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Hong Kong Braces for Mass Protests

Protesters burned Tuesday the Chinese Communist Party flag in Hong Kong as Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao tried to reassure people in the territory that their rights and freedoms would be protected. More than 100,000 Hong Kong people are expected to t

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Blast at Iraqi Mosque Killed Five

A massive explosion in a mosque in the Iraqi town of Fallujah killed at least five Iraqi civilians and injured four other, officials said Tuesday. The blast that took place just before 11 p.

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Toronto Nurse Died of SARS

A Toronto health care worker aged 51 died of SARS, Canadian town of Ontario's Health Ministry confirmed Monday. It is not yet known whether the victim who worked at Toronto's North York General Hospital is a man or a woman.

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Israeli Motorist Shot in West Bank

An Israeli motorist was seriously wounded Monday after being shot while driving near the West Bank city of Nablus, Israel Radio reported. The motorist was shot in the head, the radio said.

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 150

US Strikes at Iraqi Resistance

US forces have launched a major offensive against resistance fighters in central Iraq. Operation Sidewinder began with more than 20 simultaneous raids involving aircraft, armoured vehicles and infantry in an area north of the capital, Baghdad, along the R

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Qaddafi's Son Signs for Italian Soccer Club

Saadi Qaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, has signed a two-year contract to play for Italian Serie A club Perugia. The Libyan international player was presented with the Umbrian side's number 19 shirt at a ceremony at team president Luciano Gau

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Mars Probe Launch Delayed Again

The US space agency (Nasa) has delayed the launch of its second Mars rover until Wednesday night at the earliest as it tries to fix a problem with the rocket's insulation. A fresh launch attempt will be made at 2317 local time on Wednesday (03:17 GMT on T

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

Film Star Katharine Hepburn Dies

Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn has died at the age of 96. Hepburn, who lived in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, had suffered various health problems in recent years, including Parkinson's disease.

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Palestinians Take Charge in Gaza

Palestinian police have begun taking control of the northern Gaza Strip, after Israeli troops pulled out and Palestinian militants declared a ceasefire. In a boost to the US-backed peace plan, known as the roadmap, Israel handed over security responsibili

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Declare Cease Fire

Hamas and Islamic Jihad have announced they're suspending attacks on Israel for three months, starting Sunday. Talks over a truce had hit a snag earlier, apparently because Fatah was upset it wasn't included in previous truce talks.

World | June 29, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Chicago Balcony Collapse Kills 11

At least 11 people were killed in the US city of Chicago when a third-floor balcony collapsed during a party in an apartment building. The balcony crashed all the way to the ground, crushing the second floor balcony beneath it and trapping some people in

World | June 29, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 573

US Vows to Track Down Saddam

The chief US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer has said the chances of catching Saddam Hussein are "very high". Bremer said the failure to capture or kill the deposed Iraqi president was hampering coalition efforts to control the country.

World | June 29, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

US Security Adviser Met Palestinian Leader Abbas

Seeking to advance a U.S.

World | June 29, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Two Missing US Soldiers Found Dead

Two American soldiers missing for days from their checkpoint post north of Baghdad have been found dead, the military said Saturday. News of the killings came amid a rush of guerrilla-style attacks and sabotage that has marred U.

World | June 28, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

US Soldier Killed in Grenade Attack in Baghdad

One US soldier died and four others were wounded in a grenade attack on their convoy in Baghdad. An Iraqi translator was also wounded in the attack, he said.

World | June 28, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 503

Jihad Leader Says Group Accepts Truce

An Islamic Jihad leader announced Saturday that the group accepted a conditional three-month halt to attacks on Israelis - the first open confirmation of the deal from a militant leader. The announcement came ahead of a visit by U.

World | June 28, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

US Citizens Oppose Reforms

Los Angeles protestors chant in opposition to United States President George W. Bush's administration's attack on international treaties, healthcare, education and civil liberties during a Concerned Groups Greet Bush Peaceful Vigil in the Century City dis

World | June 28, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Israel, Palestinians OK Gaza Pullbacks

In a boost to U.S.

World | June 28, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Ambushers Killed US Soldier in Iraq

Ambushers killed a U.S.

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Abortion Ship Leaves Polish Port

A ship run by Dutch abortion-rights campaigners has left a Polish port for international waters with about a dozen Polish women aboard. The campaigners, Women on Waves, were expected to give the women family planning advice away from Poland's restrictive

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Cameroon Soccer Star Foe Dies

Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe has died after collapsing during an international match in France. The 28-year-old fell to the ground unchallenged in the 72nd minute of a Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia in Lyon.

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2234