SARS Death Toll Escalating

The death rate from SARS is increasing, according to a senior WHO official, with mainland China accounting for more cases than the rest of the world. There are now more than 5,600 cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome worldwide, with 3,647 of those i

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Argentina Announced Flood Catastrophe

The authorities in Santa Fe, northern Argentina, have evacuated at least 50,000 people amid the most severe flooding in the province's history. Local officials say that seven people are known to have died in Santa Fe province, with another man dead in nei

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Eight Palestinians Killed in Gaza

Eight Palestinians, including a two-year-old child and 13-year-old boy, have been killed in Gaza during a large incursion by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials say. Seven Israeli soldiers were also injured in the raid, which took place just after midni

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Bus Accident Kills 5 in South Africa

Up to 80 people are feared dead after a coach carrying trade union members plunged into a reservoir in central South Africa. The bus was taking some 90 people to a May Day rally in Free State when the driver apparently took a wrong turn at 0500 local time

World | May 1, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Israel and Palestinians Receive "Road Map" Peace Plan

A U.S.

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Severe Floods In Argentina

The authorities in Santa Fe province in northern Argentina have evacuated 15,000 people in the most severe flooding in 30 years. Local civil defence officials said in some areas the rivers rose by as much as 50 centimetres in 12 hours.

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

N Korea Blames US For Failed Talks

North Korea says the United States used a "mean trick" to hinder progress at last week's nuclear talks by focussing on Pyongyang's alleged admission that it already had nuclear weapons. The state-run KCNA news agency said the talks failed because of the U

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

4 Dead in Suicide Attack near US Embassy in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian suicide bomber killed four people and wounded dozens more in an attack on a crowded cafe near the US embassy in Tel Aviv, just hours after Mahmud Abbas was endorsed as the first-ever Palestinian prime minister, AFP reported. The attack kille

World | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Mini Defence Summit in Brussels

Agreeing to develop European Union military capability, the leaders of four countries that opposed the U.S.

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Charges over Serb PM Murder

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been charged in connection with last month's assassination of reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. He faces charges of "incitement to terrorism and murder", Serbian Interior Minister Dusan Mihajlovic told

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Sharon: Anti-Jewish Acts Continue

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel on Tuesday, marking two minutes of silence, as Israelis remembered the 6 million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis and commemorated the anniversary of the best-known uprising against the Germans, AP reported

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

N Korea Insists On US Compromise

North Korea has said that nuclear talks with the United States are pointless if Washington continues to insist Pyongyang first scraps its suspected nuclear programme. A North Korean official newspaper, Minju Joson, said that as long as the US maintained s

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Asian Leaders Meet to "Fight" SARS

South-East Asian leaders are meeting in Thailand on Tuesday to co-ordinate efforts to fight the spread of the SARS virus, which has claimed at least 330 lives - mostly in East Asia. Thousands of people have been quarantined in the worst hit country, China

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Israeli Army Detains over 30 Palestinians in Overnight Raids

The Israeli army has detained more than 30 Palestinians in overnight raids into the West Bank, BBC reported, citing Israeli security sources. Most of the arrests have been made overnight around the town of Hebron.

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Police Question Berlin Hijacker

A man who hijacked a Berlin bus Sunday night demanded that Israel withdraw from Palestinian territories, police said Monday. Reuters reported that the 27-year-old Lebanese man surrendered after holding eight passengers and the driver for 45 minutes.

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Russian Soyuz Spaceship Docks with International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz spaceship has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on the first manned mission to fly into orbit since the US shuttle Columbia disintegrated in February. The Soyuz TMA-2 capsule, which was launched on Saturday from the Baikonu

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

"Terror Attack" at Jakarta Airport Injures 11

A bomb ripped through a restaurant area at Indonesia's main international airport, injuring 11 people in what officials called a terrorist attack. The blast near a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant -- the second explosion in three days in the country -- m

World | April 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

China Strengthens SARS Measures

Beijing has sealed off another hospital and ordered 4,000 people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the pneumonia-like SARS virus. The government has brought in emergency measures to quarantine people with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, but deni

World | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

N Korea Blames US for Failed Nuclear Talks

North Korea says it put forward a "bold proposal" at talks on its nuclear programme, but heard nothing new from the United States. The talks in Beijing ended amid mutual recriminations on Friday, after US officials said Pyongyang had admitted having nucle

World | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Bus Hijacked In Germany

An armed man has hijacked a bus with about 15 people on board in the northern German city of Bremen. Police say the bus is heading along the A27 motorway towards the city of Hanover, followed by unmarked police vehicles.

World | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Boy Shoots Dead School Principal, Himself

A heavily armed 14-year-old boy shot and killed his school principal inside a crowded junior high cafeteria Thursday morning, then killed himself, authorities said. The shootings happened about 15 minutes before the start of classes at the Red Lion Area J

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270