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US,UK Leaders Defended War in Iraq

US President George Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defended the war against Iraq and insisted the decision to topple Saddam Hussein was based on good intelligence after Blair's address to a joint session of the US Congress. Even if we were wrong ab

World | July 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

US Freed 11 Pakistanis from Guantanamo Prison

An American military aircraft brought back eleven Pakistani nationals after they were released from US custody at the maximum security prison at Guantanamo Bay. This is the biggest group to be set free from among the fifty-fout Pakistanis taken to the Cam

World | July 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 143

Harry Potter Home for Sale

The house used as Harry's home in the movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" has been put up for sale, international agencies reported. The three-bedroomed suburban house that stars as 4 Privet Drive, Little Whingeing, Surrey, is in fact 12 Pick

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Soldiers of South and North Korea Exchanged Fire

Soldiers from South and North Korea exchanged machine gun fire Thursday as tensions rise amid efforts to resolve crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. South Korean military said the North Koreans fired four rounds from a machine gun at one of i

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

"Queen of Salsa" Dies at 78

Celia Cruz, known as the "Queen of Salsa," died at 78 Wednesday afternoon after battling cancer, international agencies reported, citing her manager. While she always refused to give her age, she was believed to be 78, while close friends estimated Cruz w

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Blair's Visit Set to Spotlight Bush's Problems over Iraq War

British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives in Washington Thursday for a visit set to spotlight President George W. Bush's own problems with allegedly inflated pre-war intelligence about Iraq.

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Canadian Journalist Beaten to Death in Iran

Iran acknowledged that a Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was beaten to death after her arrest outside a prison in Tehran. Kazemi, aged 54, was detained on 23 June for taking pictures of Tehran's Evin prison.

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Over 100 People Feared Dead in India Floods

More than 100 people were feared dead in flash floods caused by a heavy rain Wednesday in a remote hill area in northern India, the state's top elected official said. The victims were mostly migrant workers from Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar and Ut

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Explosion Kills US Soldier in Iraq

An explosion has killed a US soldier and injured two others as they were travelling in a convoy on a road just west of Baghdad. Soldiers at the scene said the blast happened as a 20-vehicle convoy was passing a wrecked car abandoned at the roadside.

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Severe Storms Kill Four in France

At least four people have been killed by storms that battered western France overnight, officials said. Dozens more were injured and hundreds were evacuated from campsites to temporary shelters as trees came crashing down.

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 133

N Korea Nuclear Claims "Worrying"

The US has said that North Korean claims it has produced enough plutonium to start making nuclear bombs were cause for serious concern. Although the White House said it could not confirm the veracity of the claims, it said it would continue to work with

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152

Iraq "Long Haul" for US Troops

The United States' administrator in Iraq has said American-led forces will stay in the country no longer than necessary, but will see Iraq through the transition to an elected government. Paul Bremer described the recent formation of an administrative cou

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 144

US Troops to Stay in Iraq Indefinitely

US troops are to stay in Iraq indefinitely, according to army officials, cited by international agencies. The ongoing security problems mean that some 9,000 troops from the US army's 3rd Infantry Division will remain in the country.

World | July 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Stabbing Attack in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian man has stabbed three people in Tel Aviv, in what police describe as the first case of political violence in an Israeli city since Palestinian groups declared a truce in June. One of the victims later died in hospital.

World | July 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

UK Rejected Israeli Call for Arafat Isolation

UK Government rejected Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's appeals for the UK to break off relations with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The issue came up when Sharon met UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in London Monday.

World | July 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

US May Send Peacekeeping Forces to Liberia

The US may consider sending a small a small number of American personnel to join the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force in Liberia, US President George Bush said after meeting UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. That was Bush and Annan's first meeting si

World | July 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Jazz Pioneer Benny Carter Dies at 95

Legendary jazz pioneer and big band leader Benny Carter died on Saturday at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, aged 95, it was announced on Sunday. Carter had been hospitalised for about two weeks, complaining of bronchitis and fatigue.

World | July 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Iraq Took First Step Toward Self-Rule

Iraq took its first step towards self-government since the fall of Saddam Hussein with the meeting of a governing council composed of Iraqi nationals Monday. The 25 members of the new body were chosen by the US-led coalition occupying Iraq and met amid t

World | July 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

US President Pledge on Africa Terror

US President George Bush completed Monday a five-nation tour in Africa and warned that terrorists will not be permitted to operate out of the continent. "We will not allow terrorists to threaten the people of Africa, or use Africa as a base to threaten th

World | July 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Israel arrested Irish "Bomb Expert"

A suspected dissident Irish republican who Israeli police accuse of training Palestinian militants in the use of explosives was arrested in the West Bank. The 40-year old man is currently interrogated to discover the extent of the network he had developed

World | July 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

US Alarmed of Increasing Attacks in Iraq

Attacks on US forces in Iraq could increase in July, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned. He pointed the number of significant anniversaries for the former ruling Baath Party as a possible reason for more violence in Iraq.

World | July 14, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179