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Man Survived Niagara Falls Plunge

An unidentified man survived Monday a historic plunge over the Niagara Falls, witnesses said. This is the first person known to have done it and survived without safety devices.

World | October 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Robert De Niro Diagnosed with Cancer

Actor Robert De Niro has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to recover fully, a spokesman said Monday. Doctors for De Niro, 60, a two-time Oscar winner, caught the cancer at an early stage during a regular health checkup within the past

World | October 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

EU Starts Iran Nuclear Talks

A top European Union team starts talks in Tehran in the latest attempt to defuse the crisis over Iran's controversial nuclear programme. The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany are expected to offer co-operation with Iran's peaceful nuclear p

World | October 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Bush to Leave APEC Without N Korea Statement

US President Bush leaves a Pacific Rim summit, pleased with progress on trade and the war on terrorism but without a hoped-for condemnation of North Korea 's nuclear ambitions. Asked whether the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum would mark a

World | October 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Brussels Studying Microsoft Response in Anti-Trust Probe

The European Commission said it was studying a response by Microsoft to charges it has unfairly crushed competitors through its near-monopoly in personal computing software. The EU executive received the response from the US software giant last Friday.

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Diana "Feared Car Accident Plot"

Princess Diana feared the brakes of her car were going to be tampered with, 10 months before she died in a crash in Paris, her former butler has claimed. The princess allegedly wrote in a letter to Paul Burrell: "This phase in my life is the most dangerou

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

3 Romanian Ministers Quit over Corruption

Three Romanian ministers have left the government in the wake of accusations in the media that they initiated or tolerated corruption. According to Prime Minister Adrian Nastase the three ministers - European Integration Minister Hildegard Puwak, Health M

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Israeli Strikes Killed 2 in Gaza

Two people were killed and several injured in Israeli missile strikes in Gaza City on Monday, witnesses have said. The victims, reported to have been local militant activists, died in a vehicle targeted by Israeli helicopters.

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Blair Ordered Rest over Irregular Heartbeat

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has suffered from an irregular heartbeat and ordered to rest for 24 hours after he was hospitalised for five hours on Sunday. This is the first time that Tony Blair complains of heart problems or what doctors diagnosed as supr

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Switzerland's Right-Wing Tops Parliamentary Poll

Early results from Switzerland's parliamentary elections show that right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) has the biggest share of the vote. The largest one of the country's governing parties won more than 27 percent, according to media reports.

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Pacific Rim Nations Join against Global Terrorism

Talks on global terrorism and the collapse of world trade are expected to dominate the summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which starts October 20 in Thailand and is to be held under unprecedentedly tight security after a year of deadl

World | October 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Three Israeli Soldiers Killed in West Bank

Palestinian gunmen attacked an Israeli army foot patrol near a West Bank village, killing three soldiers and injuring another one. The gunfire attack took place near the Palestinian village of Ein Yabrud, east of the town of Ramallah, not far from the Isr

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Low Voter Turnout at Romania's Referendum

Romanian government leaders held an emergency session, as many voters did not go to the ballot boxes, throwing into doubt a referendum on a new constitution aimed at helping the country join the European Union. At the close of voting on Saturday, just ove

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Former Bosnian President Izetbegovic Dies

Alija Izetbegovic, who became one of the multiethnic republic's first postwar presidents, died on Sunday, a hospital official said. Izetbegovic, aged 78, died of complications that developed after he was hospitalised for injuries sustained from a fall in

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Chechnya's New President Takes Office

Akhmad Kadyrov was established in office on Sunday as president of the war-wracked Russian republic of Chechnya, two weeks after winning an election that the Kremlin promoted as a significant step toward stability but that critics called a sham. In a refl

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Two US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers were killed and one was wounded in a surprise attack north of Baghdad, the military said, and insurgents attacked a convoy in this turbulent city west of the capital, setting off huge explosions in several vehicles. In a third incident, 3

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Report: Plot to Kill Putin Thwarted

Two men have been arrested by British anti-terrorist police in London over a plot to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, a newspaper has said. The Russian men, allegedly renegade intelligence officers, were planning that Putin should be shot by

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Pope Sanctifies Mother Theresa

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was beatified by Pope John Paul II, before hundreds of thousands of pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square. That was the last formal step to sainthood for the world-famous nun.

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

APEC Leaders Seek Restart of Trade Talks

Linking the danger of terror to their economic futures, Pacific Rim leaders heeded US warnings and agreed to tough controls, but no ban, on portable missiles that can shoot down civilian aircraft. They also resolved better coordination on bioterrorism, ca

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

Four Palestinians Killed in Clashes

Israeli troops clashed with Hamas militants in Gaza, killing two of them and a bystander in a shootout in a refugee camp where Israel has been conducting raids for more than a week. Another Palestinian was killed in the West Bank town when Israeli soldier

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Bush Rebuffs N Korea Nonagression Treaty

President Bush said that US has no intention of attacking North Korea but he ruled out signing a nonaggression treaty to make Pyongyang abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions. Bush suggested that there might be other ways to satisfy North Korea's concerns

World | October 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204