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Police Arrests Eite Uit Suspects over Djindjic Assassination

Serbian police have reportedly arrested 15 members of an elite unit suspected of involvement in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic two weeks ago. The detainees are all members of the 300-strong Unit for Special Operations (JSO), which was

World | March 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Virulent Pneumonia Checks Proposed at Airports

Experts proposed that countries affected by the virulent pneumonia - Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hanoi, Singapore, Toronto and Guangdong province in China - should check passengers at airports for the illness. The World Health Organisation says that air passengers

World | March 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Pneumonia Toll Reaches 34 in China

A mystery illness causing widespread panic in Asia may have killed as many as 34 in China, including the first deaths in the capital Beijing, officials have admitted. The World Health Organisation says that the outbreak in the southern Chinese province of

World | March 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

BA Announces Another Flights Cut

British Airways is to cut flights by 4% in response to a drop in bookings caused by the war in Iraq. The airline is also bringing forward 3,000 job cuts planned for March next year to September this year in an effort to cut costs.

World | March 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

N Korea Broke Off US Liaison Talks

North Korea has announced it is breaking off its only regular military contact with the United States in protest at ongoing American military exercises with South Korean forces. North Korea and the US have no diplomatic ties, but military officials have h

World | March 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Potter Author Gave Birth to Baby Boy

The author of Harry Potter JK Rowling and her husband, Dr Neil Murray, are celebrating the arrival of their first child. The millionaire writer gave birth to a boy in Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary on Sunday and mother and baby have now left the hospital.

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

Serbian Radical Denies War Crimes

Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj has pleaded not guilty to 14 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. "Never in my life have I tortured anyone.

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Wartime Oscars Hit Lowest Rating

The Oscars drew its lowest audience since the 1950s when it was broadcast live across the US on Sunday night. Commentators say the war in Iraq changed people's viewing habits on Oscar night.

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Nigerian Stoning Trial Postponed

An appeal, due to begin in northern Nigeria for a Muslim woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning, has been postponed because the judges failed to turn up. The case of Amina Lawal, has provoked strong opposition from human rights orga

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Russian Tycoon Berezov Arrested by UK Police

UK police have arrested the Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky for alleged fraud at the request of the Russian authorities. The Metropolitan Police said officers arrested Berezovsky in London early on Monday.

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Bodies Found in US Helicopter Crash

The bodies of six US servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in south-eastern Afghanistan have been found. US officials say the crew were on a mission to rescue two Afghan children when their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the town of Ghazni.

World | March 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Chechnya Votes to Remain Part of Europe

Voters in Chechnya overwhelmingly approved a constitution yesterday that the Kremlin asserts will end nearly a decade of bloodshed but will keep the separatist republic in Russia. Results from 196 of 418 electoral districts showed slightly more than 96 pe

World | March 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Gunmen Kill 24 Kashmir Hindus

Senior Indian cabinet members have held an emergency meeting after 24 Hindus were shot dead in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police said unidentified gunmen shot members of the state's minority Hindu community - many of them women and children - near the s

World | March 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Slovenians Backed EU Membership

Slovenians on Sunday backed membership of NATO and the European Union in a referendum overshadowed by the U.S.

World | March 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Chechens Vote in Controversial Referendum

After three years of war Chechens began voted in a controversial referendum on a draft constitution that Moscow hopes will seal the breakaway republic's place in the Russian Federation. More than 500,000 Chechens have been called to vote at 416 polling st

World | March 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Oscars as Scheduled on Sunday

The Oscars will go on as scheduled Sunday, barring any major incidents related to the U.S.

World | March 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Hamas Senior Militant Captured

Israeli troops have captured a senior militant of the radical Islamic group Hamas in the northern West Bank town of Qalqilya, an army spokesman has said. Raed Hutri is accused of involvement in suicide bombings against targets in Israel.

World | March 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Terrorist Network with Chechen Connection Suspected over Paris Ricin

Traces of the poison ricin discovered in a Paris railway station could be linked to a terrorist network with Chechen connections. Two vials of the potentially deadly substance were found inside a locker at the Gare de Lyon, according to ministry officials

World | March 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Violence in Oil-rich Niger Delta Leaves Dozens Dead

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between soldiers and rival gangs of ethnic militants amid violence in Nigeria's oil-rich western Niger Delta. Fighting between two local communities, the Ijaw and Itsekiri, has been raging for more than a week,

World | March 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Ricin Found in Paris

Traces of the poison ricin have been found at a railway station in Paris, according to the French interior ministry. Two vials of the potentially deadly substance were found inside a locker at the Gare de Lyon, according to ministry officials.

World | March 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Bugging Devices at EU

Electronic bugging devices have been found at offices used by French and German delegations at European Union headquarters in Brussels. Devices were also discovered at offices used by other delegations, said EU spokesman Dominique-Georges Marro.

World | March 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220