Mother Teresa of Calcutta was beatified by Pope John Paul II, before hundreds of thousands of pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square. That was the last formal step to sainthood for the world-famous nun.
Linking the danger of terror to their economic futures, Pacific Rim leaders heeded US warnings and agreed to tough controls, but no ban, on portable missiles that can shoot down civilian aircraft. They also resolved better coordination on bioterrorism, ca
Israeli troops clashed with Hamas militants in Gaza, killing two of them and a bystander in a shootout in a refugee camp where Israel has been conducting raids for more than a week. Another Palestinian was killed in the West Bank town when Israeli soldier
President Bush said that US has no intention of attacking North Korea but he ruled out signing a nonaggression treaty to make Pyongyang abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions. Bush suggested that there might be other ways to satisfy North Korea's concerns
John Paul II marked his 25th year as Pope by asking cardinals to pray for him to carry on leading the Roman Catholic Church. The climax of the celebrations will come on Sunday when he presides over a three-hour mass to beatify Mother Teresa.
Bolivia's new president has called for national unity, hours after his predecessor was forced out by weeks of violent anti-government protests. The new leader, Carlos Mesa - the former vice president - quickly offered to hold early elections and promised
11 people suspected of links to insurgents were arrested on Saturday by US forces and Iraqi police raided an area west of Baghdad. Meanwhile, efforts to get oil from the large fields of northern Iraq hit a new hitch Saturday.
Israeli troops sprayed bullets at a group of Hamas members laying explosives along paths used by Israeli tanks in a Gaza neighbourhood, triggering a shootout that killed 2 militants and a bystander. For more than a week, Israeli troops backed by attack he
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, an American and a Spaniard blasted off Saturday for the International Space Station from the Russian space program's cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The launch came three days after China became the world's third space-fari
Fire broke out Friday in a high administration building in Chicago's Loop business district, killing six people and trapping other workers in smoke-filled stairways and hallways,US officials said. Ten people were being treated at hospitals, some in seriou
US President Bush on Saturday brought the Philippines promises of aid to help root out al-Qaida-linked terror groups and thanks for standing alongside US forces in Iraq. Bush praised President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for her fight against terrorism.
The German parliament has narrowly backed a package of social and labour market reforms which the chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, staked his career on. The six bills making up the package were passed with majorities of between seven and 15, with the closes
Another four US soldiers have been killed in Iraq - bringing to more than 100 the number of US personnel who have died in attacks since major hostilities ended. In one incident on Thursday night, three US military police officers and at least two Iraqi po
US President George Bush arrived in Japan at the start of a tour of Asia which will take him in six countries. Bush will spend the next few hours in Tokyo where the issue of North Korea and its nuclear ambitions is likely to be high on the agenda.
The US Senate defied President Bush's request for aid for Iraq and Afghanistan, passing an amendment to his 87 billion dollar budget supplement request that requires half the 20 billion for Iraqi reconstruction to be in the form of loans. Bush and his adm
An FBI team began investigation into a deadly bombing of a US convoy, while Palestinian authorities raided a refugee camp to arrest seven militants. Late Thursday, the bodies of the three Americans killed in Wednesday's bombing were brought to Israel's in
North Korea hinted that it might test a nuclear weapon. The communist state, in comments attributed to a spokesman for its Foreign Ministry, said it would "open its nuclear deterrent to the public as a physical force.
UN Security Council voted unanimously to adopt the US-backed Resolution on Iraq that seeks additional troops and money to support the stabilization of the country. Shortly before the vote, it was said Syria -- the only Arab country on the council -- would
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