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UN Condemns Afghan Child Killings

The UN called for a swift inquiry into the "profoundly distressing" deaths of nine children in a US bombing in Afghanistan. "This incident, which follows similar incidents, adds to a sense of insecurity and fear," special UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said in

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Royalist Claim Saddam is Alive, Leading Resistance

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised Iraqis that US troops would stay on until they have eliminated all vestiges of Saddam's regime. In a broadcast on coalition-run Al-Iraqiya television during an unannounced visit to the capital Saturday, the ha

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Polls Open for Russia's Parliamentary Elections

Voting is under way in elections for Russia's lower house of parliament. Polling started in Moscow and central areas, home to the bulk of Russia's population, at 5.

World | December 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Severe Winter Storm Hits US

Severe winter storm that brought strong winds and near-whiteout blizzards to the Northeast in the US on Saturday delayed airline flights as much as 15 hours. The New York-area residents were advised to remain indoors.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Miss Ireland Voted Miss World 2003

Miss Ireland, Rosanna Davison, was voted Miss World 2003, beating all the other contestants for the crown at the annual beauty pageant, held for the first time in China. Davison, a 19-year old blonde, is the daughter of "Lady in Red" singer Chris de Burgh

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 721

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Army in Gaza

Three Palestinian teenagers were killed overnight by Israeli soldiers in two separate incidents in the Gaza Strip, officials reported. Two young militants were shot dead at a crossing point between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Hungarian Convoy Attacked in Iraq

Rebels attacked a Hungarian convoy in Iraq carrying humanitarian aid, but none of the troops in the convoy were hurt, it was reported on Saturday. The rebels attacked the convoy with sub machine guns some 120 km from the Kuwait border as it was returning

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Japan's PM Hopes to Visit Iraq

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said he wants to visit Iraq, as he prepares to send troops to help rebuild the war-torn country. He also added that he doesn't know when will the visit take place.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

Strong Earthquake Measured Off Russian Peninsula

A strong earthquake was registered in the Pacific Ocean near the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula. No damage or injuries were reported.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Explosion Rocks Afghanistan, 15 Wounded

At least 15 Afghans were injured in a bomb blast in the centre of the southern city of Kandahar, which police blamed on Taliban militants. The explosion destroyed five shops and shattered windows in nearby stores and hotels.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Rumsfeld on Surprise Visit to Iraq

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk for an unannounced visit. Rumsfeld is said to make a first-hand assessment of the military and political situation in the country.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

China Ready for Miss World Contest

China is ready to host the annual Miss World beauty pageant later on Saturday for the first time. Organiser say some two billion people around the world are expected to watch the competition, which will take place on China's tropical island of Hainan.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

Putin Pledges Bombers Will Not Win

Russia will not be scared by terror attacks after a bomb on a commuter train killed 42 mainly young people, President Vladimir Putin has said. Over 200 people, mostly students going to classes, were injured in the blast that took place Friday morning.

World | December 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Blast Kills 4, Injures 20 in Iraq

A bomb went off near a Baghdad mosque as a US military convoy passed by, killing 4 people and wounding 20 others. Most of the casualties were passengers on a bus that was badly damaged in the explosion near the al-Samarrai mosque in the New Baghdad sectio

World | December 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Turkey Decides Not to Send Troops to Iraq

Turkey will not send troops to Iraq though the country supports the deployment of NATO forces in Iraq, Turkey's Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said at the Thursday NATO Council session in Brussels.Gul made this statement after the US Secretary of State Col

World | December 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

US Denies Stalling Six-Nation North Korea N-Talks

The United States denied it was to blame for a diplomatic hitch that could delay six-nation North Korea nuclear talks until next year. The US said Pyongyang had demanded major concessions before the dialogue started.

World | December 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

10 Injured in Emergency Landing of Poland's FM Helicopter

A helicopter transporting Poland's Prime Minister Leszek Miller made an emergency landing near a Warsaw suburbia and injured 10 people, AFP reported. The spokesperson of Poland's government said that the emergency landing took place some 20 km away from W

World | December 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Palestinians Open New Truce Talks

Palestinian militant groups meeting in Cairo have opened formal talks aimed at reaching agreement on a conditional ceasefire with Israel. The talks come as the authors of an unofficial Middle East peace plan begin lobbying for support in the US.

World | December 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Powell Seeks Expanded NATO Role in Iraq

US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that he saw hopeful signs that NATO may be moving toward acceptance of an expanded role in Iraq. Powell raised the issue in a speech at the start of a NATO foreign ministers meeting and said afterward that

World | December 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Blast Near US Embassy in Afghanistan

A rocket exploded near the US Embassy in Kabul on Thursday some two hours after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met with Afghanistan's leader in another part of the capital. It was announced that Rumsfeld had safely left the country to continue his t

World | December 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Saddam Withdrew USD 1 B before US Invasion

Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has withdrawn over USD 1 B from Iraq's central bank hours before the invasion of US forces, international agencies reported. The reports cite a letter, believed to have been written by the former dictator, which was foun

World | December 4, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282