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UK Prime Minister to Visit Iraq

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit British troops in Iraq on Thursday, to thank them for the role they played in the war. He will be the first western leader to set foot in the country since Saddam Hussein was swept from power.

World | May 29, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

Two More SARS Deaths in Canada

Two more people have died from SARS in Toronto, hours after the Canadian prime minister said the virus was under control. The latest victims, both women over 60, bring the total number of deaths from the flu-like disease to 29.

World | May 29, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Algeria Trembles in Third Aftershock

Buildings rattled around the Algerian capital as the third major aftershock in less than a day and a half struck the north African country, officials said, putting a nervous populace further on edge. The tremor measured 5.

World | May 29, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

US President Plans Double Mid-East Meeting

US President George W Bush is hoping to meet the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers in Jordan next week, the White House has announced. Mr Bush's proposed meeting with Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas, along with King Abdullah of Jordan, is part of Ame

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Russia Confirms First SARS Case

Russia has confirmed that a 25-year-old man, who lives in a town bordering China, has become the country's first case of SARS. The Ministry of Health definitively diagnosed the patient from Blagoveschensk, a town of 170,000 and the capital of Russia's Amu

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Second Aftershock Shook Algeria Wednesday Morning

A strong aftershock measuring 5.2 on the combined Richter scale hit Algeria this morning.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Fatal Helicopter Crash on Everest

A helicopter has crashed while trying to land at Everest Base Camp in Nepal Wednesday.Meanwhile golden jubilee celebrations of the first ascent of the mountain are taking place at the camp.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Al-Jazeera Chief Replaced

The controversial Arab satellite television station al-Jazeera has replaced its chief executive Mohammed Jassem al-Ali. However, the move was not linked to reports that the television had been infiltrated by Iraqi intelligence, spokesman said.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

State of Emergency in Peru Amid Labor Unrest

The.thorities in Peru have declared a state of emergency to cope with a growing wave of labour unrest.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Turks Find Crashed Jet's Recorders

Investigators have recovered the flight recorders of a Ukrainian plane which crashed on a Turkish mountainside in thick fog, killing all 75 people on board. Turkish Defence Minister Vecdi Gonul, quoted by Anatolia news agency, said the voice and data flig

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

EU Draft Tackles Welfare and Crime

The constitution has been written in an effort to streamline the workings of the European Union before it expands next year to 25 countries. Plans for an elected EU president, an elected foreign minister and backing for a common foreign policy were public

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

France Hit by Air Strike

Travellers to and from France are suffering a day of chaos as air traffic controllers strike against proposed pension reforms. Members of the CGT union walked out at 06:00BST, forcing the cancellation of up to 80% of French flights.

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Sharon Signals "Occupation" End

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has signalled he is serious about reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians. Sharon indicated a willingness to withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza - unusually for him describing Israel's military presence in the Pale

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

WHO Put Toronto Back on SARS List

The World Health Organization has put Canada's largest city Toronto back on the list of areas affected by the deadly SARS virus.The decision came after eight new probable SARS cases and twenty-six suspected cases were reported in Toronto, Dr Paul Gully of

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Powerful Earthquake Struck Japan

A strong earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings and sending people running into the streets in panic. It struck in the early evening, close to the northern city of Sendai.

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Everest Climbers Break More Records

The record for the fastest ever ascent of Mount Everest has been broken for the second time in three days. Lakba Gelu Sherpa made the ascent from Base Camp to the summit in less than 11 hours in this way beating the previous best time with over 2 hours.

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Spanish Troops Killed in Plane Crash

An Ukrainian plane has crashed near the Black Sea resort of Trabzon in north-west Turkey. All 74 people on board, most of them Spanish military, died in the crash, Turkish public television TRT reported.

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Algeria Earthquake Kills Nearly 2,200

Looting and disease threatened survivors of Algeria's earthquake and foreign rescuers began to pull out Sunday as hopes diminished for finding more people alive in the ruins. As the death toll from Wednesday's quake neared 2,200, anger erupted over the sl

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Australian Governor-General Resigns

Australian Governor-General Peter Hollingworth has offered to resign from his post as the country's nominal head of state. Hollingworth, 68, the Queen's representative in the country, has been under intense pressure over recent weeks following allegations

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Israel Backs Peace Plan

The Israeli cabinet has backed the latest Middle East peace plan, which envisages the step-by-step creation of a Palestinian state. Sharon won the vote by 12 votes to seven, with four abstentions.

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 482

Washington Post: US Eyes Shift with Iran

The Bush administration, alarmed by intelligence suggesting that al Qaeda operatives in Iran had a role in the May 12 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia, has suspended once-promising contacts with Iran, Washington Posr reported. Citing administration offici

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297