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French Official Resigns after Heat Deaths

A senior French health official resigned Monday after the health minister acknowledged that as many as 5,000 people might have died in a blistering heat wave. Lucien Abenhaim, director general of health, said he was leaving his post because of the critici

World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Army Probes Death of Cameraman in Iraq

The Army acknowledged Monday that it had killed a television journalist after soldiers mistook his camera for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Press advocacy groups called for an investigation.

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Woman Died in Tel Aviv Restaurant Blast

One woman was killed and several people were wounded in explosion at a restaurant in Israeli capital Tel Aviv Monday, officials reported. Explosives caused the blast in a lift shaft, policemen said.

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Pipeline Sabotage Pushed Up Oil Price

The price of crude oil rose Monday after saboteurs blew up an important Iraqi oil pipeline carrying exports to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. The price of crude oil for delivery in September rose to USD 31.

World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 151

U.S. Troops Kill Reuters Cameraman in Iraq

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World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

22 Killed in Insurgents-Police Fight in Afghanistan

Insurgents attacked a police headquarter in southeastern Afghanistan Sunday and sparked a battle that killed at least 15 fighters and seven Afghan policemen, Afghan police chief said. It was part of a disturbing new surge of violence in the country.

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152

Indonesia Arrested Nine Over Jakarta Blast

Nine people were arrested for suspected involvement in the Marriott hotel bombing in Jakarta which killed 12 people, Indonesia's police chief General Dai Bachtiar announced Sunday. The general said five of the nine were also believed to have been involved

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

West African Mediators May Suspend Liberian Peace Talks

West African mediators threatened to suspend peace talks on Liberia if the main rebel group does not immediately drop its claims to key posts in a new government, anonymous source close to the talks said Sunday. The talks may be suspended until September,

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 144

Danish Soldier killed in Iraq

One Danish soldier and two Iraqis serving in the international stabilisation force in Iraq were killed in a clash overnight near the southern city of Basra, British army spokesman said Sunday. The clash occurred in Al-Madinah, some 50 kilometres north of

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Wildfires Force Evacuations in Montana

Hundreds of homes in the US state of Montana were evacuated as most of the wildfires that started Saturday still remain uncontrolled. Two dozen major fires started August 16 and most of them were started by lightning.

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 145

Terror Suspect Said to Target Bush Summit

Alleged mastermind of al-Qaida's campaign of bombings in Southeast Asia -- Indonesian Riduan Isamuddin a.k.

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Key Iraqi Oil Pipeline Sabotaged

Iraqi oil exports through a key pipeline was halted by sabotage Saturday, just three days after they resumed following the war, officials said. Engineers were forced to shut down the pipeline to Turkey for repairs after a fire broke out at Baiji, north of

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

US Blackout Areas Urged to Save Power

Consumers are urged to curb their demands for electricity as parts of the US and Canada recover from the worst power cuts in North American history. Electricity supplies were restored across much of the region but officials warn of the possibility of roll

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

UN Distributes Food in Ravaged Liberian Capital

United Nations (UN) agencies prepare to distribute desperately needed food in the starving Liberian capital as a second batch of troops was due to arrive to reinforce a Nigerian-led peacekeeping force. Gregory Blamoh, national officer for the UN World Foo

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Tropical Storm Hit Mexico's Border

Tropical Storm Erika hit Mexico's city of Matamoros with high winds and heavy rains early on Saturday. The severe weather downed trees and damaged roofs and cars in the border town, Mexican television reports said.

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Palestinian Militants: Israel's Withdrawal Not Enough

The latest efforts to move the Middle East peace process forward are not enough, Palestinian militant group Hamas said Saturday. Israel promised to pull out of two West Bank towns, Qalqilya and Jericho, and proposed to withdraw from Ramallah and Tulkarm o

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Former Ugandan Dictator Died

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died, hospital officials in Saudi Arabia said Saturday. Amin, who was variously described as 78 or 80 years old, was in a coma at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah since July 18.

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

New Power Problems Arise in Northeast

A massive power blackout retreated stubbornly Friday as power officials struggled to understand why the historic outage spread in minutes through the northeastern United States and southern Canada. Lights flicked on and air conditioners restarted for some

World | August 15, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Pakistan Began Oil Spill Clean-Up

Pakistani authorities began a massive clean-up campaign to tackle the thousands of tonnes of crude oil that spilled from a wrecked tanker off the southern port city of Karachi July 28. Maritime experts say 12,000 tonnes of oil have spilled into the Arabia

World | August 15, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Power Slowly Coming Back in New York

The lights began to flicker on in some parts of New York City early Friday morning, and while the vast majority of the city was still darkened by the nation's massive blackout, there were signs that things would soon return to normal. Power officials said

World | August 15, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Bush Says Power Grid Needs Modernizing

President Bush said he will order a review of why so many states were hit by a massive power blackout Thursday and said he suspects the nation's electrical grid will have to be modernized. "Millions of people's lives are affected," the president said.

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