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Drug Hope for SARS Patients

Researchers in Germany have identified an existing anti-viral drug which might be used to treat SARS - the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 800 people worldwide. Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, scientists from the Frankfurt Medical Sc

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Explosives Found on Italian Plane

Police have detonated an explosive device found on board an Italian airliner about to make an internal flight to Rome. The device was discovered on Thursday under a seat on an Alitalia plane that had arrived in the eastern city of Ancona from Florence.

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War Crimes Suspect Held in Serbia

Special forces in Serbia have arrested one of the country's most wanted war crimes suspects. Veselin Sljivancanin, a former colonel in the Yugoslav national army, was picked up by police after a 10-hour standoff outside his house in Belgrade.

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Hamas Blamed for Mid-East Violence

The United States has blamed the increase in Israeli-Palestinian violence on the militant group Hamas, amid fears for the future of the roadmap plan for peace in the region. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the continuing violence was not the faul

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Hamas Leader Killed by Israeli Helicopter Strike

Six Palestinians were killed in strike by Israeli helicopters on a car travelling in Gaza City Thursday. One of the victims of the attack has been identified by Palestinian sources as Yasser Taha- a senior member of the military wing of Palestine's milita

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Russia's President Joins Independence Day Celebrations

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, PM Mikhail Kasyanov and other top officials joined celebrations of Russia's Independence Day Thursday at Moscow's Famous Red Square. For the first time in forty-seven years military jets fly over the Kremlin palace.

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UK Calls for Cash to Palestinian Radicals Cut Off

UK's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw called June 12th for greater international efforts to cut off funds to militant Palestinian groups after the suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem Thursday. Straw did not specify any countries, but Britain increased pressure o

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Iranian Student Protests Spark Clashes

Riot police and hard-line vigilantes clashed with teenage demonstrators who denounced supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday, as protests mushroomed into Iran's biggest in months. Dozens of the hard-liners riding motorbikes chased down about 300

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US Troops Hunt Saddam Loyalists

The US military captured nearly 400 suspected Saddam Hussein loyalists in a bid to end daily attacks against American soldiers north of Baghdad.The massive operation, codenamed "Operation Peninsula Strike", used jet fighters, tank-buster aircraft and patr

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Calls for Peace Follow Day of Bloodshed

Calls for peace between Israel and the Palestinians followed bloodshed that left at least 26 people dead in one day. At least 16 people were killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian militant dressed as an Orthodox Jew blew himself up on board a bus in the c

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Suicide Blast Hits Jerusalem Bus

At least nine people have been killed in an explosion on a bus in central Jerusalem, Israeli police have said. Dozens of people were injured in the blast, reportedly caused by a suicide bomber, on one of the city's main thoroughfares during rush hour.

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Defence Giants in Spying Battle

According to the lawsuit, Boeing misappropriated secret Lockheed documents relating to its bid for a USD 2 B rocket programme in 1998. This information, Lockheed said, helped Boeing win 21 of the 28 tendered military satellite launches, part of the Air Fo

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Israel Defends Pre-Emptive Strike

Israel has defended its policy of pre-emptive strikes after US President George W. Bush rebuked the country over two deadly missile attacks.

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Two Killed in German Train Crash

Two people were killed and at least fifteen have been injured after two passenger trains crashed into each other in Southwestern Germany, police said. The two trains were travelling along a single-track line between the towns of Schrozberg and Niederstett

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Mid-East Peace Plan Fuels More Violence

Israeli troops in capital Jerusalem rocketed cars believed to carry militants Wednesday, a week after US-backed Middle-East peace plan was launched. The accident follows Tuesday's attack on Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi in Gaza Strip when two people wer

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Peru's 71 Hostages Set Free

Seventy-one people who have been kidnapped in Peru were released Wednesday some 36 hours after they were snatched. All of the hostages, including three police officers and seven foreigners, are "healthy and safe", Peru's President Alejandro Toledo said.

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Blix: Members of US Administration are Bastards

Outgoing chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix has described certain members of the US administration as "bastards" who set out to undermine him during his three years at the helm. "I have my detractors in Washington.

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

AP: Iraq War Killed Over 3,000 Civilians

At least 3,240 civilians died across Iraq during a month of war, including 1,896 in Baghdad, according to a five-week investigation by The Associated Press. The count is still fragmentary, and the complete toll - if it is ever tallied - is sure to be sign

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

US Defence Secretary: Violence in Iraq Will Continue

Elements of Saddam's Baathist Party and other loyalists will resist the international peacekeeping force that arrives in Iraq September 2003, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday during his official visit to Albania. Failed efforts to prove t

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

U.S. Plays Down N. Korea Nuclear Threat

The U.S.

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

New Strikes Hit France

French commuters faced new misery Tuesday as over half morning rush-hour trains were cancelled in new public sector strikes over planned pension reforms, causing huge road tailbacks as workers took to their cars. Traffic authorities counted a total 300 km

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