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Georgian Protesters Go On Hunger Strike

Two activists of the opposition bloc Saakashvili-National Movement went on hunger strike in one of the wings of the Georgian parliament's building demanding the resignation of President Eduard Shevardnadze, ITAR-TASS said. A protest rally continued throug

World | November 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Report Forecasts Severe Health Crisis in Iraq

The people of Iraq will have poorer health for generations as a result of the war, according to a report of Medical charity Medact. The report points destroyed immunisation programmes and water systems, environmental degradation and smoke from oil fires a

World | November 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

US Sniper Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Lee Boyd Malvo, at the age of 18, the younger of two men accused of last year's sniper killings near Washington has pleaded not guilty at his first trial over the attacks. His lawyer told the judge in Chesapeake that he would argue his client was not guil

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Iran "Ceases Uranium Enrichment"

An Iranian state official announced in Moscow that Iran was temporarily suspending uranium enrichment, handing a letter to the United Nations agreeing to sign the so-called Additional Protocol. The paper allows closer inspections of Iran's nuclear facilit

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Guatemalans Head to the Polls

Guatemalans cast ballots for a new president, Congress and local officials, despite fears that supporters of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt could turn violent if he loses his presidential bid. In the capital, people lined up outside polling stations be

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Terrorism in Iraq "Set to Increase"

Terrorism is set to intensify over the next few months according to US overseer Paul Bremer cited by The Times. He also said that "several hundreds" of professional terrorists had sneaked into Iraq.

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Palestinian Leaders Settle on Cabinet

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia announced the formation of a Cabinet backing down from a bitter confrontation with Yasser Arafat and leaving the veteran Palestinian leader in firm control of the security forces. Qureia's defeat in his power strugg

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

US Arrest 18 in Iraqi Hotel Attack

Soldiers arrested 18 people in a deadly missile barrage last month that Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz narrowly escaped, officials said Sunday. U.

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Al-Qaida Blamed for Riyadh Bombing

Saudis blamed al-Qaida members for the suicide car bombing of a Riyadh housing complex that killed 17 people, declaring it proof of the terror network's willingness to shed Muslim blood in its zeal to bring down the US-linked Saudi monarchy. The Saturday

World | November 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Turkey Drops Iraq Troops Plan

Turkey has decided not to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq, government officials have said. It follows fierce opposition from the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council and public opinion in Turkey.

World | November 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Koizumi "Set to Win Japan Vote"

Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi looks set to remain in power but with a reduced minority, general election exit polls project. His ruling coalition was predicted to have a sharply reduced majority, and his own party may lose its majority.

World | November 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Arafat Gets his Way on Security

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has won the battle with his new prime minister over the key interior ministry appointment. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei told reporters his candidate for interior minister would not hold the job - instead it would

World | November 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Deadly Blast Hits Saudi Capital

Eleven people, including four children, are now known to have been killed by a suicide bomb attack on a housing complex in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Among the dead are Saudis, Sudanese and Egyptians, Saudi officials said.

World | November 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Japan Goes to Polls

Japan went to the polls in a general election with 103 million voters given a chance to pass judgement on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's efforts to reverse a decade of economic stagnation. His long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its two coa

World | November 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Georgian Protest Draws Thousands

Thousands of opposition supporters staged a rally in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, calling for President Eduard Shevardnadze to resign. They said the results from last Sunday's general election have been rigged in the government bloc's favour.

World | November 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

9/11 Inquiry Subpoenas Pentagon

A United States federal commission investigating the 11 September 2001 attacks has voted to subpoena the Pentagon. The panel said they were "dismayed" that documents they had requested about the country's air defences on the day of the attack had not been

World | November 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Top India Paper Staff Face Jail

Senior staff at one of India's leading newspapers have gone into hiding after authorities in the state of Tamil Nadu ordered their arrest. Police raided The Hindu's offices after the state assembly sentenced five journalists to 15 days in prison for what

World | November 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

US on Alert for Cargo Plane Attack

Terrorists may be planning to hijack cargo planes overseas and crash them into targets in America, says the authorities in Washington. The warning has come from a single source, and is not yet corroborated, but US officials are taking it seriously.

World | November 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Red Cross Cuts Iraq Operations

The International Committee of the Red Cross is temporarily closing its offices in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a spokesman says. Florian Westphal said the ICRC was concerned for the safety of its staff in what he described as an extremel

World | November 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Lenin Gets a New Suit

Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, whose body remains on display in the mausoleum on Red Square, is getting a new suit, an official said on the 86th anniversary of the Russian revolution. Lenin will be given new clothes during works that will be carried on

World | November 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Turkey Won't Send Troops to Iraq

Turkey has decided not to send its troops to Iraq following intense criticism from the Iraqi leadership, particularly from Kurdish leaders. Last month the Turkish government passed a motion to deploy troops, a decision that caused public outrage.

World | November 7, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192