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Quake Rocks Japan Anew

A strong earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, shook northern Japan on Thursday.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

US Raid Kills Five in Falluja

At least five people have died, including a woman and a child, in a Thursday US offensive over Falluja city in Iraq. The US troops increased the pressure on the city now that the US presidential elections are over.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Trains Collide at Washington Subway, 20 Hurt

Twenty people were injured in an accident in Washington D.C.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Oil Jumps on Bush Victory

Oil prices fell further below USD 50 on Wednesday as a fresh rise in US crude oil inventories outweighed the impact of President George W. Bush's victory in the US election.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Karzai First Afghan President Ever

Hamid Karzai is the first ever president, elected in Afghanistan. This was officially announced Wednesday after a three-week probe into vote fraud.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Hungary Withdraws Non-Combat Troops from Iraq

Hungary intends to withdraw its 300 non-combat troops from Iraq by March 31, the country's new Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsay announced Wednesday. It would be impossible for Hungary to stay in Iraq after the end of the Iraqi elections, said the Premier at

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Zarqawi Might Seize Hostage Hassan

The captors of British-Iraqi aid worker Margaret Hassan have threatened to hand her over to al-Zarqawi, if British troops would not leave Iraq in two days. The warning was made through a video aired by al-Jazeera.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Osama Bin Laden Spotted in Pakistan

Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, was located between October 17 and 19 on the territory of North-Eastern Pakistan. A reconnaissance airplane from the Indian Air Forces located Osama bin Laden, travelling in a column of t

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7158

Arafat Health "Notably Improved"

The condition of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has improved markedly as he entered a fourth day of emergency treatment in France, Palestinian officials have said Monday. Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath said 75-year-old Arafat was "more lively and less

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Bush Takes Slim Lead over Kerry - Poll

US President George Bush enjoys a three-point edge among likely voters, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center. The survey has President Bush with a three-point lead, 48% to 45% for Sen.

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

Baghdad's Deputy Governor Killed

The deputy governor of Baghdad has been assassinated and four of his bodyguards wounded in a drive-by shooting on Monday. Police say the drive-by shooting that killed Hatem Karim occurred in the southern Dora district of the Iraqi capital.

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 748

EU-Eyed Candidate Leads in Ukraine Polls

Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine's former prime minister has won the first round of voting to choose a successor to President Leonid Kuchma, an exit poll showed. Yushchenko who is seeking to bring the country closer to the European Union took 45.

World | October 31, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Ukraine Votes for President

Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday in a contest-intense presidential election judged as a "moment of truth" for the future of democracy in the former Soviet republic. The nationwide goes amid heavy security for the election pitting the pro-Russian rulin

World | October 31, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Russian Plane Lands on Emergency

A Tupolev-154 passenger jet, flying from Kazan to Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh, was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kazan airport after one of its three engines malfunctioned shortly after takeoff. The engine faulted about twenty minutes after the T

World | October 30, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

NASA Resumes Space Missions

The US space agency Nasa says the first space shuttle mission since the Columbia disaster of 2003 is to be launched next May or early June. All shuttle missions had been suspended pending investigation of the accident, in which seven astronauts died.

World | October 30, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 420

EU Commission Team to Be Revised

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stated he would replace his controversial nominee to the European Commission, Rocco Buttiglione. The latter has been at the centre of backdrop crisi over his comments on homosexuality and women.

World | October 30, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Two Killed by Missile Fire in Ramadi

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and six other were wounded Friday in a missile and mortar firing in Ramadi between US marines and Iraqi militants. Two of the wounded are US marines, according to US military officials.

World | October 29, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Asian Man Body Found in Tikrit

The body of an Asian man was found Friday in Iraq near the city of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, the US military said in a statement e-mailed from the Iraqi capital. Soldiers from the US-led multinational force have reportedly taken the man's remains from a h

World | October 29, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

Russian Security Chief: Terror Attacks Threaten the Country

More than 80 suicide attackers have been trained abroad to launch strikes in Russia, announced country's security services chief during Parliament debates. Nikolai Patrushev called Friday for the creation of a single permanent anti-terrorist centre.

World | October 29, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Spain Nabs Bomb Suspects

Spanish police have arrested 13 more suspected Islamic militants in connection with an alleged plot to blow up the High Court in Madrid. Investigators into the train attacks of 11 March, in which bombers killed 191 people in the Spanish capital, are based

World | October 29, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Bomb Exploded in Central Athens

A roadside bomb went off Friday morning by a main road in the center of Athens. The explosion occurred just as two buses passed by, but caused no injuries.

World | October 29, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382
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