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Delegates Agree to More Talks over Korea's Nuke Programme

Delegates to a six-country summit agreed Friday to more talks to resolve an ominous dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear program.The three-day conference was marked by tensions between the United States and North Korea.

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Power Cut Causes Rush Hour Misery in London

A power cut caused rush hour misery for 250,000 people in London and the South East. The blackout stopped about 1,800 trains and closed 60% of the Tube network.

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Israeli Army Vehicles Entered Gaza Strip

Israeli army vehicles entered a Palestinian-controlled area of the Gaza Strip Thursday in response to rocket fire toward the Israeli city of Ashkelon. The brief incursion into the northern Gaza Strip marked the first time troops entered Palestinian-contro

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Hamas Rejected Arafat's Ceasefire Call

Palestinian militant group Hamas rejected Thursday calls by state leader Yasser Arafat for militant groups to renew the truce they abandoned last week. A makeshift rocket fired by Hamas landed earlier on the same day in an industrial zone in a coastal cit

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Blair: I Would Have Resigned if Dossier Story was True

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said that if the report accusing his government of "sexing up" intelligence on Iraq had been true, this would have merited his resignation. Blair is giving evidence in an inquiry into the death of weapons expert David Kelly, w

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 128

Seven Die in Chicago Shooting

A man has opened fire at a car parts warehouse in Chicago, killing at least six people, before being shot dead by police. The authorities identified the gunman as 36-year-old Salvador Tapia and described him as a disgruntled employee who was sacked six mo

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

US Considers UN Iraq Force

The United States has signalled for the first time that it might accept a UN-mandated multinational force in Iraq provided it is led by an American. US deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told a group of American journalists that one idea being con

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Stargazers Fascinated by Mars Close-Up

On Wednesday, at precisely 9:51 and 14 seconds GMT, the Earth and Mars narrowed the distance between them to its smallest in 59,618 years: a mere 55.758 million kilometers.

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

US Casualty List Exceeds Invasion Toll

The US military says two more of its soldiers have been killed in Iraq, in separate attacks: one in Baghdad and the other at Falluja to the west. The Baghdad killing involved a military intelligence serviceman.

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 129

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