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Norway after "Scream" Thieves

Two classic paintings by Edvard Munch have been stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo in broad daylight. "The Scream" and "Madonna," were painted as part of a series about love, fear and death.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Soldier Shot Dead near Olympic Venue

A soldier patrolling the Olympic mountain bike venue has been found shot dead in the Metochi Parnithas region of northern Athens. According to reports the accident happened as two soldiers player with a service pistol.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Kidnapped US Journalist Released

Kidnapped US journalist Micah Garen has been released Sunday to government officials in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Reports say the release came four days after radical Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr started negotiations with the kidnappers.

World | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

China Celebrates Communist Leader

China has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on August 22, hailed as the communist leader who steered the country towards capitalism. New books have been released across the country and new movies are in cinemas.

World | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

Neo-Nazi Rally Halted

Residents of the northern Bavarian town of Wunsiedel went onto the streets to stop a neo-Nazi march commemorating the 17th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, who had been jailed for life in 1946. Carrying colourful balloons that rea

World | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

US Warplanes Pounce on Najaf

US warplanes have attacked suspected militant positions in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. The raid comes as efforts to make peace with Moqtada Sadr and his Mehdi militia reached a deadlock.

World | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Militia Still in Control of Najaf

Shiite Muslim militiamen were still holed up in Najaf's revered shrine, with no Iraqi police in sight despite government reports to the contrary, said an AFP correspodent at the mosque. Many militiamen and supporters of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr partisa

World | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Spain's North Rocked by Bombs

Two bombs exploded in two coastal towns in northwestern Spain, after an anonymous tip-off by a caller claiming to belong to the Basque separatist organization ETA, an interior ministry official said. It is still unclear whether the blasts, in the Galician

World | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Oil Prices Creep Up

New York`s benchmark light sweet crude contract for October delivery was at 47.88 dollars a barrel in electronic trade, up 24 cents from 47.

World | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Strong Quake Hits Greece

A strong earthquake jolted southwestern Greece on Friday. The quake, measuring 5.

World | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

Diana Memorial Re-Opens

An accident-plagued fountain commemorating Princess Diana re-opened to the public but with restrictions on its use after almost a month of modifications. The changes were carried out to prevent further accidents after a number of visitors slipped and hurt

World | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

Typhoon Megi Swoops on North Japan

The Typhoon Megi has turned on North Japan, after killing 13 people in three days in southern Japan and North Korea. Megi has now crossed the Honshu island.

World | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 596

Typhoon Lashes S Korea

The Megi typhoon has hit the shores of South Korea, killing five and leaving thousands of people homeless. The typhoon has already swept through Japan, leaving at least nine dead.

World | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

NY Opens Cats Caf?

A special caf? for cats has opened doors in Manhattan, with the idea to create more venues of this type across the US. The caf? was launched by the Meow Mix cat food company.

World | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

US Journalist Threatened with Execution in Iraq

A militant group threatened to kill a Western journalist if U.S.

World | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

Najaf Peace "Agreed"

Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has reportedly agreed to leave the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf and disarm his Mehdi Army. A day earlier, al-Sadr refused to see a peace delegation aiming to end the weeks-long unrest in the holy Iraqi city.

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Iraqi Journalist Killed in Fallujah

An Iraqi freelance journalist working for Germany's ZDF television has been killed in the flashpoint city of Fallujah, the network said today. Mahmud Hamid Abbas, 32, had gone to the city on Sunday to film when he was killed "in unexplained circumstances"

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 804

US Endorses Chavez Victory

Washington recognized the electoral victory of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, while authorities agreed to audit the vote denounced by the opposition. The audit was suggested by former US president Jimmy Carter and the Organization of American States.

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Israeli Army Claims Responsibility for Gaza Blast

The Israeli army Wednesday claimed responsibility for a blast in Gaza which killed five people and wounded 12 more civilians. An army spokeswoman said it was an air force attack targeted at "a senior Hamas terrorist.

World | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Indonesia Marks Independence Day

Indonesians celebrate 59 years of independence from Dutch rule on Tuesday with special games. The sprawling Southeast Asian country marked the day by solemn flag-raising ceremonies, some held in regions blanketed by haze from forest fires blamed on enviro

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Mediators Head for Restive Najaf

An Iraqi delegation was appointed to leave for Najaf bearing a peace proposal, hoping to end the standoff with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. An 8-member team was due to arrive in the city aboard US military helicopters Tuesday afternoon but was d

World | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386
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