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Saddams Half Brother Caught

Saddam""s Half Brother Caught

Feb 27, 2005 / 8:25 am

A half-brother and former adviser to Saddam Hussein has been captured, officials from Iraq's interim government have said. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was No. 36...

Taiwan Towering Inferno

Taiwan Towering Inferno

Feb 26, 2005 / 12:29 pm

At least two people are dead after a quickly spreading fire ravaged the top floors of a skyscraper in Taichung, Taiwan on Saturday. A 40-year-old security guard...

BTK Suspect Arrested

BTK Suspect Arrested

Feb 26, 2005 / 9:18 am

Police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect they believe is the notorious BTK serial killer who terrorized Wichita throughout the 1970s and then...

Resignation Over Scandal

Resignation Over Scandal

Feb 25, 2005 / 9:25 am

French Finance Minister Herve Gaymard has resigned over his handling of a luxury housing scandal. Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin announced in a statement...

Pope Back In Hospital

Pope Back In Hospital

Feb 24, 2005 / 9:22 am

Pope John Paul II has been rushed to hospital by ambulance after suffering a recurrence of the flu that forced him to be hospitalized for 10 days earlier this...

Bird Flu Pandemic Coming

Bird Flu Pandemic Coming

Feb 23, 2005 / 2:00 pm

The world is on the verge of a deadly pandemic stemming from avian flu and governments need to start drafting emergency plans for the disease, a top...

Quake Rocks Iran

Quake Rocks Iran

Feb 22, 2005 / 12:00 pm

The death toll from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rose to almost 400 Tuesday in central Iran as rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of flattened...

Bush Calls For Unity

Bush Calls For Unity

Feb 21, 2005 / 11:13 am

President Bush told European leaders Monday that trans-Atlantic unity was essential to take on shared challenges -- including Middle East peace, an alleged...

Israeli Withdrawl Approved

Israeli Withdrawl Approved

Feb 20, 2005 / 11:18 am

In a landmark decision, the Israeli cabinet gave final approval to the government's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four West Bank settlements. It's...

Two For Tsunami Relief

Two For Tsunami Relief

Feb 19, 2005 / 9:47 am

Former U.S. presidents and political adversaries George Bush and Bill Clinton began their tour of tsunami-ravaged areas together on Saturday, as part of an...

Explosions In Baghdad

Explosions In Baghdad

Feb 18, 2005 / 12:00 pm

At least 28 people were killed and dozens were injured after four separate explosions ripped through Baghdad. The string of attacks occurred on the eve of...

Illegal Hunting With Dogs

Illegal Hunting With Dogs

Feb 17, 2005 / 8:57 am

The day before hunting with dogs becomes illegal in England and Wales, thousands of British fox-hunting enthusiasts rode out for the last legal meets in the...

Rafik Hariri Buried

Rafik Hariri Buried

Feb 16, 2005 / 9:07 am

The body of Rafik Hariri, the assassinated former prime minister of Lebanon, has been buried amid a passionate crush of mourners crowded around the mosque...

Kyoto Now In Effect

Kyoto Now In Effect

Feb 16, 2005 / 6:38 am

The Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement that targets the reduction of greenhouse gases has come into effect. Canadians won't notice much difference as...

Searching For Bombers

Searching For Bombers

Feb 15, 2005 / 9:38 am

The search was on Tuesday for the bombers who killed Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 16 others. Police have questioned four people and are...

Ten People Killed

Ten People Killed

Feb 14, 2005 / 11:38 am

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was among 10 people killed on Monday when a massive bomb blast hit his motorcade in central Beirut. Although it...

Pope Greets Faithful

Pope Greets Faithful

Feb 13, 2005 / 12:36 pm

Cheers erupted in St. Peter's Square Sunday morning as Pope John Paul II greeted the faithful for the first time since leaving hospital. The frail 84-year-old...

Iraqi Election Results

Iraqi Election Results

Feb 13, 2005 / 7:38 am

Parties aligned with Iraq's majority Shia Muslilms won the most votes in the country's first democratic-style election held in more than 50 years, Iraqi...

Death Toll Up In Dam Burst

Death Toll Up In Dam Burst

Feb 12, 2005 / 12:05 pm

At least 135 are dead and hundreds missing after heavy rains burst a dam in Pakistan and swept victims out to the Arabian sea. Search and rescue workers...

Suicide Car Bomb

Suicide Car Bomb

Feb 11, 2005 / 10:30 am

The U.S. has reaffirmed its opposition to two-way talks with North Korea in response to the communist state's recent announcement that it will abandon six-party...

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