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Britain Could Veto EU Constitution

Britain could veto the European Union (EU) constitution instead of losing its right to retain national control of defence, foreign and tax policies, London newspapers said, quoting an unnamed Foreign Office official. The official said that the treaty was

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Death Toll in Moscow Fire Reaches 36

The number of victims in the fire, that broke at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow early on Monday morning, reached 36. Thirty-three mainly Asian and African foreign students burned in the fire and the other three died in a hospit

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Croatia's PM Concedes Victory to Nationalists in Election

Croatian Prime Minister Ivica Racan, heading the incumbent center-left coalition, conceded that nationalists won the weekend's legislative elections. With about 90 percent of votes counted, the opposition nationalist Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and it

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Report: DNA Test Identifies Istanbul Bomber

Police have used DNA samples to confirm the identity of an Islamic militant who rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the British consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish newspaper said Monday. The man was identified as Feridun Ugurlu, a Turk believed to h

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Sniper Killer Sentenced to Death

Jurors decided Monday that John Allen Muhammad should be executed for masterminding the deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area for three weeks last fall. The jury deliberated five hours over two days before reaching the verdict against

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Ravisher Holds One Person Hostage in Turkey

The armed man, who hijacked a bus in western Turkey, held one person hostage and released the others in Usak Organized Industrial Zone. A Skorsky helicopter has been sent to the region.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Croat Nationalists Assert Poll Win

Opposition nationalists in Croatia and their allies are poised to win a majority of seats in the country's general elections. The state electoral commission said the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - the party of late President Franjo Tudjman - and its tw

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Lockerbie Bomber to be Jailed for 27 Years

Abdelbaset ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, convicted of the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, has been told he must serve at least 27 years in jail. His sentence will be backdated to 1999 when he was first detained.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Elizabeth Taylor Defends Michael Jackson

Legendary film star Elizabeth Taylor defended her friend, the pop star singer, Michael Jackson against charges of child molestation. She said that Jackson was innocent and was being slandered by the media.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 666

New Georgia Leader Calls for Calm

Georgia's new interim leader Nino Burdzhanadze has hailed the non-violent transition of power, and urged the country's people to return to work. Burdzhanadze's words came during her first televised national address following the resignation of Eduard Shev

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

Moscow Fire Killed 36 Students

A fire broke at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow university hostel killing 36 people, many or all of them supposedly foreign students, media reported. About 70 others have reportedly been injured by inhaling smoke or jumping out

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

55,000 Evacuated from Milan

Italian police evacuated 55,000 people from the centre of Milan while an army bomb disposal team defused an unexploded 1,000-pound World War II bomb. It was found during the excavation of a building site near Milan's central railway station.

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

3 More US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Three US soldiers were killed in separate incidents in northern Iraq. Two of them reportedly had their throats slits as their vehicle stopped in traffic in city centre of Mosul.

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

General Elections in Croatia

Croatia holds parliamentary elections Sunday in which voters will choose between the current center-left coalition government and the nationalist party that led Croatia to independence from Yugoslavia and during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Opinion polls

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Istanbul Holds Church Service For Blasts Victims

A church service has been held amid tight security in Istanbul for the victims of Thursday's bomb blasts that killed 28 people. The widow of Roger Short, the British Consul General, attended the service with her three children.

World | November 23, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

18 Killed in Twin Suicide Attacks on Iraq Police Stations

At least 18 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded in almost simultaneous suicide bombings against two police stations north of the capital. At least six officers were killed and 13 more were known to have been wounded in the small town of Kha

World | November 22, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Rockets Hit Central Baghdad Buildings

A series of rocket attacks have hit hotels and the oil ministry in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Rocket-propelled grenades launched from a donkey cart hit the Palestine and Sheraton hotels, in a heavily-guarded area in the heart of the city.

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Georgia "On Verge of Revolution"

Georgia's main opposition leader vowed to "trample" the country's leadership as supporters gathered for protests in the capital Tbilisi. Mikhail Saakashvili said a "bloodless revolution" was going on after official results gave the government victory in p

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Bush Heads Home after Visit to UK

US President George Bush ended his visit to the UK with a trip to Tony Blair's constituency of Sedgefield. Bush and wife Laura had a pub lunch with the prime minister and wife Cherie before visiting a local school.

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

US Military Dismiss Iraq Attacks

More than a dozen rockets fired from donkey carts slammed into Iraq 's Oil Ministry and two hotels Friday - attacks dismissed by a US general as "militarily insignificant" but which also exposed weaknesses in gathering intelligence on insurgents. The braz

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

UK, Turkey Join Anti-Terror Efforts

The UK and Turkey have pledged not to bow to terror following the blasts on the UK consulate and a British bank in Istanbul that reportedly killed 28 people and injured more than 450. The attacks will strengthen the global fight against terrorism, Turkish

World | November 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186