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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

Japan Blows UP Spy Rocket

Japan has destroyed a rocket carrying two spy satellites intended to monitor North Korea. The rocket had to be blown up after it took off because of an unspecified technical failure, officials at the Japanese space programme have said.

World | November 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Terror Suspect Arrested in Hamburg

Police in the northern German city of Hamburg say they have arrested an Algerian man on suspicion of being a terrorist. The arrest coincides with the arrests of at least three other North Africans in Italy, who were alleged to have been recruiting volunte

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Paris Court Acquits 3 Paparazzi in Diana Case

A Paris court acquitted three press photographers who were alleged with breaching privacy laws when taking pictures of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed on the night of their fatal car crash six years ago.The court decided that Diana and Dodi

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

EC Issues Passports for Pets

The European Commission proposed issuing wallet-sized passports for dogs, cats and ferrets in a bid to facilitate pets' travels in Europe. The blue booklet will be printed in the pet owner's native language and in English, will bear the European Union's c

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

US President Back from Iraq Trip

US President George Bush has arrived back in the country after a visit US troops in Baghdad to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The trip was kept secret until Bush left the warn-torn country due to security concerns.

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Italy Arrests 5 Terror Suspects

Five people led by a suspected senior Al-Qaeda operative were arrested late Thursday by Italian anti-terror police on suspicion of having recruited suicide attackers for strikes in Iraq, the Milan prosecutors office said. The judge leading the investigati

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Police ID Explosives from Turkish Attacks

Ammonium nitrate-based explosives were used in four deadly suicide truck bombings in Istanbul, police said, as the bodies of two British diplomats were flown home after a somber ceremony.Used as fertilizer, ammonium nitrate can become a powerful explosive

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

UK Terror Suspect May Have Al-Qaeda Links

Britain arrested a 24-year-old man in the west of England under its Terrorism Act amid suspicions that he has links with al-Qaeda and, reportedly, "shoe bomber" Richard Reid. It is the belief of the security and Special Branch services that this man has c

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Iraq Insurgents Attack Italian Embassy

In another blow at US allies in the occupation, insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Italian mission before dawn Thursday, causing damage but no injuries. The attack came as key Shiite Muslim leaders criticized the US plan to transfer power

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Bush Pays Surprise Visit to Iraq

US President Bush flew to Iraq under extraordinary secrecy and security Thursday to spend Thanksgiving with US troops and thank them for "defending the American people from danger." The unannounced visit brought wild cheers from battle-worn soldiers, stun

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Boat Accident Left 100 Dead in Congo

More than 100 people have been killed in a boat accident in Congo during a storm earlier this week, news agencies said Thursday. Some reports said a ferry boat had toppled over in bad weather, but government information says two ferries collided.

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

India, Pakistan Cease Fire

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan have began a cease-fire this week along their frontier in the Kashmir region, one of the world's most heavily militarized borders.The new move to calm relations between the long-time foes has been launched as Muslims on b

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275