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Russia, Iran Ink Nuclear Agreement

Russia and Iran have signed a landmark agreement for Moscow to supply Tehran with fuel for its first nuclear reactor. The signing ceremony Sunday at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, which Russia helped build, had been delayed 24 hours as talks continue

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Israel Threatens to Freeze Peace Process

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has threatened to halt peace efforts with Palestinians unless they take "vigorous action" against militants. Sharon was addressing his cabinet for the first time since Friday's suicide bomb attack on a nightclub in Tel

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Saddam Half-Brother Held

A half-brother and one-time aide to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been captured, the Iraqi interim government said. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti was number 36 on the US military's list of 55 most wanted former regime members.

World | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Macedonian Ex- Minister Involved in Murder Case

A Macedonian ex-interior minister was charged over the deaths of seven South Asian immigrants, alleged at the time to have been Islamic militants. A prosecutor said Ljube Boskovski ordered the killings months after the 9/11 attacks to earn US recognition

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Hezbollah Denies Tel Aviv Bombing

Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah denied it was behind the suicide bombing that killed four people in a Tel Aviv night club. Palestinian security officials have arrested two suspects in connection with the Friday night bombing and have pointed to Hezboll

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

Amnesty Int'l Founder Dies at 83

The founder of human rights organisation Amnesty International, Peter Benenson, has died aged 83. He died on Friday at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after a long illness.

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

11 Killed in Iraq Violence Burst

At least 10 people were killed and 11 kidnapped in Iraq as the interim government claimed on Saturday that the noose was tightening on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man blamed for much of the violence. Three Iraqis died and 15 were wounded in clashes between

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

4 Killed in Taiwan Skyscraper Fire

Fire raged through the upper floors of a landmark skyscraper in the Taiwanese city of Taichung, killing four before fire crews managed to put it out. Helicopters winched nine people from the roof of the 25-storey Golden Plaza Tower in the centre of the is

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Macedonia Remembers Trajkovski

Ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski were be held in Skopje and Mostar. Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and Bosnia and Herzegovina presidency member Borislav Paravac addressed the

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 533

Five Arrested over Tel Aviv Bomb

Israeli troops have arrested five Palestinians in connection with Saturday's suicide bombing outside a nightclub in the city of Tel Aviv. Two of those arrested, in a village near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, are said to be the bomber's brothers.

World | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

Blast Shatters Tel Aviv, Many Casualties

An explosion has rocked Tel Aviv reportedly causing many casualties. The explosion happened at a club on the beach front and according to Israeli army radio, more than 30 people have been wounded.

World | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512

UN Troops Massacred in Congo

Militia have ambushed UN peacekeepers on patrol in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), leaving at least eight of the troops dead, a UN official said. A spokesman for the UN mission in the DRC confirmed the death toll, saying that the attack to

World | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Jacko Trial to Start Monday

The child molestation trial against "King of Pop" Michael Jackson will start next Monday, jurors have decided. Opening statements should take place at 8:30 a.

World | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Saddam's Nephew Killed in Yemen

A nephew of Saddam Hussein has been shot dead in a Yemen restaurant, a local news agency has said. The attack took place at a Chinese restaurant, where dining Ali Hamad Hassan al-Madjid started a brawl with a local merchant.

World | February 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1551

First Cell Phone Virus Spotted in US

The first cell phone virus has been found on display phones at a Santa Monica, California retail store. The Finnish security company F-Secure who first spotted the virus, Dubbed "Cabir", says that it could infect nearby cell phones and smartphones which u

World | February 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

Beheaded Female Body Found in Northern Iraq

The beheaded body of a woman has been discovered in the suburbs of the town of Erbil, Northern Iraq, the Iraqi daily Sabah reported. Police say the body might of the journalist who was kidnapped two days ago in the town of Mosul.

World | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9267

Pope Compares Abortion to Holocaust

Pope John Paul II has launched a new book in which he controversially compares abortion and the Holocaust. Memory and Identity, the pontiff's fifth book, says both are the result of governments clashing with divine law.

World | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

WHO Warns of Bird Flu Pandemic

World health officials have issued their strongest warning yet about the global threat posed by bird flu. The World Health Organisation fears bird flu may get deadlier if it mutates into a form that could be easily transmitted between humans.

World | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Chalabi Quits Iraqi PM Race

Ahmad Chalabi, largely favored as a US-backed up political figure, announced he was pulling out of the race for the chair of prime minister of Iraq. The decision to drop his bid made conservative interim vice president Ibrahim al-Jaafari the sole United I

World | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Australia Sends Extra 450 Troops to Iraq

Australia is to send an extra 450 troops to Iraq to help protect a Japanese humanitarian mission in the south, Prime Minister John Howard said. The country will raise its commitment from 950 to 1,400 troops "because circumstances have changed" since Iraq'

World | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1047

Strong Quake Hits Iran, at Least 400 Die

At least 400 people have been killed and 1000 injured in a strong quake which hit Kerman province in southeastern Iran, state television announced. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.

World | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 736
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