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"12 Killed" in German Bus Crash

Twelve people died and dozens of others were injured when a German bus traveling for Paris overturned near the Belgium-France border, rammed into a concrete road divider and caught fire. According to media reports, most of the victims were young Germans,

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Landslides Kill 90 in The Philippines

Some 90 people may have died in landslides caused by rains in the Philippines late on Friday, officials said. According to official reports, most of the victims were asleep at the time when the disaster occurred.

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

1 Dead, 8 Injured in Baghdad Blast

One woman died and eight other people were wounded in a blast that shattered Iraq's capital Baghdad early on Saturday morning. The attack targeted a homeless shelter run by the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

New York Unveils 533 Meter Freedom Tower

New York city has unveiled the Freedom Tower to be built at the World Trade Center site. The graceful spire will be the world's tallest building rising 533 meters.

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 854

Saddam Capture Ups Bush Approval Rating

The capture of Saddam Hussein has given US President George W. Bush his highest job-approval rating in six months, shows a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll.

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

"Key Istanbul Bombing Suspect" Seized

Turkish police have captured Adnan Ersoz, a key suspect for the bombings in the country's largest city Istanbul, according to official reports. The man is allegedly linked to international terrorism networks, and is said to be one of the leaders of the g

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Explosion in Iraq Shiite Party Building Kills One Person

An explosion burst a building, owned by Iraq's main Shiite Muslim political group on Friday and killed at least one person. Two other people were injured.

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Bin Laden Faces Saddam's Fate

Fugitive September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden will face the same fate as former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, top US General Richard Myers said on a visit to troops in Afghanistan. "It is very difficult to find individuals," the chairman of the US joi

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Michael Jackson Charged with Molestation

Setting the stage for a contentious legal battle played out in the world's media spotlight, California prosecutors on Thursday formally filed molestation charges against pop star Michael Jackson in a case involving a cancer-stricken boy invited to the sin

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Japan Joins US Missile Defence System

Japan is to adopt ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems to protect itself from the threat of North Korean missile attacks. Japan has decided to introduce the US-developed system for now and continue to conduct joint research with the United States to im

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

Putin Seeks Re-election in 2004

President Vladimir Putin broke Russia's open secret by declaring he would run for a second term in office in a March vote that is expected to prove an easy romp for the powerful and popular Kremlin chief. Putin also used a marathon nationally televised qu

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Saddam "Betrayed by His Bodyguard"

Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who was captured in a US raid last Saturday after a months-long hunt, was betrayed by his personal bodyguard, Jordan's Al-Arab Al-Yom daily, cited by the AFP, says. The former dictator was captured while hiding in a mud

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Israelis Kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank Raid

Four Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli raid into the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli military official has said. Three of the Palestinians was shot after opening fire at Israeli forces, and the last one - a 25-year-old bakery worker - was hit

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

"Unprecedented Vatican Security" over Terror Fears

Italy has clamped unprecedented security measures at the Vatican and other major Christian landmarks because of Christmastime attack fears, NBC said Thursday. According to their report, Israeli security service Mossad warned that "an important symbol of C

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2242

Japan Concerned for Iraq Staff Safety

Officials at Japan's Foreign Ministry are considering the possibility to evacuate personnel from the country's embassy in Iraq, after the received information that a terrorists attack against the delegation was being planned. According to Japanese governm

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

US Envoys to Leave Saudi over Security Concerns

The US has announced they would withdraw junior diplomats from Saudi Arabia over increased security concerns. The State Department also called on US citizens in the area to consider leaving, as they continued to receive indications that terrorism threat i

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Saddam Kept "in Baghdad Area"

Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who was captured in US raid last Saturday is currently being held in the area of capital Baghdad, member of the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) Mowaffaq al-Rubaie has disclosed. He disproved media reports that Saddam had b

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Greek Militants Jailed for Life

The head of the radical Greek November 17 organisation has been jailed for life, as has the group's main hitman. Alexandros Giotopoulos and Dimitris Koufodinas were among 15 people found guilty last week of involvement in a 25-year series of crimes.

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Lithuanian Parliament Ready to Impeach President

Lithuanian parliamentarians collected enough signatures to impeach President Rolandas Paksas over accusations he has links with organised crime, the country's Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas announced. Legislators moved to impeach Paksas, who won an up

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Baghdad Tanker Explosion Kills at Least 10

A truck loaded with explosives crashed into a small bus near a police station, killing at least 10 Iraqis, Ahmed Kadhim Ibrahim Iraqi deputy interior minister announced. The explosion occurred before dawn in al-Bayaa, a poor district in southwest Baghdad,

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Nuclear Crisis Talks Ruled Out This Year

South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-Kwan gave up on hopes for resuming six-way talks this year aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons drive. "It is difficult in reality to open the second round of talks within this year," Yoon told journalists

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235