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Car Rams US Arena During President Speech

A car ran a police checkpoint outside a Mississippi arena where US President George Bush was speaking, and rammed the building. Authorities swarmed the car with weapons drawn and took away the driver and at least two children who were with her.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

US Speeds Up Iraq Power Transfer

Chief US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer has said he wanted to accelerate the handing over of authority to Iraqis. Bremer said he wanted to give Iraqis a "path and a timeline" for the transfer of power from the US-led coalition.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Chill Helps California Firefighters

California firefighters took a break from battling a massive blaze creeping eastward, as cool weather helped their cause and temperatures were expected to fall even further. Hundreds of firefighters were resting overnight, recharging before returning to t

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

New European Bank Chief Elected

Jean-Claude Trichet, former chief of France's Central Bank, was elected the new governor of the European Central Bank (ECB). Trichet took over from Netherlands' Wim Duisenberg, who was the first president of the ECB when it was set up in 1998.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Iraqi Ambushers Killed 2 US Troops

Two US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an explosion in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday. A crude bomb or landmine exploded by the side of a road as the military convoy was passing.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

U.N. Withdraws Baghdad Staff over Safety Fears

A report in the New York Times suggests that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein may be coordinating the latest spate of attacks in the country. Senior US officials were quoted as saying there was intelligence that Saddam Hussein was leading the attacks pr

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

World's Oldest Person Dies at 116

The world's oldest person a woman called Kamato Hongo has died in Japan at the age of 116 years. She gave birth to four sons and three daughters from her marriage in 1914.

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Security in Iraq Tightened as Iraqis Flock to Prayers

Security was high as Iraqis flocked to mosques for weekly prayers amid fears of a new wave of attacks while the coalition sped up its hiring of Iraqi security forces. Nerves were on edge in Baghdad, where the week -- and the Muslim fasting month of Ramada

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Halloween Costumes Caused Security Alert on Capitol Hill

Police in Washington say that the major security alert on Capitol Hill turned out to be a false alarm triggered by a Halloween costume. Police initially said they were hunting two intruders armed with a revolver who had breached a checkpoint at an office

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Key Kremlin Figure Removed

Russian President Vladimir Putin relieved his chief of staff, Alexander Voloshin, of his duties. Voloshin is reported to have tendered his resignation on Wednesday over the arrest of Russia's richest businessman, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, over the weekend on

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Strong Earthquake Shakes Northern Japan

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale shook the northern part of Japan's main island early on Friday, and was followed by another, more restrained shake.

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Parking Deck Collapses in New Jersey, Kills 3

The top five stories of a parking garage under construction at a casino in New Jersey collapsed, sending concrete slabs and metal beams crashing down as workers ran for cover. Three people were killed and one is missing, officials said.

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Fog, Drizzle Assist in Extinguishing California Wildfires

Fog and drizzle Thursday came to the rescue of firefighters labouring to save resort towns in Southern California from the raging wildfires that have killed at least 20 people. The weather helped firefighters make progress on the two fires that accounted

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

2 Held After Security Breach at US House Office

Two intruders have been arrested after entering an office building belonging to the US House of Representatives with a toy gun, police said. The two, a man and a woman, entered the Cannon Office Building, which contains offices for US congressmen, at 13.

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Italian PM Co-Writes Love Ballads

Long before his days as billionaire premier, Silvio Berlusconi used to sing on a cruise ship. Now, Italy's leader is coming out with an album of love songs.

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

China, N Korea Agree on Nuclear Talks

China and North Korea agreed "in principle" on October 30 to convene a second round of six-nation talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program. While couched in tentative language, the North's latest statement could be more binding because it was made publicly al

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Mid-East Violence Continues

As the cycle of violence continued unabated in the West Bank and Gaza Strip a row between the Israeli army and government over how to end it was growing deeper. A 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli troops in the Nablus refugee camp of Ba

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Rebels Blast Freight Train in Iraq

Rebels blasted a freight train west of Baghdad on Thursday and exploded a bomb near a convoy in a northern city, injuring a U.S.

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 523

California Fires Kill 2 More

Firefighters in California came to the rescue of entire towns as the flames killed two more people, bringing the deaths to 20. One fireman died and three others were critically injured as they defended an historic hamlet near the southern city of San Dieg

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Paul McCartney Fourth Child Born

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney's wife Heather Mills has given birth on Tuesday to a female baby, three weeks earlier than planned. The girl, named Beatrice Milly McCartney, was delivered at a hospital in north London.

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

China, N-Korea "To Resume Nuke Talks"

China and North Korea have agreed in principle to resume six-party talks on Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Chinese media have reported. The announcement came as one of China's top officials urged North Korea to return to the negotiating tabl

World | October 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183