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

Suicide Bomber Hits Crowded Train Station in Central Israel

A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded train station in central Israel, killing a security guard who tried to prevent him from entering the station. The bomb wounded 13 bystanders during the busy morning rush hour in the town of Kfar Sa

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Major Hospital in China's Capital Sealed Off

China has sealed off a major hospital in the capital, Beijing, in its latest move to fight the deadly Sars virus. It came a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) added Beijing and China's Shanxi province to its list of places travellers should avo

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

N Korea Insists on a Change in US policy

North Korea says the responsibility is on the United States to change its "hostile policy" as the two countries begin a second day of talks aimed at defusing a nuclear crisis. A report in the official Korean Central News Agency says the US-led war on Iraq

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Nuclear Talks With N Korea Ongoing

Delegations from the United States, North Korea and China have completed their first day of discussions on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. There was no information on the progress of the meeting.

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

240 Casualties From Storms in Bangladesh

The death toll from storms, which have ravaged Bangladesh, rose to more than 240, as further bad weather hit the capital Dhaka damaging several aircraft. The toll included at least 129 people who died when a ferry sank in a storm late Monday on the Buriga

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

New Palestinian Internal Security Chief

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat allowed prime minister-designate Mahmud Abbas to name Mohammed Dahlan as internal security chief in his new cabinet, breaking their standstill, presidential secretary Tayeb Abdelrahim said. "Dahlan will be state minister f

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Serbia Lifted 42-day State of Emergency

Serbia yesterday lifted its 42-day state of emergency, declared after the assassination of the former prime minister Zoran Djindjic last month. Zoran Zivkovic, Mr Djindjic's successor, said the government would press on with its crackdown on organised cri

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Turkish Cypriots to Open Borders

The authorities in the breakaway Turkish north of Cyprus have announced that they will open access to the Greek Cypriot part of the island after nearly 30 years of enforced separation. Turkish Cypriots will be able to go over the border, which is expected

World | April 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

SARS Virus "Constantly Changing Form"

The virus thought to cause Sars is constantly changing form, say scientists - which will make developing a vaccine difficult. The Beijing Genomics Institute reported that the virus is "expected to mutate very fast and very easily".

World | April 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

Hong Kong Pupils Return to School despite SARS Outbreak

Secondary schools in Hong Kong reopened after a three-week closure because of the Sars outbreak. About 200,000 children from around 400 schools went back to class, although 10 schools refused to open.

World | April 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Highly Contagious Bird Flu in Belgium

Belgium has announced another mass cull of chickens and other poultry in an effort to combat bird flu, a highly contagious disease that has apparently spread from the Netherlands. The Belgian authorities have already destroyed a quarter of a million birds

World | April 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 656

Toronto Commuters Warned Against SARS

Public transit commuters around Toronto may have been exposed to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and should check themselves for symptoms, Toronto public health officials said Sunday. The Ministry of Health issued an advisory Sunday saying an infected p

World | April 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

U.S. President George W. Bush Optimistic for N Korea Solution


World | April 21, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

China Sacks Health Minister

State media reported that Health Minister Zhang Wenkang and Beijing mayor Meng Xuenong were removed from senior positions in the Communist Party, a formal step which will almost certainly see them fired from their government posts. In a statement Sunday t

World | April 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198