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Californian Fires Keep On Raging

A wildfire leaped through dense housing tracts in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains on Saturday, destroying more than 200 homes, threatening 1,000 others and forcing thousands of people to flee under a sky thick with smoke and tinged orange-re

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Hotel in Baghdad Hit with Rockets

As many as eight rockets were fired at the Al Rasheed Hotel -- used by many coalition officials -- at 6.10 am local time Sunday morning.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

US Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq

A US Army Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by ground fire near Tikrit, US officials said. The US command in Baghdad said five soldiers were injured.

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Coalition Forces to Lift Curfew in Baghdad

Coalition authorities in Iraq declared plans to lift the curfew and reopen a major bridge in Baghdad to ease conditions for Iraqis ahead of the Mulsim holy month of Ramadan despite continued violence. Meanwhile, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz sai

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

N Korea to Revise Bush's Security Offer

North Korea said that it would consider President Bush's offer of written security assurances in return for dismantling the communist state's nuclear weapons programs. Pyongyang had previously ridiculed Bush's offer as "not worth considering.

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

California Wild Fires Destroy 4 Houses

Firefighters battled both flames and treacherous Santa Ana winds as they sought to subdue a wildfire that destroyed four houses, a handful of cars and chased more than 1,000 people from their homes. The so-called "Devil Winds," which pick up speed as they

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Iraq Pleased with Aid Promises

Iraqi officials say they are pleased with the outcome of a donors' conference in Madrid, which produced pledges of at least USD 13 B for the reconstruction of their country. The head of Iraq's governing council, Ayad Allawi, said the balance between grant

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

1 Dies as Two Trains Collide in Switzerland

One person died and several were injured in a collision between two trains in Zurich, Swiss police announced. The accident caused one car to overturn and at least three cars to derail.

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

All Trapped Miners in Russia Alive

Rescuers at a flooded coalmine in southern Russia announced that all 46 trapped miners are alive. Emergency workers in southern Russia began rescuing cold and exhausted miners from the flooded coal mine deep underground where they had been trapped for nea

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Head of Russia's Largest Oil Company Detained

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of Russia's largest oil producer, Yukos, was detained early Saturday by security forces at an airport in Siberia, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Yukos company officials. For months, the Russian prosecutor's office

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Israel Plans Extending Security Barrier

Israel's Defense Ministry has formulated a plan to extend its security barrier into a new area of the West Bank, despite international pressure to stop construction, Israeli official has said Friday. The new segment would cut off the Jordan Valley and con

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Concorde Makes Last Flight

Concorde will leave New York's John Kennedy airport on Friday morning on its final flight - back to London. The luxury plane will be carrying 100 people, all celebrity guests or frequent passengers, as well as a British businessman who booked his ticket a

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Diana Photographers on Trial

Three photographers are to go on trial in a Paris court on Friday for taking pictures at the scene of the car crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and their French driver Henri Paul in August 1997, the BBC reported. They are charged with invasion

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Gaza Raid Kills Three Israelis

Palestinian gunmen have killed three Israelis in a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, Israeli security sources say. The gunmen infiltrated the heavily guarded Netzarim settlement in the central Gaza Strip and opened fire under cover of darkness.

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Clinton Brokers Landmark AIDS Deal

Former US President Bill Clinton has brokered a deal to supply cut-price Aids drugs to developing countries. An agreement was reached with four generic drug companies in India and South Africa to provide certain treatments at less than a third of the cost

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

UK MP Expelled over Views on Iraq War

British MP George Galloway has been expelled from the Labour Party due to his outspoken comments on the US-led war in Iraq. Galloway "incited foreign forces to rise up against British troops", Chairman of the party Ian McCartney claimed.

World | October 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Separatists Accept India's Talks Offer

Kashmiri separatists accepted an offer for talks from the Indian government, but said they would discuss a solution to the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan as well. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a legal grouping of religious and political parties that

World | October 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Train Crash in India Kills at Least 7

At least seven people have been killed and 35 injured after a passenger train crashed in southern India. It was reported that accident took place between Bangalore and the palace town of Mysore.

World | October 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Bush Praises Australia for Support in Iraq

US President George W. Bush thanked Australia on Thursday for sending troops to Iraq and declared that Australia had a "special responsibility" to shoulder a regional security role that has made some of its neighbors nervous.

World | October 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Thousands Attend Izetbegovic's Funeral in Bosnia

Thousands of Bosnians gathered around the Parliament building as they paid last tribute to late former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic in Sarajevo on Wednesday. Braving the drizzling rain, tens of thousands of mourners from all over the country arrive

World | October 22, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Iraq Attacks on US Troops Up

The commander of US forces in Iraq said on Wednesday the number of attacks against American troops in Iraq is increasing. Lt.

World | October 22, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180