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Egyptian Twins Well on First Night Apart

Two-year-old Egyptian twins Mohamed and Ahmed Ibrahim who were separated by US surgeons in a 34-hour operation are in "good shape" after spending their first night apart, doctors said. The two boys, who were conjoined at the crown of the head, are current

World | October 14, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Arrests over Baghdad Blast, Death Toll Rises

Several people had been arrested in connection with Sunday's attack outside the central Baghdad Hotel, the coalition spokesman Charles Heatly announced on Monday, one day after the blast. The death toll rose to eight, including at least one suspected suic

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Australia Pushes Tougher Measures to Combat People Smuggling

Australia announced a major new package of measures to combat people trafficking, including powers to use wiretaps and new visa arrangements for "potentially trafficked persons". More than USD 13.

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Chicago Train Derails, Up to 100 Injured

A passenger train derailed in downtown Chicago injuring up to 100 people, railroad and fire officials said. The train, which was carrying about 300 passengers, derailed at about 4:40 p.

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Conjoint Egyptian Twins Separated

Two-year-old Egyptian twins joined at the top of their heads were successfully separated, but face a long recovery after the marathon surgery that began a day earlier and that took more than a year of planning. News of the successful separation of Ahmed a

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Terror Suspect Killed in Shootout

One of Asia's most-wanted terror suspects was killed in a shootout, police said, ending a massive three-month manhunt launched after his stunning escape from Philippine police headquarters. The killing of Fathur Al-Ghozi, a bombmaker for the al-Qaida-link

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Palestinian PM to Give Post in Weeks

After days of bitter quarreling with Yasser Arafat, interim Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Sunday he intends to give up his post in the coming weeks, dampening hopes of reviving a stalled U.S.

World | October 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Frail Pope Faces Week of Anniversary Celebrations

An ailing but determined Pope John Paul II faced one of the toughest weeks of his pontificate as he prepared for the 25th anniversary of his election amid deepening concerns about his failing health. The tired pontiff, who has nonetheless maintained a vis

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Gaza Raid Leaves Hundreds Homeless

Up to 1,500 Palestinians have been left homeless by the Israeli army's two-day raid into the Rafah refugee camp, the UN estimates. A senior UN official who went to assess damage at the camp in the south of the Gaza Strip said it looked like there had been

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Schumacher Makes History

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher has become the most successful Formula One driver of all time after a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix. The German finished eighth to grab the point he needed to make certain of the title, while his team-mate, Rubens Barrichello,

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Bush: Strategy Helps Iraq Make Progress

President Bush on Saturday offered a portrait of Iraq as a country where life is returning to normal after war, insisting that "Iraq is making progress" despite a steady drumbeat of bad news. Bush said that progress was coming as a result of his "clear st

World | October 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Taleban Inmates Break out of Jail

The inmates are thought have escaped through a tunnel at the jail in Kandahar on Friday night, the BBC reported. Kandahar was a traditional stronghold for the Taleban and it is thought the escapees could easily blend in there.

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Gaza Homes Razed in Tunnel Search

The Israeli army has demolished up to 10 Palestinian homes in the Rafah refugee camp as it presses on with its search for weapons-smuggling tunnels, Palestinian sources say. Another Palestinian is reported to have been killed in the Gaza Strip operation,

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

English Soccer Fans Deported from Turkey

Forty-three England football supporters are being deported from Turkey ahead of the Euro 2004 qualifying match, the BBC reported. Two other fans who defied official warnings not to travel to Turkey are being detained at Istanbul's airport.

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Guantanamo Chaplain Charged

A Muslim chaplain at the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has been charged with improperly handling classified information. Army Captain James Yee, also known as Youssef Yee, is one of three former staff at the high-security base in Cuba - where hundre

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Conjoined Twins Face Risky Surgery

Two-year-old Egyptian twins joined at the head are due to undergo risky separation surgery in the United States. Mohammed and Ahmed Ibrahim have separate brains but share an important vein, and doctors at the clinic in Texas acknowledge the lengthy operat

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Thousands of Angry Shiites Denounce US

Anti-US fervor surged in the Iraqi capital as thousands of Shiite Muslims staged an angry funeral march following fighting here that killed two Iraqis, as well as two American soldiers. In Washington, meanwhile, US Vice President Dick Cheney launched a fi

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

US to Tighten Cuba Sanctions

US President George Bush announced new measures designed to hasten the end of communist rule in Cuba. They include tightening an American travel embargo to the island, cracking down on illegal cash transfers, and a more robust information campaign aimed a

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

China Confirms Date for Space Trip

After a decade of preparation and months of speculation, China made a concrete commitment Friday to human space travel, announcing plans to launch a manned capsule into orbit next week and enter one of mankind's most rarefied clubs - that of the spacefari

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Seven Palestinians Killed in Gaza Strip Raid

Israeli forces trying to demolish smuggling tunnels fought gunmen for hours in the largest raid in half a year in the Rafah refugee camp. Seven Palestinians were killed and 55 woundedand an Israeli soldier was also hurt.

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

UK Commemorates Iraq Victims

Relatives of the 51 UK soldiers killed in Iraq gathered Friday for a service of remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by some 2,000 people. They were joined by senior members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and the Queen, the governme

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231