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Red Cross Cuts Personnel in Iraq

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced that it would reduce its staff in Iraq, after the organization's headquarters in Baghdad was bombed on Monday and two staff embers were killed. However, the agency is not pulling out of the cou

World | October 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Californian Wildfires Threaten Mountain Towns

The hot Santa Anna winds that roused California's most destructive wildfires in history were giving way to cooler, more humid conditions Wednesday, but that did little to tame the blazing tide. Southern California's mountains still glowed red as out-of-co

World | October 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

2 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Two American soldiers were killed when resistance fighters damaged their Abrams battle tank. The tank was disabled when it was struck by a land mine or a roadside bomb Tuesday night during a patrol near Balad, 45 miles north of Baghdad, coalition official

World | October 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

EU Launches Chemicals Crackdown

Chemicals found in many household items are set to be more tightly regulated, under plans put forward by the European Commission. Under the draft proposals, which are published on Wednesday, companies will have to disclose basic data on all the chemicals

World | October 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Bush Defiant over Iraq Attacks

President George Bush says the United States will not be intimidated by those trying to create a "climate of fear" in Iraq, where dozens of people have been killed over the past 48 hours.

World | October 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Russian Coal Miners Found Alive

Rescue workers at a coal mine in southern Russia have found alive 11 of 13 miners trapped deep underground for six days, emergency officials said. The men were found on Wednesday morning after rescuers managed to break through to the pitface where the min

World | October 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

2 CIA Contractors Killed in Afghanistan

Two contractors working for the CIA were killed in an ambush in Afghanistan the agency said Tuesday. William Carlson, 43, and Christopher Glenn Mueller, 32, were "tracking terrorists operating in the region" of Shkin, a village in eastern Afghanistan, whe

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 596

Bush Blames Attacks in Iraq on Terrorists

US President Bush blamed both loyalists to Saddam Hussein and foreign terrorists for the recent rash of devastating attacks in and around Baghdad. Basically what they're trying to do is cause people to run," he told at a Rose Garden news conference Tuesda

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

4 Killed in Fallujah by Car Bomb

At least four people were killed after a car bomb exploded Tuesday near a police station on a major street in the tense city of Fallujah. The attack came a day after a series of suicide bombings in Baghdad left about three dozen dead.

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

BAT, Reynolds Join Efforts to Oppose US Tobacco Market Obscurity

British American Tobacco (BAT) reached agreement on a deal to merge its American assets with those of cigarette producer RJ Reynolds in an attempt to better protect itself against the US market conditions. The deal will create a new listed company named R

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 569

"Foreigners" behind Iraq Bombs

There is increasing evidence that foreign fighters are involved in the attacks against Western targets in Iraq, the US and UK have said. The use of suicide bombers in Monday's devastating series of attacks in Baghdad was a tactic associated with "foreign

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

Sony Announced Massive Job Cuts

Sony is planning to cut 20,000 jobs - 13% of its global workforce - over three years as part of a massive restructuring designed to see off its rampant rivals. The cost of the three-year plan to deal with sliding profits will be about JPY 335 B (USD 3.

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Rescuers Reach Flooded Mine in Russia

Rescue workers struggling to reach 13 Russian miners trapped below ground since Thursday have drilled a hole into the mine shaft where they are believed to be stranded. No water came out of the shaft when the hole was bored, indicating the area was

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Space Station Crew Safely Back on Earth

Outgoing crew of the International Space Station has arrived safely back on Earth after six months in orbit. US astronaut Ed Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko touched down in Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz capsule.

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

California Fires Kill 15

California's deadliest outbreak of fires in more than a decade has destroyed more than 1,000 homes, killing at least 15 people and consumed more than 483,000 acres stretching from the Mexican border to the suburbs northeast of Los Angeles. Skipping throug

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530

Russian President Relentless on Oil Tycoon Arrest

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has refused to meet representatives of the country's powerful business lobby to discuss Saturday's arrest of the country's richest oil executive Mihail Khodorkovsky. The arrest of the tycoon, which is the executive of oil

World | October 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

13 Die in Californian Wildfires

Wildfires that have burned for days merged into walls of flame, left 13 people dead and burned 650 homes. The state's largest fire, in eastern San Diego County, caused at least nine deaths, including two who died inside their car as they apparently tried

World | October 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Explosions Killed 40 in Baghdad

Some 40 people have been killed in Iraq's capital Baghdad as a series of explosions rocked the city on Monday. First, an ambulance exploded in central Baghdad as the vehicle entered the gates of a building used by the International Committee of the Red Cr

World | October 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

US Concerned with Russian Tycoon Arrest

The United States has raised concerns about the arrest of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. US ambassador in Moscow, Alexander Vershbow said the arrest could raise doubts for foreign investors.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

One Dead in Baghdad Hotel Attack

Visiting US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz has escaped unhurt after a rocket attack on his hotel in Baghdad. Up to eight rockets were fired at the Hotel al-Rashid, one of the most heavily guarded sites in the Iraqi capital.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Two Earthquakes Kill at Least 8 in China

Two powerful tremors shook a remote, region of northwestern China, killing eight people and seriously injuring dozens, the government said Sunday. Local officials reported collapsed houses and scores of minor aftershocks.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204