Mastermind of Achille Lauro Hijacking Captured

Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro on which a wheelchair-bound American was killed, has been captured by U.S.

World | April 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Worst Day for SARS Victims

The mystery SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome virus, has killed nine more people in Hong Kong- the largest one-day death toll since the mystery decease took its first victims last month, reported CNN. Tuesday's deaths bring the number of SARS victim

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

European Parliament Voted for European Security and Defense

The European Parliament voted in favor of a document calling for a more effective European Security and Defense Policy in Strasburg, April 15. Some of the measures enhancing security in the report are a common defense budget, a mutual defense clause and a

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

European Union Lifts Ban on Belarus' President Visa

The European Union (EU) lifted the ban on the visa of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The decision came from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), after it was allowed to return to Belarus.

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Fortuyn Killer Jailed for 18 Years

The man who killed Dutch anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn - the then leader of the Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) - has been jailed for 18 years. 33-year-old Volkert van der Graaf was spared a life sentence, the court ruling that Van der Graaf should recei

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

Nigeria's Democratic Party Leads

The first civilian-run elections partial results give President Olusegun Obasanjo's People's Democratic Party (PDP) a good start. On Monday, 124 of the House of Representatives seats had been declared, with the PDP winning 69 of them.

World | April 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

?rafat Rejects Cabinet Proposal

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has rejected a list of cabinet members selected by Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, say Palestinian sources. Sources say Mr Abbas - a leading moderate also known as Abu Mazen - has demoted senior supporters of Mr Arafat and t

World | April 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

21 students Died in a Bus Accident in Greece

At least 21 high-school students died yesterday when their bus crushed in a terrible collision with a lorry carrying a load of timber sheets on a trailer. Some reports suggest death is as high as 24.

World | April 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Bomb Goes off at Venezuela Talks Venue

Police in Venezuela say a bomb has exploded in the capital, Caracas, in the building where an agreement was reached hours earlier about a referendum on the mandate of President Hugo Chavez. A police spokesman, Carlos Medina, said no-one was injured in the

World | April 13, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Hungarians Vote 'Yes' to EU

Hungarians voted 'yes' to EU, according to first results from Saturday's referendum. With more than 99% of ballots counted, returns showed about 84% of voters backing entry, the Hungarian Electoral Committee announced.

World | April 13, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

SARS Claims More Lives in China

Two people in China's remote northern region of Inner Mongolia have died from the mystery Sars illness, reinforcing fears about the spread of the disease. The Chinese news agency reported that 10 cases were reported in the regional capital of Hohhot.

World | April 12, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Hungary Votes on EU Accession

A referendum is taking place in Hungary on European Union accession - the third of the 10 countries invited to join in May next year to put the question to a vote. All four of the parties represented in the Hungarian parliament are in favour of accession,

World | April 12, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Texas Professor Charged over Plague Scare

Dr Thomas Butler, a Texas professor has been charged with smuggling illegal bacteria and lying to officials over the reported disappearance of 30 vials of deadly bubonic plague bacteria from his laboratory. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation

World | April 11, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Earthquake Rocked Northern Italy

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale rocked northern Italy, rattling buildings and prompting the evacuation of many schools.

World | April 11, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Concorde Grounded for Good

Concorde flights are to end after more than three decades of luxury travel. British Airways and Air France made simultaneous announcements that they would be permanently grounding the famous supersonic airliners this year.

World | April 10, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Fire Kills 28 in Russian School for Deaf, Dumb Children

At least 28 people, mostly children, have been killed as a fire has swept through a boarding school for deaf and dumb children in Makhachkala, the capital of the southern republic of Dagestan. More than 100 others had been injured in the blaze.

World | April 10, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

Hindus Fled Kashmir Scene of Massacre

Fourteen Kashmiri Hindus have fled the village of Nadimarg in Indian-administered Kashmir, the scene of a massacre by unidentified gunmen two weeks ago. Earlier this week the police had prevented villagers from leaving.

World | April 9, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

European Parliament Approved EU Eastward Expansion

The European parliament has approved the eastward expansion of the European Union. The vote paves the way for 10 candidate countries to join the EU in May 2004 - if the EU's national parliaments and voters in the candidate countries also give their suppor

World | April 9, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

Israelis Face West Bank Charges

The Israeli army has charged an officer and a soldier in incidents where Palestinian civilians were killed. Indictments on such charges are rare despite quite a number of Palestinian civilian deaths in the past two-and-a-half years of conflict.

World | April 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Growth in Eurozone Set at 1% in 2003

Growth in the 12-nation eurozone is likely to be just 1% in 2003, and even that slim expansion is under threat if war in Iraq drags on much longer, the European Commission has warned. In its regular forecast for European growth, the EC said that, under cu

World | April 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

School Fire Kills 21 Russian Children and Teacher

Twenty-one Russian children and their teacher were killed in a fire in a school in eastern Siberia early on Monday, Interfax news agency reported. Some reports set the age of the children at 11 to 17, earlier reports had said the children were aged five t

World | April 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223