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45 Killed in Stampede in India Holy Festival

At least 45 people, mostly women, were killed in a stampede by Hindu worshippers rushing to bathe in one of western India's holiest rivers at a festival held every three years, doctors said. Several witnesses said the victims were trampled to death when p

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

Palestine Called for New Ceasefire

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat called on militant groups to reinstate a ceasefire they formally ended last week after a Hamas leader was killed by Israeli gunships. The call came as Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas held emergency cabinet talks i

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Iraq "Needs Billions to Recover"

America's administrator in Iraq has warned that the country will need tens of billions of dollars to rebuild its shattered infrastructure.

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Nasa Boss Pledges Changes

The head of Nasa has pledged to introduce changes to the US space agency following a scathing independent report into the fatal break-up of the Columbia space shuttle. Nasa administrator Sean O'Keefe is due to give his formal response to the report on Wed

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 159

N Korea Crisis Talks Begin

Talks aimed at resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear ambitions have got under way in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Delegates from North and South Korea, Russia, China, Japan and the United States shook hands before sitting down around a hexagona

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 120

Israeli Missile Strike Kills Bystander

Israel accelerated its deadly campaign against militants Tuesday, killing a water-pipe vendor in a botched missile strike against Hamas gunmen in the Gaza Strip that also wounded 26 bystanders. Three Hamas members managed to flee their car in a crowded Ga

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Israeli Strike Killed One In Gaza

At least one person was killed and 16 wounded in a missile strike by an Israeli helicopter gunship in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said. Witnesses claim that helicopters fired three or four missiles at a car in the Jabalya refugee camp north of G

World | August 26, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

Columbia Report Faults NASA Managers

Independent team that investigates the fatal break-up of the Columbia space shuttle blamed flawed practices at the US space agency for the disaster. In their final report, published on Tuesday, investigators concluded that long-standing flaws in the NASA

World | August 26, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

India Presses Pakistan over Terrorism Suspects

India renewed demands for Pakistan to hand over terrorism suspects. The urge came a day after more than 50 people were killed in two bomb blasts in the Indian city of Bombay.

World | August 26, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 161

Iraq War Upsets US Finances

The United States will be in the red by almost half a trillion dollars 2004 thanks largely to the spiralling cost of involvement in Iraq, US government report said Tuesday. In its twice-yearly Budget Outlook the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the

World | August 26, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Bombay Toll Reaches 50

Three more people died overnight taking the death toll from the twin car bombs in India's commercial capital of Bombay to 50, AFP reported, citing Maharashtra's senior Home Minister Kripashankar Singh. Two bombs hidden in the rear seats of taxis exploded

World | August 26, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Bus Stop Blasts Hit Russian City

Three people died in a series of bomb attacks at bus stops in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Monday, police officials said. At least 17 others were hurt as the blasts happened in residential areas within a few minutes of each other.

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 151

US Crime Hit 30-Year Low

Crime in the United States fell 2002 to the lowest level since records started being compiled 30 years ago, US Justice Department said Monday. About 23 million violent and property crimes were reported in 2002, compared to some 44 million in 1973, accordi

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 135

Dozens Killed by Explosions in India

At least 40 people were killed and dozens more were injured after two powerful explosions struck the Indian city of Bombay, local officials said Monday. One of the explosions occurred in a car park near the historic Gateway of India monument in the south

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Colombia Boat Blast Killed 7

At least seven people -- including a baby -- were killed in explosion in Colombia, military officials said. The bomb went off as about 60 people were getting off a boat on the Ariari River in the central town of Puerto Rico, army spokesman said.

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152

"Hundreds Dead in Liberian Massacre"

About 1,000 people were killed in rebels-led massacre in the Liberian town of Bahn, northeast of capital Monrovia, Liberia Broadcasting System reported Monday. Liberian state radio claims rebels from the Movement for Democracy in Liberia carried out the m

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Haiti Plane Crash Killed 21

A passenger plane crashed in the Caribbean island of Haiti killing all 21 on board Monday. The aircraft crashed into a sugar-cane field and caught fire after taking off for the northwestern city of Port-de-Paix, policemen said.

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Missile Attack Killed 4 Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli helicopter gunships killed four members of the Palestinian minlitant group Hamas in a rocket attack in Gaza City on Sunday. The main target was Ahmed Shtewe, aged 24, a senior military commander in Gaza who was responsible for planning and executi

World | August 25, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Bobby Brown Arrested in Atlanta

Singer Bobby Brown has been arrested in Atlanta for violating his probation. The 33-year-old singer was not supposed to leave the state of Georgia, but appeared on the American Music Awards programme in Los Angeles.

World | August 24, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 150

Iraqis Killed in Holy City Bomb

An assassination attempt on a leading Shia cleric in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf has killed three people and injured nine, Shia leaders say. Two bodyguards and a driver of Grand Ayatollah Seyed Mohammed Said al-Hakim were killed in an explosion near his

World | August 24, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Crowds Remember Martin Luther King

Thousands of people in Washington have been commemorating the 40th anniversary of the "I have a dream" speech made by the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King. On 28 August 1963 he stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his speech to

World | August 24, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166