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Al-Qaeda Plotters Sentenced

A trial in Belgium of 23 suspected Al-Qaeda militants has ended with convictions for all but five of the accused. The chief suspect - Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian who used to play professional football in Germany - was sentenced to 10 years in jail for plot

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

US Pulls out of Liberia

The United States has begun withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from Liberia, ahead of the arrival of a United Nations force. Two warships have already left Liberia waters, and a third is due to leave mid-week, defence officials said.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Inquiry Call over US Agent Leak

Prominent members of the opposition Democratic Party in the United States are calling for an independent investigation into new allegations surrounding the case for war in Iraq. Two White House officials are said to have illegally disclosed to journalists

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Air France, KLM Merge

Air France is to form a partnership with KLM of the Netherlands in a deal knocking British Airways from its perch as Europe's biggest airline. The ?3.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Blair Faces Conference Challenges

Amid dissatisfaction from voters, under fire over Iraq and attacked over his domestic agenda, British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces the challenge to reassert his authority in a keynote address to the annual conference of his Labour Party, potentially hi

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Israeli Troops Blew Up Jihad Gunman

Israeli troops blew up Tuesday the home of an Islamic Jihad gunman who carried out an attack in a village near Hebron on the eve of the Jewish New Year, killing two people, including a seven-month-old baby. Israel routinely demolishes the homes of gunmen

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Hurricane Juan Killed At Least One in Nova Scotia

Hurricane Juan downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday but it killed at least one person and caused more than 100,000 people to lose power when it hit the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Juan weakened after slamming Nova Scotia during the night w

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 791

US Troops Battle Fighters Near Baghdad

US troops backed by tanks and helicopters battled Iraqi resistance fighters Monday near this Sunni Muslim town west of Baghdad, and the US military announced the arrest of 92 people in a series of raids aimed at those responsible for attacks against Ameri

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Al-Queda Official Calls On Pakistanis to Overthrow Musharraf

Arab satellite television stations aired a new audiotape ascribed to Osama bin Laden's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri in which he called on Pakistanis to overthrow President Pervez Musharraf and on Muslims to resist the US-led "crusade." "Muslims in

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Explosion in Columbia Kills 10

An explosion in downtown Florencia, Colombia, killed 10 people and wounded 54 others. Among the dead were two policemen and a 9-year-old boy; the other victims were civilians, police said.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

"Militants Shot Dead" in Kashmir

The Indian army says it has killed a number of Islamic militants who were trying to cross into Indian Kashmir from Pakistan. A group of 25 militants was intercepted and as many as 15 were killed.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Rafinery Fire Caused by Japan Earthquake Aftershocks Aggravates

The storage tank that caught fire at an oil refinery in northern Japan on Sunday as aftershocks jolted the region following a powerful earthquake two days earlier continues ravaging and company officials warned the blaze could spread to nearby oil tanks.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1106

Hollywood Director Kazan Dies

One the most prominent American film directors, Elia Kazan, has died at the age of 94. The son of a Greek immigrant, he won a number of awards as a stage director before extending his talents to writing and the cinema.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Blackout Exposes Italy Power Crisis

Energy officials have warned of serious deficiencies in Italy's electricity system, following Sunday's massive power cut that left almost the whole country in darkness.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Bush Aides Defend Intelligence on Iraq

The Bush administration on Sunday disputed assertions by leaders of the House intelligence committee that the United States went to war in Iraq on the basis of outdated and vague intelligence. Senior U.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Blair: I was Right for Iraq

Prime Minister Tony Blair has insisted that he was right in his decision to go to war with Iraq. Mr Blair, who faces a rough ride at the Labour party's annual conference in Bournemouth, said he did not think he had anything to apologise for.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Bomb Kills 10, Wounds 48 in Colombia

Suspected leftist rebels on Sunday detonated a remote-control bomb attached to a motorcycle, killing 10 people and wounding 48 in a crowded street in the Zona Rosa district in the city of Florencia, 210 miles south of Colombia's capital. wo police officer

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Donald O'Connor Dies at 78

Entertainer Donald O'Connor from the classic movie "Singin' in the Rain," died of heart failure at a retirement home in Calabasas, his daughter, Alicia O'Connor, told The Associated Press. He was 78.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Italy Plunges into Darkness

Italy was plunged into darkness after an unprecedented power outage, which caused havoc on public transport nationwide. The rail network was thrown into chaos, with thousands of passengers blocked in around 100 trains.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Pentagon Taps 10,000 Soldiers for Iraq, 5,000 More on Standby

The US government is mobilizing another ten thousand troops for deployment to Iraq. An additional five thousand soldiers have been put on stand-by for likely duty as Washington's calls for international troop contributions go unheeded.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Aftershocks Rattle Japan

Strong aftershocks rolled through Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Saturday, but no injuries or damage were reported as residents set about sweeping up broken dishes and retrieving water from supply trucks a day after a major earthquake hit the a

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393