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US Aghasts at Proposed European Biotech Rules

The US government and farmers reacted with dismay to a European Union parliamentary vote to require labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The European parliament agreed to two new directives that will require foods and animal feed t

World | July 3, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Vancouver Awarded 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics after a secret vote by international Olympic Committee members at a meeting in Prague. The Canadians beat off bids from South Korea's Pyeongchang and the Austrian city of Salzburg to win the right to stage th

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 977

Palestinian Police Took Over Bethlehem

Palestinian police moved Wednesday into the West Bank town of Bethlehem, the second area handed over by Israel under a U.S.

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Student Injures Teacher, Shoots Himself Dead

A 16-year-old boy shot himself dead in a German school after shooting a teacher, who tried to seize the gun. The possible motives of the boy are still unknown.

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Toronto Declared SARS Free

The World Health Organization has removed the Canadian city of Toronto from its list of SARS danger zones. The UN agency gave the city the all-clear after it went 20 days without reporting a new case.

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Coalition "Undeterred" by Attacks in Iraq

The United States and Britain have insisted they will not pull out of Iraq, despite ongoing attacks on their troops. US President Bush made the pledge on Tuesday after six American soldiers were wounded in two separate attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghda

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Serb War Suspect Handed to The Hague Court

Former Yugoslav army colonel Veselin Sljivancanin accused of massacre of more than 200 civilians in Croatia in 1991 was handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague Wednesday. Sljivancanin is one of the three so-called Vukovar indic

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Israeli Troops Set for West Bank Pullout

Israeli troops are due to withdraw from the West Bank city of Bethlehem Wednesday. The move will follow Tuesday's talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during which both sides agreed to press ahead

World | July 2, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Dow Gains 39 Points, Nasdaq Rises 10

A burst of late-afternoon buying lifted Wall Street higher Tuesday as investors shook off downbeat reports on manufacturing and construction spending and placed bets on an improving economy. Analysts said investors were remaining largely optimistic despit

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Mid-East Sides Vow to Pursue Peace

The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers have spoken of their desire for peace in a carefully managed joint appearance before talks in Jerusalem. Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas shared an enthusiastic handshake and said their people held no fundamental

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Grenade Killed Four US Soldiers in Iraq

Four US soldiers were killed and two others wounded in a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on their vehicle by unknown assailants in Iraqi capital Baghdad, witnesses said. An Iraqi civilian was also wounded and taken to hospital.

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Hong Kong Braces for Mass Protests

Protesters burned Tuesday the Chinese Communist Party flag in Hong Kong as Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao tried to reassure people in the territory that their rights and freedoms would be protected. More than 100,000 Hong Kong people are expected to t

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Blast at Iraqi Mosque Killed Five

A massive explosion in a mosque in the Iraqi town of Fallujah killed at least five Iraqi civilians and injured four other, officials said Tuesday. The blast that took place just before 11 p.

World | July 1, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Toronto Nurse Died of SARS

A Toronto health care worker aged 51 died of SARS, Canadian town of Ontario's Health Ministry confirmed Monday. It is not yet known whether the victim who worked at Toronto's North York General Hospital is a man or a woman.

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Israeli Motorist Shot in West Bank

An Israeli motorist was seriously wounded Monday after being shot while driving near the West Bank city of Nablus, Israel Radio reported. The motorist was shot in the head, the radio said.

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 150

US Strikes at Iraqi Resistance

US forces have launched a major offensive against resistance fighters in central Iraq. Operation Sidewinder began with more than 20 simultaneous raids involving aircraft, armoured vehicles and infantry in an area north of the capital, Baghdad, along the R

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Qaddafi's Son Signs for Italian Soccer Club

Saadi Qaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, has signed a two-year contract to play for Italian Serie A club Perugia. The Libyan international player was presented with the Umbrian side's number 19 shirt at a ceremony at team president Luciano Gau

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Mars Probe Launch Delayed Again

The US space agency (Nasa) has delayed the launch of its second Mars rover until Wednesday night at the earliest as it tries to fix a problem with the rocket's insulation. A fresh launch attempt will be made at 2317 local time on Wednesday (03:17 GMT on T

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Film Star Katharine Hepburn Dies

Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn has died at the age of 96. Hepburn, who lived in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, had suffered various health problems in recent years, including Parkinson's disease.

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Palestinians Take Charge in Gaza

Palestinian police have begun taking control of the northern Gaza Strip, after Israeli troops pulled out and Palestinian militants declared a ceasefire. In a boost to the US-backed peace plan, known as the roadmap, Israel handed over security responsibili

World | June 30, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Declare Cease Fire

Hamas and Islamic Jihad have announced they're suspending attacks on Israel for three months, starting Sunday. Talks over a truce had hit a snag earlier, apparently because Fatah was upset it wasn't included in previous truce talks.

World | June 29, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265