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Gunman Kills Doctors in Germany

An elderly gunman shot dead two doctors and apparently his own wife in the West German city of Ludwigshafen before killing himself, police said. The 69-year-old Italian national stormed into the offices of the two doctors, killing one instantly and fatall

World | May 15, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Germany Faces Recession

The Germany economy shrank slightly during the first three months of the year, pushing Europe's largest economy yet again to the brink of recession. Weak exports were mainly to blame for the economy's poor performance, according to the Federal Statistics

World | May 15, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Over 30 People Dead after Fire on Indian Train

At least 37 people have died in a fire on an express train in India's northern Punjab state. The fire broke out in three coaches of the Frontier Mail, which was travelling from Bombay to the holy Sikh city of Amritsar.

World | May 15, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Second Bomb Attack in Chechnya

At least 20 people have been reported killed and several others wounded in the second bomb attack in Chechnya in three days. Reports say that the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber.

World | May 14, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Missing Sahara Tourists "Found"

A number of Europeans who are among 32 tourists presumed to have been kidnapped in the Sahara desert have been found, according to officials. Ten Austrians, six Germans and a Swede have been released and are said to be in good health, according to the for

World | May 14, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

FBI Joins Hunt for Riyadh Bombers

The United States is sending federal agents to Saudi Arabia to help investigate the bombings that killed at least 29 people in the capital, Riyadh, on Monday. President George Bush blamed Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network for the attacks at three residen

World | May 14, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Railway Collision in Rome

Two trains have collided near a Rome station injuring about 10 people. Police said two intercity trains were involved in the accident near the Tiburtina station in the north-east of the city at about 08:30 (06:30 GMT).

World | May 14, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

N Korea Defiant in Nuclear Standoff

North Korea has blamed the United States for the current nuclear crisis and vowed to boost its defences, in an unusually detailed report to coincide with a US visit by the South's president. The latest rhetorical blast follows comments by Pyongyang that i

World | May 13, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

France Faces Major National Strike

A 24-hour national strike is taking place in France, in what is seen as the biggest challenge yet to the centre-right government of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Planes, trains and buses ground to a halt, schools were shut and newspapers failed to

World | May 13, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

First SARS Case in Greece

Greece has announced the first SARS case in the country. A woman with SARS symptoms has been hospitalized after returning from Hong Kong.

World | May 13, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Saudis Announce Anti-terror Measures

Saudi Arabia has announced a series of measures to stop money going to terrorists, including tighter controls on charities and attempts to prevent money laundering through its banks. The move follows growing criticism in the United States that the Saudi a

World | May 13, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Earthquake Aftershocks in South-eastern Turkey

Aftershocks continue to quake Bingol after May 1 termor of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale that killed over 100 people and injured more than 300.

World | May 12, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Explosion in Chechnya Kills over 30

A lorry loaded with explosives has rammed into a local government building in Chechnya, killing at least 30 people and two to three times that number were injured, officials say.The suspected rebel attack occurred in the town of Znamenskoye, in the north

World | May 12, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

U.S, S. Korea to Confer on N. Korea crisis

Ahead of a summit this week with President Bush, South Korea's leader acknowledged minor differences with the United States on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear ambitions, but said the two allies were united on the principle of resolving the crisis p

World | May 12, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Israel Reimposes Closure of Gaza Strip

Israel has reimposed a total closure of the Gaza Strip, less than 24 hours after relaxing restrictions on Palestinian travel, Israeli Army Radio reported. The decision was taken following warnings of possible suicide attacks inside Israel.

World | May 12, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Powell Called on Palestinians to Disarm Militants

Secretary of State Colin Powell called on the Palestinians to move quickly to disarm militants behind attacks on Israelis. Powell met Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem and then moved on to talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas

World | May 11, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

Australia's Scandal-Tainted Governor-General Stands Aside

Australia's scandal-tainted governor-general Peter Hollingworth has temporarily stood aside from his post as nominal head of state until a rape allegation made against him dating back to the 1960s is resolved in court. Prime Minister John Howard on Sunday

World | May 11, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 561

New Restriction against SARS in Taipei

The subway system in Taiwan's capital became a new front in the war against SARS on Sunday as a top Chinese Communist Party official called for "total victory" against the disease. In a tough new restriction, all subway passengers in the Taiwanese capital

World | May 11, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

Over 10 People Dead After Blast in Philippines

There are reports that a bomb has exploded in a crowded market in the southern Philippines killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 20. The casualties are thought to include the suspected bomber who left a package, which exploded in a motorcycle

World | May 10, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

First SARS Death Suspected in Africa

Nigeria has reported a suspected SARS case to the World Health Organisation (WHO) after a Chinese man with SARS symptoms died in hospital. Should the case be confirmed this would be the first known SARS death in Africa, the world's poorest continent alrea

World | May 10, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Bush Reveals Plan for Mideast Free Trade Area

American President George W Bush has announced plans for a US Middle East free trade area within a decade as part of a drive for peace in the region. Bush said the aim was to bring the Middle East into "an expanding circle of opportunity" and to reward na

World | May 10, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196