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At Least 11 Killed in Train Crash in India

At least 11 people were killed and another 38 were injured in train crash in south-central India early Friday. India's railway minister blamed the accident on human error.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Relief Supplies Head for the Solomons

Relief supplies headed for the islands in the Solomons chain after Cyclone Zoe struck on Sunday. Many fears that entire villages may have been buried by sand.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

No DNA Tests for 'Clone' Child, Religious Sect Head Say

Rael, the head of the Raelian Movement, that claims to have produced the first human clone, said he has told the doctor in charge of the project not to perform any DNA tests on the child. The decision has been made after a "judge in Florida signed a pape

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Turkey Moves to Get Solution on Cyprus

Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for new thinking on Turkish policy in Cyprus, saying the future of the divided island needs to be settled quickly. Mr Erdogan criticised the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and called on him to negotiat

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

China Plans to Launch Manned Spacecraft in 2003

China hopes to become the third country to put humans into space, launching its first manned spacecraft later this year. According to the semi-official China News Service the launch would take place in the second half of 2003.

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

France Braces for Prestige Oil Disaster

France faces an environmental crisis as high winds push oil slicks from the sunken tanker, Prestige, towards its southern coast. The oil is expected to hit the coast in the coming weeks and its size is said to be enough to cover New York City.

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

EU Takes on Bosnia Policing

The European Union has begun its first foreign security operation, taking over policing duties from the United Nations in Bosnia. The EU police mission (EUPM) will involve 512 officers - 422 from EU member states and 90 from other countries including Russ

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Brazilians Hail New President

Brazil's first left-wing president for 40 years, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sworn into office amid euphoric scenes and popular expectation that he will transform the country. Two-hundred-thousand people thronged the centre of the capital, Brasili

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

US Sends More Troops to Gulf

The United States is sending another 15,000 troops to the Gulf as part of its build-up for possible military action against Iraq. The crack Third Infantry division, which specialises in desert warfare, has been ordered to the region.

World | January 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Fireworks Claim 28 Lives in Mexicans

At least 28 people have been killed in the Mexican port town of Veracruz following an explosion and fire which started at an illegal fireworks stand. Fifty people were injured in the blaze, which engulfed market stalls and nearby buildings in a packed New

World | January 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

New Year Comes Amid Security Worries

New Year celebrations around the world have been held amid tight security, prompted by fears of terrorist attacks. But governments told their citizens not to allow security concerns to mar their enjoyment of the occasion - and many thousands of revellers

World | January 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Caracas Clashes Leave Several Injured

Clashes between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez on Monday left several people were injured. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

U.S. Terror Inquiry after Yemen Shootings

American investigators were trying Tuesday to discover whether the shootings at a missionary hospital in Yemen that killed three U.S.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

UN Inspectors Leave N Korea

Two United Nations inspectors ordered out of North Korea have arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing. The move leaves the secretive state's controversial nuclear programme without any foreign observers.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Kenya's New Leader Promises Sweeping Reforms, No Witch Hunt

In his inaugural speech Kenya's new leader Mwai Kibaki promised sweeping reforms without engaging in a witch-hunt against the party that ruled the country since its independence in 1963. He pledged to advance Kenya's interests and ensure they are well ser

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Microsoft to Translate Software into Nynorsk

The software giant Microsoft has agreed to translate their popular Office software into New Norwegian, or Nynorsk. It is Norway's second official language with less than 400,000 everyday users.

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

Powell: No Decision on Possible U.S. Attack against Iraq

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World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Man Arrested at Paris Airport

French police are reported to be holding a baggage handler at Paris's main international airport after they allegedly found guns, explosives and detonators in his car. The employee of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, identified by French media as an Alg

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

North Korea Threatens to Pull out of Nuke Non-Proliferation Treaty

North Korea has hinted it could pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the confrontation over its nuclear programme continues. The north has already expelled inspectors from its nuclear complex at Yongbyon and is threatening to restart the fa

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

Three U.S. Doctors Shot Dead in Yemen

Three American doctors have been shot dead in Yemen by a lone gunman - described as a suspected Islamist , BBC reported. A fourth was wounded in the attack in the southern town of Jibla, hospital sources told the AFP news agency.

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

N Korea Pledged Resistance to U.S. Pressure

North Korea has declared it will not give in to threats from the Bush administration that it faces economic isolation unless it abandons its nuclear programme. In a process it defined as "tailored containment", the United States said it would call on Nort

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202
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