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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

One Person Killed in US School Shooting

One person has been killed and at least another one injured after a gunman opened fire at a university business school in the US city of Cleveland, police said. The gunman - reported to be in camouflage and armed with a semi-automatic rifle - began firin

World | May 10, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Alleged Chinese Double Agent Indicted

A former FBI informant recruited by the U.S.

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Sharon, Bush to meet in US

Sharon will head to the United States on May 18 and will meet with Bush May 20 to discuss the newly released "road map" for Middle East peace, the sources said. Sharon's visit will follow a trip to the Mideast by Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is to

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

WHO Raises SARS Mortality Rate

The World Health Organization says SARS is far more deadly than first thought, with a higher mortality rate than the flu or common cold. As SARS claims more victims, the health body has issued travel warnings to three new places -- Taiwan's capital of Tai

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Over 100 Injured in Oklahoma City Tornado

A tornado swept through Oklahoma City on Thursday, flattening hundreds of homes and scattering cars and mobile homes across the landscape. Strong winds also tore off roofs in eastern Kansas, and may have been the cause of a train derailment there.

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Tremor in South-eastern Turkey

A tremor of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale quaked the city of Bingol in south-eastern Turkey at 04.

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Over 20 Victims After Crush in Hungary

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.

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

S Korea Prepares for Defense

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

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

China Deals with Economic Impact of SARS

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

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213