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Over 30,000 Flee Blazes in Western Canada

Towering flames shooting up 400 feet have destroyed more than 100 houses and forced about 30,000 residents from their homes as forest fires swept through parts of this western Canadian city, officials said Saturday. "Firefighters' rough estimates, they th

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

De Mello's Body Flown to Brazil

The body of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN special envoy killed in a truck bomb in Iraq, has arrived in his native Brazil. A Brazilian military aircraft brought the body to his home city of Rio de Janeiro where a memorial service has been organised at the

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Air Crash Kills Russian Governor

Rescuers in the Russian Far East have confirmed the death of the governor of Sakhalin in a helicopter crash. The body of Igor Farkhutdinov was found along with those of 19 others strewn among the remains of the Mi-8 which went missing on Wednesday and the

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Fatal Blast Hits Brazil Space Hopes

About 20 people have been killed in an explosion which destroyed a Brazilian space rocket just days before its scheduled launch, military officials have said. A spokesman for the Alcantara base in the north-eastern state of Maranhao said no wounded had be

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 164

First Internet Caf? Opens in Tikrit

The first privately run Internet caf? opened doors in postwar Tikrit, Iraq. During Saddam Hussein's reign, access to the Internet was restricted and monitored, but Iraqis with the help of the US military can now freely browse without fear of being control

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

Three British Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Three British soldiers were killed and one was seriously wounded Saturday morning in the southern city of Basra, the British military reported. Capt.

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Japanese PM Brings Robot to Prague

Czech Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla welcomes the companion of his high profile guest Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Asimo, a 1.

World | August 23, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

US Probes Guards on Deadly UN Blast

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World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

France, Libya Closer to Higher Pay-Out Deal over UTA Victims

France and Libya moved closer to reaching a deal on boosting compensation paid to the families of victims of the 1989 bombing of the French UTA airliner in line with the pay-out made for the Lockerbie tragedy, officials said. Libya's ambassador to Britain

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Security Council Split on Iraq

France says that if the United States wants other countries to send troops to Iraq, it needs to share sensitive information and the military command. "Sharing the burden and the responsibilities in a world of equal and sovereign nations means also sharing

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Gaza Funeral Draws Thousands

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have turned out in Gaza for the funeral of the Hamas leader killed in an Israeli air strike on Thursday.

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Holiday Travel Chaos Looms in the UK

People in the UK who attend various events over the August bank holiday weekend will face travel chaos due to railway lines being closed for repairs. The East Coast line from London to Edinburgh, the track between London and South Wales and the route from

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 146

Quake Hit New Zealand Coast

A massive earth tremor hit a sparsely populated part of New Zealand's South Island Friday. The tremor was felt across a large part of the South Island and power was briefly cut to two small towns, Australia's National Radio reported.

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Liberia Chose New Post-War Leader

Government and rebel delegates in Liberia selected businessman Gyude Bryant to head the country's interim post-war administration. Disarmament of Liberia's warring factors will be possible within two years, Bryant said following his appointment.

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Hamas Senior Leader Killed, Truce Called Off

Ismail Abu Shanab, a senior leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed in an air strike in Gaza City as Israel exacted revenge for a massive suicide bombing. At least two other people have died as pilots targeted the car of Shanab, witnesse

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Sobig is Biggest Computer Virus

The Sobig Windows virus that overwhelmed e-mail inboxes around the world is one of the fastest growing viruses ever. E-mail filtering firm MessageLabs said it had intercepted more than a million copies of Sobig F in 24 hours, more than for any other virus

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Hamas Declares Ceasefire Over

The Palestinian group Hamas has called off its ceasefire after an Israeli missile strike killed one of its leaders in Gaza City. Helicopter gunships fired several missiles at a car, killing Ismail Abu Shanab, one of Hamas' best-known leaders, and two of h

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

"Chemical" Ali Captured

Coalition troops in Iraq have captured one of Saddam Hussein's top generals, Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali", US Central Command has confirmed. The military said he was in custody of coalition forces but gave no further details about his capt

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Strong Earthquake Hit Southern Iran

A strong earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit southern Iran on Thursday.

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

UN Concerns over Baghdad Security

The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has insisted the US-led coalition powers in Iraq are responsible for security around the bombed UN building in Baghdad. But he stopped short of blaming the United States for not preventing the attack, saying

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 138

Spread of E-Mail Virus Fastest Ever

A virus that debuted this week has been declared the fastest spreading e-mail plague of all time, while another malicious program that hit last week continued to disrupt computers worldwide. MessageLabs Inc.

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153