Tsunami Panic Grips Chile

A false tsunami alarm has triggered havoc in southern Chile on Monday. Thousands of panicking people left their homes and tried to flee the coastal area, while one woman died of heart attack and others were wounded in the evacuation rush near the towns of

World | January 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 620

Catholic Archbishop Kidnapped in Mosul

A Catholic archbishop aged 66 has been kidnapped in Mosul, the Vatican said on Monday. Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa was seized from outside his church in the east part of the city.

World | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Serb Officers Jailed over Muslim Bloodbath

Two former Bosnian Serb officers have been jailed over the 1995 Srebrenica bloodbath. The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia found Vodoje Blagojevic guilty of "complicity in genocide" and passed an 18-year jail sentence.

World | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

N Korean Ship Sinks in Aegean, Two Killed

Two sailors have drowned and seven are missing after a North Korean-flagged freighter sank off the north Aegean island of Chios early on Monday. According to Greek coastguard authorities, the shipwreck of Lady-O was caused by strong winds and heavy seas.

World | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 503

Croatian President Mesic Wins Second Term

Incumbent Croatian President Stipe Mesic won a second mandate in Sunday's presidential runoff, defeating the female candidate of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union. With 99% of ballots counted, Mesic won 66% of the votes against 34% for his rival, Deput

World | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 776

Madrid Rejects ETA's Proposal for Negotiations

Spanish government rejected Sunday the call of the armed Basque separatist group ETA for political negotiations, saying to lay down weapons will be the precondition for any possible dialogue. Defense Minister Jose Bono dismissed both ETA and its political

World | January 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

Iraq Provides Tight Measures for Elections

The Iraqi government has announced a security plan for the 30 January elections, admitting that voting will be limited in four restive provinces. Measures include declaring a three-day holiday and excluding cars from areas near polling stations, governmen

World | January 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Red Cross Employee Killed in Iraq

An Iraqi driver of the international Red Cross was killed near Baghdad, the organization said Saturday. The driver, who was in his 40s, disappeared west of Baghdad while on duty Thursday and his body was found Friday, said Annick Bouvier, a spokeswoman fo

World | January 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

46 Palestinian Election Officials Resign

Forty-six members of the Palestinian election commission have resigned Saturday saying they were pressured by Mahmoud Abbas' campaign and intelligence officials to abruptly change voting procedures during the January 9 presidential poll. The resignations

World | January 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

Seven Die in Anti-Militant Operation in Turkey

Two Turkish soldiers and five militants were killed in an operation launched by Turkish security forces against militants of an illegal organization in eastern Turkey, Turkish media reported on Saturday. Turkish security forces are continuing the operatio

World | January 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Bush: Tsunami Aid Improves US Image

President Bush said the United States' aid efforts after Asia's monstrous tsunami would improve the US image in the Muslim world as fears receded that diseases and infections could kill many thousands of survivors. Indonesia found almost 4,000 more bodies

World | January 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

Russian Passenger Plane Missing

A Russian passenger plane carrying 10 people on board went missing Thursday on a flight over Siberia, officials said. The An-2 plane carrying a crew of two and eight passengers went missing shortly before landing in the town of Tura in the region of Evenk

World | January 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

Spanish Warehouse Blasted, 7 Dead

An explosion hit a warehouse in northern Spain Thursday, killing seven people, media reported. The place was used as a store for machinery and fuel for a construction company, the mayor of the city of Burgos, Juan Carlos Aparicio, was cited as saying.

World | January 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

Assassination of Iraqi PM Foiled

The Iraqi army has prevented an attempt on the life of Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, Russian ITAR TASS agency reported, citing a statement of Iraq's Defense Ministry. The "Islam army in Iraq" plotted to assassinate Iyad Allawi during his visit

World | January 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887

US Cut Search for Iraq WMD

Intelligence officials have confirmed the US has stopped searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Intelligence sources said the chief US investigator, Charles Duelfer, was not planning to return to the country.

World | January 12, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

Stormy Winds Batter Britain Again

Two bodies have been found off the coast of western Scotland after winds of more than 120 mph tore across the North. The find, if connected, would take the death toll from last night's storms to five.

World | January 12, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

Quake Hits Turkey, 1 Injured

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Turkey's southern Aegean coast 01:48 a.

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

UN Official: Tsunami Toll Could Reach 200,000

The death toll from the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean could rise to 200,000 from the current figure of about 150,000, a United Nations (UN) official coordinating humanitarian relief has said. While the relief effort continued to make "great strides," Kevin

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 832

Ethnic Hungarians Gain Autonomy in Romania

Romania's new government has announced that it would appoint ethnic Hungarians as governors of three provinces with significant Magyar populations. Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said they would head the local governments in Covasna, Bistrita Nasaud and M

World | January 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1025

At Least 55 Feared Dead in Bus Crash in India

More than 55 passengers are feared dead as their bus fell into a canal in southern India on Monday. At least seven people survived and rescue teams were searching for others, but said they feared most on board may have drowned.

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Baghdad Deputy Police Chief Assassinated

Baghdad's deputy police chief has been killed outside his home in the south of the Iraqi capital. Amer Ali Nayef was shot dead along with his son, Khalid Amer - also a policeman - as they left the family home for work in the south of the city.

World | January 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401
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