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Four Die in US Plane Crash

Two small planes have collided over the US city of Denver, Colorado, killing all four people on board. The aircraft, a Cessna-172 P Skyhawk and a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne, came crashing down on a house and into a backyard.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Boats Collision Kills 12 in Bangladesh

At least 12 people have been killed and about 25 are missing following a collision between two boats on a river in the central Bangladeshi district of Munshiganj. It is the second serious accident involving a ferry over the last year.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

U.S. Rules out Lengthy Inspections Period

The White House has not set a cutoff date for U.N.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Kenya's Finance Minister Dies in Plane Crash

Kenya's finance minister died and three other ministers were injured after their plane crashed shortly after take-off in Busia. The plane was bound for the Lake Victoria port of Kisumu where the government officials were to attend the commemoration of the

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Legendary Fiat Head Dies

Gianni Agnelli, the honorary chairman of Fiat and one of Europe's most prominent tycoons, has died. Mr Agnelli, 81, was arguably the most influential Italian business leader of the 20th century, building Fiat up from a small carmaker into a sprawling indu

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

UN Watchdog Calls N Korea Crisis Talks

The United Nations nuclear watchdog will hold an emergency meeting on 3 February to assess the North Korea crisis and possibly report the issue to the UN Security Council. The 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) w

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Saddam's Neighbors Urge His Cooperation

Fearing war could trigger a crisis in the region, Iraq's neighbors urged Saddam Hussein on Thursday to cooperate fully with U.N.

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Koreas Agree to Peaceful Nuke Resolution

North Korea agreed Friday to work with South Korea to peacefully resolve the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programs, as U.S.

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Ivory Coast Peace Plan Reached

Representatives of the main political parties and rebel factions in Ivory Coast have signed a draft agreement in Paris, aimed at ending the four-month civil war. The rebels say they will be included in a new national reconciliation government, and a new p

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Palestinian Gunmen Killed Three Israelis

Three Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinian gunmen near the West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers were ambushed at a junction near the Jewish settlement of Beit Haggai.

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Moscow Theatre Siege Claims Rejected

A Moscow court has rejected the compensation claims of six people who were held hostage when Chechen separatists seized a theatre in the city last year. Lawyer Igor Trunov, who is representing all the plaintiffs, said after the decision that he now expect

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Euro MPs Stand up for Dolphins

Euro MPs have called for a ban on warships using submarine-seeking sonar devices because campaigners believe they may be killing dolphins and whales. Scientists believe the Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) submarine trackers are causing internal bleeding

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

French Vexed by "Old Europe" Remarks

French leaders have reacted angrily after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described American allies France and Germany as "problems" in the crisis over Iraq. Finance Minister Francis Mer said he was "profoundly vexed" by Mr Rumsfeld's remarks - which

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Gaudi Design Proposed for WTC

Architectural plans by the late Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi are to be submitted to an international memorial competition for redesigns of New York's former World Trade Center site. Gaudi's 95-year-old plans, which were originally designs for a futurist

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Christian Democrats Take Dutch Poll

The ruling Christian Democrat Party (CDA) has won a narrow victory over the opposition Labour Party in the Dutch elections, results show. They returned to the two main parties, deserting the organisation of murdered populist Pim Fortuyn, which rocked Dutc

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Four-winged Dinos from China

Recently discovered fossils of feathered dinosaurs with four wings are raising new questions about the origins of flight. The turkey-sized creatures probably lived in the trees about 130 million years ago and used their wings and long tail to glide from b

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

West's Rift Deepens over Iraq

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has questioned the commitment of France and Germany to disarming Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein after the European allies publicly spoke out against a war on Iraq. As disagreements over how to deal with Iraq deepened, Mr Po

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Lord Robertson Steps Down in December

George Robertson has surprisingly announced he is stepping down as NATO secretary general when his four-year term ends in December. Lord Robertson have been asked by a number of governments to stay on for the optional fifth year.

World | January 22, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

N. Korea's Nuke Standoff to be "Referred to UN"

It is time to refer North Korea's nuclear standoff to the United Nations Security Council, Washington's top arms control diplomat John Bolton said. Bolton says he expects a consensus on the issue from France, Britain, China and Russia.

World | January 22, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Obesity Suit Against McDonald's Dismissed

A lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. that alleged the fast food chain was responsible for children's obesity was dismissed Wednesday.

World | January 22, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Euro-allies Mark 40 Years of Friendship

France and Germany have begun celebrating 40 years of formal post-war reconciliation by staging a series of gala events and unveiling major joint political initiatives. Two days of celebrations were launched in Paris on Wednesday by French President Jacqu

World | January 22, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213