Mini Defence Summit in Brussels

Agreeing to develop European Union military capability, the leaders of four countries that opposed the U.S.

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Charges over Serb PM Murder

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been charged in connection with last month's assassination of reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. He faces charges of "incitement to terrorism and murder", Serbian Interior Minister Dusan Mihajlovic told

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Sharon: Anti-Jewish Acts Continue

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel on Tuesday, marking two minutes of silence, as Israelis remembered the 6 million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis and commemorated the anniversary of the best-known uprising against the Germans, AP reported

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

N Korea Insists On US Compromise

North Korea has said that nuclear talks with the United States are pointless if Washington continues to insist Pyongyang first scraps its suspected nuclear programme. A North Korean official newspaper, Minju Joson, said that as long as the US maintained s

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Asian Leaders Meet to "Fight" SARS

South-East Asian leaders are meeting in Thailand on Tuesday to co-ordinate efforts to fight the spread of the SARS virus, which has claimed at least 330 lives - mostly in East Asia. Thousands of people have been quarantined in the worst hit country, China

World | April 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Israeli Army Detains over 30 Palestinians in Overnight Raids

The Israeli army has detained more than 30 Palestinians in overnight raids into the West Bank, BBC reported, citing Israeli security sources. Most of the arrests have been made overnight around the town of Hebron.

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Police Question Berlin Hijacker

A man who hijacked a Berlin bus Sunday night demanded that Israel withdraw from Palestinian territories, police said Monday. Reuters reported that the 27-year-old Lebanese man surrendered after holding eight passengers and the driver for 45 minutes.

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Russian Soyuz Spaceship Docks with International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz spaceship has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on the first manned mission to fly into orbit since the US shuttle Columbia disintegrated in February. The Soyuz TMA-2 capsule, which was launched on Saturday from the Baikonu

World | April 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

"Terror Attack" at Jakarta Airport Injures 11

A bomb ripped through a restaurant area at Indonesia's main international airport, injuring 11 people in what officials called a terrorist attack. The blast near a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant -- the second explosion in three days in the country -- m

World | April 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

China Strengthens SARS Measures

Beijing has sealed off another hospital and ordered 4,000 people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the pneumonia-like SARS virus. The government has brought in emergency measures to quarantine people with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, but deni

World | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

N Korea Blames US for Failed Nuclear Talks

North Korea says it put forward a "bold proposal" at talks on its nuclear programme, but heard nothing new from the United States. The talks in Beijing ended amid mutual recriminations on Friday, after US officials said Pyongyang had admitted having nucle

World | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Bus Hijacked In Germany

An armed man has hijacked a bus with about 15 people on board in the northern German city of Bremen. Police say the bus is heading along the A27 motorway towards the city of Hanover, followed by unmarked police vehicles.

World | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Boy Shoots Dead School Principal, Himself

A heavily armed 14-year-old boy shot and killed his school principal inside a crowded junior high cafeteria Thursday morning, then killed himself, authorities said. The shootings happened about 15 minutes before the start of classes at the Red Lion Area J

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Suicide Bomber Hits Crowded Train Station in Central Israel

A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded train station in central Israel, killing a security guard who tried to prevent him from entering the station. The bomb wounded 13 bystanders during the busy morning rush hour in the town of Kfar Sa

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Major Hospital in China's Capital Sealed Off

China has sealed off a major hospital in the capital, Beijing, in its latest move to fight the deadly Sars virus. It came a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) added Beijing and China's Shanxi province to its list of places travellers should avo

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

N Korea Insists on a Change in US policy

North Korea says the responsibility is on the United States to change its "hostile policy" as the two countries begin a second day of talks aimed at defusing a nuclear crisis. A report in the official Korean Central News Agency says the US-led war on Iraq

World | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Nuclear Talks With N Korea Ongoing

Delegations from the United States, North Korea and China have completed their first day of discussions on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. There was no information on the progress of the meeting.

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

240 Casualties From Storms in Bangladesh

The death toll from storms, which have ravaged Bangladesh, rose to more than 240, as further bad weather hit the capital Dhaka damaging several aircraft. The toll included at least 129 people who died when a ferry sank in a storm late Monday on the Buriga

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

New Palestinian Internal Security Chief

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat allowed prime minister-designate Mahmud Abbas to name Mohammed Dahlan as internal security chief in his new cabinet, breaking their standstill, presidential secretary Tayeb Abdelrahim said. "Dahlan will be state minister f

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Serbia Lifted 42-day State of Emergency

Serbia yesterday lifted its 42-day state of emergency, declared after the assassination of the former prime minister Zoran Djindjic last month. Zoran Zivkovic, Mr Djindjic's successor, said the government would press on with its crackdown on organised cri

World | April 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Turkish Cypriots to Open Borders

The authorities in the breakaway Turkish north of Cyprus have announced that they will open access to the Greek Cypriot part of the island after nearly 30 years of enforced separation. Turkish Cypriots will be able to go over the border, which is expected

World | April 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229