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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

J Lo "Marries" Marc Anthony

Less than half a year after the Bennifer split, Jennifer Lopez has reportedly tied the knot again to singer Marc Anthony. Lopez, 33, is said to have married the Latin singer at her home on Saturday in a private ceremony, according to People and US Weekly

World | June 6, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Bush Appoints New Envoy to UN

US President George Bush appointed former Missouri Senator John Danforth as his ambassador in the UN. Danforth comes to replace John Negroponte, who will take on the post of US ambassador in Iraq.

World | June 5, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Pope Meets Bush in the Vatican

US President Bush is meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, as protesters gather in Rome to demonstrate against US actions in Iraq. The leader of the world's Catholics has spoken out against the Iraq war and the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by some US

World | June 4, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

Bush to Meet Pope in Rome

US President George Bush will meet Italian political leaders and Pope John Paul during his first full day in Rome, for talks expected to focus on Iraq. He arrived in Rome early on Friday ahead of services marking the 60th anniversary of key World War II e

World | June 4, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Handover Plans Get Iraq Backing

Iraqi foreign minister gave his broad endorsement to a UN draft resolution on the transfer of power to his government at the end of the month. In a speech to the UN Security Council, Hoshyar Zebari stressed the need to give Iraq full sovereignty.

World | June 4, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Promotional Tour for Clinton's Memoirs

Former US President Bill Clinton made the first of many public appearances to plug his forthcoming autobiography at a publishing trade show in Chicago. Clinton, whose long-awaited 957-page "My Life" goes on sale June 22, was in relaxed and philosophical m

World | June 4, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661

CIA Director Resigns

The director of the CIA, George Tenet, has resigned because of personal reasons. US President George Bush, who accepted his resignation, praised highly his work.

World | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

OPEC Meets to Discuss Oil Output

Members of oil producers' group OPEC are meeting in Beirut to discuss boosting production by up to 11%, in a bid to lower the soaring price of oil. Saudi Arabia and Iran have put forward competing proposals to raise output, with Iran favouring a smaller i

World | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Cleric Gives Tacit Approval to Iraq Government

Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric gave his tacit endorsement to the new interim government. He also urged it to lobby the UN Security Council for full sovereignty to erase "all traces" of the American-run occupation.

World | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

UK Air Traffic System Resumes

UK air traffic control computers resumed normal operations after a failure grounded flights across the country. The one-hour breakdown, which began at about 6 a.

World | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

Parliament Approves Macedonia's New Government

Macedonia's new government was voted into office as Parliament approved it late Wednesday. Sixty-eight members of Parliament voted for the government of Prime Minister Hari Kostov against twelve.

World | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

New Iraqi Government Starts Work amid Fresh Violence

The new Iraqi government began work amid fresh fighting in which at least 17 people were killed and an uphill struggle to win domestic and international legitimacy. At the interim government's first meeting Wednesday, new prime minister Iyad Allawi flagge

World | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

UN Takes Over Haiti Relief Efforts

UN peacekeepers began taking over from a US-led multi-national force in flood-devastated Haiti. Brazilian troops are leading the force of 8,000 UN soldiers and civilian police, although it is likely to be a month before they are all in place.

World | June 2, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 488

Julia Roberts Pregnant with Twins

Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts is due to give birth to twins. The 36-year-old star is due to give birth early next year, her spokeswoman told the BBC.

World | June 1, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3729

Brazil Jail Revolt Kills 34

At least 34 people were killed - many burnt or horribly mutilated - in a rebellion at a prison in Rio de Janeiro. The rebellion has now ended, but police said they were still securing the Benfica facility in northern Rio, and feared more bodies could be f

World | June 1, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Baghdad Blast Kills 25

An explosion just outside the US Green Zone headquarters in Baghdad killed 25 people as officials met to name an Iraqi government for the June 30 takeover. The blast was at the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, close to Iraq's Foreign Ministry

World | June 1, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 847

World's Oldest Woman Dies at 114

The world's oldest living woman has died after a bout with pneumonia. Ramona Trinidad Iglesias Jordan, 114, died on Saturday in a nursing home in San Juan.

World | June 1, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

US Patrols Suspended in Najaf

US troops have agreed to suspend patrols in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in a bid to prop up a shaky truce. The coalition put off until Tuesday a scheduled meeting to decide Iraq's first president in the post-Saddam Hussein era amid a fierce political st

World | June 1, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Saudi Arabia after Al-Qaeda Suspects

Saudi Arabia police continues the hunt for three suspected Al-Qaeda militants, who slit the throats of several foreigners among at least 22 killed in a bloody rampage, escaped a 24-hour siege. The interior ministry admitted three of four gunmen, who took

World | May 31, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

7 Die in Moscow Fire

Seven people died in an apartment building fire in eastern Moscow early on Monday. The fire started from an apartment on the sixth floor.

World | May 31, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332