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Tigers Drama at Turkish Zoo

Two tigers have devoured a worker at the zoo in Turkey's Gaziantep city, according to media reports. The predators grappled the 43-year-old man while he was bringing food into their cage.

World | October 27, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Israel's MPs Back Gaza Withdrawal

Israel's parliament has voted 67-45 to back Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's heatedly debated proposal to withdraw Jewish settlers and the troops protecting them from Gaza Strip. Under the proposal Israel is to maintain control of Gaza's borders, coastline a

World | October 27, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Al-Zarqawi Group Threatens to Behead Japanese Hostage

A group led by Al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi threatened to behead a Japanese hostage in Iraq unless Japan withdrew its troops."We grant the Japanese government 48 hours to withdraw its troops from Iraq or this infidel will meet the same fate as Berg

World | October 27, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3541

US Calls on North Korea Pressure

US Secretary of State Colin Powell wrapped up a three-nation tour of Asia after winning pledges from Japan, China and South Korea to press North Korea to resume stalled talks on its nuclear weapons programs. But Powell also heard calls for Washington to a

World | October 26, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Insurgents Abducted 11 Iraqi Guards

An Iraqi insurgent group said on its Web site Tuesday it had taken 11 Iraqi National Guard soldiers hostage and showed pictures of them in uniform. The Ansar al-Sunnah Army said the troops were captured on the highway between Baghdad and Hillah but did no

World | October 26, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Cuba Bans Shopping with USD

Cuba announced it is to ban commercial transactions in US dollars from November 8. This is a response to the United States tightening its embargo on the country by stopping the remittances sent to the island by Cubans living in the United States.

World | October 26, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Anti-American Attacks Expected in Israel

The United States has alarmed it has received information of possible terrorist attacks directed at Americans in Israel during Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Travel limits were imposed last week after the US embassy in Tel Aviv said it had learned terroris

World | October 26, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Gay Lifestyle Goes on French TV Air

France's first gay and lesbian television station is going to air, beaming a steady diet of homosexual porn, daily repeats of "Wonder Woman" and English language comedies into subscribers' homes. The channel jointly financed by France's main existing comm

World | October 25, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 996

Tons of Iraq Explosives Missing

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed Monday that nearly 400 tons of powerful explosives have disappeared from a former military installation in Iraq. The UN nuclear agency spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said the several hundred tons of exp

World | October 25, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Romania Rocked in Quake

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was registered on the territory of Vrancha district, eastern Romania, last night.

World | October 25, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 573

Air Fire Kills Eight Palestinians in Gaza

Eight Palestinians were killed and 25 were wounded after a series of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza . The outbreak of violence came hours after the Israeli parliament approved a compensation package for settlers to be evacuated from their homes as part o

World | October 25, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Car Bomb Claims Lives in Baghdad

A car bomb has exploded in the center of Baghdad, causing casualties and damages, according to reports. It was not immediately clear how many died in the attack, AFP says.

World | October 25, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Croatian Driver Missing in Iraq

A Croatian driver working for a US company has been declared missing in Iraq. The company that hired the man has been informed on the case, media reported.

World | October 25, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Russian Soyuz Capsule Returns to Earth

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying a US-Russian crew back to Earth following six months at the International Space Station hurtled through the Earth's atmosphere and landed in Kazakhstan Saturday night. The Soyuz TMA-4 carrying Russian cosmonaut Gennady Pad

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Ukraine Opposition Stages Major Rally

Tens of thousands of supporters of opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko took to the streets of Kiev, a week before the poll, to demand free and fair elections in this former Soviet state after a tense campaign marred by incidents. Demonstra

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Spain Files Terror Charges against 17

A Spanish judge has filed terror charges against 17 people for their alleged role in a suspected plot to blow up the National Court, a hub for the nation's investigations into Islamic terrorism. Judge Baltasar Garzon filed the charges late Saturday after

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

49 Iraqi Army Bodies Found

Iraqi police said Sunday that 49 bodies of soldiers from the new Iraqi army were found south of Baqouba. Gen.

World | October 24, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

Russia Commemorates Nord Ost Victims

Over 1,000 people gathered on Saturday in front of the Dubrovka theatrical centre in Moscow to honour the memory of the victims of the horrible Nord Ost hostage taking. On 23 October 2002, around 40 Chechen rebels seized the building, holding more than 7

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

A suicide attacker detonated grenades on a commercial street in downtown Kabul on Saturday, killing himself and wounding six other people, including two foreign peacekeepers. The attacker had six grenades strapped to his body, which he exploded on Chicken

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

At least 5 Dead as Quake Shatters Japan

At least 5 people died and more than 200 were injured in earthquakes in northern Japan, which rocked buildings for up to one minute. The first quake measured 6.

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

16 Iraqis Killed by Car Bomb Near US Base

Suicide bombers killed 20 members of Iraq's fledgling security forces near a US marine base west of Baghdad and at a checkpoint to the north amid a spate of insurgent attacks across the country. Hospital officials said 16 Iraqi police were killed and up t

World | October 23, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339
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