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More than 200 Killed in Falluja

More than 200 Iraqis died in Falluja overnight as conflict between US forces and local insurgents aggravates. The city, mostly populated by Sunni Muslims, is a stronghold of anti-coalition rebellion.

World | April 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Loud Explosion in Baghdad

A powerful explosion has rocked Baghdad, as rebellion in the country intensifies. Smoke was seen rising from the capital's western part, where coalition headquarters are situated.

World | April 8, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Two More Nabbed over Madrid Attacks

Two more suspects were detained in Spain in connection with the Madrid bombings, which killed 191 people. The two men, both Moroccans were provisionally charged with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Dozens Killed in Falluja Mosque

US raid against a mosque compound killed dozens in Falluja. There are reports of more than 40 deaths, but the information was not officially confirmed.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Impeached Lithuanian President Hospitalized

Rolandas Paksas, who was ousted from the post of Lithuanian president, was hospitalized on Tuesday evening, local newspapers reported. Paksas, 47, threw a farewell dinner for his staff on Tuesday after the parliament announced earlier in the day that he w

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Sept 11 Suspect Out on Bail

A man suspected of helping some September 11 hijackers was released on bail. Mounir al-Motassadek is awaiting retrial, after his conviction for being an accessory to more than 3,000 murders was dropped due to lack of evidence.

World | April 7, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Fierce Fighting in Falluja

Heavy fighting between US forces and Iraqi insurgents is taking place in Falluja. The city, a hotspot of anti-US revolt, was sealed off after violence aggravated.

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 619

Lorry Accident Kills 20 in Yemen

A lorry crammed into a fully packed market place in Yemen's town of Yarim, killing at least 20 people. According to reports of Gazeta Ru dozens other were injured.

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Los Angeles Times Swept 5 Pulitzers

The Los Angeles Times dominated this year's Pulitzer prizes for excellence in journalism winning in five categories including for breaking news. The Wall Street Journal won in two categories, the New York Times in Public Service Category and Washington Po

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 560

Mexico Floods Kill at Least 31

Raging flood waters killed at least 31 people on Monday when they crashed through a normally arid town in northern Mexico close to the US border. The surprise flood caused by unusually heavy rain swept away people and buried homes and cars in the town of

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Zarqawi Threatens US Forces in Iraq

Jordanian Mussab al-Zarqawi, the alleged leader of a network in Iraq believed responsible for several attacks there, threatened US-led forces in a recording broadcast on an Islamist website. In the message said to have originated from inside Iraq, Zarqawi

World | April 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

US Strike Back on Shia Radicals

US helicopters opened fire at targets of a Shia religious militia in Baghdad. The strike comes after two days of revolt by the Shiites in at least four cities.

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Paris Raid for Casablanca Bombing Suspects

French police detained 15 people in a raid Monday, including a number of people suspected of having links with suicide bomb attacks last year in Morocco. According to judicial sources, the 15 were seized in a Paris suburb and some were suspected of having

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Falluja is Sealed Off

US forces have sealed the Iraqi city of Falluja cutting it off from the rest of country, days after four US security advisers were killed and mutilated by a jubilant crowd there. The city, which lies 50 km west of Baghdad, has no colleges and universities

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Serbia Eyes Presidential Elections June 13

Serbia's next presidential election will be held on June 13 this year, said Serbian Speaker and Acting President Predrag Markovic announced yesterday. He stressed that new election legislation will make sure that a president is elected on June 13 after th

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Shia Rebels Expel US-Led Forces

Seven US soldiers have been killed in Baghdad in the latest round of clashes between Shia Muslim militia and US-led occupying forces in Iraq. The troops were killed in a battle for control of public buildings in the Sadr City area that had been taken over

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Serbia to Hold Presidential Elections June 13

Serbia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on June 13, announced Serbian Parliament Spokesperson Predrag Markovic. Boris Tadic, head of the Democratic Party announced just a day earlier that he would enter for the election.

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Sri Lanka President Wins Elections

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party won the country's parliamentary elections, but without enough seats for a majority. Final results showed the United People's Freedom Alliance party had 105 seats, compared to 82 for Prime Minister Ranil W

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Pope Leads Palm Sunday Celebrations

Clutching a braided palm as a symbol of hope and peace, Pope John Paul II led thousands of young people in a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter's Square, a celebration the Vatican described as an "antidote" to the fears of a world grappling with terror and

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Bomb Blast Destroys Baquba Mosque

A bomb exploded outside a small mosque in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad, destroying most of the building and wounding one person. Witnesses said that the al-Rasul al-Adham mosque, predominantly attended by Shia Muslims, had collapsed from the force

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Strong Quake Jolts East Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures in eastern Japan.

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224