Several strong earthquakes, included one of magnitude 6.3, shook Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Wednesday and Thursday.
Americans Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon won the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discoveries concerning "channels in cell membranes, the Royal Swedish Academy said Wednesday. Agre, 54, is part of the staff at the Johns Hopkins University School
Pakistan test fired a medium-range, nuclear-capable missile, and the second such test in less than a week, the army said. The army said it successfully fired off the Hatf-4 missile, also known as the Shaheen 1, in the early morning hours.
US sent mixed signals on the future of a new Iraq resolution that has divided the UN Security Council, saying it wants a vote by an October 23 donor's conference but also raising the possibility of a delay. In Iraq insurgents killed 3 US soldiers with roa
Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has won the race for governor of California - ousting the Democratic incumbent Gray Davis in the state's unprecedented recall election. Cheers were heard at Arnie's headquarters in Century City, Los Angeles, moment after po
Californians headed to the polls in a historic vote on whether to oust their unpopular governor, with action star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Polls indicated the vote on whether to recall dour Democratic governor Gray Davis would be close.
A mortar attack targeted Iraq's foreign ministry after stalemate at the United Nations left US troops facing a long haul in efforts to stabilize and reconstruct the country "under new management" from Washington. The ministry compound was hit by one morta
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that his nation would not hesitate to attack its enemies wherever they were. Syria's president countered that the raid - targeting what Israel said was a Palestinian militant training camp - would only enhance his
Turkey's parliament voted overwhelmingly to give the government permission to send troops to Iraq, a move that could lead to the first contingent of Muslim peacekeepers being sent to Iraq. But the Iraqi Governing Council, set up by US, underlined its oppo
Two American citizens and a Russian won the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics for theories about how matter can show bizarre behaviour at extremely low temperatures. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Alexei A.
Yasser Arafat swore in new Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia and an emergency Cabinet in a move likely to make it more difficult for Israel to carry out its threat to "remove" the Palestinian leader. The new Cabinet did not include Nasser Yousef, a
Candidates for the governorship of America's richest state, California, have been racing to squeeze the maximum coverage out of the final day of the campaign. Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the frontrunner to replace incumbent Gray Davis, but hi
An Israeli soldier was killed in gun clashes across the border with Lebanon, Israeli military official said on Tuesday. The soldier was reportedly killed in an attack on a border patrol by the Lebanese militants Hezbollah near the town of Metulla on Monda
US scientist Paul C. Lauterbur and Briton Peter Mansfield jointly won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has made complex medical examinations more precise as well as less painful for millions of sufferi
President Bush declined to criticize Israel for its air strike inside Syria, saying Israel "has got a right to defend herself." But Bush also said he had cautioned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to try to avoid escalating tensions in the region.
Syria asked the UN Security Council to condemn an Israeli attack on a suspected Palestinian militant camp north of Damascus, but the council adjourned without taking a vote. US Ambassador John Negroponte, the council president said that consultations woul
More than 100,000 people took to the streets of the Spanish city of Zaragoza to protest against a controversial government plan to redistribute the country's vital water resources. The regional government of Aragon, in northeastern Spain, called the march
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