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Israel on Alert for Hamas Attacks

Israeli security forces are on a heightened state of alert for reprisals by Palestinian militants after Israel tried to kill the spiritual leader of the radical Hamas movement Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. The militant group has vowed to avenge an Israeli air stri

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

Hamas Founder "Hurt in Attack"

Israeli helicopters fired missiles in a strike on Gaza City on Saturday and reports claim the target was Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, co-founder of the radical Palestinian Hamas group. Hamas officials said the group's spiritual leader was injured in the hand and

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Six Dead in Kashmir Blast

Bomb killed at least six people and wounded about 30 in Indian-administered Kashmir on September 6. The device was in a car parked next to a fruit market in the summer capital, Srinagar, and exploded as an army convoy drove by.

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Arafat Accepted PM's Resignation

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, weakened by a power struggle with Yasser Arafat, submitted his resignation Saturday -- a move that dealt a serious blow to a US-backed peace plan. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat accepted the resignation soon aft

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Kosovo Prison Fire Killed Five

Five prisoners were killed and many others hurt in a fire at a jail in Kosovo on Saturday. The shooting broke out during a demonstration against what inmates describe as poor living conditions in the prison, to the west of capital Pristina.

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

AFP: British Bomb Disposal Expert Killed in Iraq

A civilian British bomb disposal expert has been killed in an ambush in northern Iraq, AFP reported. Ian Rimell, 53, was killed Thursday as he was travelling in a vehicle along a main road towards Mosul city, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) said in a state

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

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

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

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

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

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

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

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

World | September 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

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.

World | September 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

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

World | September 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

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