Nearly one thousand people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The U.
Three more deaths in Hong Kong and an eighth victim in Canada have been attributed to the mystery SARS virus raising the world total to 87. 40 new cases of the disease reported recently have dashed hopes that the outbreak had reached its peak and had begu
German investigators are to travel to the Algerian capital, Algiers this Sunday to join a manhunt for 29 European tourists who have gone missing in the Sahara desert. This, after a possible clue was found to the whereabouts of the missing Europeans.
The UN envoy to North Korea, Maurice Strong, has said that Washington and Pyongyang are close together on fundamental issues but are hampered by their lack of direct communication. Speaking ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea next week,
Serbian officials have issued a warrant for the arrest of Mirjana Markovic, the wife of the former Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosevic, BBC reported. She is accused of involvement in the murder of a one-time president of Serbia, Ivan Stambolic, who was
An Algerian man wanted in connection with the Paris Metro bombing in 1995 is to be extradited to France. Rashid Ramda is the longest-serving extradition prisoner in the UK after being held in custody for seven-and-a-half years.
Some staff at France's largest international airport have begun wearing face masks because of fears about the spread of a deadly virus. The move came after increasing numbers of masked passengers began arriving off flights from Asia, where Severe Acute Re
France has announced plans for a new constitutional status for the Mediterranean island of Corsica, which has long been troubled by separatist violence. In a joint radio and television interview, Prime Minister Jean Pierre Raffarin said he planned to visi
The Cuban authorities say they have gained control of a ferry which was hijacked on Wednesday and released the 50 passengers being held hostage. It is not clear what has happened to at least three armed men who had threatened to kill hostages unless the v
Asia-Pacific countries are responding to the threat of Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), but are struggling to control people's fear of the disease. Across the region, increasingly draconian travel and quarantine restrictions are in place.
NATO and the EU said there is an "emerging consensus" on the future of Iraq after a morning of talks with US Secretary of State, Colin Powell. European and Nato foreign ministers stressed that they wanted the United Nations to take a central role in post-
Three mosques in the south Philippines city of Davao have been hit by a series of attacks, just hours after a deadly bombing killed 16 people. The mosque attacks prompted fears of a spiral of religious violence in the mainly Christian city.
An environmental emergency has been declared in towns in two Brazilian states after a chemicals reservoir burst and contaminated two rivers. The spillage occurred at a wood pulping factory at Cataguazes in Minas Gerais state, and much of the toxic waste i
Belgium has restricted the scope of a controversial law that allows foreign leaders to be tried in Belgian courts for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In future a senior prosecutor will have to approve cases which are based on events outside Belgiu
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised tourists and business people not to travel to Hong Kong or parts of China because of the outbreak of a deadly, pneumonia-like virus. The WHO said anyone intending to visit Hong Kong or Guangdong province "sh
Two dozen people jumped out the rear door of a Cuban airliner held at Havana airport after it was hijacked from Cuba's small Isle of Youth to the United States late Monday, AFP reported. The plane has been forced to land in Havana because of insufficient
Brazil's centre-left government has offered workers an inflation-busting 20% rise in the minimum wage beginning from Tuesday. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Workers' Party (PT) promised during last October's elections to double the minimum wa
Up to 50 people are missing and feared dead in northern Bolivia, after a mudslide crushed dozens of houses. Heavy rains are reported to have started the disaster, which has engulfed a gold mining community in the village of Chima.
The French authorities advised against travel to Hong Kong or mainland China because of the outbreak of a deadly new virus. French chief medical officer Lucien Abenhaim said Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) were not confined to people who had dire
US, Cuba Move to Normalize Ties
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