R&B Legend Ray Charles Dies

Legendary R&B musician Ray Charles died at the age of 73 in Los Angeles, his publicist announced. Charles suffered an acute liver disease.

World | June 11, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Terror Group Targets Britons, Australians

A terror group, linked to al-Qaeda, has revised its strategy for the purpose of assassinating western diplomats and businesspeople, especially Britons and Australians, the Wall Street Journal reported in its Web site. Jemaah Islamiyah has been blamed for

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1004

G8 Summit Leaders Vow United Mideast Effort

US President Bush and European leaders are pledging a united effort to promote democracy and prosperity across the larger Middle East, but the rare show of unity masks lingering discord on both that plan and, more urgently, on ways to support Iraq. French

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Delhi Welcomes the Olympic Torch

The Olympic torch arrived in Delhi Thursday morning to a rousing welcome amid tight security as the embers reached India for the second time in the Games' history for a 33-km relay to be held later in the day. The torch reached Delhi from Beijing.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Risky Descent for Mars Crater

NASA decided to roll the dice on Mars this Tuesday by dispatching its rover Opportunity into a crater from which it may never escape. Endurance crater -- with its treacherously steep slopes and sandy sides -- has intrigued scientists with rock faces that

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Gunmen Attack Najaf Police Station

Shiite militiamen and Iraqi police fought for control of the police headquarters in Najaf. That was the first skirmishes since an agreement last week to end weeks of bloody clashes.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 628

11 Chinese Workers Killed in Afghan Attack

Gunmen in Afghanistan killed 11 Chinese road workers after bursting into their compound early today.It was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was ousted two and a half years ago.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Washington Pays Homage to Reagan

The body of former US President Ronald Reagan arrived at the US Capitol, where it will lie in state ahead of Friday's full state funeral. The coffin was borne through Washington DC on a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by a huge military guard.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

22 Injured in Bomb Explosion in Germany

A bomb packed with nails exploded in a shopping street Wednesday, injuring 22 people, police said. Authorities said they had no immediate evidence of a terrorist attack.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 487

J Lo "Expecting Baby"

Newly married Jennifer Lopez is expecting a baby with new husband Grammy-winning salsa star Marc Anthony, reports say. A guest at the secret marriage told a source quoted by the New York Post that the curvaceous film star was expecting.

World | June 9, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 939

Less Economics as G-8 Meets

Buoyed by the backing for a fresh United Nations resolution on Iraq, Bush administration began a three-day series of meetings with world leaders. USA presses for wider change in the Middle East and discussion on issues including non-proliferation of nucle

World | June 9, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Freed Italians Arrive Home

The three Italians, who were held hostage in Iraq for nearly two months, have arrived home to give the government a boost before this weekend's European elections. The three men - Umberto Cupertino, Maurizio Agliana and Salvatore Stefio - were freed Tuesd

World | June 9, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Fiji Police in Record Drugs Haul

Police in Fiji raided warehouses outside the capital, Suva, and seized drugs and chemicals said to be worth millions of US dollars. Police officials said it was the biggest laboratory producing methamphetamine ever found in the southern hemisphere.

World | June 9, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

G8 Leaders Hail Iraq Vote

US President George W Bush opened the annual Group of Eight (G8) summit, hailing the unanimous passing of a new UN resolution on Iraq hours earlier. The summit is taking place amid tight security, with thousands of troops and police virtually sealing the

World | June 9, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

7 Turks Kidnapped in Iraq

Iraqi militants disclosed they had kidnapped seven Turks and threatened to abduct more foreigners working with U.S.

World | June 9, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Californians Bid Farewell To Reagan

Thousands of Americans have paid their respects Tuesday to Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president, one day after his family attended a brief prayer service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Clad in a black suit and white pearls, Nancy Reagan

World | June 8, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Al-Sadr's Army Refuses to Disband

Nine of Iraq's major militias, except for the Mahdi Army, have agreed to disband, with militia members either joining the country's legitimate security service or re-entering civilian life, Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, announced. The Mahdi

World | June 7, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 433

Al-Sadr Rostrum Blasted

An explosion has rocked the Great Mosque in Kufa, where Shiite rebel leader Moqtada al-Sadr gives the sermon at the main weekly Muslim prayers. Witnesses said the fire raged in parts of the religious compound early on Monday.

World | June 7, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Japan Jolted by Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale hit the eastern Hokkaido and northern Tohoku regions just after 1 p.m.

World | June 7, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

UN Nears End of Iraq Security Plans Discussion

The United Nations is moving nearer to agreement on a resolution on the future of Iraq prior to the 30 June handover of power to the interim government. A special Security Council session discussed a third draft of a resolution proposed by the US and UK.

World | June 7, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Reagan Honored with State Funeral

Ronald Reagan was remembered with jellybeans, flowers and American flags on Sunday at memorials in his hometown and outside the mortuary where the former president's body lay. Reagan will be memorialized at the first presidential state funeral in more tha

World | June 7, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290