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Floods, Winds Claim Lives across Europe

High winds and torrential rain have created widespread damage and claimed lives across Europe. Among the hardest hit countries is Germany, where two people have died and dozens have been injured in floods and winds reaching in places nearly 200 kilometres

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Two People Shot Dead in Caracas Clashes

At least two people have died of gunshot wounds, another six were wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. Pitched battles erupted between thousands of rival demonstrators in Caracas,

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Venezuela Clashes Dispersed with Tear Gas

Security forces in Venezuela have fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of government supporters and opposition members involved in violent clashes in the capital, Caracas. Skirmishes broke out as anti-government demonstrators marched to the city's

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

U.S. "Not to Conquer but Liberate" Iraq

US President George W Bush rallied US troops on Friday, telling them that a war in Iraq would be "not to conquer but to liberate". He urged Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to "end his defiance" of UN resolutions and avoid US-led military action.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

U. S., Japan, South Korea to Discuss Nuclear Situation in North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea will discuss the nuclear situation in North Korea at a "trilateral" coordination group meeting in Washington next week. James Kelley, assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs, will lead the U.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

At Least 11 Killed in Train Crash in India

At least 11 people were killed and another 38 were injured in train crash in south-central India early Friday. India's railway minister blamed the accident on human error.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Relief Supplies Head for the Solomons

Relief supplies headed for the islands in the Solomons chain after Cyclone Zoe struck on Sunday. Many fears that entire villages may have been buried by sand.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

No DNA Tests for 'Clone' Child, Religious Sect Head Say

Rael, the head of the Raelian Movement, that claims to have produced the first human clone, said he has told the doctor in charge of the project not to perform any DNA tests on the child. The decision has been made after a "judge in Florida signed a pape

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Turkey Moves to Get Solution on Cyprus

Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for new thinking on Turkish policy in Cyprus, saying the future of the divided island needs to be settled quickly. Mr Erdogan criticised the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and called on him to negotiat

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

China Plans to Launch Manned Spacecraft in 2003

China hopes to become the third country to put humans into space, launching its first manned spacecraft later this year. According to the semi-official China News Service the launch would take place in the second half of 2003.

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

France Braces for Prestige Oil Disaster

France faces an environmental crisis as high winds push oil slicks from the sunken tanker, Prestige, towards its southern coast. The oil is expected to hit the coast in the coming weeks and its size is said to be enough to cover New York City.

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

EU Takes on Bosnia Policing

The European Union has begun its first foreign security operation, taking over policing duties from the United Nations in Bosnia. The EU police mission (EUPM) will involve 512 officers - 422 from EU member states and 90 from other countries including Russ

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Brazilians Hail New President

Brazil's first left-wing president for 40 years, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sworn into office amid euphoric scenes and popular expectation that he will transform the country. Two-hundred-thousand people thronged the centre of the capital, Brasili

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

US Sends More Troops to Gulf

The United States is sending another 15,000 troops to the Gulf as part of its build-up for possible military action against Iraq. The crack Third Infantry division, which specialises in desert warfare, has been ordered to the region.

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Fireworks Claim 28 Lives in Mexicans

At least 28 people have been killed in the Mexican port town of Veracruz following an explosion and fire which started at an illegal fireworks stand. Fifty people were injured in the blaze, which engulfed market stalls and nearby buildings in a packed New

World | January 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

New Year Comes Amid Security Worries

New Year celebrations around the world have been held amid tight security, prompted by fears of terrorist attacks. But governments told their citizens not to allow security concerns to mar their enjoyment of the occasion - and many thousands of revellers

World | January 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Caracas Clashes Leave Several Injured

Clashes between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez on Monday left several people were injured. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

U.S. Terror Inquiry after Yemen Shootings

American investigators were trying Tuesday to discover whether the shootings at a missionary hospital in Yemen that killed three U.S.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

UN Inspectors Leave N Korea

Two United Nations inspectors ordered out of North Korea have arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing. The move leaves the secretive state's controversial nuclear programme without any foreign observers.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Kenya's New Leader Promises Sweeping Reforms, No Witch Hunt

In his inaugural speech Kenya's new leader Mwai Kibaki promised sweeping reforms without engaging in a witch-hunt against the party that ruled the country since its independence in 1963. He pledged to advance Kenya's interests and ensure they are well ser

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Microsoft to Translate Software into Nynorsk

The software giant Microsoft has agreed to translate their popular Office software into New Norwegian, or Nynorsk. It is Norway's second official language with less than 400,000 everyday users.

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163
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