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British PM Heads to S Korea

British Prime Minister Tony Blair headed to South Korea Sunday amid two crises -- a political storm at home threatening his career and fresh signs that North Korea may be forging ahead with a nuclear weapons program. Sunday Blair is scheduled to have talk

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Two Explosions Hit Nice

Sixteen people are reported slightly injured by two explosions early on Sunday in the French Mediterranean city of Nice. The devices went off outside the regional tax and customs offices, about 50 metres apart, around 02.

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Two US Soldiers Killed in Northern Iraq

Two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed and another wounded early Sunday when their convoy came under rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire in northern Iraq, the U.S.

World | July 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Sharon Meets Abbas on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is to meet his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem on Sunday. The two leaders are to discuss the implementation of the internationally backed "road map" peace plan.

World | July 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Albanian FM Resigns

Albanian Foreign Minister Ilir Meta handed in his resignation late on Friday amid a power struggle with Prime Minister Fatos Nano. ''I resign because I do not want to be part of your governing falseness and hypocrisy.

World | July 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

UK Police: Found Body is Expert David Kelly

British police have confirmed that a body found Friday is that of missing British Ministry of Defence official David Kelly. Kelly, 59, died from bleeding from a cut to his left wrist, police said Saturday.

World | July 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

US Death Toll Exceeds 1991 Gulf War

Insurgents attacked a convoy with explosives, killing one American soldier, and fatally shot another who was guarding a bank in the Iraqi capital, AP reported. The two American deaths brought the total U.

World | July 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

N Korea Nuclear Threat "Serious"

North Korea poses the "most immediate and most serious threat" to efforts to control the world's nuclear weapons, the UN's atomic watchdog has warned. Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said he was concerned abo

World | July 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Serb PM Rejected Corruption Claims

Serbia's Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic dismissed allegations that senior members of his government are tainted by corruption. Many people tried to level such accusations against politicians in Serbia but had never been able to prove them, Zivkovic said.

World | July 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 135

US,UK Leaders Defended War in Iraq

US President George Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defended the war against Iraq and insisted the decision to topple Saddam Hussein was based on good intelligence after Blair's address to a joint session of the US Congress. Even if we were wrong ab

World | July 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

US Freed 11 Pakistanis from Guantanamo Prison

An American military aircraft brought back eleven Pakistani nationals after they were released from US custody at the maximum security prison at Guantanamo Bay. This is the biggest group to be set free from among the fifty-fout Pakistanis taken to the Cam

World | July 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 143

Harry Potter Home for Sale

The house used as Harry's home in the movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" has been put up for sale, international agencies reported. The three-bedroomed suburban house that stars as 4 Privet Drive, Little Whingeing, Surrey, is in fact 12 Pick

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Soldiers of South and North Korea Exchanged Fire

Soldiers from South and North Korea exchanged machine gun fire Thursday as tensions rise amid efforts to resolve crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. South Korean military said the North Koreans fired four rounds from a machine gun at one of i

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

"Queen of Salsa" Dies at 78

Celia Cruz, known as the "Queen of Salsa," died at 78 Wednesday afternoon after battling cancer, international agencies reported, citing her manager. While she always refused to give her age, she was believed to be 78, while close friends estimated Cruz w

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Blair's Visit Set to Spotlight Bush's Problems over Iraq War

British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives in Washington Thursday for a visit set to spotlight President George W. Bush's own problems with allegedly inflated pre-war intelligence about Iraq.

World | July 17, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Canadian Journalist Beaten to Death in Iran

Iran acknowledged that a Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was beaten to death after her arrest outside a prison in Tehran. Kazemi, aged 54, was detained on 23 June for taking pictures of Tehran's Evin prison.

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Over 100 People Feared Dead in India Floods

More than 100 people were feared dead in flash floods caused by a heavy rain Wednesday in a remote hill area in northern India, the state's top elected official said. The victims were mostly migrant workers from Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar and Ut

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Explosion Kills US Soldier in Iraq

An explosion has killed a US soldier and injured two others as they were travelling in a convoy on a road just west of Baghdad. Soldiers at the scene said the blast happened as a 20-vehicle convoy was passing a wrecked car abandoned at the roadside.

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Severe Storms Kill Four in France

At least four people have been killed by storms that battered western France overnight, officials said. Dozens more were injured and hundreds were evacuated from campsites to temporary shelters as trees came crashing down.

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 133

N Korea Nuclear Claims "Worrying"

The US has said that North Korean claims it has produced enough plutonium to start making nuclear bombs were cause for serious concern. Although the White House said it could not confirm the veracity of the claims, it said it would continue to work with

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152

Iraq "Long Haul" for US Troops

The United States' administrator in Iraq has said American-led forces will stay in the country no longer than necessary, but will see Iraq through the transition to an elected government. Paul Bremer described the recent formation of an administrative cou

World | July 16, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 144