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Two Bombs Go Off at Athens Court Complex

Two powerful time bombs exploded at Athens' main court complex Friday in attacks the government linked to the trial of suspected members of Greece's deadliest terrorist group. The twin blasts, which injured a police officer and damaged a building in the c

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

3 Injured in Shooting in Baghdad Mosque

Three gunmen sprayed bullets at congregants at the end of dawn prayers Friday, wounding three people, the cleric at a Sunni mosque in northeast Baghdad said. Walid al-Azari said the three men got out of a pickup truck near the Quiba mosque and opened fire

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SARS-Like Viruses Found in China

Fears that animals carrying SARS-like viruses could trigger another outbreak have been heightened by a testing programme in China. Scientists from hospitals in Hong Kong visited a market in the Guangdong province -- thought to be the source of an illness

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Israelis Kill Palestinian in Nablus raid

Israeli forces killed a suspected Palestinian militant in the West Bank town of Nablus on Friday morning, witnesses and Palestinian security sources said. The town was shaken by four blasts during the raid, with one report saying the explosions were cause

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Abbas Seeks Stronger Palestinian Mandate

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas has challenged his parliament to back him - or face his resignation. In a speech to MPs, who are reviewing his first 100 days in office, Mr Abbas publicly admitted rifts with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat - and

World | September 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

France, Germany Reject US Iraq Plans

French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have said a US draft resolution seeking greater international help in Iraq does not go far enough. Speaking after talks in Germany, Mr Chirac said the US proposals "seem quite far fro

World | September 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Germany's Jobless Rate Flattens

German unemployment has flattened out, boosting hopes that the government attempts to reform the labour market might be having an effect. Adjusted for seasonal factors such as July's surge in school leavers joining the job market and rising agricultural h

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Second Web Worm Suspect Investigated

A second person is being investigated in Romania in connection with the MSBlast virus that caused havoc online in August. Romanian police confirmed they have a suspect believed to have released a modified version of the virus.

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Florida Executes Anti-abortion Militant

Florida executed by injection anti-abortion militant Paul Hill on Wednesday, who became the first person executed in the United States for murdering a doctor who performed abortions. Paul Hill, 49, was condemned for the July 29, 1994, shooting deaths of D

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Five Dead in Russia Train Blast

Five people have been killed and at least 30 others wounded in explosions on a crowded commuter train in southern Russia. Government officials said they believed it was an act of terrorism.

World | September 3, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

NBC Wins Vivendi Battle

The creation of a new global media giant has drawn closer after Vivendi Universal said it intended to merge its entertainment business with General Electric's television network NBC. Vivendi said it had entered exclusive talks with NBC over the formation

World | September 3, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Dossier "Over-Egged" Iraq Weapons Claims

A UK Ministry of Defence official has told the Hutton inquiry his staff had a number of concerns over the 45 minute Iraq weapons claim. Brian Jones, who managed scientists working at the Defence Intelligence Staff, told the inquiry into the death of Dr Da

World | September 3, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

France Buries Unclaimed Heatwave Dead

Dozens of victims of France's heatwave who remained unclaimed despite appeals for relatives to come forward have been buried in paupers' graves in an official ceremony.

World | September 3, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Fired Shots Close UK Embassy in Iran

Britain temporarily closed the building of the British embassy in Tehran after unknown attackers fired shots at it. No casualties have been reported in the incident, which occurred at a time of rising tension between Iran and Britain over Britain's arrest

World | September 3, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Arafat: The Road map Is Dead

Recent Israeli military action against Palestinian militants has killed the U.S.

World | September 3, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Kurdish Rebels Abandon Truce

The main militant Kurdish group in Turkey says it is ending a unilateral ceasefire declared after the capture of its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, four years ago. A spokeswoman for the group, which has been pressing the government to announce a truce of its ow

World | September 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Thousands Bid Iraqi Cleric Farewell

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have massed in the streets of the holy city of Najaf for the burial of Shia cleric Ayatollah Muhammad Baqr al-Hakim, killed by a car bomb on Friday. Mourners stretched out their hands, chanting their grief at his death, as

World | September 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Jakarta Police on Alert Before Al-Qaida Associate Verdict

Hundreds of Muslim militants rallied Tuesday outside a courthouse in Jakarta, Indonesia where judges are deciding the fate of alleged spiritual leader of an al-Qaida-linked group Abu Bakar Bashir in a trial seen as a test of Indonesia's willingness to fig

World | September 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Car Bomb Wounded Dozens in Central Baghdad

A car bomb exploded near the police headquarters in Baghdad Tuesday, wounding many bystanders. The accident took place only a day after roadside bomb killed two US soldiers.

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Cleric's Cortege Approaches Najaf

Iraqi security guards have taken control of Najaf as the cortege of slain Shia cleric Ayatollah Muhammad Baqr al-Hakim makes its final approach into the holy city. Tens of thousands of people are lining the route to pay tribute to the Ayatollah who died,

World | September 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Israel Calls for Crackdown on Militants

Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz promised a fight "to the bitter end" against Palestinian mlitant group Hamas and Israeli Cabinet reiterated there would be no progress on a US-backed peace plan unless the Palestinian Authority takes action against th

World | September 2, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178