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8 Killed in Mortar Blast on Iraq Market

A mortar blast tore through a market north of Baghdad, killing eight civilians and deepening the woes of U.S.

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Powerful Quake Injures 243 in Northern Japan

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocked Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Friday, injuring more than 243 people, knocking out power, derailing a train and touching off an industrial fire.

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 536

Putin Bids to Heal Iraq Rift

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bid to end the rift over Iraq at the UN, as the world body opted to withdraw more staff from the country amid mounting insecurity. One of the war's sharpest critics, Putin steered clear of the attacks unleashed on W

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Annan Orders Some UN Staff Out of Iraq

With the bloodshed mounting in Iraq, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered some UN staff to leave the country temporarily, his spokesman said. The announcement will be a blow for countries like France which have been calling on the UN to have a greatly

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Poll: Bush Faces Tough Elections

US President Bush is likely to face a close campaign for re-election next year, according to a poll that shows his strength on fighting terrorism and his popularity matched by Democrats' advantages on the economy and other domestic issues. The bipartisan

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Iraqi Official Dies 5 Days after Assassination Attempt

Aquila al-Hashimi, one of the three female members on Iraq's Governing Council, died Thursday, five days after she was shot and critically wounded by assailants, the U.S.

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Baghdad Explosion "Killed One"

At least one person was killed and several wounded Thursday in a blast in a Baghdad hotel housing NBC journalists in the centre of the Iraqi capital, police officials said. Reportedly, the person killed was a Somalian security guard while others were slig

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Raw Erupted among California Governor Candidates

A shouting match broke Wednesday between the four main candidates -- including movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger -- for the post of California governor, during a long anticipated debate. During the discussion Schwarzenegger was criticized for supporting a

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

Shroeder Offers to Support Bush on Iraq

President Bush won a commitment Wednesday from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to set aside differences and work together for a strong and stable Iraq. "We both agree that we want to look into the future together," Schroeder said.

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Hillary Clinton's Memoir Enjoys Popularity in China

Hillary Clinton's memoir, 'Living History,' enjoys great popularity in China. The book is at bookstores already.

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Iraq Committed to Remain OPEC Member

Iraq plans to remain a member of OPEC the Iraqi oil minister said Wednesday, dismissing any suggestion that the country would withdraw from the producers' group it helped found."Iraq should play an active role in achieving the objectives of this organizat

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Pope Skips Audience Because of Illness

Pope John Paul II skipped his weekly public audience on Wednesday because of what the Vatican called mild "intestinal problems."The Vatican said the pope's disorder was "mild" but that it decided to have Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican secretary of st

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Bomb Destroys 2 Civilian Buses in Iraq, Kills 1

A homemade bomb exploded Wednesday along a road in the Iraqi capital, missing a US military patrol but killing at least one Iraqi and injuring 18 others as it destroyed two civilian buses. Also Wednesday, US troops killed four Iraqis in two separate engag

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Lindh Murder Detainee Released, Another Suspect Held

Swedish police released Monday a man that was held September 16 on suspicion of murdering Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. However, on the same day they announced a fresh arrest.

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Swiss Researchers: Europe Had Hottest Summer in 500 Years

Europe this year experienced its hottest summer for at least 500 years, providing further evidence of man-made global warming, Swiss university researchers said. During the crushing heat wave between June and August this year, which triggered several thou

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Computer Virus Halts US Visa Issuing

The US State Department's electronic system for checking every visa applicant for terrorist or criminal history failed worldwide for several hours late Tuesday because of a computer virus, leaving the US government briefly unable to issue visas. The virus

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

MSN Shuts Down Its Chatrooms

MSN are closing all their chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing how others are operated globally. "As a responsible leader we feel it necessary to make these changes because online chat services

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Bush Seeks Allies over Iraq

US President George Bush is set to continue his attempts at the United Nations to win support for a resolution authorising an expanded international force in Iraq. On the sidelines of Wednesday's UN General Assembly in New York, Bush is due to meet a numb

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

Milosevic Indicted over Political Violence

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been indicted in Serbia with ordering the murder and attempted murder of two key political opponents, the BBC reported. The charges were announced by a special prosecutor for the government in Belgrade and

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

More Storms Hit Areas Damaged by Isabel

The East Coast's recovery from Isabel was dealt a setback Tuesday by another round of storms that caused renewed flooding, flattened trees that had withstood the hurricane and knocked out power to thousands of customers, some for the second time. Severe s

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Copenhagen, Sweden Lose Power

A power blackout brought the Danish capital Copenhagen and parts of southern Sweden to a standstill. About 4 million people were without power for almost two hours after storms hit a transmission line separating the two countries.

World | September 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246