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Iraqi Kurds Warn Ankara

The Kurds of northern Iraq have warned that there will be clashes if troops from neighbouring Turkey cross the border. Ankara is demanding that Turkish forces should enter the north of the country to secure Turkey's interests if the US and Britain go ahea

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Pope Talks to Blair against War

Pope John Paul II held a private audience Saturday with British Prime Minister Tony Blair offering the Vatican an opportunity to voice its strong opposition to a possible war against Iraq. The Vatican described the meeting as a "cordial," 30-minute conver

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

5.4 Quake Shakes Southern California

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook a wide swath of Southern California early Saturday morning, jarring residents awake and rattling buildings as far away as downtown Los Angeles.

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Two Dead in New York Blast

Two people have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion at an Exxon Mobil oil and gas facility on Staten Island, on the outskirts of New York City. Officials in the city, which has been on high alert since the 11 September attack in 2001, have stressed

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

EU Medical Card 'by 2004'

Millions of people across Europe will be able to apply for a new EU medical smartcard from next year. European Union officials have announced plans to introduce the electronic health card in June 2004.

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Iraq Faces Missile Ultimatum

Iraq has been given a week to start destroying al-Samoud missiles in what could be a key test of its willingness to co-operate with the UN and disarm. According to the inspectors, the al-Samoud can fly beyond the 150-kilometre (93-mile) range set by the U

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

US Nightclub Fire Claims over Fifty Lives

At least 54 people have died in a huge nightclub blaze in the eastern US state of Rhode Island. Local officials said the death toll could rise further, with some of the 150 injured people having suffered very severe burns.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

US "Ready for War in Iraq"

The United States says it has enough forces in place to attack Iraq as soon as the order is given. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said there were "ample" US and other troops in the Gulf ready for military action.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

NASA Plans Shuttle Successor

NASA has revealed its first set of mission criteria for the Orbital Space Plane (OSP) - the series of space vehicle expected to replace the space shuttle from 2012. The new spacecraft's primary function will be to ferry crews to and from the International

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

"Jihad Financers" Accused in US

The authorities in the United States have indicted a Palestinian university professor with financing and supporting Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad. Sami al-Arian - who taught at a Florida university - is one of eight people charged in the 50-cou

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

US Man Guilty in Espionage Trial

A former US intelligence analyst has been found guilty of trying to spy for Iraq and China. Brian Regan, 40-years-old and a father of four, showed no emotion as a jury returned its verdict after five days of deliberation.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Record US Trade Deficit

The US trade gap has surged to a record USD 44.2 B, as Americans choose to buy foreign goods rather than stimulate their own economy.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

US will Submit New Resolution to Security Council

The United States will submit a new resolution to the UN Security Council next week seeking authorisation for military forceagainst Iraq. The draft resolution is expected to be simple, stating Iraq was in "further material breach" of the November 8 Securi

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Turkey Postpones Vote on Military Bases

Turkey has further postponed a crucial vote on opening its military bases to U.S.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

Briton Killed in Saudi Arabia

A British man has been killed in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, BBC reported. Saudi television said the Briton, who worked for British aviation company BAE Systems in the kingdom and was a resident there, was attacked as he sat in his car at traffic lights.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Israel Divides Gaza Strip

The Israeli army has divided the Gaza Strip into three separate security zones and tightened travel curbs on Palestinians living there. The move came a day after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel to retaliate against an Israeli raid in Gaza,

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Violence Hits Philippines

At least 16 people have been killed in the southern Philippines in two separate bomb attacks and a raid on a town by armed men. One person was killed in each of the bomb attacks and the raid on the town killed 14 civilians.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Storms Impede Iran Crash Salvage

Snow storms and freezing gales are hampering efforts to retrieve bodies and search for clues at the site of Iran's worst air crash. Grieving relatives have been gathering near to where the Russian-built Ilyushin plane crashed into a mountain near Kerman i

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

No Survivors in Iran Plane Crash

There were 302 people, including 18 crew, on board the Russian-built Ilyushin plane on an internal flight from Zahedan to Kerman. Radio contact was lost shortly before the plane came down in bad weather, with the pilot speaking of strong winds.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Gephardt Runs for US Presidency

US political veteran Dick Gephardt has announced his widely-expected intention to run for the American presidency. A Democrat Missouri congressman and former House minority leader in the US senate, Mr Gephardt ran the party's house campaigns but resigned

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Bush, Blair Talk Over Fresh Iraq Resolution

The US and UK leaders have held a lengthy telephone conversation in an attempt to agree the wording of a new United Nations resolution on Iraq, the White House has revealed. Officials did not say whether US President George W Bush and UK Prime Minister To

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185
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