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Koehler Elected Germany's President

Conservative Horst Koehler, 61, won a narrow victory for the German presidential post. The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ousted rival Gesine Schwan from the ruling party.

World | May 23, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 929

Landmine Kills Dozens in Kashmir

A landmine attack killed at least 33 and injured many others in Kashmir. The blast ripped apart a bus carrying Indian soldiers and their relatives.

World | May 23, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Storm Sinks Bangladesh Ship, 200 Onboard

Heavy storm scuttled a ferry in southern Bangladesh. There were 200 people onboard, with only about sixty survivors found.

World | May 23, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

India's First Sikh PM Swears In

India's first coalition government led by the Congress party took office Saturday headed by renowned economist Manmohan Singh, 71. He has pledged to provide a stable and secular government.

World | May 22, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Anti-War March in London

More than 1,000 anti-war protesters, outraged by the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, marched in London to demand the pull-out of US, British and other coalition troops from Iraq. Several of the demonstrators wore peaked black hoods - similar to th

World | May 22, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Six Wounded in Spanish Head-On Train Collision

The head-on collision of two trains in Spain's northwestern province of Zamora on Friday injured six people seriously, according to Spanish news agency EFE. Another 17 people received minor injuries when one train that had stopped in the station of Linare

World | May 22, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Baghdad Shattered by Suicide Car Bomb

At least five people were killed and several injured in a suspected suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. The blast occurred outside the home of one of Iraq's three deputy interior ministers, Abdul-Jabbar Youssef al-Sheikhli, who was among those injured.

World | May 22, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 966

BBC Appoints New Head

Channel 4's chief executive Mark Thompson has been appointed the new director general of the BBC. He was the bookies' favourite, despite saying last month he would turn down "any approach" from the corporation.

World | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

OPEC Plays Down Oil Boost

Oil cartel OPEC is trying to pour cold water on expectations it will boost oil output in the face of record price hikes. Ahead of an informal meeting in Amsterdam, OPEC ministers are warning that factors such as security concerns, and not shortages, are d

World | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Israel Starts Partial Pullout from Rafah

Israeli tanks and troops began withdrawing from Rafah refugee camp on Friday three days after launching a raid that killed more than 40 Palestinians. An Israeli military source said a "redeployment" was under way.

World | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Local Hamas Leader Killed in Air Strike

A leader of the armed wing of the radical Hamas movement has been killed in an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. According to AFP news agency, the information was confirmed by Palestinian medical and security sources.

World | May 20, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Talks for Italian Troops in Iraq

Silvio Berlusconi is on a visit to the US to discuss the future of Italian troops in Iraq. More than 3,000 Italian military personnel are involved with Iraq peacekeeping.

World | May 20, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

New Athens Bomb Scare

An unexploded bomb has been found outside the office British car dealership Land Rover in southern Athens. The latest attack has coincided with the lead up to the summer Olympics in August.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

India Faces First Sikh Prime Minister

India's Congress party has elected former finance minister Manmohan Singh as its parliamentary leader, effectively anointing him as the next prime minister. Congress MPs were holding a closed-door meeting to endorse Singh's candidature to lead a new coali

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Blair Hit by Purple Powdering Missile

Tony Blair has been hit by a package containing an unknown substance while delivering a speech to the House of Commons. MPs looked at dismay when they were showered with a purple substance from a missile hurled from the public gallery.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Ban on GM Food Lifted

The European Commission has lifted a six-year moratorium on genetically modified food as they green lighted a bid by Swiss-based Syngenta to sell Bt-11 sweet corn for human consumption. EU governments had failed to reach agreement on whether to lift the b

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Al-Qaeda Link in Iraqi Council Head Killing

A group headed by Al-Qaeda figure Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed Iraqi Governing Council head Ezzedine Salim. A statement by the Jama'at al-Tawhid and Jihad group, posted on an Islamist website, said Saudi natio

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

US Troops in Iraq "Abuse, Sexually Humiliate" Reuters, NBC Staff

Three Iraqis working for Reuters and an Iraqi journalist working for U.S.

World | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Iraqi Leader Buried

The funeral of Iraq's Governing Council head was held on Tuesday. Izzedin Salim was killed a day earlier in Baghdad.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Twelve Russians Killed in Chechnya

Twelve Russian military and police personnel were reportedly killed in Chechnya. According to world media, two Russian patrols hit landmines.

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Pope Celebrates 84th Birthday

Pope John II celebrates his 84th birthday with the release of a new book titled "Get Up and Let Us Go". The 200-page publication includes "recollections and reflections" covering 20 years from when Karol Wojtyla became a bishop in 1958 to his election as

World | May 18, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358