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Hong Kong Building Residents under Quarantine over New Virus

The residents of an apartment in Hong Kong building in urban Kowloon were ordered under quarantine for 10 days in an effort to control a deadly new virus. With the number of cases in the territory reported to be at least 622 on Monday, 213 have been linke

World | March 31, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Largest Sikh Temple Opened in London Sunday

The largest Sikh temple outside India has been officially opened in west London on Sunday. It is the culmination of many years of dedicated effort by the Sikh community based in Havelock Road, Southall.

World | March 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 812

Milosevic Wife Sought by the Police

Serbian police have demanded that the wife of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic return from Russia for questioning in connection with a major political murder. They are seeking Mirjana Markovic, a key political ally of her husband, following the d

World | March 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Brazil Secures World Bank loan

Brazil has secured World Bank loans worth USD 505 M to finance its social programme. World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Brazil could look forward to an influx of foreign investment once the war with Iraq is over.

World | March 30, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Two US Soldiers Killed in Afghan Ambush

Two U.S.

World | March 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

More Deadly Pneumonia Cases in Hong Kong, Singapure

Hong Kong and Singapore reported more cases on Saturday of a fast-spreading pneumonia that has killed 54 people worldwide as the United States urged Americans to postpone travel to parts of Asia. But Vietnam played down the threat from the deadly virus an

World | March 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

N Korea Defiant over Inspections

North Korea has vowed to strengthen its military defences, saying it would fend off what it called the "miserable fate" that had befallen Iraq. A commentary in the state-run newspaper of the ruling Korean Workers' Party, Rodong Sinmun, said that what was

World | March 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

US Government Hawk Perle Resigned

Veteran US Government hawk Richard Perle has resigned as chairman of a top Pentagon policy group. Perle's move came amid controversy over his dealings with the bankrupt telecommunications group, Global Crossing.

World | March 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Britain's Asylum Plan Gets Substantial EU Support

A British plan to deport asylum seekers to special centres outside Europe has received "substantial support" from EU ministers, Home Secretary David Blunkett said. The scheme could mean the setting up of safe havens where refugees would stay until they co

World | March 29, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Bush Promised Peace Plan for Palestine and Israel Soon

US President Bush has promised that the so-called road map for peace between Israel and the Palestinians will be published "soon". Speaking to the media after a meeting with UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, he said he was "strongly committed" to implementing

World | March 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

At Least 68 Rebels Killed in Burundi

At least 68 rebels have been killed in three days of heavy fighting to the north-east of the capital, Bujumbura, says the Burundian army. The army says four soldiers were wounded in the clashes with Forces for the Defence of Democracy (FDD) rebels in the

World | March 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Airports Urged to Check for Virus

Countries with large numbers of cases of a virulent pneumonia should screen passengers at airports for the illness, say experts. The World Health Organisation says that air passengers leaving Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hanoi, Singapore, Toronto and Guangdong prov

World | March 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

N Korea Angry at Japan Launch

North Korea has criticised Japan's launching of two spy satellites as a "hostile act". North Korea's official media responded to Friday's launch by threatening that Japan would "be held fully responsible for causing a new arms race" in north-east Asia".

World | March 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Two Palestinians "Killed" in Gaza Raid

There has been an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip in the northern town of Beit Hanoun. Palestinian medical sources say two Palestinian national security officers were killed and six people injured.

World | March 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Police Arrests Eite Uit Suspects over Djindjic Assassination

Serbian police have reportedly arrested 15 members of an elite unit suspected of involvement in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic two weeks ago. The detainees are all members of the 300-strong Unit for Special Operations (JSO), which was

World | March 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Virulent Pneumonia Checks Proposed at Airports

Experts proposed that countries affected by the virulent pneumonia - Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hanoi, Singapore, Toronto and Guangdong province in China - should check passengers at airports for the illness. The World Health Organisation says that air passengers

World | March 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Pneumonia Toll Reaches 34 in China

A mystery illness causing widespread panic in Asia may have killed as many as 34 in China, including the first deaths in the capital Beijing, officials have admitted. The World Health Organisation says that the outbreak in the southern Chinese province of

World | March 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

BA Announces Another Flights Cut

British Airways is to cut flights by 4% in response to a drop in bookings caused by the war in Iraq. The airline is also bringing forward 3,000 job cuts planned for March next year to September this year in an effort to cut costs.

World | March 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

N Korea Broke Off US Liaison Talks

North Korea has announced it is breaking off its only regular military contact with the United States in protest at ongoing American military exercises with South Korean forces. North Korea and the US have no diplomatic ties, but military officials have h

World | March 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Potter Author Gave Birth to Baby Boy

The author of Harry Potter JK Rowling and her husband, Dr Neil Murray, are celebrating the arrival of their first child. The millionaire writer gave birth to a boy in Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary on Sunday and mother and baby have now left the hospital.

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Serbian Radical Denies War Crimes

Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj has pleaded not guilty to 14 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. "Never in my life have I tortured anyone.

World | March 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233