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Mutations of SARS Virus Raise New Concerns

Mutations of the SARS virus and relapses among patients are worrying scientists trying to understand the disease, as the number of deaths in the past month increases five-fold. Doctors at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said two forms of SARS have hit

World | May 3, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Russian Helicopter Crash Kills All 12 Aboard

A transport helicopter crashed Saturday as it returned from dropping water on a forest fire in far eastern Russia, killing all 12 people on board. The Mi-26 helicopter plunged to the ground after a cable for carrying the water container became tangled in

World | May 3, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

SARS Claims More Lives in Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong and Chinese health authorities each reported nine deaths from the pneumonia-like SARS. The new figures brought the total number of deaths in Hong Kong to 179 and infections to 1,621.

World | May 3, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Six Arrested in England over Tel Aviv Suicide Bombing

Police have detained six people in England in connection with a Tel Aviv suicide bombing believed to have been carried out by a British man, Scotland Yard said Saturday. Officers detained two men and two women in Derbyshire and another woman in nearby Not

World | May 3, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Massacre in Sicily

A gunman has shot dead the mayor of a Sicilian town and four other people. He burst into the town hall of Aci Castello, 10 kilometres from Catania, and opened fire.

World | May 2, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Bus Explosion in Northern Vietnam

More than 60 people have been injured after a bus exploded in northern Vietnam. The bus was getting ready to leave Dai Bai market in Bac Ninh province, about 30 kilometres north-east of the capital, Hanoi, when it burst into flames.

World | May 2, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

11 New SARS Deaths in China

China remains the worst-hit by SARS country as 11 new deaths were announced there and have pushed the worldwide toll over 400. Statistics revealed 176 new cases across mainland China, 97 of them in Beijing.

World | May 2, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

SARS Death Toll Escalating

The death rate from SARS is increasing, according to a senior WHO official, with mainland China accounting for more cases than the rest of the world. There are now more than 5,600 cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome worldwide, with 3,647 of those i

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Argentina Announced Flood Catastrophe

The authorities in Santa Fe, northern Argentina, have evacuated at least 50,000 people amid the most severe flooding in the province's history. Local officials say that seven people are known to have died in Santa Fe province, with another man dead in nei

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Eight Palestinians Killed in Gaza

Eight Palestinians, including a two-year-old child and 13-year-old boy, have been killed in Gaza during a large incursion by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials say. Seven Israeli soldiers were also injured in the raid, which took place just after midni

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Bus Accident Kills 5 in South Africa

Up to 80 people are feared dead after a coach carrying trade union members plunged into a reservoir in central South Africa. The bus was taking some 90 people to a May Day rally in Free State when the driver apparently took a wrong turn at 0500 local time

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Israel and Palestinians Receive "Road Map" Peace Plan

A U.S.

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Severe Floods In Argentina

The authorities in Santa Fe province in northern Argentina have evacuated 15,000 people in the most severe flooding in 30 years. Local civil defence officials said in some areas the rivers rose by as much as 50 centimetres in 12 hours.

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

N Korea Blames US For Failed Talks

North Korea says the United States used a "mean trick" to hinder progress at last week's nuclear talks by focussing on Pyongyang's alleged admission that it already had nuclear weapons. The state-run KCNA news agency said the talks failed because of the U

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

4 Dead in Suicide Attack near US Embassy in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian suicide bomber killed four people and wounded dozens more in an attack on a crowded cafe near the US embassy in Tel Aviv, just hours after Mahmud Abbas was endorsed as the first-ever Palestinian prime minister, AFP reported. The attack kille

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Mini Defence Summit in Brussels

Agreeing to develop European Union military capability, the leaders of four countries that opposed the U.S.

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Charges over Serb PM Murder

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been charged in connection with last month's assassination of reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. He faces charges of "incitement to terrorism and murder", Serbian Interior Minister Dusan Mihajlovic told

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Sharon: Anti-Jewish Acts Continue

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel on Tuesday, marking two minutes of silence, as Israelis remembered the 6 million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis and commemorated the anniversary of the best-known uprising against the Germans, AP reported

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

N Korea Insists On US Compromise

North Korea has said that nuclear talks with the United States are pointless if Washington continues to insist Pyongyang first scraps its suspected nuclear programme. A North Korean official newspaper, Minju Joson, said that as long as the US maintained s

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Asian Leaders Meet to "Fight" SARS

South-East Asian leaders are meeting in Thailand on Tuesday to co-ordinate efforts to fight the spread of the SARS virus, which has claimed at least 330 lives - mostly in East Asia. Thousands of people have been quarantined in the worst hit country, China

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Israeli Army Detains over 30 Palestinians in Overnight Raids

The Israeli army has detained more than 30 Palestinians in overnight raids into the West Bank, BBC reported, citing Israeli security sources. Most of the arrests have been made overnight around the town of Hebron.

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189