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Serb Nationalist Surrenders

Serb nationalist politician, Vojislav Seselj has surrendered to the international war crimes tribunal in the Hague, BBC reported. Vojislav Seselj was detained at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, being charged with atrocities during the conflicts in Bosnia an

World | February 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

NAM Opposes US-led War against Iraq

The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, which gathered over a hundred developing nations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia opposed US-led war against Iraq and called on Baghdad to comply with UN disarmament resolutions. Many delegates say that the Chief UN Weapon

World | February 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Violence at Pakistan Funeral

Mourners have attacked businesses in the Pakistani port city of Karachi during a funeral for victims of Saturday's mosque massacre. Banks, shops and petrol stations were stoned as emotions boiled over among those grieving for nine members of the minority

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

8 Killed in Gaza Violence

At least seven Palestinians - most of them armed - and one Israeli soldier have been killed in a day of intense fighting in the Gaza Strip. Six of the Palestinians were killed and more than 20 were wounded when Israeli tanks with air support moved into th

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Iraq "Still Studying" UN Demand

Iraq is still studying a UN order to destroy its al-Samoud II missiles and has not yet made a decision, says the country's head of weapons monitoring. General Hossam Mohamed Amin said he hoped the issue would be resolved without the intervention of the US

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

S Korea Mourns Subway Victims

Grieving citizens of South Korea have observed a minute's silence in memory of the people killed in an underground train fire in the city of Daegu. Sirens wailed while church and temple bells tolled to mark the start of the citywide mourning for the victi

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Powell Seeks Chinese Support

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has arrived in China, where he will seek Beijing's support for the US stance on North Korea and Iraq. Correspondents say China is unlikely to block US action in the Gulf, but that Mr Powell will get a much less receptive

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Iraqi Kurds Warn Ankara

The Kurds of northern Iraq have warned that there will be clashes if troops from neighbouring Turkey cross the border. Ankara is demanding that Turkish forces should enter the north of the country to secure Turkey's interests if the US and Britain go ahea

World | February 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Pope Talks to Blair against War

Pope John Paul II held a private audience Saturday with British Prime Minister Tony Blair offering the Vatican an opportunity to voice its strong opposition to a possible war against Iraq. The Vatican described the meeting as a "cordial," 30-minute conver

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

5.4 Quake Shakes Southern California

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook a wide swath of Southern California early Saturday morning, jarring residents awake and rattling buildings as far away as downtown Los Angeles.

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Two Dead in New York Blast

Two people have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion at an Exxon Mobil oil and gas facility on Staten Island, on the outskirts of New York City. Officials in the city, which has been on high alert since the 11 September attack in 2001, have stressed

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

EU Medical Card 'by 2004'

Millions of people across Europe will be able to apply for a new EU medical smartcard from next year. European Union officials have announced plans to introduce the electronic health card in June 2004.

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Iraq Faces Missile Ultimatum

Iraq has been given a week to start destroying al-Samoud missiles in what could be a key test of its willingness to co-operate with the UN and disarm. According to the inspectors, the al-Samoud can fly beyond the 150-kilometre (93-mile) range set by the U

World | February 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

US Nightclub Fire Claims over Fifty Lives

At least 54 people have died in a huge nightclub blaze in the eastern US state of Rhode Island. Local officials said the death toll could rise further, with some of the 150 injured people having suffered very severe burns.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

US "Ready for War in Iraq"

The United States says it has enough forces in place to attack Iraq as soon as the order is given. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said there were "ample" US and other troops in the Gulf ready for military action.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

NASA Plans Shuttle Successor

NASA has revealed its first set of mission criteria for the Orbital Space Plane (OSP) - the series of space vehicle expected to replace the space shuttle from 2012. The new spacecraft's primary function will be to ferry crews to and from the International

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

"Jihad Financers" Accused in US

The authorities in the United States have indicted a Palestinian university professor with financing and supporting Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad. Sami al-Arian - who taught at a Florida university - is one of eight people charged in the 50-cou

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

US Man Guilty in Espionage Trial

A former US intelligence analyst has been found guilty of trying to spy for Iraq and China. Brian Regan, 40-years-old and a father of four, showed no emotion as a jury returned its verdict after five days of deliberation.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Record US Trade Deficit

The US trade gap has surged to a record USD 44.2 B, as Americans choose to buy foreign goods rather than stimulate their own economy.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

US will Submit New Resolution to Security Council

The United States will submit a new resolution to the UN Security Council next week seeking authorisation for military forceagainst Iraq. The draft resolution is expected to be simple, stating Iraq was in "further material breach" of the November 8 Securi

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Turkey Postpones Vote on Military Bases

Turkey has further postponed a crucial vote on opening its military bases to U.S.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175