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US Probes Guards on Deadly UN Blast

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World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

France, Libya Closer to Higher Pay-Out Deal over UTA Victims

France and Libya moved closer to reaching a deal on boosting compensation paid to the families of victims of the 1989 bombing of the French UTA airliner in line with the pay-out made for the Lockerbie tragedy, officials said. Libya's ambassador to Britain

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Security Council Split on Iraq

France says that if the United States wants other countries to send troops to Iraq, it needs to share sensitive information and the military command. "Sharing the burden and the responsibilities in a world of equal and sovereign nations means also sharing

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Gaza Funeral Draws Thousands

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have turned out in Gaza for the funeral of the Hamas leader killed in an Israeli air strike on Thursday.

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Holiday Travel Chaos Looms in the UK

People in the UK who attend various events over the August bank holiday weekend will face travel chaos due to railway lines being closed for repairs. The East Coast line from London to Edinburgh, the track between London and South Wales and the route from

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 146

Quake Hit New Zealand Coast

A massive earth tremor hit a sparsely populated part of New Zealand's South Island Friday. The tremor was felt across a large part of the South Island and power was briefly cut to two small towns, Australia's National Radio reported.

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

Liberia Chose New Post-War Leader

Government and rebel delegates in Liberia selected businessman Gyude Bryant to head the country's interim post-war administration. Disarmament of Liberia's warring factors will be possible within two years, Bryant said following his appointment.

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Hamas Senior Leader Killed, Truce Called Off

Ismail Abu Shanab, a senior leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed in an air strike in Gaza City as Israel exacted revenge for a massive suicide bombing. At least two other people have died as pilots targeted the car of Shanab, witnesse

World | August 22, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Sobig is Biggest Computer Virus

The Sobig Windows virus that overwhelmed e-mail inboxes around the world is one of the fastest growing viruses ever. E-mail filtering firm MessageLabs said it had intercepted more than a million copies of Sobig F in 24 hours, more than for any other virus

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Hamas Declares Ceasefire Over

The Palestinian group Hamas has called off its ceasefire after an Israeli missile strike killed one of its leaders in Gaza City. Helicopter gunships fired several missiles at a car, killing Ismail Abu Shanab, one of Hamas' best-known leaders, and two of h

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

"Chemical" Ali Captured

Coalition troops in Iraq have captured one of Saddam Hussein's top generals, Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali", US Central Command has confirmed. The military said he was in custody of coalition forces but gave no further details about his capt

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Strong Earthquake Hit Southern Iran

A strong earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit southern Iran on Thursday.

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

UN Concerns over Baghdad Security

The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has insisted the US-led coalition powers in Iraq are responsible for security around the bombed UN building in Baghdad. But he stopped short of blaming the United States for not preventing the attack, saying

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 139

Spread of E-Mail Virus Fastest Ever

A virus that debuted this week has been declared the fastest spreading e-mail plague of all time, while another malicious program that hit last week continued to disrupt computers worldwide. MessageLabs Inc.

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 154

Businessman Chosen as Liberia's Leader

Liberia's rebels and government picked a Monrovia businessman to lead the country's post-war transition government, delegates said Thursday after a day and night of deliberations. The choice of Gyude Bryant as chairman was to be officially announced later

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Israeli Troops Raid Two West Bank Towns

Israeli troops and tanks moved into the West Bank towns of Nablus and Jenin early Thursday, searching for Palestinian militants in the wake of a devastating suicide bombing earlier in the week, police and Palestinian officials said. In Hebron, Israeli tro

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Libya Began Lockerbie Payout

Libya began Wednesday to transfer the USD 2.7 B compensation that the country agreed to pay to the families of those killed in the Lockerbie airliner bombing, US officials said.

World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

US Forces Worked to Step Up Security

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World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 150

Freed Sahara Hostages Leave for Germany

Fourteen Europeans freed from a five-month hostage ordeal in the Sahara desert are on a plane heading for Germany. The tourists - nine Germans, four Swiss and a Dutchman - left the Malian capital Bamako bound for Cologne just before 0000 GMT.

World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Bus Bomb Carnage in Jerusalem

A suicide bomber has wrecked a bus in Jerusalem, killing up to 20 people and injuring about 80 others in the evening of Tuesday. The blast took place at about 21.

World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Kurds Captured Saddam Deputy

Kurdish fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have captured former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan. Ramadan, widely known as "Saddam's knuckles", was then handed to the US Army.

World | August 19, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 154