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Oxford and Cambridge in Traditional Rowing Race

Oxford has been made slight favourites to pip old rivals Cambridge in the 150th annual boat race between England's oldest universities, to be held on Sunday. The previous year Oxford won by just two thirds of a length.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Spain Pledges Excuse from ETA

Spain addressed ETA with official excuse over the blames that the Basque separatist organization is responsible for Madrid bombings. Spain's UN permanent representative Inocencio Ariel confessed to the UN Security Council that his government had acted in

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Saddam Betrayed by Closest Security Guard

Saddam Hussein was betrayed by a relative who was one of his closest bodyguards. A BBC Panorama reports that after eight months on the run the hiding place of the ousted Iraqi leader was given away by an aide known as "the fat man".

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

EU to Participate in Arab Summit

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, whose country holds the current EU presidency, Irish Foreign Minister Brian Cowen and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will take part in the Arab League summit due in Tunis on Monday. The EU will continue to play a

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Kerry Highlights Economic Agenda

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry unveiled Friday his economic plan. His proposal aimed to end an estimated USD 12 B annually in corporate tax relief, is likely to stir stiff opposition from some of America's largest multinational companies.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Another Night of Quakes in Turkey

A mild quake shook northeastern Turkey early Saturday, the second to strike the country in three days. No injuries or damage were reported.

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Thousands Protest Taiwan Poll Results

Tens of thousands of people protested against the reelection of President Chen Shui-bian. Rallies filled in the streets, as China rapped the United States for meddling in its affairs by recognising the narrow win of the current Taiwanese president.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Polish PM to Step Down After EU Accession

Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller said he would resign on May 2, the day after the country joins the European Union. Miller said his decision followed a walkout by a group of rebels in his ruling Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) who demanded he resign in

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

CIA: Al-Zawahiri Tape " Probably Genuine"

A CIA spokesman said that the voice on the audiotape broadcast by an Arabic language TV channel is "likely" to be that of al Qaeda's No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

Clashes in Taiwan Seeks Recount

Angry protesters stormed the headquarters of Taiwan's Central Election Commission as it formally declared President Chen Shui-bian the winner of Saturday's disputed poll. Demanding a recount, dozens of opposition supporters hurled eggs, smashed windows an

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Pakistan Condemns Alleged Al-Qaeda Tape

Pakistan on Friday condemned a statement purportedly by Ayman al-Zawahri, saying the Al-Qaida No. 2 was trying to damage Islam, and vowed to continue a fierce attack on terror suspects in its remote tribal regions.

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

2 Palestinians Killed While Attacking from Sea

Armed Palestinians in wetsuits and flippers emerged from the Mediterranean and fired toward a beachfront Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip. Two attackers were killed, and a third was wounded and fled.

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Chen's Poll Win Confirmed

Taiwan formally confirmed that Chen Shui-bian is the winner in last week's presidential poll. The election body's decision comes amid heating-up protests against results of the vote.

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

France Held 3 in Connection to Rail Bombs

French anti-terror police arrested three people in connection to recent rail network threats. The suspects - two men and a woman - were detained in capital Paris.

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Quake Hits Turkey, At Least 9 Killed

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter rocked a region in eastern Turkey overnight, killing at least 9 people and injuring dozens more.

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

US Vetoes UN Resolution on Yassin

The US has imposed a veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution, which condemned the killing of the spiritual leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, Sheikh Yassin. The leader of the hardline movement was killed in an Israeli air strike on M

World | March 26, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Iraqi Petrol Well Explodes

An explosion has ripped through a major Iraqi petrol well near Kirkuk. The site burst in flames; considerable damages were reported.

World | March 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

Europe Agrees on Terror Guard

EU leaders agreed on the anti-terror measures that need to be taken. The special summit is taking place in Brussels, and will continue on Friday.

World | March 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

UN Ponders over Yassin Killing Condemnation

A draft UN resolution condemning the assassination of Sheikh Yassin has been proposed Thursday by Algeria, member of the Security Council. The leader of the Hamas hardline movement was killed in an Israeli air strike on Monday morning.

World | March 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Blair on Landmark Visit to Libya

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected today in Libya to meet with Col Muammar Qaddafi. The Tripoli visit follows Libya's decision last December to renounce weapons of mass destruction.

World | March 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Bomb Found on French Rail Line

An explosive was found on a rail line linking Paris to the Swiss city of Basel on Wednesday. Shortly after bomb disposal experts defused it, the state railway company SNCF announced that police and rail workers would again comb the country's 32,000-km-lon

World | March 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253