At least 27 passengers on a German tourist coach have been killed after a train in central Hungary hit it, local police say. Dozens are said to have been injured.
South Korea has warned its armed forces to be ready to deal with "provocations" from the North. The call for vigilance came amid heightened tension between the North and South, following reports that North Korea was reprocessing thousands of spent fuel ro
China's cabinet has announced a series of measures aimed at minimising the economic impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), state media have reported. The state-run news agency Xinhua said the government had issued orders to local officials to
The Columbia space shuttle disaster was probably caused by a seal that broke between protective tiles on the left wing, according to preliminary results of an official US inquiry. The findings confirmed earlier indications that a piece of insulation foam
US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has denied he has a roadmap for peace between India and Pakistan. Armitage was speaking to the BBC before leaving on a tour of the region aimed at easing tensions between the nuclear rivals.
Laboratory tests carried out under the Geneva-headquartered WHO's multi-centre collaborative network have shown that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus can survive outside the human body for weeks. The World Health Organisation tried to al
The Russian and US space agencies have agreed to co-operate on a joint unmanned mission to Mars and expand the development of other joint interplanetary probes. The announcement came after talks in Moscow between the heads of the two agencies, Nasa admini
China has quarantined 10,000 people in the eastern city of Nanjing in a bid to contain the Sars outbreak which has claimed 214 lives in the country and infected 4,409 people. Eight deaths and 138 new cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome were announc
Foreign ministers from the EU countries, gathered to talk common policy aims in Greece, will have a working cruise over to nearby EU candidate Turkey where they will meet their counterpart next Sunday. Turkey is the only one not yet begun EU entry negotia
Farmers in a town in eastern China beat up officials and ransacked a government office where at least six local residents suspected of having SARS had been quarantined after returning from Beijing it was said May 05.The spread of the disease, which has ki
Three people were reported dead after an earthquake rattled a remote area of northwestern China - only six weeks after the same area was hit by a massive tremor, killing 268 people. The latest quake hit the Xinjiang region, about 3,000 kilometres northwes
More than 20 people are feared dead after storms and tornadoes struck the central US states of Kansas and Missouri, leaving an extensive trail of damage. In some places a trail of destruction reached some 400 metres.
A massive crowd in the shape of a cross gathered around Pope John Paul II on Sunday as he proclaimed five new Spanish saints. An estimated one million people spread out along four boulevards intersecting at Plaza de Colon, where a huge altar was erected f
Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth, off-target but OK, from the international space station Sunday in a cramped Russian capsule. The landing site was about 287 miles southwest of the target in the isolated steppes of Kazakhs
Mutations of the SARS virus and relapses among patients are worrying scientists trying to understand the disease, as the number of deaths in the past month increases five-fold. Doctors at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said two forms of SARS have hit
A transport helicopter crashed Saturday as it returned from dropping water on a forest fire in far eastern Russia, killing all 12 people on board. The Mi-26 helicopter plunged to the ground after a cable for carrying the water container became tangled in
Police have detained six people in England in connection with a Tel Aviv suicide bombing believed to have been carried out by a British man, Scotland Yard said Saturday. Officers detained two men and two women in Derbyshire and another woman in nearby Not
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