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Syrias Interior Minister Commits Suicide

Syria""s Interior Minister Commits Suicide

Oct 12, 2005 / 7:45 am

Syria's Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan committed suicide in his office on Wednesday, said the official state news agency, weeks after he was questioned about...

Another Earthquake Hits Pakistan

Oct 11, 2005 / 5:00 pm

Pakistan has been rattled by another earthquake just days after a massive temblor rocked the region, killing tens of thousands and reducing entire villages to...

Series Of Attacks In Iraq

Oct 11, 2005 / 7:45 am

At least 45 people were killed in a series of attacks in Iraq on Tuesday, said police. Most of the victims appear to be civilians. CBC News The death toll from...

New Orleans Cops Plead Not Guilty

Oct 10, 2005 / 2:00 pm

Three police officers pleaded not guilty Monday to battery charges after a weekend confrontation with a man accused of intoxication and with a TV news crew that...

Millions Homeless In Asian Quake

Millions Homeless In Asian Quake

Oct 10, 2005 / 8:18 am

Pakistan's military spokesman has said an entire generation has been wiped out in the areas worst hit by Saturday's massive earthquake. Major General Shaukat...

Death Toll Rising in Asian Quake

Death Toll Rising in Asian Quake

Oct 9, 2005 / 9:30 am

Pakistan says up to 30,000 people have been killed by Saturday's massive earthquake and there are fears the death toll could rise much higher. Pakistani...

Hundreds Dead In Asian Earthquake

Hundreds Dead In Asian Earthquake

Oct 8, 2005 / 8:00 am

A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake rocked India, Pakistan and Afghanistan Saturday, reducing entire villages to rubble. Authorities fear the death toll, already...

New York Increases Security

New York Increases Security

Oct 7, 2005 / 7:20 am

Millions of New Yorkers rode their subway as usual Friday amid increased security that followed what local authorities described as a specific threat to the...

Bush Defends War In Iraq

Bush Defends War In Iraq

Oct 6, 2005 / 7:29 am

Facing declining public support for the war in Iraq, U.S. President George W. Bush defended his country's actions and vowed the coalition offensive would "never...

Killer 1918 Flu Recreated

Killer 1918 Flu Recreated

Oct 5, 2005 / 2:00 pm

Scientists in the United States say they have re-created the lethal influenza virus that killed 50 million people in 1918 and 1919. And they have concluded that...

Hurricane Stan Attacks Mexico

Hurricane Stan Attacks Mexico

Oct 5, 2005 / 7:25 am

At least 66 people have died, most of them in landslides in El Salvador, as Hurricane Stan attacked Mexico and Central America Tuesday and overnight Wednesday....

Tour Boat Understaffed

Tour Boat Understaffed

Oct 4, 2005 / 7:23 am

The tour boat that capsized in upstate New York over the weekend, killing 20 elderly passengers, did not have the required number of crew-members aboard,...

Afternoon Cruise Turns Deadly

Afternoon Cruise Turns Deadly

Oct 3, 2005 / 7:25 am

At least 20 people, mostly senior citizens, died when a tour boat carrying 49 people on an afternoon cruise overturned Sunday on a lake in upstate New York, the...

Bombers Had al Qaeda Ties

Oct 2, 2005 / 8:18 am

Indonesian authorities suspect two Malaysian fugitives with ties to al Qaeda orchestrated the latest suicide bombings in Bali, which killed at least 26 people...

Blasts Rock Bali

Blasts Rock Bali

Oct 1, 2005 / 8:15 am

As many as four near-simultaneous explosions rocked Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Saturday, leaving dozens of casualties, local media reported....

Car Bomb Kills 9 People

Sep 30, 2005 / 7:25 am

A car bomb exploded in a vegetable market in Hillah, Iraq, Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding 30. It's the second blast targeting Shia civilians...

Violence In Afghanistan

Violence In Afghanistan

Sep 29, 2005 / 8:20 am

Increased violence in Afghanistan has created fears that Iraqi-style terror tactics are being imported. At least 10 people died Wednesday when a suicide bomber...

Six Die Looking For Jobs

Six Die Looking For Jobs

Sep 28, 2005 / 7:10 am

Six more people died Wednesday as insurgents in Iraq targeted recruitment centres for army and police organizations. For the second day in a row, bombs...

Former  Director Points Fingers

Former Director Points Fingers

Sep 27, 2005 / 2:50 pm

The former director of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said he's not to blame for the mistakes in relation to the relief and rescue efforts...

al-Qaeda Leader Dead

Sep 27, 2005 / 7:45 am

The second-in-command of al-Qaeda in Iraq is dead. U.S. forces confirmed on Tuesday that Abdullah Abu Azzam was shot during a raid in Baghdad. Abu Azzam was a...

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