World

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

General Elections in Croatia

Croatia holds parliamentary elections Sunday in which voters will choose between the current center-left coalition government and the nationalist party that led Croatia to independence from Yugoslavia and during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Opinion polls

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Istanbul Holds Church Service For Blasts Victims

A church service has been held amid tight security in Istanbul for the victims of Thursday's bomb blasts that killed 28 people. The widow of Roger Short, the British Consul General, attended the service with her three children.

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

18 Killed in Twin Suicide Attacks on Iraq Police Stations

At least 18 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded in almost simultaneous suicide bombings against two police stations north of the capital. At least six officers were killed and 13 more were known to have been wounded in the small town of Kha

World | November 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Rockets Hit Central Baghdad Buildings

A series of rocket attacks have hit hotels and the oil ministry in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Rocket-propelled grenades launched from a donkey cart hit the Palestine and Sheraton hotels, in a heavily-guarded area in the heart of the city.

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Georgia "On Verge of Revolution"

Georgia's main opposition leader vowed to "trample" the country's leadership as supporters gathered for protests in the capital Tbilisi. Mikhail Saakashvili said a "bloodless revolution" was going on after official results gave the government victory in p

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Bush Heads Home after Visit to UK

US President George Bush ended his visit to the UK with a trip to Tony Blair's constituency of Sedgefield. Bush and wife Laura had a pub lunch with the prime minister and wife Cherie before visiting a local school.

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

US Military Dismiss Iraq Attacks

More than a dozen rockets fired from donkey carts slammed into Iraq 's Oil Ministry and two hotels Friday - attacks dismissed by a US general as "militarily insignificant" but which also exposed weaknesses in gathering intelligence on insurgents. The braz

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

UK, Turkey Join Anti-Terror Efforts

The UK and Turkey have pledged not to bow to terror following the blasts on the UK consulate and a British bank in Istanbul that reportedly killed 28 people and injured more than 450. The attacks will strengthen the global fight against terrorism, Turkish

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Jackson Freed on USD 3 M Bail

Pop star Michael Jackson has been released on a USD 3 M bail after being formally charged with child molestation. Jackson then flied to Las Vegas, and was mobbed by fans on his return.

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Blasts Shook Iraq's Oil Ministry

Explosions shook Iraq's oil ministry on Friday morning, witnesses have said, and thick black smoke poured from the heavily guarded compound. Imad Ahmed, a retired civil servant who lives near the ministry, has said he heard five explosions early in the mo

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

UK Issues Turkey Travel Warning

The Britain Foreign Office advised against travel to Turkey following devastating bomb blasts in Istanbul. The British consulate and a British-based bank, HSBC, were struck by bomb blasts Thursday, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds of others.

World | November 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1064

Bush, Blair Condemn Istanbul Attacks

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush spoken of their joint determination to defeat terrorism after bomb attacks in Turkey.

World | November 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Child-Abuse Charged Jacko with Deadline to Surrender

Pop star Michael Jackson has been set an undisclosed deadline to turn himself in to Santa Barbara police in California, and face an arrest warrant and multiple charges of child abuse. Currently, the singer is reportedly in Las Vegas and plans to meet poli

World | November 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Michael Jackson Expected To Give Himself Up to Police

Pop superstar Michael Jackson is expected to give himself up to the police obeying an arrest warrant, which charges him with multiple cases of child molestation. Police have set a deadline for Jackson to show up and hand them his passport.

World | November 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

US President States Once Again Support to Blair

US President George Bush once again stated his support to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose attitude towards the Iraqi conflict provoked sharp reaction among the British society. Tens of thousands of anti-war protestors gather for a march on Parliament.

World | November 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

UN Security Council Affirms Mideast Road Map

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the so-called road map to a permanent two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The stalled peace plan was drafted by Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Uni

World | November 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203