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Iran Orders Release of UK Sailors

The eight crew members of three UK patrol boats seized by Iran near the border with Iraq are to be released, an Iranian armed forces spokesman says. Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi was quoted on Wednesday as saying the British crew "will be freed

World | June 23, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

21 Killed in Bus Crash in France

A total of 21 people died and 38 were seriously injured after a Moroccan-registered bus crashed on a road in western France. Twelve of the injured are in critical condition.

World | June 23, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Iran to Prosecute British Sailors

Iranian state TV showed eight British sailors blindfolded and seated on the ground, as Tehran said it would prosecute them for illegally entering Iran's territorial waters. The British government said the men were on a "routine mission" in the Shatt-al-Ar

World | June 22, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

S Korea Withdraws Workers from Iraq

South Korea will evacuate all South Koreans working for businesses in Iraq by early next month, the government announced on Tuesday. The move affects the last 22 businessmen still in Iraq, most of them working for South Korean companies providing supplie

World | June 22, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Rebels Seize Ingushetia Interior Ministry

Suspected Chechen rebels rampaged through a southern Russian region early on Tuesday, mounting a brazen onslaught that killed 57 people. The fighters seized Ingushetia's interior ministry building for several hours and attacked other top security points.

World | June 22, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 975

First Private Spacecraft in History

The first private manned spaceship left the Earth early on Monday morning, making its hictoric entry into records as the first private spacecraft to carry humans into space. The US rocket touched down safely later in the day.

World | June 21, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

Militants Hunt in Saudi Arabia

Saudi security forces have conducted a huge search to corner more militants and find the body of the beheaded American engineer Paul Johnson. Police cars and armoured vehicles sealed off the al-Malaz district of the capital Riyadh on Sunday.

World | June 21, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Philippines Re-Elect President

Gloria Arroyo, President of the Philippines, has won a fresh term in office. Poll results were clear six weeks after the vote.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Iraqi Minister Survives Attack

Iraq's interim Health Minister has survived an attempt on his life, according to media reports. A dozen of police officers and civilians were wounded in the gun attack, CNN said.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Eyes Turned on Refugees

Numerous evens were organized around the world, to mark Sunday's World Refugee Day. Data show that 17 million people are currently living away from their homes because of war or persecution.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Blast Rattles Baghdad

An explosion went off in Baghdad, causing major damages near a bridge over the Tigris River. Early reports said there were three people injured in the attack.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Iraq Hostage Freed

A Lebanese construction worker who was earlier kidnapped in Iraq has been freed, according to officials. They said Jamil Deeb was released on Thursday.

World | June 19, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Many Die in Falluja Raid

A Falluja blast on Saturday has killed at least 16 people, according to media reports. According to witnesses, US military aircrafts hovered over the city, and fired missiles at the site.

World | June 19, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Bombs Target Istanbul Banks

Small bombs have exploded outside four banks in Turkey's Istanbul and the city of Izmir. Three people have been slightly injured in Friday night's attacks, local officials said.

World | June 19, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Croatia Named EU Candidate

Croatia is to start pre-accession talks with the European Union next year, EU leaders decided at a two-day summit in Brussels. We are very satisfied because Croatia is going with us into Europe, the European Commission's President Romano Prodi said.

World | June 18, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588

Greenspan Reelected

The U.S.

World | June 18, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Ray Charles

Hundreds of fans bade an emotional farewell to legendary R&B musician Ray Charles, as his body went on public display at Los Angeles' Convention Center a day ahead of his funeral. Ray Charles died at the age of 73 in Los Angeles last week after suffered a

World | June 18, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1770

US "Disastrously Unprepared" on Sept 11

The special September 11 inquiry panel said that the US air defence was "disastrously unprepared" to react to the attacks. According to the document, officials were left with no other chance but to improvise a response.

World | June 17, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Milosevic Demands Clinton, Blair's Testimonies

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has called on Hague Tribunal judges to order former US President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair to testify at his war crimes trial. Milosevic, charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war

World | June 17, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

Belgian Pedophile Found Guilty

Belgian pedophile Marc Dutroux was found guilty on abduction, rape and murder charges, after a three-month trial. The man was charged with leading a gang that abducted and raped six girls, causing the deaths of four of the victims.

World | June 17, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

Poll: Iraqis Want US Out

A recent survey commissioned by the Iraqi administration showed that local people overwhelmingly consider the US an occupier. More that a half of the inquired said the country would be safer without American forces.

World | June 16, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480