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Dead Penalty for Bali Bomber

The last of the main suspects tried in connection with last year's Bali attacks has been sentenced to death. Mukhlas, also known as Ali Gufron, was possibly the most significant suspect in the nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

World | October 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attack

A roadside bombing near the main US base in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit killed one American soldier, while another troop was shot dead while on patrol in Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraqi police opened fire in the heart of capital and in, Mosul, to disper

World | October 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Poland Imposes Visas on Belarus, Ukraine, Russia

EU newcomer Poland imposed visas on the people from neighboring Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, who will be left outside. Until Tuesday, Russians, Belorussians and Ukrainians could travel to Poland with a tourist voucher they could pick up at the border, an

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

US Rejoins UNESCO

The United States officially rejoined the U.N.

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

White House Probed Over CIA Leak

US President George W. Bush vowed to cooperate fully with an FBI -led probe into whether White House aides illegally leaked the name of a CIA agent after her husband charged the case for war in Iraq was exaggerated.

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Pope's Health Condition "Worsens"

Ailing Pope John Paul II is "in a bad way," one of his closest advisers said in remarks published Tuesday, calling on the faithful to pray for him. However, the Vatican said the pope would put up with a heavy schedule of public appearances and travel.

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Strong Quake Shook Greece's Peloponnese

A strong earthquake measuring some 4.7 on the open-ended Richter scale shook Tuesday evening the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece.

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

South Korea Marks National Armed Forces Day

South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun lead Wednesday a special ceremony to mark the 55th Armed Forces Day at the Sungnam military airport in the Seoul suburbs. In his speech at the ceremony Roh said that South Korea needed to feel confident that tension ove

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 680

Three Bomb Attacks Foiled in Yemen

Yemen has foiled car bomb attacks against three embassies in capital Sanaa as a previously unknown Islamist group named "Qaeda of Jihad" threatened to attack Yemeni officials. Policemen seized three vehicles packed with explosives, which were planned to b

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Serbian Police Officer Kills 4 in Gun Rampage

Serbian state security officer opened fire on colleagues in the southern city of Nish on Tuesday, killing four and wounding three. The dead included one woman.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Blair: I'd Do the Same Again on Iraq

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told his ruling Labour Party he stands by his decision to go to war with Iraq despite widespread opposition. Blair was addressing his party's annual conference on Tuesday in Bournemouth, as a new poll revealed about 60 pe

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

5 Dead, 25 Injured in Attacks in Kashmir

An Indian policeman was killed and 24 people including 10 policemen were wounded after two grenade attacks by suspected Islamic militants in Indian-administered Kashmir. Four more people died elsewhere in the restive region, according to police.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Iraq Constitution Unlikely in 6 Months

New Iraq constitution is unlikely to be adopted within six months, as proposed by Secretary of State Colin Powell, a spokesman for the president of the Iraqi Governing Council said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a US convoy, was attacked on a bridge in northern B

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Al-Qaeda Plotters Sentenced

A trial in Belgium of 23 suspected Al-Qaeda militants has ended with convictions for all but five of the accused. The chief suspect - Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian who used to play professional football in Germany - was sentenced to 10 years in jail for plot

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

US Pulls out of Liberia

The United States has begun withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from Liberia, ahead of the arrival of a United Nations force. Two warships have already left Liberia waters, and a third is due to leave mid-week, defence officials said.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Inquiry Call over US Agent Leak

Prominent members of the opposition Democratic Party in the United States are calling for an independent investigation into new allegations surrounding the case for war in Iraq. Two White House officials are said to have illegally disclosed to journalists

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Air France, KLM Merge

Air France is to form a partnership with KLM of the Netherlands in a deal knocking British Airways from its perch as Europe's biggest airline. The ?3.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

Blair Faces Conference Challenges

Amid dissatisfaction from voters, under fire over Iraq and attacked over his domestic agenda, British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces the challenge to reassert his authority in a keynote address to the annual conference of his Labour Party, potentially hi

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Israeli Troops Blew Up Jihad Gunman

Israeli troops blew up Tuesday the home of an Islamic Jihad gunman who carried out an attack in a village near Hebron on the eve of the Jewish New Year, killing two people, including a seven-month-old baby. Israel routinely demolishes the homes of gunmen

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Hurricane Juan Killed At Least One in Nova Scotia

Hurricane Juan downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday but it killed at least one person and caused more than 100,000 people to lose power when it hit the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Juan weakened after slamming Nova Scotia during the night w

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 791

US Troops Battle Fighters Near Baghdad

US troops backed by tanks and helicopters battled Iraqi resistance fighters Monday near this Sunni Muslim town west of Baghdad, and the US military announced the arrest of 92 people in a series of raids aimed at those responsible for attacks against Ameri

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298