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Saudi Jail Blaze Kills Inmates

At least 67 prisoners have been killed and another 20 inmates and three guards injured, the director-general of the prison service has said. The blaze at the Al-Hair prison, in the capital Riyadh broke out around midday (09:00 GMT).

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

DNA Breakthrough in Lindh Killer Hunt

DNA traces have been recovered from the baseball hat worn by the killer of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, Swedish police say. The breakthrough came five days after Lindh was fatally stabbed in a Stockholm department store.

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

WTO's Cancun Talks Collapse Amid Rich-Poor Divide

WTO delegates headed home after talks aimed at galvanizing momentum toward a new multilateral trade accord failed, ravaged by a rift between rich and poor countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) played down what it termed a "setback," the US blamed

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Blast Kills 2, Injures 25 Near Chechnya

A truck filled with explosives blew up Monday outside a government security building in a southern Russian region bordering Chechnya, killing two people and wounding 25. The explosion shattered all the glass in the Ingushetia regional headquarters of the

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Lindh Killer in Cops' Sights

Swedish police have identified the suspected killer of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh by name, according to the on- line edition of the Swedish evening newspaper Aftonbladet. The report quoted one of the officers involved in the investigations as saying: "I

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Libya Denied US Claims of WMDs

Libya denied American claims that it had tried to procure weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), AFP reported. The official news agency Jana cited foreign ministry official Hassuna al-Shaush as calling the allegations "no more than an invention".

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Suspected Murderer of Williams Sister Held

Aaron Michael Hammer, aged 24, was arrested Monday by Los Angeles policemen in connection with the killing of the oldest sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, Yetunde Price. The woman, aged 31, died in hospital on Sunday following a confrontat

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Estonia Says 'Yes' to EU Membership

Estonians voted in favor of joining the EU next May, with 67 percent of Estonians have voted yes, while 33 percent said "no" in Sunday's referendum, where turnout exceeded 60 percent. Supporters, including the government and business groups, warned that E

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Swedes Turn Back on Euro

Swedes voted to reject the euro in a referendum, overshadowed by the killing of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. The "no" camp captured 56.

World | September 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Madonna Celebrates New Children's Book

One of the biggest boldface names in the world is getting a simple, understated byline in an unlikely place - a children's book. Madonna's "The English Roses" is being released in 100 countries Monday with a lot of secrecy and high expectations.

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

US: No Iraq Handover Rush

The US does not want to stay in Iraq a day longer than necessary but will not leave until an Iraqi constitution and administration are properly in place, Secretary of State Colin Powell has said. In his first trip to the Iraqi capital since the fall of Sa

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Army Chief Takes Over in Bissau

General Verissimo Correia Seabre has declared himself president of Guinea-Bissau after seizing power in a coup. The army chief of staff says he will remain leader until elections are organised in the West African state.

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

"Coup" in Guinea-Bissau

The army in the west African state of Guinea Bissau says it has seized power and dismissed the government. Soldiers announced they were setting up a transitional government to include "all national political orientations" to be headed by the armed forces

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

S Korea Typhoon Toll Rises

Officials in South Korea say at least 84 people are now known to have been killed in the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in a century. Twenty-five people are missing after Typhoon Maemi crashed through towns and villages, with winds of up to 216

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Israel "Considers Killing Arafat"

The Israeli Government does not exclude killing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a cabinet minister has said. In an interview with Israel Radio, Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said it was now only a practical question of how to get rid of Mr Arafat.

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Shocked Swedes Vote on Euro

Swedes voted in a referendum on whether to join the European single currency, following the shock death of pro-euro Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. Throughout the hard-fought campaign, opponents of the single currency were leading and looked almost sure to w

World | September 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Typhoon Pounds South Korea

South Korea is counting the cost of a devastating typhoon that swept over the south of the country, leaving at least 58 people dead and 27 missing.

World | September 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

US Remorse over Iraq Friendly Fire Deaths

The United States has expressed "deep regret" after forces fired on Iraqi security officials, killing at least nine people, according to Iraqi sources. The US military said it was aware of "at least one death" in the incident near the flashpoint town of F

World | September 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Swedish Police "Hold Killer's Photo"

Police in Sweden are examining a picture of a man believed to have killed Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. The grainy image was captured on a security camera in the Stockholm department store where Lindh was stabbed to death.

World | September 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Tough Talking at Cancun Trade Summit

World trade talks are hanging in the balance as negotiators attempt to break the deadlock on farm subsidies. The United States and Europe have clashed with developing nations on the third day of discussions in Cancun, Mexico.

World | September 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Friendly Fire Kills 8 Iraqi Police

American troops killed eight members of a U.S-trained Iraqi security force on Friday when they mistook them for guerrillas and witnesses said a Jordanian hospital guard was also killed in the crossfire.

World | September 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223