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Bosnian Serb Faces Genocide Verdict

Judges at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague are preparing to deliver their verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb doctor Milomir Stakic who was accused of genocide. Prosecutors have asked for a life sentence for 41-year-old Stakic, claiming that he

World | July 31, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Austrian Made Record Channel Skydiving

Austrian Felix Baumgartner became Thursday the first person to skydive across the English Channel. Baumgartner leapt from a plane above Dover and landed 22 miles (35 kilometres) away in Cap Blanc-Nez near Calais just 14 minutes later.

World | July 31, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Philippine President Says Coup Threat "Far from Over"

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has warned that the threat posed by a military-backed coup attempt at the weekend was "far from over," with remnants of the revolt still at large. Arroyo aides singled out opposition Senator Gregorio Honasan and supporte

World | July 31, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 141

North Korea, US Trade Harsh Criticism

North Korea and the United States traded harsh criticism on Thursday, with a U.S.

World | July 31, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Leaders Debate Liberia Force

West African leaders meet in Ghana on Thursday to review plans for a long-awaited peacekeeping mission to Liberia. A Nigerian-led military fact-finding mission flew into Liberia on Wednesday evening and is expected to work there until Saturday.

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Mid-East Talks Fail "over Towns"

Talks on transferring further control of the West Bank to the Palestinians have broken down, according to Israeli media reports. Disagreement reportedly centred on which two towns should next be vacated by Israeli troops, with Palestinian security chief M

World | July 31, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

US Troops in Iraq Press Hunt for Saddam

After weeks of struggling to choose a leader, Iraq's U.S.

World | July 31, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Fighting Rages in Monrovia

Fighting raged at two key bridges leading to the heart of Monrovia as a west African military team was expected in the war-riven Liberian capital to assess the situation ahead of the promised deployment of peacekeepers. Rebel Liberians United for Reconcil

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

UK Train Broke Speed Record

A Eurostar train broke Wednesday the UK rail speed record by travelling at 208 miles per hour. The target was reached on part of the soon-to-open first section of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in Kent.

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Spain Moves against Domestic Violence

A spectacular wave of domestic violence has finally spurred Spain's politicians into action, with lawmakers due to adopt new legislation to help protect women from attacks by their partners. Shocked by the murder of more than 50 victims of conjugal violen

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Iraq's Refugees Head Home

The first organised group of refugees to return to Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein is heading for the southern city of Basra. Ten buses and trucks carrying more than 240 refugees left the Rafha refugee camp in the Saudi desert late on Tuesday, marki

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 143

Call for Action on Child Trafficking

Child trafficking should be made a criminal offence in the UK, closing a legal loophole, says Unicef. The UN agency says thousands of children were being trafficked to Britain each year, and human trafficking is the fastest growing business of organised c

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

France Steps Up Fight against Arsonists

The French authorities are planning to stop and search people visiting forests in the south of the country to try to prevent arsonists starting more fires. Five people have died and thousands - many of them holidaymakers - have been moved to emergency acc

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Saddam Tape Mourns "Martyr" Sons

An Arab satellite TV aired what it said was a Saddam Hussein tape mourning his "martyred" sons Uday and Qusay on Tuesday, as a US-backed Governing Council opted for a rotating presidency in the new Iraq. "We thank God for honoring us with their martyrdom"

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Sharon in US to Downplay West Bank Wall Criticism

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived at the White House, hoping goodwill gestures towards Palestinians will draw the sting from US objections over the construction of a security wall around the West Bank. President George W.

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

"United Buddy Bears 2003" Promote Tolerance

Some 123 'Buddy Bears' were created by 123 artists from 123 countries to promote tolerance and international understanding. The Buddy Bears were financed by different sponsors and will be auctioned with the proceeds going to UNICEF after a world tour.

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Three Killed by Forest Fires in France

Three people died in forest fires that swept through countryside near the French Riviera. Two of them were a British couple who were found dead in woods outside the village of La Garde Freinet.

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

US Seized "Saddam Guard"

US military said Tuesday it has detained a suspected member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's security team in dawn raids north of Baghdad. "Several men were captured but one of them is believed to be a very close member of the Saddam Hussein securi

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Entertainer Bob Hope Dies at 100

Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100. Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, with his family at his bedside, longtime

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

11 People Killed in Kashmir Violence

Fourteen civilians were hurt in a grenade blast at one of Indian Kashmir's busiest picnic spots as five people died in separatist violence and six were killed when Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire, officials said. Suspected Muslim militants hurled

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

Largest Mass Grave in Bosnia Being Opened

Forensic experts begun work to open what is believed to be the largest mass grave ever found in Bosnia. The grave is thought to contain the remains of up to 700 Muslim men and boys -- many of them killed after the fall of the town of Srebrenica to Bosnian

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185