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US Soldier Killed in Iraq

Insurgents killed an American soldier in a roadside bombing in Baghdad on Tuesday and lobbed mortars into the US headquarters area of the capital, wounding four people and raising huge explosions downtown for the second night in a row. Rebels fired mortar

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

US Allots USD 87.5 B for Iraq, Afghanistan

US Senate has okayed President George Bush's USD 87.5 B emergency funding package for Iraq and Afghanistan.

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Death Toll in Indonesia Flood Disaster at 75

The confirmed death toll from an Indonesia flood disaster blamed on illegal logging has risen to 75, officials said, and hopes were fading for another 100 people who were still missing. The bodies of 39 women and 36 men have so far been found in the North

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Yukos Oil CEO Resigns

The head of the Russian oil giant Yukos arrested and jailed last week on charges of fraud has resigned as the company's CEO. Yukos shares rose sharply by almost 4 percent after the news broke.

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Floods Kill over 60 in Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods in a popular tourist resort on Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing 66 people, including five foreigners. According to local police the dead foreigners included a German, an Australian, two Chinese and a Singaporean.

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Georgian Government Leads According to Initial Results

First results from parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic Georgia gave the pro-government bloc the lead, though opinion polls had consistently shown voters, deeply unhappy with their country's rampant poverty and corruption, favouring the o

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Arafat Willing to Start Peace Talks

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said he is ready for peace talks following an Israeli offer, the first tentative moves toward breaking a months-long stalemate. Arafat also chose Ahmed Qureia to form a new Palestinian government, a step that could enable

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Iraq Copter Shooting Kills 16 US Soldiers

Targeting Americans with new courage, rebels hiding in a date palm grove shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying dozens of soldiers heading for home leave Sunday, killing 16 and wounding 20 in the deadliest strike against US forces since they invaded Iraq

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Israel Eases Gaza Closure

Israel has allowed more than six thousand Palestinian workers to cross from the Gaza Strip into Israel's territory for the first time in more than a month. Authorities slightly eased a border closure, which had been imposed in September to stop suicide bo

World | November 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

Georgians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Georgians head to the polls on Sunday as fourteen parties and seven coalitions are competing in the parliamentary elections. Analysts point out that the vote is seen as a test of strength for politicians seeking to succeed President Eduard Shevardnadze wh

World | November 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Israelis Remember Yitzhak Rabin

Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday night to mark the eighth anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, showing their continued support for the stalled peace process. The peace rally took place in the Tel Aviv plaza wher

World | November 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

Car Rams US Arena During President Speech

A car ran a police checkpoint outside a Mississippi arena where US President George Bush was speaking, and rammed the building. Authorities swarmed the car with weapons drawn and took away the driver and at least two children who were with her.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

US Speeds Up Iraq Power Transfer

Chief US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer has said he wanted to accelerate the handing over of authority to Iraqis. Bremer said he wanted to give Iraqis a "path and a timeline" for the transfer of power from the US-led coalition.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Chill Helps California Firefighters

California firefighters took a break from battling a massive blaze creeping eastward, as cool weather helped their cause and temperatures were expected to fall even further. Hundreds of firefighters were resting overnight, recharging before returning to t

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

New European Bank Chief Elected

Jean-Claude Trichet, former chief of France's Central Bank, was elected the new governor of the European Central Bank (ECB). Trichet took over from Netherlands' Wim Duisenberg, who was the first president of the ECB when it was set up in 1998.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Iraqi Ambushers Killed 2 US Troops

Two US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an explosion in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday. A crude bomb or landmine exploded by the side of a road as the military convoy was passing.

World | November 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

U.N. Withdraws Baghdad Staff over Safety Fears

A report in the New York Times suggests that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein may be coordinating the latest spate of attacks in the country. Senior US officials were quoted as saying there was intelligence that Saddam Hussein was leading the attacks pr

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

World's Oldest Person Dies at 116

The world's oldest person a woman called Kamato Hongo has died in Japan at the age of 116 years. She gave birth to four sons and three daughters from her marriage in 1914.

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Security in Iraq Tightened as Iraqis Flock to Prayers

Security was high as Iraqis flocked to mosques for weekly prayers amid fears of a new wave of attacks while the coalition sped up its hiring of Iraqi security forces. Nerves were on edge in Baghdad, where the week -- and the Muslim fasting month of Ramada

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Halloween Costumes Caused Security Alert on Capitol Hill

Police in Washington say that the major security alert on Capitol Hill turned out to be a false alarm triggered by a Halloween costume. Police initially said they were hunting two intruders armed with a revolver who had breached a checkpoint at an office

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Key Kremlin Figure Removed

Russian President Vladimir Putin relieved his chief of staff, Alexander Voloshin, of his duties. Voloshin is reported to have tendered his resignation on Wednesday over the arrest of Russia's richest businessman, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, over the weekend on

World | October 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201