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Episcopalians Okay 1st Openly Gay Bishop

Episcopal leaders confirmed the election Tuesday of their first openly gay bishop, leaving some delegates in tears as conservatives warned that the decision could destroy the church. The Episcopal General Convention on Tuesday took the final vote needed t

World | August 6, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

U.S. Civilian Contractor Killed in Iraqi Explosion

An American civilian contractor working in Iraq was killed on Tuesday when explosives were detonated under his vehicle north of the town of Tikrit, a U.S.

World | August 5, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

Japan Upgrades Assessment of its Economy

The Japanese government upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months as a recovery in industrial output, imports and employment offset fears over a slump in exports. The decision came a month after the Bank of Japan upgraded it

World | August 5, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Episcopalians Delay Vote on Gay Bishop

A vote by Episcopal leaders on whether to confirm the church's first openly gay elected bishop was derailed in the 11th hour as allegations questioning both his name and reputation surfaced. Just as bishops convened Monday to consider approving the Rev.

World | August 5, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Israeli Army Arrests 40 Opponents of Controversial Barrier

Israeli troops stormed a house in the West Bank and arrested 40 opponents of its controversial security barrier, 34 of them foreigners of the International Solidarity Movement. The protestors were occupying the house in Mashah, near the town of Qalqiliya,

World | August 5, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

"Kiss-of-Life" Pioneer Dies

The doctor credited with inventing the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation technique known as the "kiss-of-life", has died in the United States aged 79. The American Heart Association (AHA) confirmed Dr Peter Safar had died on Sunday, but did not give a cause of

World | August 5, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

UN Plans Wider Liberia Mission

Discussions have started between the United Nations and a number of countries that might contribute troops to the peacekeeping operation in Liberia. Diplomats say India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa, as well as a number of west African countries,

World | August 5, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Portugal Declares Fire Calamity

The Portuguese Government has declared the forest fires raging across the country a public calamity, paving the way for compensation for victims. More than 3,000 firefighters, backed by 400 soldiers, were battling around 70 fires which were burning across

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Report Says Powell to Step Down in 2005

But a State Department spokesman vigorously denied the story on Monday. "There's no basis to the story at all," said Philip T.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 154

Peacekeeping Troops Arrive in Liberia

The first West African forces arrived in Liberia on Monday, launching an international mission to end 14 years of carnage and oversee departure of warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor. Nigerian soldiers in green camouflage and flak vests leapt out of t

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Quake Hits Southern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked southeastern Iran early Monday.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Top Hyundai Executive Commits Suicide

A senior executive of South Korea's Hyundai conglomerate leapt to his death from his office amid a probe into the secret transfer of millions of dollars by the government to North Korea. Chung Mong-Hun, the chairman of Hyundai Asan Corp.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541

Monrovia Awaits Peace Troops

West African peacekeepers are due to arrive in Monrovia on Monday, aiming to end two months of bloody clashes in the Liberian capital. About 300 Nigerian soldiers are to be flown in by helicopter - the first contingent of several thousand West African tro

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

US Troops Detained 25 Iraqis in Raids

US soldiers detained about two dozen people, including a "targeted leader" of Saddam Hussein's regime, in a series of Sunday raids against people said to be participating in the violent resistance to the U.S.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

ETA to Tourists: Don't Come to Spain

ETA, branded a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union, warned on Sunday foreign tourists not to visit Spain. The armed Basque separatist group announced it intended to strike economic and tourist interests in Spain.

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Report Examines Saudi Links to Terror Attacks

Interactions between Saudi businessmen and the royal family may have intentionally or unwittingly aided al-Qaida or the suicide hijackers, according to still-secret parts of the congressional report into the Sept. 11 attacks, AP reported, citing people wh

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 139

Death Toll at Russian Hospital Reaches 50, Search Ends

Rescuers gave up a two-day search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble of the bombed military hospital at Mozdok in southern Russia, which claimed the lives of at least 50 people. Another 72 wounded in Friday's devastating strike blamed on separatist

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Top Al-Qaeda Official Warns US

An audio tape purported to be from a top al-Qaeda official has warned the United States it will pay a "high price" if any of the men it is holding at Guantanamo Bay are harmed. The US is holding more than 600 alleged al-Qaeda and Taleban fighters at its G

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Explosive Detonates in Pakistan, Kills 50

At least 50 people were killed when explosives used in road works caught fire and detonated in a northern Pakistan village of Gayal. According to police reports, an electric short circuit triggered a pre-dawn fire in a house village, 168 kilometers (104 m

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 161

US Soldier Killed North of Baghdad

A US soldier was killed and three others injured in a grenade attack north of Baghdad, the US military said Saturday. The US-led coalition says 53 US soldiers have been killed in guerrilla attacks since US President George W.

World | August 2, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Turkey Receives USD 475 M from IMF

Turkey will receive another USD 475 M in economic assistance from the International Monetary Fund as the latest tranche of the country's IMF loan was released on Friday. In addition, the country will receive a one-year extension on the repayment of USD 11

World | August 2, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 148