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Beijing Police Arrested 'Bomber'

A man who claimed to have taken a bomb into the Beijing office of the Reuters news agency has been arrested by police. The man said he was protesting against corruption in China and demanded to be interviewed.

World | March 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

US Army Helicopter Crashes

A US army Black Hawk helicopter carrying 13 soldiers has crashed in upstate New York. The aircraft went down near Fort Drum, military officials said.

World | March 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Erdogan Named as Turkish PM

Turkey's ruling party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been named as Prime Minister, days after winning a by-election - clearing the way for a fresh vote on US troop deployment. The president asked him to form a government after the resignation of Abdullah

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

EU Opens First Cuba Office

The European Union has opened its first diplomatic office in Cuba. The ceremony was attended by the European Commissioner for Economic Development, Poul Nielsen, and the Cuban Foreign Minister, Felipe Perez Roque.

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Oscar Ceremony to Reflect War

The Oscars ceremony will go ahead whether or not war in Iraq has broken out but it will reflect the world situation, organisers have said. Producer Gil Gates was speaking as Oscar nominees gathered at a celebration lunch marking the two-week countdown to

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Cyprus Peace Process Collapsed

Marathon peace talks to pave the way for the reunification of Cyprus have collapsed, heralding the end of the UN's peace mission there. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan held talks late into Monday night in a final attempt to reach a deal ahead of a UN dead

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Romania Expels Iraqi Diplomats

Romania has expelled five Iraqi diplomats for conducting activities "incompatible" with their status the Foreign Ministry has said. A statement from the ministry said that the presence of the diplomats had become "undesirable".

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Maltese PM Calls Snap Election

A general election is to be held in Malta next month, the prime minister has announced. The announcement came only two days after the people of Malta voted in a referendum to join the European Union.

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

Palestinians Trim Arafat Powers

The Palestinian parliament has voted overwhelmingly to create a new post of prime minister, in what is seen as a significant reform move. The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, finally agreed last month to loosen his grip on power after persistent interna

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

N Korea Test-fires Missile into Sea

North Korea has test-fired a missile into the sea off its coast, the South Korean defence ministry has said. It was Pyongyang's second missile test in the past two weeks, following a launch on 24 February as South Korea was inaugurating its new president,

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Bus Crash Claimed the Lives of 19 in Czech Rep

19 people died and another 35 were left injured in a road accident in Czech Republic's southern Bohemia region Saturday night. A chartered

World | March 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

Malta Votes Yes to EU Entry

Malta voted to join the European Union by 53 percent to 45 percent, an early analysis of votes cast in the referendum shows.

World | March 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

High-Rank Resignation in UK over Iraq

Loughborough MP Andy Reed, who is parliamentary private secretary to Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett, has quitted amid Iraq disquiet. Other ministerial aides are expected to follow suit.

World | March 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

17 Die in India Bus Crash

Over 17 people died and 13 more were injured upon the collision of a van and a bus in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Witnesses said the van swerved erratically while travelling at high speed on a motorway, crashing into the bus.

World | March 9, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Blix Pressure on Key Iraq Questions

UK presented a draft resolution to UN Security Council, giving Iraq an ultimatum to disarm by 17 March or face military action. A vote on it can come as early as Tuesday.

World | March 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Malta Votes in EU Poll

Malta has begun to vote in a referendum on joining EU. It is the first of nine countries holding referendums on joining EU next year.

World | March 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Hamas Set to Target Jewish Politicians

Hamas, militant Islamic group, threatened to target Jewish politicians, after Ibrahim al-Maqadma, one of its military leaders and founders, was killed in an Israeli missile attack. In an interview with Qatar-based al-Jazeera TV, Hamas official Abdel Aziz

World | March 8, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

North Korea "Set to Test Missile"

Washington says North Korea has declared a maritime exclusion zone off its coast in the Sea of Japan in a move which may indicate an imminent missile test. Pyongyang issued the warning for the 8-11 March to cover virtually the same area in which an anti-s

World | March 7, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Czech President Sworn In

The former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has been inaugurated as the country's new president. Mr Klaus, 61, succeeds his long-time rival, Vaclav Havel, the man who led the country for 13 years after the fall of Communism.

World | March 7, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Reports Say Bin Laden Sons Arrested

The search for Osama Bin Laden is focusing on areas bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to US officials quoted by American media. Pakistani special forces are reported to have poured into the area bordering Afghanistan following fresh leads obta

World | March 7, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

11 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Military Operation

Eleven Palestinians were killed and nearly 100 injured Thursday during an Israeli military operation near the Jabaliya refugee camp, Palestinian hospital officials said, less than a day after a suicide bombing killed 15 Israelis in the northern Israeli po

World | March 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219