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Sao Paulo Gay Parade Draws 800,000 People

One of the world's largest Pride celebrations drew 800,000 people onto Sao Paulo's streets to get a glimpse of the parade. According to police reports there were more than twice the number of spectators and revellers than last year.

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Travel Advisory for Beijing Over SARS Lifted

The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday lifted Tuesday the warning against travel to China's capital Beijing because of SARS. The decision was based on factors including the number of current SARS cases, quality of surveillance and the effectiveness o

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

US Soldiers May Have Attacked Convoy in Syria

US attack on a convoy that was believed to carry Iraqi leaders may have taken place inside Syria, Pentagon official admitted Tuesday. At least five Syrian border guards were injured in the attack which was carried out by US special forces backed by aircra

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Russia's President Starts Official Visit in the UK

Russia's President Vladimir Putin will start Tuesday an official visit in the UK. Putin will hold talks with Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair to focus on cooperation in the energy sector and the Middle East peace process is also likely to be on the age

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Israel's Army Detained Some 100 Palestinians

Israeli army detained more than 100 Palestinians in an operation targeting the militant group Hamas in the West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli military sources said. The action came amid reports that Palestinian militant groups were on the verge of agreeing

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

New Iraqi Army Plans Unveiled

The US-led administration in Iraq has announced plans for the creation of a new army for the country. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) also said it would make monthly payments to many of those who lost their jobs when former President Saddam Huss

World | June 23, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Hong Kong Declared SARS-Free

Hong Kong has been declared free of SARS, 20 days after the last confirmed case of the disease in the territory. The World Health Organization called the development a "very significant achievement in the history of SARS control", following 296 deaths fro

World | June 23, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

US Criticises Israeli Strike

US Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed concern about the Middle East peace process after Israeli troops killed a Hamas leader in the West Bank. Palestinian militant group Hamas itself vowed revenge but said it would continue to consider a truce.

World | June 23, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Kofi Annan Wants Roadmap for Iraq

The US-led coalition ruling Iraq should draw up a "roadmap" to outline the country's political future, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday. "The United Nations must cooperate with coalition forces and Iraq

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Sabotage Causes Fuel Pipeline Explosion as Iraq Resumes Exports

Local officials said sabotage has caused the fuel pipeline explosion west of Baghdad as Iraq was to restart its first postwar oil exports on Sunday. The affected pipeline carries gas from the city of Kirkuk, 150 miles north of Baghdad, to various parts of

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Arizona Fights Huge Fire

Fire fighters in the US state of Arizona have been unable to contain a huge blaze near the city of Tucson, the state's second largest. The Aspen fire, as it is called, has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced about 1,000 people to flee since it broke ou

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Pope Visits Bosnia-Herzegovina

Pope John Paul II has begun a controversial trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina. He will hold an open-air ceremony to beatify Ivan Merz, a Bosnian man active in the Catholic church during 1920s.

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Israel Accused of Hampering Truce Talks

The killing of a Hamas leader has led to accusations from Palestinian officials that Israel is undermining their efforts to secure a peace deal with extremist militants. Cabinet minister Yasser Abed Rabbo was speaking after Israeli forces shot dead a seni

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

U.S. Embassy in Kenya Closed After Threat

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World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Train Derailed in South California

A runaway freight train carrying lumber through Southern California derailed after being switched to a side track Friday in suburban Commerce, which sent its cargo crashing into three homes and left 13 people injured, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Prince William Celebrates His 21st Birthday

Prince William, the elder son of Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles and the late princess Diana, turned 21 with a pledge to help the homeless. In an interview for Press Association, the British news agency, William said he was greatly influenced

World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Balkan, EU Leaders Meet at Landmark Summit

In a bid to give a new boost to the five, the EU leaders are expected to tell Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro that their integration depends on pace of implementing political, economic and judicial reforms. This

World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Cool Reception for EU Constitution

European leaders are preparing to adopt draft proposals for a constitution, but only as a "basis" for what are widely predicted to be tough negotiations on the EU's planned political reform. The draft - a neatly stapled booklet with 68 densely printed pag

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

US Forces Find Cash, Gems Buried Near Saddam's Birthplace

US forces in Iraq on Thursday has found about USD 8 M, USD 350 M in Iraqi dinars and USD 850,000 in gems buried in the garden of a farmhouse near Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's birthplace. The treasure was discovered in a raid of two farmhouses on Wednesday.

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Warning over Drug-Resistant HIV

The unregulated supply of AIDS drugs in the non-industrialised world threatens to accelerate the development of drug-resistant HIV strains. That is the conclusion of a study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, just published in the Br

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Powell Warns Mid-East Militants

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has demanded urgent security reforms from the Palestinian prime minister, as he seeks to put "roadmap" for peace back on track. Violence between the two sides has killed about 60 people since the US-backed peace plan was

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212