The Matrix Reloaded, the eagerly awaited sequel to the 1999 sci-fi hit starring Keanu Reeves, has taken a record-breaking USD 42.5m in its first day at the US box office.
A former Yugoslav army officer accused of war crimes in Croatia has been transferred to The Hague. Miroslav Radic is alleged to have been involved in the massacre of about 200 people near the town of Vukovar in 1991.
President Bush has decided to run for another term in office - but the presidential campaign is getting off to its earliest start ever. George W Bush is determined to avoid the mistakes of his father, who was defeated by Bill Clinton in 1992 when he soug
At least 28 people have been killed and 40 injured when a coach carrying German tourists crashed on the A6 motorway in the northern suburbs of the city of Lyon, south-east French. The coach was heading south to Spain, to take the passengers on a holiday t
The top Palestinian negotiator with Israel, Saeb Erekat, has offered to resign. Reports say the new Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas - commonly known as Abu Mazen - asked Mr Erekat to allow him one week to respond.
Britain's government health authorities reported the first confirmed case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the United Kingdom May 16. Laboratory testing "provided a positive result for the SARS coronavirus on one existing probable SARS case,
The US says it may accept an initial suspension of UN sanctions against Iraq rather than press for an immediate end to them. The move - announced by Secretary of State Colin Powell - is being seen as a concession to several veto-wielding members of the UN
An elderly gunman shot dead two doctors and apparently his own wife in the West German city of Ludwigshafen before killing himself, police said. The 69-year-old Italian national stormed into the offices of the two doctors, killing one instantly and fatall
The Germany economy shrank slightly during the first three months of the year, pushing Europe's largest economy yet again to the brink of recession. Weak exports were mainly to blame for the economy's poor performance, according to the Federal Statistics
At least 37 people have died in a fire on an express train in India's northern Punjab state. The fire broke out in three coaches of the Frontier Mail, which was travelling from Bombay to the holy Sikh city of Amritsar.
A number of Europeans who are among 32 tourists presumed to have been kidnapped in the Sahara desert have been found, according to officials. Ten Austrians, six Germans and a Swede have been released and are said to be in good health, according to the for
The United States is sending federal agents to Saudi Arabia to help investigate the bombings that killed at least 29 people in the capital, Riyadh, on Monday. President George Bush blamed Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network for the attacks at three residen
North Korea has blamed the United States for the current nuclear crisis and vowed to boost its defences, in an unusually detailed report to coincide with a US visit by the South's president. The latest rhetorical blast follows comments by Pyongyang that i
A 24-hour national strike is taking place in France, in what is seen as the biggest challenge yet to the centre-right government of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Planes, trains and buses ground to a halt, schools were shut and newspapers failed to
Saudi Arabia has announced a series of measures to stop money going to terrorists, including tighter controls on charities and attempts to prevent money laundering through its banks. The move follows growing criticism in the United States that the Saudi a
A lorry loaded with explosives has rammed into a local government building in Chechnya, killing at least 30 people and two to three times that number were injured, officials say.The suspected rebel attack occurred in the town of Znamenskoye, in the north
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