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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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