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Thousands Paid Last Respect to the Queen of Salsa

Thousands of fans said goodbye to Celia Cruz, The Queen of Salsa, who died last week at age 78 of a brain tumor. Thousands of mourners were expected to line the streets for the procession Tuesday, when a horse-drawn carriage was set to take Cruz' body to

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Blasts Injured Eight in Spanish Hotels

At least eight people were injured by two blasts at hotels in the Spanish resorts of Alicante and Benidorm Tuesday. The blasts came after police received a warning from Basque separatist group ETA about bombs planted in the hotels in the two Costa Blanca

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 148

Thousands of Clay Figures Feature in China Exhibition

The Asian Field exhibition is expected to open in Beijing July 28 and will display 160,000 clay figures. The preparations are already underway in the China National Museum.

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Twin Sisters Separation Op Started in Singapore

Doctors in Singapore have begun an operation to try and separate four-month-old South Korean twin girls Sa Rang and Ji Hye joined at the spine. The operation is carried out at the same hospital that two weeks ago saw two Iranian twins fail to survive a si

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Strong Quake Hits Southwest China

A strong earthquake has shaken southwestern China, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, local officials have said. The magnitude 6.

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

First Tongue Transplant Op

Doctors say they have carried out the world's first successful tongue transplant on a human.

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Trial Warning for Ex Ugandan Leader

A senior Ugandan official has said that ailing former military leader Idi Amin will face trial if he returns from exile. The Ugandan political party he ousted in 1971 is among those calling for him to be allowed to return from Saudi Arabia to die in his h

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

West Africa Weighs Liberia Crisis

West African leaders are gathering in Senegal to discuss a proposed peacekeeping force for Liberia, where the latest fighting claimed 90 lives in the capital in a single day. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has urged West African nations and t

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Bush Cautions Iran and Syria

US President George W Bush has accused Iran and Syria of continuing to support terrorism and warned that the US may take action. In one of his strongest threats to the two countries recently, Bush said their behaviour was "completely unacceptable" and tha

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Italian PM Received Warm Welcome in the US

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who arrived on a two-day visit to the US was warmly welcomed by US President George Bush at his ranch in Crawford in the US state of Texas. Berlusconi's trip is seen as a reward for his country's staunch support fo

World | July 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

US Soldier, Iraqi Translator Killed in Attack

One US soldier and an Iraqi translator were killed in an attack in northern Baghdad. The attack occurred at around 10:30 am in the Al-Sulaykh area of northern Baghdad.

World | July 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Blast Rocks Building at Corsica Airport

A strong explosion rocked a warehouse at the airport outside the town of Bastia on the French mediterranean island of Corsica, causing no injuries, police said. The Sunday night explosion hit a building storing material to maintain roads, and a damage est

World | July 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Over 17,000 Acres Burned in California Fire

More than 17,000 acres have been scorched by a wildfire sparked by lightning that injured two fire fighters and destroyed structures at a state university research station in a sparsely populated region of eastern San Diego. The fire, which began Wednesda

World | July 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

Blasts Hit Kosovo's Capital

Two blasts have rocked Kosovo's capital Pristina in what the police says was a deliberate attack on the judiciary of the UN-administered Yugoslav province. The explosions happened shortly after 21.

World | July 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Saddam Hussein "Still Alive, Hiding in Iraq"

Deposed dictator Saddam Hussein is likely still alive and hiding out in Iraq, but will not be able to marshal the support for a comback, Iraq's US civilian adminstrator Paul Bremer said. "There is no public support for him.

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

US,Turkey Seek Cooperation for Iraq

Top Turkish and US generals held talks in Ankara on possible cooperation to oust Kurdish militants from northern Iraq. General John Abiziad, the new head of US Central Command which oversees US troops in Iraq, and the Turkish Armed Forces chief, General H

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

US Tourists Killed in Kenya Plain Crash

A light aircraft carrying US tourists was reported to have crashed on Mount Kenya in central Kenya Sunday. More than ten people are thought to have been on board the aircraft bound for a reserve in the north, Kenya TV channel said.

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

British PM Heads to S Korea

British Prime Minister Tony Blair headed to South Korea Sunday amid two crises -- a political storm at home threatening his career and fresh signs that North Korea may be forging ahead with a nuclear weapons program. Sunday Blair is scheduled to have talk

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Two Explosions Hit Nice

Sixteen people are reported slightly injured by two explosions early on Sunday in the French Mediterranean city of Nice. The devices went off outside the regional tax and customs offices, about 50 metres apart, around 02.

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Two US Soldiers Killed in Northern Iraq

Two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed and another wounded early Sunday when their convoy came under rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire in northern Iraq, the U.S.

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Sharon Meets Abbas on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is to meet his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem on Sunday. The two leaders are to discuss the implementation of the internationally backed "road map" peace plan.

World | July 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200