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Iraqi Kurd Militiamen Beheaded

Three Iraqi Kurd militiamen have been beheaded by terrorists from the group Ansar al-Sunna, which showed their deaths in a video posted on a web site. The unknown killers denounced Kurdish political parties for cooperating with Americans in Iraq.

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

China Reshuffles Military Top

Jiang Zemin gave up the top job in China's military on Sunday, handing over the post to Communist Party chief Hu Jintao. The move is seen as the end of a historic leadership transition to a younger generation.

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Macedonian Gov't Wins Vote

Macedonian government headed by Hari Kostov has survived a vote of no-confidence tabled by the opposition. Opponents accused the prime minister and his multi-ethnic cabinet of failing in all aspects of domestic and foreign policy, mainly in the field of e

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

Storms Swathe Leaves Disaster Areas

US President George W. Bush classified North Carolina and Puerto Rico as disaster areas in the wake of recent storms, allowing federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts.

World | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 778

Macedonian Cabinet at Confidence Vote Trial

Macedonian parliament is expected to vote on Sunday midnight a confidence vote to the cabinet of Hari Kostov. According to Macedonian state television, the debates and replies of the prime minister will probably end shortly before midnight and right after

World | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

Beer Fans Revel in Oktoberfest

The first weekend of October is a unique experience for many Germans who flock to Munich to take advantage of the beer abundancy that pours down at pretty low prices. Oktoberfest in Munich takes place each year between the last week in September and the f

World | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Bush Seeks Women's Votes

President Bush sought backing from female voters Friday, asking them to look beyond rising violence in Iraq to a day when a democratically elected leader will lead the nation. He spoke at a "Focus on Women" event in a state where he holds a narrow lead.

World | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Security Breach in British Parliament

The British Parliament is facing more embarrassment following yet another breach of security. The Sun newspaper says one of its journalists smuggled fake bomb-making materials into the House of Commons without being screened.

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

US Study Finds Iraq Had No WMD

A draft report compiled by US weapons inspectors in Iraq is set to reveal that Baghdad did not have stocks of weapons of mass destruction. However the 1,500-page report is said to conclude that former leader Saddam Hussein was planning to revive his weapo

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

5 Die as Car Bomber Hits Baghdad

At least five people have been killed and several others injured in a suicide car bombing in central Baghdad. Police said the bomber drove the car into a police checkpoint before detonating the explosive device.

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

US, EU Strike Deal on Iran

The United States has reached a tentative agreement with France, Britain and Germany on a draft UN resolution for Iran that calls for an immediate halt to Tehran's uranium enrichment programme. The agreement still has to be approved by most of the 35 nati

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

US Jetliner Makes Emergency Landing

An American Airlines jetliner, bound for Philadelphia, made an emergency landing Thursday at O'Hare International Airport after its left engine caught fire. The plane, an MD-80 carrying 112 people, has landed safely.

World | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Annan Declares US Invasion in Iraq Illegal

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that the Iraq war was "illegal". In an interview with BBC Annan also expressed fears that holding credible elections in Iraq may not be possible as planned in January 2005 in view of the escalating violence.

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Hurricane Ivan Batters US

Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest on record, is threatening to spread across the American states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana simultaneously. The giant storm has already prompted heavy rains and strong winds at the US coast, and two p

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Britons Seized in Iraq

Iraqi officials reported that three Britons have been kidnapped in capital Baghdad. Media said that the three are believed to be civilians, but there has been no official identification yet.

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Quake Rocks West Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Turkey's west early on Thursday morning. The quake hit the southwestern town of Denizli at about 04:40a.

World | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Turkey Rejects Adultery Ban

Turkey's government backed off its plan to outlaw adultery after criticism within the European Union and a march on parliament Tuesday by hundreds of outraged Turkish women. Government leaders had proposed an adultery ban as part of a major overhaul of th

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Spain Arrests Terror Suspects

Spanish police have arrested at least 10 suspected Islamic militants in a series of pre-dawn raids in Barcelona. Spanish judicial authorities say that most of the detainees are of Pakistani origin.

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Bomb Attack Targets Turkey's Ruling Party

A bomb explosion hit the building of Turkey's ruling party the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the city of Mersin, CNN Turk reported. No one was injured in the attack nor there is any data for sever damages on the building.

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

5 Killed in Nablus Fighting

Five Palestinians have been killed during an Israeli raid in the West Bank town of Nablus. Four were members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and one was from another militant group, the DFLP.

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Americans Flee as Hurricane Ivan Nears

Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their homes along the southern US coast, as Hurricane Ivan heads inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A state of emergency has been declared in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama, and nearly two million people have be

World | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221
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