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Michael Jackson's Lawyer Warns Accusers

Michael Jackson's lawyer said that he will use "every legal avenue" to pursue those making allegations against the singer. Mark Geragos said he wanted to put a halt to opportunists seeking to make money out of the singer by pursuing "scurrilous accusation

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Al-Qaeda Chief Seized in Yemen

A Yemeni man suspected of being a local leader for Al-Qaeda has been arrested, the official news agency Saba says. Mohammad Hamdi al-Ahdal tops Yemen's most wanted list - and was named by the authorities as one of two top suspects belonging to Osama Bin L

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

US Cuts Israeli Loan Guarantees

US is cutting nearly USD 290 M from a loan guarantee package to Israel in response to its settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel is also being penalised for the building of a barrier in the West Bank to separate Israelis and Palestinians.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

US Administration in Iraq "Attacked"

Personnel at the headquarters of the US-led administration in Iraq have been urged to take cover, as explosions were heard in Baghdad Tuesday evening, Reuters reported. The building suffered a number of other attacks earlier this month.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

HIV Infection Rates Shoot Up

Record high number of people have been infected with HIV around the world in 2003, according to figures of the World Health Organization and UNAids. According to their reports, some 5 million people have been infected in 2003 alone.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Second Key Shevardnadze Minister Resigns

Georgia's State Minister Avtandil Dzhorbenadze resigned on Tuesday. He is the second key minister of ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze to quit after Interior Minister Koba Narchemashvili made the same move on Monday.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

9 Charged over Turkey's Blasts

A Turkish state security court charged nine people over last week's attacks on British targets in Istanbul. The men are suspected of aiding and abetting those who drove truck bombs at the British consulate and the offices of London-based banking giant HSB

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

US, European Negotiators Reach Agreement

US and European negotiators reached an agreement on Monday, concerning the condemnation on Iran for hiding its nuclear programs. The proposal was softer than US had expected, hoping that Iran's behavior would be enough for the U.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Britain Could Veto EU Constitution

Britain could veto the European Union (EU) constitution instead of losing its right to retain national control of defence, foreign and tax policies, London newspapers said, quoting an unnamed Foreign Office official. The official said that the treaty was

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Death Toll in Moscow Fire Reaches 36

The number of victims in the fire, that broke at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow early on Monday morning, reached 36. Thirty-three mainly Asian and African foreign students burned in the fire and the other three died in a hospit

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Croatia's PM Concedes Victory to Nationalists in Election

Croatian Prime Minister Ivica Racan, heading the incumbent center-left coalition, conceded that nationalists won the weekend's legislative elections. With about 90 percent of votes counted, the opposition nationalist Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and it

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Report: DNA Test Identifies Istanbul Bomber

Police have used DNA samples to confirm the identity of an Islamic militant who rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the British consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish newspaper said Monday. The man was identified as Feridun Ugurlu, a Turk believed to h

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Sniper Killer Sentenced to Death

Jurors decided Monday that John Allen Muhammad should be executed for masterminding the deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area for three weeks last fall. The jury deliberated five hours over two days before reaching the verdict against

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Ravisher Holds One Person Hostage in Turkey

The armed man, who hijacked a bus in western Turkey, held one person hostage and released the others in Usak Organized Industrial Zone. A Skorsky helicopter has been sent to the region.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Croat Nationalists Assert Poll Win

Opposition nationalists in Croatia and their allies are poised to win a majority of seats in the country's general elections. The state electoral commission said the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - the party of late President Franjo Tudjman - and its tw

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Lockerbie Bomber to be Jailed for 27 Years

Abdelbaset ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, convicted of the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, has been told he must serve at least 27 years in jail. His sentence will be backdated to 1999 when he was first detained.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Elizabeth Taylor Defends Michael Jackson

Legendary film star Elizabeth Taylor defended her friend, the pop star singer, Michael Jackson against charges of child molestation. She said that Jackson was innocent and was being slandered by the media.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 666

New Georgia Leader Calls for Calm

Georgia's new interim leader Nino Burdzhanadze has hailed the non-violent transition of power, and urged the country's people to return to work. Burdzhanadze's words came during her first televised national address following the resignation of Eduard Shev

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

Moscow Fire Killed 36 Students

A fire broke at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow university hostel killing 36 people, many or all of them supposedly foreign students, media reported. About 70 others have reportedly been injured by inhaling smoke or jumping out

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

55,000 Evacuated from Milan

Italian police evacuated 55,000 people from the centre of Milan while an army bomb disposal team defused an unexploded 1,000-pound World War II bomb. It was found during the excavation of a building site near Milan's central railway station.

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

3 More US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Three US soldiers were killed in separate incidents in northern Iraq. Two of them reportedly had their throats slits as their vehicle stopped in traffic in city centre of Mosul.

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245