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60 Feared Dead after Boat Accident near Turkey

Some 60 illegal migrants are feared drowned after a boat sank on its way from Turkey to the Greek Island of Rhodes, the Anatolia news agency reported. Dozens of people from Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan are said to have been on the boat, of whom an Iraqi p

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Vladimir Putin Runs for Second Presidency March 2004

Russian President Vladimir Rutin will run for a second presidency mandate in the coming elections in March 2004. His presidency was put on the run by 700 voters who signed in his support.

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

First Post-Saddam Hussein Summit in the Gulf

Leaders of the oil-rich Gulf Arab monarchies will open their first post-Saddam Hussein annual summit and tackle the issues of fighting terrorism and relations with the new Iraq. The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), founded in 1981 by the oil- an

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Iraq Pipelines on Fire after Attacks

Pipelines and an oil storage depot in three different parts of Iraq have been set on fire after insurgents' attacks. Large amounts of petrol were lost after what officials said to be "sabotages".

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 905

Philippines Death Toll Could Reach 200

The number of people who died in Friday night's massive landslides in the central Philippines could reach 200, officials have said. According to Saturday's reports, up to 100 people were missing and feared dead, and more that 250 were rescued.

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Bin Laden Tape Played on Al Arabia

Tape with an address by Osama Bin Laden, leader of the Al Qaeda terror network, was broadcasted Saturday by the Al Arabia television channel. In his speech, Bin Laden said the US had launched a major campaign against the Arab world, and that fighting back

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Spanish PM Makes Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar has made a surprising trip to Iraq to visit the Spanish troops there. Aznar, accompanied by 17 other delegates, visited the Iraqi town of Diwaniya where some 1,300 Spanish soldiers are based.

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Indian Lawyers to Defend Saddam

A team of 11 lawyers from different countries would defend ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, captured a week ago, during the upcoming trial, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party chairman Bhim Singh said on Saturday. Prominent lawyers from India h

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Berlusconi: Italian Cabinet Probably Reshuffled

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced the need of reshuffle of the Cabinet, which is likely to take place in January 2004, according to the Italian ANSA news agency. "The government, which has done very good work, can always be optimized," he

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Iran Agrees on "Nuclear Transparency"

In the face of mounting international pressure on its nuclear program, Iran has readjusted its stance on "nuclear transparency", signing an additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on 18 December 2003, Thursday. The international

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

"12 Killed" in German Bus Crash

Twelve people died and dozens of others were injured when a German bus traveling for Paris overturned near the Belgium-France border, rammed into a concrete road divider and caught fire. According to media reports, most of the victims were young Germans,

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Landslides Kill 90 in The Philippines

Some 90 people may have died in landslides caused by rains in the Philippines late on Friday, officials said. According to official reports, most of the victims were asleep at the time when the disaster occurred.

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

1 Dead, 8 Injured in Baghdad Blast

One woman died and eight other people were wounded in a blast that shattered Iraq's capital Baghdad early on Saturday morning. The attack targeted a homeless shelter run by the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

World | December 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

New York Unveils 533 Meter Freedom Tower

New York city has unveiled the Freedom Tower to be built at the World Trade Center site. The graceful spire will be the world's tallest building rising 533 meters.

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 854

Saddam Capture Ups Bush Approval Rating

The capture of Saddam Hussein has given US President George W. Bush his highest job-approval rating in six months, shows a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll.

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

"Key Istanbul Bombing Suspect" Seized

Turkish police have captured Adnan Ersoz, a key suspect for the bombings in the country's largest city Istanbul, according to official reports. The man is allegedly linked to international terrorism networks, and is said to be one of the leaders of the g

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Explosion in Iraq Shiite Party Building Kills One Person

An explosion burst a building, owned by Iraq's main Shiite Muslim political group on Friday and killed at least one person. Two other people were injured.

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Bin Laden Faces Saddam's Fate

Fugitive September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden will face the same fate as former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, top US General Richard Myers said on a visit to troops in Afghanistan. "It is very difficult to find individuals," the chairman of the US joi

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Michael Jackson Charged with Molestation

Setting the stage for a contentious legal battle played out in the world's media spotlight, California prosecutors on Thursday formally filed molestation charges against pop star Michael Jackson in a case involving a cancer-stricken boy invited to the sin

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Japan Joins US Missile Defence System

Japan is to adopt ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems to protect itself from the threat of North Korean missile attacks. Japan has decided to introduce the US-developed system for now and continue to conduct joint research with the United States to im

World | December 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

Putin Seeks Re-election in 2004

President Vladimir Putin broke Russia's open secret by declaring he would run for a second term in office in a March vote that is expected to prove an easy romp for the powerful and popular Kremlin chief. Putin also used a marathon nationally televised qu

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296