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Deadly Blast in Nigeria

An explosion in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos has killed at least 20 people and injured many others, relief workers and witnesses say, quoted by BBC. Two buildings - one housing a bank - have been devastated in the blast which could be heard for miles (kil

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Russian Rocket Launched

An unmanned Russian cargo rocket, headed for the International Space Station (ISS), has been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as planned. The Russians had already made clear that, despite the Columbia space shuttle disaster in the US, t

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Pupils Killed in Canada Avalanche

Seven young people on a school outing have been killed in an avalanche in Canada, BBC reported. The victims - six boys and one girl - were swept to their deaths in Glacier National Park in east-central British Columbia.

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

UN Officials Return to Iraq Saturday

The United Nations chief weapons inspectors have set tough new conditions for holding a fresh round of talks with Iraqi officials. UN officials said Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei will return to Baghdad on 8 February, but are insisting on greater co-oper

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Many Die in Zimbabwe Crash

At least 30 people have been killed and many others injured in a train crash in western Zimbabwe. State radio said a passenger train collided with a goods train near the town of Dete on a railway line linking the southern city of Bulawayo to the western r

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

WHO Warns against Food Terorism

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that terrorist groups could try to contaminate food supplies and has urged countries to strengthen their surveillance. In a special report, the leading UN health agency, said an attack using chemical or biolo

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Asia Welcomes Lunar New Year

Millions across Asia celebrate the Chinese New Year - the biggest holiday for Chinese communities worldwide. Throughout the region, road and rail links were packed to full capacity on Friday as people headed home for the festivities to welcome in the Year

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Treaty of Nice Comes into Effect

The Treaty of Nice, which paves the way for the enlargement of the European Union, has finally come into force. The details of the treaty were agreed by EU leaders at a marathon summit in Nice in December 2000, but it then had to be ratified by every EU m

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Iraq 'Only Weeks from War'

Iraq has been warned it is only weeks away from war unless it complies fully with UN demands to disarm. US President George W Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivered their uncompromising message after talks at the White House.

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Pakistani Terror Suspects Held in Italy

The Pakistanis were found during a routine check for illegal immigrants on Thursday and have been charged with terrorist offences. Police say they seized explosives and maps identifying local US and Nato targets during the raid.

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

UN Sets Conditions for Iraq Visit

The UN's chief nuclear arms inspector says Iraq must improve its co-operation with his team before he will accept Baghdad's invitation to return for talks. Mohamed ElBaradei said Iraq must "move forward" - for example allowing private interviews with its

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

'Many Dead' in Afghan Blast

A powerful explosion has killed at least 16 people near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, reports say. The blast destroyed a bridge and those killed were travelling on a bus, the Associated Press news agency reported.

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Rembrandt Self-portrait Uncovered

Art restorers have uncovered a self-portrait of Rembrandt which had been retouched hundreds of years ago to feature a Russian nobleman, a museum says. Layers and layers of paint were painstakingly scraped away to reveal the original picture of the Dutch m

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Nine Killed in Sydney Rail Crash

At least nine people have died and many more have been injured in a train derailment south of the Australian city of Sydney. All four carriages of the morning rush-hour train came off the track in a steep ravine near the village of Waterfall, 30 kilometre

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

French Flee Ivory Coast

Hundreds of French nationals have left Ivory Coast on charter planes as a peace deal appears to be on the verge of collapse. Many more of the 20,000 French nationals in Ivory Coast are planning to leave after four days of anti-French protests earlier this

World | January 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Panicked Thais Leave Cambodia

Military planes have flown hundreds of Thai citizens out of Phnom Penh after demonstrations over who controls Angkor Wat temple turned violent. One man was missing and feared dead after mass demonstrations outside the Thai embassy in the Cambodian capital

World | January 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Dead and Missing in US Factory Blast

At least three people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in the United States. The blast and fire, which followed, destroyed the West Pharmaceuticals factory, in Kinston, North Carolina.

World | January 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

European Leaders Rally behind US

The heads of eight European countries have called for a unified front against Saddam Hussein, lending much needed diplomatic support to Washington as it builds a case against the Iraqi leader. In a joint statement to various newspapers, the leaders of Bri

World | January 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

War 'Has Ruined Afghan Environment'

Two decades of war have laid waste Afghanistan's environment so badly that its reconstruction is now compromised, the United Nations says. A UN Environment Programme (Unep) survey found more than half of Kabul's water supply is going to waste.

World | January 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Bush Pledges USD 15 B to Fight Aids

US President George W Bush has pledged USD15 B over the next five years to fight Aids. In his State of the Union address, Mr Bush said the money would provide drugs for two million people with the disease and help to prevent seven million new infections.

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

Solana Stresses UN Role on Iraq

European foreign policy chief Javier Solana has insisted that the UN Security Council must be the centre of efforts to prevent what he called the "catastrophe" of war in Iraq. "The centre of gravity should continue to be the Security Council," he said.

World | January 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232