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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...

IRA Gives Up Arsenal

IRA Gives Up Arsenal

Sep 26, 2005 / 3:30 pm

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) has given up its entire arsenal of weapons after more than three decades of armed struggle against British rule, according to...

New Orleans Heading Home

New Orleans Heading Home

Sep 26, 2005 / 7:30 am

Residents of one New Orleans neighbourhood were told they can go home on Monday. Mayor Ray Nagin said that people living in Algiers could return to their homes...

Rita Cleanup Begins

Sep 25, 2005 / 8:00 am

Residents along the Texas and Louisiana coasts breathed a sigh of relief Saturday, and began to clean up after Hurricane Rita barrelled through their states....

Hurricane Rita Hit Texas-Louisiana

Hurricane Rita Hit Texas-Louisiana

Sep 24, 2005 / 6:57 am

With howling winds and driving rain, Hurricane Rita made landfall at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturday on the extreme southwest coast of Louisiana near Sabine Pass, Texas....

Rita Pours Through Levee

Rita Pours Through Levee

Sep 23, 2005 / 2:30 pm

Hurricane Rita's steady rains sent water pouring through breaches in a patched levee Friday, cascading into one of the city's lowest-lying neighbourhoods in a...

Evacuees Bus Explodes

Evacuees Bus Explodes

Sep 23, 2005 / 7:35 am

A bus bound for Dallas exploded early Friday on Interstate 45 in Wilmer, killing at least 24 mostly elderly nursing home patients being evacuated from Houston...

1.3 Million Evacuate For Rita

1.3 Million Evacuate For Rita

Sep 22, 2005 / 6:55 am

Hospitals and nursing homes were evacuated and more than 1.3 million along the Gulf Coast were ordered out as hurricane Rita turned into a 280 km/h monster...

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