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Shia Rebels Expel US-Led Forces

Seven US soldiers have been killed in Baghdad in the latest round of clashes between Shia Muslim militia and US-led occupying forces in Iraq. The troops were killed in a battle for control of public buildings in the Sadr City area that had been taken over

World | April 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Serbia to Hold Presidential Elections June 13

Serbia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on June 13, announced Serbian Parliament Spokesperson Predrag Markovic. Boris Tadic, head of the Democratic Party announced just a day earlier that he would enter for the election.

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Sri Lanka President Wins Elections

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party won the country's parliamentary elections, but without enough seats for a majority. Final results showed the United People's Freedom Alliance party had 105 seats, compared to 82 for Prime Minister Ranil W

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Pope Leads Palm Sunday Celebrations

Clutching a braided palm as a symbol of hope and peace, Pope John Paul II led thousands of young people in a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter's Square, a celebration the Vatican described as an "antidote" to the fears of a world grappling with terror and

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Bomb Blast Destroys Baquba Mosque

A bomb exploded outside a small mosque in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad, destroying most of the building and wounding one person. Witnesses said that the al-Rasul al-Adham mosque, predominantly attended by Shia Muslims, had collapsed from the force

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Strong Quake Jolts East Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures in eastern Japan.

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

5 Policemen Killed in Karachi Shooting

At least 10 gunmen stormed into a police station in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, killing five policemen and wounding one after demanding the officers recite Islamic verses. One of the attackers died in the shoot-out near the airport in the city,

World | April 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Relatives of Saddam's Number Two Arrested

US troops detained a bodyguard and nine relatives of Ezzat Ibrahim al-Duri, who was a top aide to ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and is still on the run, a family member said. On February 24, US-led coalition forces captured three men linked to Dur

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Explosives Found in Southern France

French police found explosives said to belong to the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA near the border with Spain. French police made the discovery after the capture of two important ETA members just a day earlier in southwestern France.

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Pakistani Police Seeks Help in Al-Qaeda Hunt

Pakistan army helicopter dropped leaflets in a remote tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, urging tribesmen to help capture suspected al-Qaeda fugitives. The leaflets, in both Urdu and Pashto language, were dropped Friday in South Waziristan, t

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Chirac Pays Putin a Visit

French President Jacques Chirac launched a lightning visit to Russia on Saturday, dominated by a rare tour of a satellite command site and stalled talks on Russia's relations with an expanding European Union. Chirac became the first Western leader to visi

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Two Attacks on Iraqi Police Kill Four

Two attacks on Iraqi police south of Baghdad left four people dead, officers said. Gunmen fired on a vehicle carrying Col.

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Myanmar to Release Opposition Leader

Myanmar's military government will free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by May 17 and invite her party to join a constitutional convention, the country's foreign minister said Saturday. Myanmar's Foreign Minister Win Aung made the announcement in an in

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Car Bomb Explodes Near US Patrol in Iraq

A car bomb exploded near a US military patrol north of Baghdad today, wounding several people. One Iraqi civilian was wounded in the blast.

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Palestinian Attacks West Bank Settlement

A Palestinian gunman broke into an Israeli settlement early Saturday, killing an Israeli man and wounding his 12-year-old daughter in their home, the army said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Avnei Hefetz settlement near

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

President Leads in Sri Lanka Poll

Early results from Sri Lanka's general election show that President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party won 45% of the votes counted so far. It is still unclear whether she will win an outright majority in parliament.

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Spanish Army Guards Rail Network

The Spanish army is guarding rail links across Spain as part of a package of security measures introduced after the discovery of an unexploded bomb. Police found the device under a high-speed railway between Madrid and Seville on Friday.

World | April 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

US Fingerprinting Allies

The United States has extended its fingerprint scheme to include also citizens from the country's closest allies. The move projects that visitors from 27 countries - including the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia - will be fingerprinted and photographe

World | April 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

US Warned off Israeli Threat to Arafat

The United States has reaffirmed its opposition to any Israeli attempt to kill or expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, following veiled threats against him. The statement came after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Mr Arafat was among those who

World | April 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Several Killed in Iraq Attacks

Six Iraqis, including three policemen, and two US soldiers were killed Friday in various incidents across the occupied country. The policemen were killed when their patrol came under attack on Thursday night in a Baquba suburb, north of Baghdad.

World | April 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Israeli Police Storm Mosque

Thousands of Palestinians barricaded themselves inside mosques at one of Islam's holiest sites on Friday. Israeli police stormed into the al-Aqsa mosque compound after, they say, some of the Muslim worshippers who gathered there for Friday prayers began t

World | April 2, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274