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US: No Widespread Abuse in Iraq Prisons

There is no widespread pattern of abuse of Iraqi prisoners and that the actions of "just a handful" of US troops at a Baghdad prison have unfairly tainted all American forces, top US military officer Gen. Richard Myers said.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Rebels Blew Up Bridges to Georgia

The rebellious Georgian region of Ajaria blew up two bridges linking it to the rest of Georgia, amid rising tensions with the central government. The explosions occurred as the Georgian army carried out manoeuvres nearby.

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Pope: Enlarged EU Needs Christianity

Pope John Paul welcomed the 10 new nations of the European Union but said the bloc could only face the challenges of the 21st century if it defended its Christian roots. The pope, whose native country, Poland, is one of the new countries in the 25-strong

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Israeli Family Killed in Gaza Attack

Four Israeli children and their mother were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack near a bloc of Jewish settlements in Gaza. Just hours after that an Israeli helicopter launched three missiles at a building in Gaza City housing radio stations affiliated wit

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Sharon Determined to Withdraw from Gaza

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (is determined to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip even if his Likud Party rejects the plan in Sunday's referendum. However, a defeat could trigger a major political crisis, including a Cabinet reshuffle

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US Forces Under Fire in Najaf

Suspected Shiite militiamen fired mortar bombs and grenades at US forces in the holy town of Najaf in southern Iraq overnight. There were no reports of casualties in the attack, which also targeted the city's US-led administration office.

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Poland to Change PM

Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller is due to leave office on Sunday, a day after leading the eastern European nation into the new, enlarged EU. He is to be replaced immediately by an ex-finance minister, Marek Belka.

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Irish Police Hose Down Anti-EU Rallies

Irish riot police have driven back hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators protesting at Saturday's historic enlargement of the EU. They directed a water cannon into the crowd near the Phoenix Park venue for the EU summit before a phalanx of officers wi

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Anti-Globalization Protests in Dublin

Irish Police are on high alert amidst concerns that this evening's demonstrations in Dublin against globalization might get out of hand. According to Irish press news based on intelligence units, the police fear that groups prone to create negative incide

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

2 Canadians, American Die in Rome Fire

A Canadian couple and an American died in a fire at one of Rome's most prestigious hotels early on Saturday. The American man plunged to his death from one of the balconies of the six-story Hotel Parco dei Principi ai Parioli as he tried to escape the fla

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Iraq Prison Images Anger Arabs

Images of smiling US military police humiliating Iraqi prisoners appeared in newspapers around the Middle East on Saturday. Arabs first saw the photographs on the satellite television stations Al-Arabiya, based in the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar-based

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 822

German, Czech, Polish Leaders Hoist EU Flag Together

The leaders of wartime foes Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic hoisted the European Union flag together May 1 as Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder welcomed his neighbors into the enlarged bloc, 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Schroeder, Czech P

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Quake Jolts Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked Taiwan today but there were no reports of damages or casualties.

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

58 Officers Injured in May Day Clashes in Berlin

Fifty-eight police officers were injured in clashes with May Day demonstrators early on Saturday in Berlin and 111 people were detained after violence erupted in a city park, Berlin police said. A police spokeswoman said that 55 of the 58 injured officers

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"Pizza Mafioso" Dies in US Jail

Gaetano Badalamenti, once known as the "boss of bosses" of the Sicilian Mafia, died at the age of 80 in the US where he was serving a prison sentence. Badalamenti became notorious in the US for masterminding a crime ring, which distributed heroin and coca

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Jackson Pleads Not Guilty in Molestation Case

Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to a grand jury indictment that expanded the child molestation case against him to include a conspiracy count involving allegations of child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. The indictment was released

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22 Killed in Vietnam Boat Accident

A boat carrying Vietnamese school children and their teachers on a holiday outing sank off the country's south coat and 22 of them had drowned and about 70 were missing. The boat, a fishing vessel illegally carrying passengers, developed a leak and began

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Bomb Kills Foreign Security Man in Iraq

A foreign security man was killed and three were wounded by a roadside bomb in the northern Iraq town of Mosul Saturday, a U.S.

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Cuba Hit New Chess Record

Cuba has broken its own world record for the most people playing chess simultaneously. Nearly 13,000 chess fans gathered in the centre Cuba city of Santa Clara for the mass game.

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 863

Italians Rally for Hostages Release

Waving rainbow-striped flags for peace, Italians marched to the front steps of the Vatican in solidarity with three Italians held hostages in Iraq. In a footage aired by Arab TV on Monday, their kidnappers demanded that within five days Italians rise up a

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Space Crew Returns to Earth

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a US-Russian-Dutch crew returned to Earth from the international space station, landing on target in the steppes of Kazakhstan.The snug Soyuz TMA-3 capsule carried American astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut

World | April 30, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258