north through the Caribbean, it emerged Tuesday. The hurricane could hit Cuba or the Yucatan Peninsula, and then head into the Gulf of Mexico and Florida.

World | October 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

German Parliament Picks up Speaker

The new German parliament has begun meeting for the first time since elections in September, which have not yet produced a new government. By law, legislators had to meet within 30 days of the vote, but the two biggest groups are still in talks on forming

World | October 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Merkel Announces Cabinet Line-up

Germany's chancellor-designate Angela Merkel has completed the line-up of her new cabinet after naming six conservative ministers who will join Social Democrat colleagues in a future grand coalition government. One of the conservative nominees, Wolfgang S

World | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 747

Iraqis Back Constitution at Polls

Iraq's landmark constitution seems assured of passage after initial results showed minority Sunni Arabs had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls. The apparent acceptance was a major step in the attempt to establish a democratic government tha

World | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

China Space Capsule Back to Earth

Two astronauts on China's second manned space flight landed before dawn on Monday. They were shown live on state television as they emerged from their capsule smiling and waving at the end of a five-day mission.

World | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

Merkel Expected to Complete German Cabinet Line Up

Germany's conservatives are moving toward completing the lineup of Chancellor-designate Angela Merkel's cabinet. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its Bavaria-only sister party, the Christian Social Union, are to get six ministries under a prelimina

World | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Mayhem at Neo-Nazi March in the US

A protest against a neo-Nazi march turned in gang-rioting leading to more than 65 arrests in the town of Toledo, in the State of Ohio on Saturday. At least two dozen members of a National Socialist Movement, calling itself "America's Nazi Party," were mar

World | October 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

India Worried by Google Satellite Pictures

India's President Abdul Kalam expressed his concern with a service offered by Internet search engine Google, that shows detailed satellite photos of many world cities. The program that started in June could provide easy intelligence to terrorists, Kalam s

World | October 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Thousands in Rome Against EU Service Market Liberalization

50,000 people rallied protesting against the liberalization of the EU service market on Saturday evening in Rome. The protesters were mainly doctors, nurses, and lawyers.

World | October 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Pakistan Says Quake Toll 38,000

Pakistan's government has said it now believes more than 38,000 people were killed by the South Asian earthquake a week ago, BBC reported. That is an increase of more than 13,000 on its former estimate.

World | October 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 554

Iraqis Vote in Referendum on New Constitution

Iraq's landmark referendum on a new constitution opened amid tight security. Kurds and Shias back the charter, which is opposed by most Sunni Arabs.

World | October 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

Remaining Hostages Freed in Nalchik

Russian security forces are searching for suspected Chechen rebels after ending a hostage drama in the Caucasus city of Nalchik. Heavily armed Russian forces stormed a police station and a souvenir store on Friday morning, freeing the remaining hostages h

World | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744
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