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Trio Shares Nobel Prize in Physics

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.

World | October 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

3 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Three U.S.

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Arafat Swears in New Palestinian Cabinet

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

World | October 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

California Race Enters Final Hours

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

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Israeli Soldier Killed in Lebanon Clash

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

World | October 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

US, British Duo Take Nobel Medicine Prize

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

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Bush Affirms Israel's Right to Defense

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.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Syria Seeks UN Condemnation of Israeli Attack

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

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Turkey's Cabinet Approves Troops for Iraq

Turkey's Cabinet agreed Monday to send troops to Iraq to help stabilize the country. But the decision must be approved by Parliament, where many oppose any deployment.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Kremlin Candidate Wins Chechen Vote

Officials declared Chechnya's Kremlin-appointed leader the winner in the region's presidential vote. With more than 77 percent of the votes counted, acting President Akhmad Kadyrov had 81.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

March in Spain against Controversial Water Plan

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

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Three Dead in US Church Shooting

A woman has opened fire in a church in Atlanta, Georgia, killing her mother and the minister before turning the gun on herself. The shooting happened early on Sunday at the Turner Monumental AME church in Kirkwood - a largely black neighbourhood in the ea

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Arafat Installs Emergency Cabinet

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who is facing new Israeli threats to expel him following a suicide bombing, has appointed an emergency cabinet. He has also declared a state of emergency in Palestinian areas.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Syria Asks UN to Condemn Israel

An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council has heard widespread condemnation of Israel for carrying out an air raid on Syrian territory. But the United States - Israel's closest ally - accused Syria of harbouring terrorists.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Messy Battle for EU Constitution Expected

After the largely ceremonial start of its drive for a first ever constitution, the European Union must now get down to the messy business of balancing sharply rivaling interests among its current and future member states. Saturday's summit, a 15-million-e

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Israeli Strikes Entail UN Crisis Talks

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is set to meet in emergency session to discuss an Israeli air raid inside Syria. Israeli jets targeted a "Palestinian terrorist camp" near the Syrian capital in retaliation for a suicide bomb attack in the northern

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Three Killed in US Church Shooting

At least three people were killed after a gun-holder started shooting into a church in Atlanta, US on Sunday. The shooting happened at a church in Kirkwood, a largely black neighbourhood in the east of the city, Atlanta police official has told the AP.

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

"Pope Dying" Fears Relieved

Pope John Paul II has been celebrating mass on the steps of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, looking quite well - in contrast to last week's reports that he was near to his death. Although the Pope is suffering from a progressive degenerative disease,

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Chechnya Elections Go Under Tight Security

People in the Russian republic of Chechnya are voting in a presidential election that Moscow hopes will help bring peace to the troubled region. Security is currently extremely tight, with armed Russian police lining up to guard the polling stations.

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Israel Strikes in Gaza after Suicide Attack

Israel launched air strikes on two separate locations in the Gaza Strip in response to the Palestinian suicide attack in a restaurant in the northern port city of Haifa that killed 19 people, some of them children, and injured tens of others. The overnigh

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Suicide Attack Killed 20 in Israeli Restaurant

An explosion went off at a restaurant in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on Saturday, reportedly killing 20 people and injuring up to 50 others. Three children are reported to be among the dead.

World | October 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273