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Jamaica Gets Ready For Ivan

Jamaica Gets Ready For Ivan

Sep 10, 2004 / 3:05 pm

Half a million Jamaicans were told to flee their homes Friday as hurricane Ivan and its 240 km/h winds churned closer to the island, with a direct hit expected...

Blast Rocks Australian Embassy

Blast Rocks Australian Embassy

Sep 9, 2004 / 11:49 am

A blast from a suicide car bomb rocked central Jakarta Thursday, killing at least nine people and injuring 160. The blast near the Australian Embassy in the...

Ivan Slams Grenada

Ivan Slams Grenada

Sep 9, 2004 / 6:13 am

At least 15 are dead, including a Canadian woman, as Hurricane Ivan makes its way across the Caribbean and slammed Grenada. The storm reducing concrete homes to...

Nasas $260 Million Blunder

Nasa""s $260 Million Blunder

Sep 8, 2004 / 2:47 pm

A spacecraft carrying dust expected to offer clues about the solar system's origin crashed into the Utah desert Wedneday, after its parachute failed to open....

US Deficit Hits New Record

US Deficit Hits New Record

Sep 7, 2004 / 12:54 pm

The American federal deficit will reach a record $422 billion US this year, according to a projection released Tuesday that was immediately used as ammunition...

Frances Now Tropical Storm

Frances Now Tropical Storm

Sep 6, 2004 / 1:04 pm

Hurricane Frances's wind and water whacked swaths of Florida with fire-hose force Sunday, submerging entire roadways and tearing off rooftops before weakening...

Clinton Surgery Success

Sep 6, 2004 / 11:46 am

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton is resting comfortably following successful heart bypass surgery, his spokesperson Jim Kennedy said on Monday. The surgery...

120 Funerals Today

120 Funerals Today

Sep 6, 2004 / 10:05 am

Rain poured down on the people of Beslan Monday as they buried more children and marked the first of two national days of mourning for the victims of a school...

It""s Not al-Douri

Sep 6, 2004 / 8:10 am

A spokesman for Iraq's Interior Ministry says medical testing has proved that a prisoner captured on the weekend is not Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most wanted...

Japanese Quakes

Sep 5, 2004 / 12:08 pm

Four people were hurt and tall buildings shook in Tokyo and Osaka as two earthquakes rattled western Japan Sunday. The first quake measured 6.8 in strength. The...

King Of Clubs Caught

King Of Clubs Caught

Sep 5, 2004 / 10:44 am

Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, deputy commander of armed forces under Saddam Hussein, was captured Sunday near Tikrit by the Iraqi national guard and U.S. troops, the...

Relentless Hurricane

Relentless Hurricane

Sep 5, 2004 / 10:32 am

Hurricane Frances came ashore early Saturday morning near West Palm Beach, Fla., and began its slow, destructive march, moving at just 12 kilometres an hour. ...

Putin Promises Response

Putin Promises Response

Sep 5, 2004 / 6:27 am

President Vladimir Putin promised a tougher response to terrorism in the wake of a deadly hostage crisis at a school in southern Russia. More than 340 people,...

Hurricane Frances Progress

Sep 4, 2004 / 11:48 am

Strong winds and torrential rains were lashing the eastern coast of Florida Saturday, part of the outer bands of Hurricane Frances. The storm weakened slightly...

Hundreds Dead, Injured in Russia

Hundreds Dead, Injured in Russia

Sep 4, 2004 / 7:52 am

More than 320 people were killed and over 600 injured after commandos stormed a school in southern Russia on Friday where armed militants held hostages for the...

Commandos Storm School

Commandos Storm School

Sep 3, 2004 / 6:27 am

Russian Commandos have stormed the school in southern Russia where hundreds of parents and children had been held hostage for the past three days. Russian...

Miami Beach Under Evacuation

Miami Beach Under Evacuation

Sep 2, 2004 / 3:54 pm

Florida extended evacuation orders to 2.5 million people Thursday, including the entire population of the city of Miami Beach, as hurricane Frances worked its...

Russian Hostage Crisis: Update

Russian Hostage Crisis: Update

Sep 2, 2004 / 12:41 pm

Reports say 31 children and women have been released from a Russian school where armed militants have been holding hundreds of hostages since Wednesday. The...

Hurricane Frances Packing A Punch

Hurricane Frances Packing A Punch

Sep 1, 2004 / 1:24 pm

Another major hurricane is closing in on the Florida coast and this one is packing a punch. Hurricane Frances is almost twice as wide as hurricane Charley,...

Russian Hostage Crisis

Russian Hostage Crisis

Sep 1, 2004 / 7:15 am

Gun men have taken hundreds of hostages at a school in a southern Russian town of Belsan bordering Chechnya. The school seizure began after a ceremony marking...

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