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Ben Affleck Weds, Baby Underway

Celebrity actor Ben Affleck has secretly married colleague Jennifer Garner. The two have finally confirmed the news that the "13 Gone 30" star is carrying Ben's baby.

World | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 654

Kuala Lumpur Launches "Speed" Fashion

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2005 will be show casing of more than 2,000 outfits from 60 renowned designers. The event will run from July 23 to 31.

World | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

US Supreme Court Justice Retires

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and a critical swing vote, is to retire. O'Connor, 75, has often cast the deciding vote on the nine-member court, leading some US commentators to call her the most powerful woman in Ame

World | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Married, Expecting Baby

Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have married and are expecting their first child, their publicists said. No further details were provided, but Us Weekly magazine reported that the couple tied the knot on Wednesday at the Parot Cay resort

World | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1641

Turkish Police Shoot Suicide Bomber

Turkish police shot dead Friday a suspected suicide bomber. The shooting occurred about 0700 GMT as the man ran towards Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.

World | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

Japan N-Plant on Fire

A fire broke at a Japan nuclear power plant Thursday evening. Reports say there has been no radiation lea or casualties.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Pirates Hijack UN Ship

Pirates have hijacked a United Nations ship carrying aid to tsunami victims. The vessel was sailing from Kenya to Bossaso, Somalia, when it was attacked by armed pirates.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Spain Set to Back Gay Marriage

Spain's lower house of parliament is expected to vote for a second time in favour of legalising gay marriage. The move will overrule last week's rejection of the bill by the upper house, the Senate.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Environmentalists Strike Colourful Protest

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged protests against the using of Australian wool from animals subjected to allegedly cruel technology.

World | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Luxembourg Ratifies EU Constitution

Luxembourg's Parliament ratified the battered EU Constitution on Wednesday. All 55 lawmakers present voted in favour of the charter, with five MPs from the ADR party not present for the vote.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306

Canada MPs Back Gay Marriage

Canada's Parliament has voted yes to gay marriages. The bill is expected to become law by July, making Canada the third country to legalize same-sex matrimony.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Heatwave Sweeps through Europe

Blasts of torrid air from northern Africa have swept through southern Europe, sharply affecting Italy and France. Temperatures in the two countries neared 40 degrees Celsius Tuesday, killing at least eight people.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 839

US Copter Crashes in Afghanistan, 17 Fear Dead

A US military helicopter came down in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday carrying 17 troops. The fate of those on board was not immediately known, the military said in a statement.

World | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Britain Marks 200th Anniversary of Trafalgar Battle

Thousands of spectators gathered in Portsmouth, southern England, on Tuesday as to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Queen Elizabeth inspected a massive gathering of the world's navies, including 167 ships from the Royal Navy and 35 o

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Walmart Heir Dies in Air Crash

Heir to US retail giant Wal-Mart and one of the world's richest men, John Walton, has died in a light plane crash. The accident happened in Walton's home state of Wyoming.

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279

Fires Swallow Acres of Forests in US

Wildfires have swept through huge swathes of land in six western US states in recent days, authorities said. More than 2,000 square kilometers of brush and forest have been eaten up by 19 fires in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah in the west, as well

World | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Schroeder Wants Permanent UN Security Council Seat

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has called for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council after meeting with President Bush at the White House. Bush said the United Nations needs to adopt broader reforms before dealing with an expansion of the Securi

World | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Colourful Gay Parade Takes Over San Francisco

A colourful gay parade took place in San Francisco. Many people stormed the streets to take part in the dance show.

World | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1115

Indian Ocean Remembers Tsunami

People along the Indian Ocean coast are marking six months since last December's tsunami catastrophe. The large killer waves swept the coastline of 13 countries and claimed at least 200,000 lives.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Car Bomb Hits Madrid

A car bomb exploded Saturday outside a Madrid stadium, after a warning from ETA guerrillas, officials said. The blast hit the car park of the La Peineta stadium and caused minor damage and no injuries.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Blast Kills Five in Mosul, Many Injured

A suicide bomb at a police station in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul has killed at least four police officers and one civilian, police say. Several people were injured and part of the building was destroyed.

World | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340
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