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Terror Suspect Killed in Shootout

One of Asia's most-wanted terror suspects was killed in a shootout, police said, ending a massive three-month manhunt launched after his stunning escape from Philippine police headquarters. The killing of Fathur Al-Ghozi, a bombmaker for the al-Qaida-link

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Palestinian PM to Give Post in Weeks

After days of bitter quarreling with Yasser Arafat, interim Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Sunday he intends to give up his post in the coming weeks, dampening hopes of reviving a stalled U.S.

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Frail Pope Faces Week of Anniversary Celebrations

An ailing but determined Pope John Paul II faced one of the toughest weeks of his pontificate as he prepared for the 25th anniversary of his election amid deepening concerns about his failing health. The tired pontiff, who has nonetheless maintained a vis

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

Gaza Raid Leaves Hundreds Homeless

Up to 1,500 Palestinians have been left homeless by the Israeli army's two-day raid into the Rafah refugee camp, the UN estimates. A senior UN official who went to assess damage at the camp in the south of the Gaza Strip said it looked like there had been

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514

Schumacher Makes History

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher has become the most successful Formula One driver of all time after a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix. The German finished eighth to grab the point he needed to make certain of the title, while his team-mate, Rubens Barrichello,

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Bush: Strategy Helps Iraq Make Progress

President Bush on Saturday offered a portrait of Iraq as a country where life is returning to normal after war, insisting that "Iraq is making progress" despite a steady drumbeat of bad news. Bush said that progress was coming as a result of his "clear st

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Taleban Inmates Break out of Jail

The inmates are thought have escaped through a tunnel at the jail in Kandahar on Friday night, the BBC reported. Kandahar was a traditional stronghold for the Taleban and it is thought the escapees could easily blend in there.

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Gaza Homes Razed in Tunnel Search

The Israeli army has demolished up to 10 Palestinian homes in the Rafah refugee camp as it presses on with its search for weapons-smuggling tunnels, Palestinian sources say. Another Palestinian is reported to have been killed in the Gaza Strip operation,

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

English Soccer Fans Deported from Turkey

Forty-three England football supporters are being deported from Turkey ahead of the Euro 2004 qualifying match, the BBC reported. Two other fans who defied official warnings not to travel to Turkey are being detained at Istanbul's airport.

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Guantanamo Chaplain Charged

A Muslim chaplain at the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has been charged with improperly handling classified information. Army Captain James Yee, also known as Youssef Yee, is one of three former staff at the high-security base in Cuba - where hundre

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Conjoined Twins Face Risky Surgery

Two-year-old Egyptian twins joined at the head are due to undergo risky separation surgery in the United States. Mohammed and Ahmed Ibrahim have separate brains but share an important vein, and doctors at the clinic in Texas acknowledge the lengthy operat

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Thousands of Angry Shiites Denounce US

Anti-US fervor surged in the Iraqi capital as thousands of Shiite Muslims staged an angry funeral march following fighting here that killed two Iraqis, as well as two American soldiers. In Washington, meanwhile, US Vice President Dick Cheney launched a fi

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

US to Tighten Cuba Sanctions

US President George Bush announced new measures designed to hasten the end of communist rule in Cuba. They include tightening an American travel embargo to the island, cracking down on illegal cash transfers, and a more robust information campaign aimed a

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

China Confirms Date for Space Trip

After a decade of preparation and months of speculation, China made a concrete commitment Friday to human space travel, announcing plans to launch a manned capsule into orbit next week and enter one of mankind's most rarefied clubs - that of the spacefari

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Seven Palestinians Killed in Gaza Strip Raid

Israeli forces trying to demolish smuggling tunnels fought gunmen for hours in the largest raid in half a year in the Rafah refugee camp. Seven Palestinians were killed and 55 woundedand an Israeli soldier was also hurt.

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

UK Commemorates Iraq Victims

Relatives of the 51 UK soldiers killed in Iraq gathered Friday for a service of remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by some 2,000 people. They were joined by senior members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and the Queen, the governme

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Iranian Activist Wins Nobel Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian campaigner for human rights, noted for her work in promoting the rights of women and children. The winner was announced at 11:00 (09:00 GMT) by Ole Danbolt Mjoes, chairman of the five-memb

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Yet Another Baghdad Blast Killed 2 US Soldiers

Two US soldiers were killed and four others wounded in an ambush in Iraqi capital Baghdad - just hours after Thursday's car bombing that killed some 10 people in the same neighborhood, US military officials said Friday. The troops from the 1st Armored Div

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

New Palestinian Cabinet in Crisis

The Palestinian leadership faces a new crisis amid reports Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei has threatened to resign just two days after being sworn in. MPs put off a vote on Thursday on Mr Qurei's emergency cabinet in protest at not being consulted about its m

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Japan Clears Way for Snap Poll

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called an early general election set for 9 November. The move was expected after Mr Koizumi, who enjoys a high popularity rating, won a leadership battle within his

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Schwarzenegger Brings Out Transition Team

Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced key members of his transition team Thursday, saying the first thing they would do is conduct an audit to find out just how serious the state's deficit is.

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233