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Bomb Wounds 31 Outside Bank in Kashmir

A bomb exploded outside a bank in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, wounding 31 people, police said. The bomb was planted on a bicycle parked outside a local branch of the State Bank of India in the town of Bandipora, about 40 miles north of Srinaga

World | August 13, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

N Korea Demands US Normalize Ties

North Korea demanded Wednesday that the United States commit to a nonaggression treaty and normalize ties with the communist nation while rejecting any early inspection of its nuclear programs. The demands came ahead of planned talks in Beijing to deal wi

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"LovSan" Worm Attacks Microsoft Systems

The latest Internet attack on Microsoft operating systems - a virus-like worm, dubbed "LovSan" or "blaster," disabled tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Security experts said the world was lucky this time around because LovSan is comparatively mild

World | August 13, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

US Troops Capture Saddam Bodyguard

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World | August 12, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Sri Lankan Marxists Stage Ani-Norway Rally Amid Peace Bid

Thousands of Marxist supporters marched through the streets of the Sri Lankan capital and staged an impromptu rally outside the Norwegian embassy to protest Oslo's renewed moves to broker peace on the island. An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people, led by the

World | August 12, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

Israelis Killed in Two Suicide Bombings

Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up at a strip mall in Israel and a bus stop at Jewish West Bank settlement Tuesday, killing two Israelis, shattering a summer of relative calm and raising new doubt about the fate of a shaky Mideast truce. Ther

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Russia Commemorates Kursk

Memorial services are being held in towns around Russia to mark three years since the loss of the Kursk. A total of 118 sailors died when the nuclear submarine sank during exercises in the Barents Sea.

World | August 12, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Kevin Costner Gets Star on Walk of Fame

US movie star Kevin Costner, who is aiming to repeat his "Dances with Wolves" success with his new western film "Open Range," was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. "I've loved taking movies to audiences around the world," he said after the prest

World | August 12, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Liberia's Taylor Yields Power for Exile

Charles Taylor, the warlord who brought 14 years of death and destruction to Liberia, yielded the presidency Monday under pressure from rebels, the United States and West African neighbors - but not before vowing, "I will be back." Taylor surrendered powe

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Thousands of Nude Hindu Priests Made Holy Dip

Thousands of nude Hindu priests plunged in a pool of water in the early hours to take a holy dip, kickstarting a series of such baths in this western Indian town which form part of the Kumbh Mela (Nectar Pot Fair). Chanting the name of the Hindu god Shiva

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Iraqi Oil Output Rises

Iraq produced an average of 850,000 barrels a day of oil in July, the International Energy Agency estimated, but said that the rate of output had risen to 1.1 million barrles per day towards the end of the month.

World | August 11, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Bali Bomb Suspect "Happy to Die"

A key Bali bomb suspect has begun his defence plea in an Indonesian court by thanking prosecutors for demanding a death sentence for him. Imam Samudra - accused by police of being the mastermind of last year's attack which killed 202 people - said death w

World | August 11, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Nato Takes over Afghan Command

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) has assumed control of peacekeeping in Afghanistan - the alliance's first ever operational commitment outside Europe. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Nato's Deputy Secretary General Alessandro Minuto Rizzo a

World | August 11, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

London Temps Hit 100 for First Time

Britain sweltered through its hottest day on record Sunday and Alpine glaciers melted as the heat wave that has baked much of Europe for days sizzled relentlessly on. The heat and drought-driven fires across the continent prompted Pope John Paul II to urg

World | August 11, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Pope Leads Prayers for Rain in Europe

Pope John Paul II has led prayers for rain as temperatures across Europe continue to soar. Speaking to hundreds of pilgrims and tourists visiting him at his summer residence south of Rome, the Pope expressed sorrow for deaths caused by the relentless heat

World | August 10, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

President Taylor Bids Farewell to Liberia

In a farewell address to his war- torn nation, President Charles Taylor declared Sunday he would "sacrifice my presidency' to stop bloodshed in Liberia. Taylor, sitting solemnly with folded hands, recorded the address before a Liberian flag at his home.

World | August 10, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Israel Raids South Lebanon

Israeli aircraft have carried out a raid in southern Lebanon in apparent retaliation for an attack on an Israeli town that left one dead. There is no word so far on casualties or damage as a result of the Israeli action, which Lebanese police said targete

World | August 10, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Protests over Power Cuts Erupt in Basra

Scattered protests over fuel shortages and power cuts caused by intense heat erupted in the southern city of Basra for a second day Sunday, and an American soldier died of heatstroke as temperatures crept higher than 120. Also Sunday, attacks on U.

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Hezbollah Shelling Kills One, Hurts Four

Hezbollah guerrillas fired shells over northern Israel on Sunday, killing one person and injuring four, officials said. The casualties came amid an upsurge of border violence following months of calm.

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3 Killed as Troops Hunt Down Jemaah Islamiyah Bomber

Three gunmen were killed and six soldiers wounded when troops clashed with a group of armed men believed to be protecting escaped Jemaah Islamiyah bomber Fathur Rohman al Ghozi in the southern Philippines, the military said. First infantry division chief

World | August 10, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Pakistan Opened IT Exhibition to Lure Software Exports

Pakistan launched a three-day Information Technology exhibition aimed at boosting exports of software products, officials said. "The exhibition is a means to promote Pakistani software industry exports and we are hopeful of a rise from last year's 700 mil

World | August 9, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227