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Security Guard Found Dead in UN Headquarters

A UN security guard was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide committed inside UN headquarters on Monday, police said. Michael Holton's body was found in a third floor lounge shortly before noon.

World | December 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

UN Urges More Action on Al-Qaeda

Only a lack of technical expertise is stopping al-Qaeda from carrying out a chemical or biological attack, a United Nations report has warned. The report said al-Qaeda ideology had continued to spread, raising the spectre of further attacks.

World | December 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

German Chancellor Heads to South, West China

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder headed to China's southern and western regions, after talks in Beijing in which both countries reaffirmed their commitment to building closer economic and strategic ties. Boosting trade between one of the world's bigges

World | December 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Turkey: Bombings Linked to Al-Qaida

Turkey's government linked directly last month's deadly bombings with al-Qaida. "According to the information we have right now, both those who were involved in these terrorist attacks as suicide bombers, and those who had relations with them, seem close

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Report to Trigger Lithuanian President's Impeachment

A parliamentary committee of inquiry in Lithuania was set to publish a damning report that is expected to open the way to President Rolandas Paksas' impeachment in a corruption scandal. The committee was set up a month ago after allegations in a security

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Japan to Probe Diplomats' Ambush

A team of senior Japanese officials is on its way to Iraq to investigate an ambush that killed two Japanese diplomats near Tikrit. There are differing accounts of Saturday's attack with initial reports indicated the diplomats and their driver were killed

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Millions Head to the Polls in India

Millions of Indians will vote on Monday to elect four new state assemblies in balloting seen as a litmus test of popularity for India's ruling Hindu nationalists ahead of general elections in 2004. Some 94 million adults are eligible to vote in the states

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

"Geneva Accord" Proposes Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

"For the first time in more than a hundred years of conflict a detailed and comprehensive solution was agreed upon which settles the most critical issues of this conflict," the Palestinian and Israeli negotiators said in a statement, meaning the unofficia

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Quake Shakes Northwest China, Kills 10

A strong earthquake rumbled through a swath of western China's mountainous Xinjiang region Monday, killing at least 10 people and causing the collapse of hundreds of homes near the border with Kazakhstan, the government said. Thirty-four people were repor

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

3 Al-Qaeda Members "Caught in Iraq"

American forces have captured three members of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network in northern Iraq, a US military commander told AP. If confirmed, it would be the first disclosed detention of Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq.

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

US Military: 54 Iraqis Killed in Samarra Battle

US military announced that 54 Iraqis were killed in the northern city of Samarra as US forces used tanks and cannons to fight their way out of simultaneous ambushes while delivering new Iraqi currency to banks. But residents said Monday that the casualty

World | December 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Syria "Gives Turkey 22 Bombing Suspects"

Syria has handed over 22 suspects to Turkish authorities in connection to the four recent suicide bombings in Istanbul, the Anatolia news agency reported. All of those new suspects are Turks, who have reportedly left for Syria after the attacks.

World | November 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Global Stars Join Aids Fight Show

A number of worldwide celebrated pop stars, including Beyonce Knowles and Bono, performed at a huge Nelson Mandela-organized concert in Cape Town to boost the fight against Aids. The five-hour show also featured Eurythmics, The Corrs, Anastacia, Zucchero

World | November 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Pakistan Lifts India Fights Ban

Pakistan is set to lift its ban on Indian flights over its territory, as another sign of improving relations between the neighbouring rivals. The move should be confirmed on Monday, according to official information.

World | November 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Turkish Hostage Released by the Taleban

Turkish engineer Hasan Onal who was kidnapped by the Taleban in Afghanistan last month was released on Sunday morning. The man himself has told authorities he was well.

World | November 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Ambushers Kill Two Japanese Envoys in Iraq

Two Japanese diplomats were shot dead as they stopped for food near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit on Saturday. In another ambush earlier on the same day, seven Spanish agents were killed south of capital Baghdad.

World | November 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Six Spanish Agents Killed Near Baghdad

At least six members of a Spanish intelligence team were killed in Iraq Saturday as they returned from a mission south of capital Baghdad, according to information from Spain's Defence Ministry. A journalist who drove by the murder scene said he saw four

World | November 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

US Arrested 41 "Insurgents" in Iraq

US troops in Iraq have arrested 41 suspected insurgents during separate operations on Saturday, military officials have said. Ever since the US-led war was proclaimed over, suicide attacks have claimed the lives of dozens of US troops and other coalition

World | November 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Suspect for Turkey Synagogue Attack Held

Turkish policemen have arrested a man suspected of planning the suicide bomb attack on an Istanbul synagogue two weeks ago. The man was reportedly arrested on Tuesday while he was trying to cross the Iranian border, holding a fake passport.

World | November 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Blast Targets Georgian Opposition

A car bomb has gone off before the office of Georgia's opposition Labor Party early on Saturday morning. According to one of the party's leaders, Gela Daneliya, no people have been hurt by the blast.

World | November 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Hillary Clinton Flies to Baghdad

Right after US President arrived back from Iraq where he met US troops to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, former first lady Hillary Clinton flew to the war-torn country. In her own words, Hillary wanted to thank US soldiers for their "extraordinary work" and

World | November 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205