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Turkey Angry over US Arrests

The arrest of Turkish troops by US forces in northern Iraq has caused a "crisis in relations" between the two Nato armed forces, according to the chief of Turkey's armed forces. The 11 soldiers were returned by helicopter from Baghdad on Monday to their b

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

US Military Team in Liberia

A US military team has arrived in the Liberian capital Monrovia to assess how best to bring stability to the war-ravaged West African country. The 20-strong group of military civil affairs specialists is being seen as a possible forerunner of a larger US

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Operation for Separating Siamese Twins in Singapore Entered Critical Phase

A pioneering operation in Singapore to separate two Iranian twin sisters joined at the head since birth entered a critical phase, doctors said Monday. A team of 28 doctors and 100 medical assistants are involved in the surgery of 29-year-old sisters Ladan

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

European Commission Alarmed on Cut Growth Forecasts

The European Commission predicted an even gloomier outlook for the euro zone than its previously cut growth forecasts. In April, the European Commission revised downwards its forecasts for the euro zone's gross domestic product (GDP) growth, from 1.

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Two US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers were killed in separate attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad after their patrols came under attack, the US military said. The first soldier was killed in a firefight with two Iraqis one of whom was shot dead.

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

US Soldier Shot at Baghdad University

An American soldier has been shot at Baghdad University as students were gathering for lunch.

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Moscow Mourns Bomb Victims

Memorial services have been held in Moscow to honour those killed in the suicide bombings at a rock concert on Saturday. The attacks killed at least 17 people, including two women suicide bombers, and wounded more than 48.

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Israel to Free More Prisoners

The Israeli Government has voted to release a new batch of Palestinian prisoners - a goodwill gesture that it is hoped will push forward the US-backed peace plan, known as the roadmap. A ministerial committee will decide who will be released from a list o

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Doctors Begin Op to Separate Conjoined Twins

Doctors in Singapore have begun unprecedented surgery to separate 29-year-old Iranian twin sisters who have been joined at the head since birth. Ladan and Laleh Bijani have been told that they have a 50-50 chance of survival but say they are willing to ri

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 809

Soul Legend Barry White Dies

Legendary soul singer Barry White has died in Los Angeles at the age of 58, after a long illness.

World | July 5, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Hong Kong Retreats on Anti-Subversion Law

Hong Kong's leader, Tung Chee-hwa, has said a controversial anti-subversion bill will be amended, following a huge protest rally earlier this week. Pressure has been mounting for Tung to address citizens' concerns over the bill - known as Article 23 - sin

World | July 5, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Last SARS Hotspot Contained

The World Health Organization has said the global outbreak of the respiratory illness Sars has been contained as Taiwan was dropped from a list of virus hotspots. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) illness infected thousands of people around the wor

World | July 5, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Iraq Explosion "Kills Four"

At least four people have been killed and several wounded in an explosion near a police station in western Iraq, Arabic television stations say. The blast happened in the town of Ramadi some 100km (60 miles) west of Baghdad.

World | July 5, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

United States Honour Birthday

Events marking the 227th birthday of the United States on Friday featured hot dogs, history and a recognition of the trailblazing spirit of America. President Bush traveled to the Dayton, Ohio, area, where he delivered an Independence Day speech praising

World | July 5, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

Bush Approves Terror Suspects Trial

US President George Bush has decided that six al-Qaeda suspects in US custody can be tried before a military tribunal, US officials have said. It marks the first time Mr Bush has decided any terror suspects can be tried in a military court.

World | July 4, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Gunmen Attack Pakistan Mosque

At least thirty-six people have been killed in an attack on a mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. At least three unidentified gunmen entered the mosque in the capital of Balochistan province and opened fire on about 200 Shia worshippers.

World | July 4, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Japanese Emperor Safe after Attempted Attack

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko escaped an attempted attack after a car tried to ram into the imperial couple's motorcade during a trip to the island of Hokkaido early Friday. A police motorcycle blocked an attempt by the car to ram into the

World | July 4, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Attacks Kill One, Wound 19 US Soldiers

Two separate attacks claimed the live of one US soldier and wounded at least nineteen more Thursday night in Iraq. A soldier has been shot and killed in Baghdad.

World | July 4, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Less Security Expected on Independence Day

Independence Day security is expected to be more muted after last Independence Day was spent in the shadow of Sept. 11, AP reported.

World | July 4, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

US Offers USD 25 M Reward for Saddam

The United States is offering a USD 25 million reward for information that either leads to the capture of Saddam Hussein or confirms that the former Iraqi leader is dead, U.S.

World | July 3, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Seven US Soldiers Wounded in Iraq

At least seven US soldiers have been wounded in two separate attacks on troops in Iraq. According to the US military a two-vehicle convoy had been targeted by "an explosive device" which wounded six soldiers in Ramadi, 100 kilometres west of Baghdad.

World | July 3, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230