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US Blackout Areas Urged to Save Power

Consumers are urged to curb their demands for electricity as parts of the US and Canada recover from the worst power cuts in North American history. Electricity supplies were restored across much of the region but officials warn of the possibility of roll

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

UN Distributes Food in Ravaged Liberian Capital

United Nations (UN) agencies prepare to distribute desperately needed food in the starving Liberian capital as a second batch of troops was due to arrive to reinforce a Nigerian-led peacekeeping force. Gregory Blamoh, national officer for the UN World Foo

World | August 16, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Tropical Storm Hit Mexico's Border

Tropical Storm Erika hit Mexico's city of Matamoros with high winds and heavy rains early on Saturday. The severe weather downed trees and damaged roofs and cars in the border town, Mexican television reports said.

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Palestinian Militants: Israel's Withdrawal Not Enough

The latest efforts to move the Middle East peace process forward are not enough, Palestinian militant group Hamas said Saturday. Israel promised to pull out of two West Bank towns, Qalqilya and Jericho, and proposed to withdraw from Ramallah and Tulkarm o

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Former Ugandan Dictator Died

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died, hospital officials in Saudi Arabia said Saturday. Amin, who was variously described as 78 or 80 years old, was in a coma at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah since July 18.

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New Power Problems Arise in Northeast

A massive power blackout retreated stubbornly Friday as power officials struggled to understand why the historic outage spread in minutes through the northeastern United States and southern Canada. Lights flicked on and air conditioners restarted for some

World | August 15, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Pakistan Began Oil Spill Clean-Up

Pakistani authorities began a massive clean-up campaign to tackle the thousands of tonnes of crude oil that spilled from a wrecked tanker off the southern port city of Karachi July 28. Maritime experts say 12,000 tonnes of oil have spilled into the Arabia

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Power Slowly Coming Back in New York

The lights began to flicker on in some parts of New York City early Friday morning, and while the vast majority of the city was still darkened by the nation's massive blackout, there were signs that things would soon return to normal. Power officials said

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Bush Says Power Grid Needs Modernizing

President Bush said he will order a review of why so many states were hit by a massive power blackout Thursday and said he suspects the nation's electrical grid will have to be modernized. "Millions of people's lives are affected," the president said.

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UN Blasts Israeli Marriage Law

A United Nations panel has urged Israel to repeal a new law forcing Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separate lives. The Geneva-based Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination unanimously approved a resolution saying the Israeli law vio

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Senior al-Qaida Agent Captured in Asia

Authorities have captured a senior al-Qaida operative in Southeast Asia who had been assigned to recruit new pilots to conduct Sept. 11-style suicide hijackings in the United States, the White House said Thursday.

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3,000 Dead in French Heat Wave

An estimated 3,000 people have died in France of heat-related causes in the past two weeks, the health ministry says. Paris morgues are full, according to the city's funeral services chief, and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies of the

World | August 14, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 558

Powerful Quake Hits Greek Islands

A powerful earthquake struck islands in western Greece on Thursday, sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets and causing some injuries and damage, officials said. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.

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Hamburg Al-Qaeda Trial Opens

The 30-year-old Moroccan-born defendant, Abdelghani Mzoudi, is the second person to be tried in Germany in connection with the attacks on the United States. He was arrested in Hamburg last October, and is charged with 3,066 counts of aiding and abetting m

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Germany Falls into Recession

Germany is officially in recession, after recording a 0.1% economic contraction in the three months to June.

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Italy's Lottery Jackpot Won by One Person

Organisers of Italy's state-run lottery are searching for the winner or winners of Wednesday's 66 million-europrize, the biggest ever in Europe. The roll-over jackpot was finally won after 44 occasions on which no-one managed to guess the correct numbers.

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Libya Agrees Lockerbie Deal

Lawyers acting for families of the Lockerbie bombing victims say they have reached agreement with Libya on the payment of compensation. The deal to set up a USD 2,7 B fund was struck with Libyan officials after negotiations in London.

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Israelis Kill Palestinian Militant Leader

Israeli troops have killed a Palestinian militant leader who was holed up in a house in the West Bank city of Hebron. The militant was named as Mohammed Seder, the local head of Islamic Jihad's armed wing.

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Civilians, Gunmen Loot Liberian Port

Thousands of civilians and gunmen pillaged oil and sacks of grain from Monrovia's port Wednesday ahead of rebels' promised withdrawal, and the United States pledged 200 troops to bolster West African peacekeepers. A ship laden with humanitarian aid bobbed

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Bridge Blown Up in India, Five Killed

Suspected separatist rebels blew up a bridge on the main highway in India's northeast Thursday, killing five civilians travelling on a bus, news reports said. The attack came a day before India celebrates its national independence.

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UN Set to Consider Iraqi Administration

The UN Security Council was set to acknowledge but not formally recognize Iraq's interim government as a message attributed to ousted dictator Saddam Hussein called on Iraqi Shiites to wage holy war against the US-led occupation. The United States promise

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