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Vietnam Mulls Closure of Northern Land Border with China

Vietnam's health authority has proposed that its northern land border with China be temporarily shut to prevent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from spreading into the country. Vietnam has had 68 SARS infections including five deaths, but the out

World | April 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

N Korea May Add Six to Eight Nuclear Bombs to Arsenal

North Korea has said it is "successfully reprocessing" more than 8,000 spent fuel rods - a move that can enable the extraction of plutonium for several nuclear bombs. The procedure could allow North Korea to add, within months, six to eight bombs to the a

World | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Parliament Reacts Furiously to Russian MP's Death

Russian members of parliament have furiously accused the government of losing the battle against crime a day after the killing of leading liberal politician. A Communist member of the lower house of parliament, Ivan Nikitchuk, said President Vladimir Puti

World | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Poland buys 48 American Fighter Planes

Poland has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to buy 48 American fighter planes. It is the biggest defence contract signed by a former Soviet bloc country since the end of the Cold War.

World | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Europe will not Tolerate "Dividing Lines"

Europe will not tolerate any more "dividing lines", a 40-nation conference declared as the EU prepares to push deep into ex-Soviet territory. The conference gathered the European Union with the expanding bloc's new neighbours to the south and east, includ

World | April 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

First SARS Case in India

India, which has the world's second largest population, has recorded its first confirmed case of the deadly SARS virus, AP reported, citing officials from the National Institute of Virology. A 32-year-old Indian man in the western state of Goa was in isol

World | April 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Strong Quake Rocks North-west China

China's north-western region of Qinghai has been struck by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.

World | April 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Billionaire Sir John Paul Getty II Dies

Reclusive US billionaire Sir John Paul Getty II has died at 10.40am Thursday at a London hospital at the age of 70.

World | April 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 705

PM of Lebanon Resigns

Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri has resigned, announced BBC today. Hariri submitted his resignation at a meeting with President Emile Lahoud in the presidential palace.

World | April 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

North Korea, USA and China Start Talks Over Nuclear Crisis

Talks over North Korea's nuclear weapons program may begin as early as next week, reported South Korea's news service Wednesday. It will take place in Beijing with China acting as a full participant in the negotiations.

World | April 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Mastermind of Achille Lauro Hijacking Captured

Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro on which a wheelchair-bound American was killed, has been captured by U.S.

World | April 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Worst Day for SARS Victims

The mystery SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome virus, has killed nine more people in Hong Kong- the largest one-day death toll since the mystery decease took its first victims last month, reported CNN. Tuesday's deaths bring the number of SARS victim

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

European Parliament Voted for European Security and Defense

The European Parliament voted in favor of a document calling for a more effective European Security and Defense Policy in Strasburg, April 15. Some of the measures enhancing security in the report are a common defense budget, a mutual defense clause and a

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

European Union Lifts Ban on Belarus' President Visa

The European Union (EU) lifted the ban on the visa of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The decision came from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), after it was allowed to return to Belarus.

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Fortuyn Killer Jailed for 18 Years

The man who killed Dutch anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn - the then leader of the Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) - has been jailed for 18 years. 33-year-old Volkert van der Graaf was spared a life sentence, the court ruling that Van der Graaf should recei

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

Nigeria's Democratic Party Leads

The first civilian-run elections partial results give President Olusegun Obasanjo's People's Democratic Party (PDP) a good start. On Monday, 124 of the House of Representatives seats had been declared, with the PDP winning 69 of them.

World | April 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

?rafat Rejects Cabinet Proposal

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has rejected a list of cabinet members selected by Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, say Palestinian sources. Sources say Mr Abbas - a leading moderate also known as Abu Mazen - has demoted senior supporters of Mr Arafat and t

World | April 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

21 students Died in a Bus Accident in Greece

At least 21 high-school students died yesterday when their bus crushed in a terrible collision with a lorry carrying a load of timber sheets on a trailer. Some reports suggest death is as high as 24.

World | April 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Bomb Goes off at Venezuela Talks Venue

Police in Venezuela say a bomb has exploded in the capital, Caracas, in the building where an agreement was reached hours earlier about a referendum on the mandate of President Hugo Chavez. A police spokesman, Carlos Medina, said no-one was injured in the

World | April 13, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Hungarians Vote 'Yes' to EU

Hungarians voted 'yes' to EU, according to first results from Saturday's referendum. With more than 99% of ballots counted, returns showed about 84% of voters backing entry, the Hungarian Electoral Committee announced.

World | April 13, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

SARS Claims More Lives in China

Two people in China's remote northern region of Inner Mongolia have died from the mystery Sars illness, reinforcing fears about the spread of the disease. The Chinese news agency reported that 10 cases were reported in the regional capital of Hohhot.

World | April 12, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234