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Italy Plunges into Darkness

Italy was plunged into darkness after an unprecedented power outage, which caused havoc on public transport nationwide. The rail network was thrown into chaos, with thousands of passengers blocked in around 100 trains.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Pentagon Taps 10,000 Soldiers for Iraq, 5,000 More on Standby

The US government is mobilizing another ten thousand troops for deployment to Iraq. An additional five thousand soldiers have been put on stand-by for likely duty as Washington's calls for international troop contributions go unheeded.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Aftershocks Rattle Japan

Strong aftershocks rolled through Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Saturday, but no injuries or damage were reported as residents set about sweeping up broken dishes and retrieving water from supply trucks a day after a major earthquake hit the a

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Putin at Camp David for Talks with Bush

President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Iran and North Korea on Saturday to stop their suspected nuclear weapons programs. Iraqi reconstruction, Iran's nuclear program and oil were on the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin who ca

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

Jewish New Year Marred by Shooting

A Palestinian gunman shot dead a two-month-old baby girl and a man who opened the door to him at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Friday during Jewish New Year's festivities. This is the first deadly attack since Israel's security Cabinet decided e

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Madonna's Children's Book No1 Hit

Madonna climbed once again to the top of the charts, this time with her children's story, "The English Roses". The book was published simultaneously around the world Sept.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 801

Grenades Hit US Military Offices in Baghdad

Three rocket-propelled grenades were fired toward U.S.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

New Lindh Suspect Remains in Custody

Swedish court ruled Friday that the new suspect detained in Foreign Minister Anna Lindh murder case could be held for two weeks while police gather more evidence. The 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after police released the first suspect on the

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Swedish Court Keeps Lindh Murder Suspect in Custody

Stockholm's district court ordered that the man arrested in connection with the murder of foreign minister Anna Lindh be kept in detention. Judge Goeran Nilsson granted the prosecutors' request for continued detention of the 24-year-old man, who was arres

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Iraqis Given Constitution Deadline

US is to set Iraq's Governing Council a 6 month deadline to come up with a constitution that would lead to elections and a new government next year. US Secretary of State Colin Powell told the New York Times the deadline would be difficult but it was nece

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

8 Killed in Mortar Blast on Iraq Market

A mortar blast tore through a market north of Baghdad, killing eight civilians and deepening the woes of U.S.

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Powerful Quake Injures 243 in Northern Japan

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocked Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Friday, injuring more than 243 people, knocking out power, derailing a train and touching off an industrial fire.

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

Putin Bids to Heal Iraq Rift

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bid to end the rift over Iraq at the UN, as the world body opted to withdraw more staff from the country amid mounting insecurity. One of the war's sharpest critics, Putin steered clear of the attacks unleashed on W

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Annan Orders Some UN Staff Out of Iraq

With the bloodshed mounting in Iraq, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered some UN staff to leave the country temporarily, his spokesman said. The announcement will be a blow for countries like France which have been calling on the UN to have a greatly

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Poll: Bush Faces Tough Elections

US President Bush is likely to face a close campaign for re-election next year, according to a poll that shows his strength on fighting terrorism and his popularity matched by Democrats' advantages on the economy and other domestic issues. The bipartisan

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Iraqi Official Dies 5 Days after Assassination Attempt

Aquila al-Hashimi, one of the three female members on Iraq's Governing Council, died Thursday, five days after she was shot and critically wounded by assailants, the U.S.

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Baghdad Explosion "Killed One"

At least one person was killed and several wounded Thursday in a blast in a Baghdad hotel housing NBC journalists in the centre of the Iraqi capital, police officials said. Reportedly, the person killed was a Somalian security guard while others were slig

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Raw Erupted among California Governor Candidates

A shouting match broke Wednesday between the four main candidates -- including movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger -- for the post of California governor, during a long anticipated debate. During the discussion Schwarzenegger was criticized for supporting a

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

Shroeder Offers to Support Bush on Iraq

President Bush won a commitment Wednesday from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to set aside differences and work together for a strong and stable Iraq. "We both agree that we want to look into the future together," Schroeder said.

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Hillary Clinton's Memoir Enjoys Popularity in China

Hillary Clinton's memoir, 'Living History,' enjoys great popularity in China. The book is at bookstores already.

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Iraq Committed to Remain OPEC Member

Iraq plans to remain a member of OPEC the Iraqi oil minister said Wednesday, dismissing any suggestion that the country would withdraw from the producers' group it helped found."Iraq should play an active role in achieving the objectives of this organizat

World | September 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282