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Plane Crashes into LA Building, 2 Dead

At least two people died as a small plane crashed into a three-story apartment building in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles late Friday afternoon. One of those killed was believed to be the pilot, and the other victim was later found buried under a pil

World | June 7, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Poland Votes in EU Entry Referendum

Poland voted Saturday in a referendum to decide whether to join the European Union. Opinion polls suggest most Poles back EU membership, but voter turnout could be crucial.

World | June 7, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Six Killed in Italy Crash

Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in a bus crash near Italy's town of Vicenza. About 65 people were on board the German-owned bus when it veered out of control and smashed into a guard rail at the entrance to a tunnel.

World | June 7, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

6 Killed in Explosion of Afghan Peacekeepers' Bus

Six people were killed and 16 injured when an explosion hit an International Security Assistance Force troops' bus in the Afghan capital, AFP reported. The blast, which happened on the main route to the eastern city of Jalalabad, left several dead bodies

World | June 7, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

U.N. Nuclear Experts Return to Baghdad

Under close American scrutiny, a small team of U.N.

World | June 6, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

New Attempt on European Union's Constitution

Another attempt will be made Friday to resolve the final disagreements over a new constitution for the European Union (EU). The main row is over what weight of votes each member country should carry after the EU expands next year to a group of 25.

World | June 6, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

French Troops Arrive in Congo

French troops began arriving in the town of Bunia in eastern Congo Friday where hundreds have been killed in weeks of violence. The soldiers are spearheading a 1,400-strong rapid reaction force being deployed under a special mandate from the United Nation

World | June 6, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Blast in Chechnya Killed Ten

Ten people, eight children and two women ,were killed by an explosion at a block of flats Chechnya's capital Grozny Friday. The cause is still uncertain, though the chief regional prosecutor Vladimir Kravchenko said it appeared to be a gas leak.

World | June 6, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

United Nations Inspector Criticizes US-GB Coalition Over Iraq Weapons

Te United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix criticized Friday the quality of the intelligence about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction that the US and Britain handed him. Blix said that his teams followed up US and British leads at suspec

World | June 6, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

Pope to Mark 100th Foreign Trip

Pope John Paul II is to embark on his historic 100th trip abroad to the former Yugoslav republic of Croatia. Arriving in the coastal town of Rijeka on Thursday, the 83-year-old pontiff will meet Croatian President Stjepan Mesic before travelling from one

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

SARS Epidemic "Has Peaked"

The SARS outbreak has peaked in countries around the world - including China, the worst hit by the pneumonia-like disease, a World Health Organization official has said. "It's fair to say that the SARS epidemic is over its peak.

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Suicide Bomber Hits Russian Bus

At least 13 people have been killed after a female suicide bomber blew up a bus in southern Russia, Russian officials have said. The explosion happened near the city of Mozdok in North Ossetia, which borders the breakaway republic of Chechnya.

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

Protests Against Mid-East Peace Plan

Radical Palestinian groups and Jewish settlers have both declared their opposition to proposals aimed at achieving peace in the Middle East outlined by leaders at a summit at Aqaba, Jordan. Hamas rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas's call to

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Blair Faces Questions Over Weapon Claims

Tony Blair has again denied that intelligence documents on Iraq's weapons programmes were changed on the orders of Downing Street to strengthen the case for war against Saddam Hussein. Announcing that Parliament's all-party Intelligence and Security Commi

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Miss Dominican Republic Won Miss Universe

Miss Dominican Republic has won the 2003 Miss Universe title in Panama. Amelia Vega topped 70 other contestants to win the title.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

17 Injuries in Paris Blast

Some seventeen injuries have been reported after an apparent gas explosion rocked a building in a residential area of central Paris. Fire and police officials said the explosion was likely caused by gas and was not deliberate.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

US President Arrived Jordan for Mid-East Peace Talks

US Presiden George Bush arrived in Jordan Wednesday for peace talks with Israeli and Palestinian Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas. Bush will hold separate discussions with the two top statesmen before the three of them meet together.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Five Dead, Dozens Injured in Spain Train Crash

At least five people have been killed and around 40 injured in a train collision in Spain.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 532

WHO Questions Chinese SARS Drop

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about the reported sharp drop in new SARS cases in China in recent days. Just three new cases of the respiratory disease were reported on Tuesday, compared with daily tallies well into double figur

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

US President Promises Free Palestinian State

"The world needs to have a Palestinian state that is free and at peace, and therefore my government will work with all parties concerned to achieve that vision", said US President Bush in a statement following a meeting with Arab leaders in Egypt. The mee

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Protests in France and Italy Bring Air Chaos

French air traffic controllers joined a nationwide strike Tuesday in protest of pension reforms that should cancel 80% of scheduled flights to and from France. Meanwhile Italy's Alitalia cabin crews staged a four-hour strike against plans to reduce cab

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261