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ETA Pledges Cease of Fight

The Basque separatist organization ETA intends to cease its armed combat against Spansh government. In an interview for the Basque daily Dea, Arnaldo Otegi, MP from the Autonomy Parliament and leader of the banned nationalistic party Batasuna, declared th

World | April 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Scores Killed, More Trapped in Russian Mine Blast

An apparent methane gas explosion in a Siberian coalmine has killed at least 20 Russian miners and trapped 20 to 30 others underground. Another 13 workers either have been pulled out of the Taizhina mine, southeast of the city of Novokuznetsk, or made it

World | April 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Berlusconi Boosts Italian Troops Morale

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made an unannounced visit to Iraq early Saturday to meet with Italian troops based in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Some 2,900 Italian troops are deployed in Iraq to aid reconstruction efforts around the sout

World | April 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Spanish Police Probes Threat Video

Spanish police are examining a video, which may have been made by Madrid bomb suspects minutes before they blew themselves up. The video, found in the rubble of the Madrid flat where seven suspects died last weekend, contains an al-Qaeda ultimatum to Spai

World | April 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Sharon Calls for Party Vote on Withdrawal

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called for a referendum within his Likud Party on his plan to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank, Israeli officials said Friday. Sharon's request, lodged with the party Thursday night,

World | April 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

US Forces Recapture Southern Iraqi City

US forces said they had retaken most of an important southern city from a rebellious Shiite militia, and an American-declared halt to fighting in the embattled city of Fallujah was undercut by bursts of gunfire on the first anniversary of the fall of Bagh

World | April 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Algerian President Wins Landslide

Algeria's current president has won a landslide victory with a huge margin of victory, according to official results of Thursday's poll. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has swept 83 percent of votes cast.

World | April 9, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Chechen "Black Widow" Bomber Locked Up

A Chechen woman accused of trying to set off a bomb in Moscow last July has been sentenced to 20 years. Zarema Muzhakhoyeva, 22, was convicted of terrorism, preparing and attempting to commit a crime.

World | April 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Algerians Vote for New President

Algerians are voting in the country's presidential election, choosing from six candidates including the incumbent, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He is regarded as the frontrunner while former Prime Minister Ali Benflis is seen as his main challenger.

World | April 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

More than 200 Killed in Falluja

More than 200 Iraqis died in Falluja overnight as conflict between US forces and local insurgents aggravates. The city, mostly populated by Sunni Muslims, is a stronghold of anti-coalition rebellion.

World | April 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Loud Explosion in Baghdad

A powerful explosion has rocked Baghdad, as rebellion in the country intensifies. Smoke was seen rising from the capital's western part, where coalition headquarters are situated.

World | April 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Two More Nabbed over Madrid Attacks

Two more suspects were detained in Spain in connection with the Madrid bombings, which killed 191 people. The two men, both Moroccans were provisionally charged with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Dozens Killed in Falluja Mosque

US raid against a mosque compound killed dozens in Falluja. There are reports of more than 40 deaths, but the information was not officially confirmed.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Impeached Lithuanian President Hospitalized

Rolandas Paksas, who was ousted from the post of Lithuanian president, was hospitalized on Tuesday evening, local newspapers reported. Paksas, 47, threw a farewell dinner for his staff on Tuesday after the parliament announced earlier in the day that he w

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Sept 11 Suspect Out on Bail

A man suspected of helping some September 11 hijackers was released on bail. Mounir al-Motassadek is awaiting retrial, after his conviction for being an accessory to more than 3,000 murders was dropped due to lack of evidence.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Fierce Fighting in Falluja

Heavy fighting between US forces and Iraqi insurgents is taking place in Falluja. The city, a hotspot of anti-US revolt, was sealed off after violence aggravated.

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 619

Lorry Accident Kills 20 in Yemen

A lorry crammed into a fully packed market place in Yemen's town of Yarim, killing at least 20 people. According to reports of Gazeta Ru dozens other were injured.

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Los Angeles Times Swept 5 Pulitzers

The Los Angeles Times dominated this year's Pulitzer prizes for excellence in journalism winning in five categories including for breaking news. The Wall Street Journal won in two categories, the New York Times in Public Service Category and Washington Po

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 560

Mexico Floods Kill at Least 31

Raging flood waters killed at least 31 people on Monday when they crashed through a normally arid town in northern Mexico close to the US border. The surprise flood caused by unusually heavy rain swept away people and buried homes and cars in the town of

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Zarqawi Threatens US Forces in Iraq

Jordanian Mussab al-Zarqawi, the alleged leader of a network in Iraq believed responsible for several attacks there, threatened US-led forces in a recording broadcast on an Islamist website. In the message said to have originated from inside Iraq, Zarqawi

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

US Strike Back on Shia Radicals

US helicopters opened fire at targets of a Shia religious militia in Baghdad. The strike comes after two days of revolt by the Shiites in at least four cities.

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240