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Syria Seeks UN Condemnation of Israeli Attack

Syria asked the UN Security Council to condemn an Israeli attack on a suspected Palestinian militant camp north of Damascus, but the council adjourned without taking a vote. US Ambassador John Negroponte, the council president said that consultations woul

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Turkey's Cabinet Approves Troops for Iraq

Turkey's Cabinet agreed Monday to send troops to Iraq to help stabilize the country. But the decision must be approved by Parliament, where many oppose any deployment.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Kremlin Candidate Wins Chechen Vote

Officials declared Chechnya's Kremlin-appointed leader the winner in the region's presidential vote. With more than 77 percent of the votes counted, acting President Akhmad Kadyrov had 81.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

March in Spain against Controversial Water Plan

More than 100,000 people took to the streets of the Spanish city of Zaragoza to protest against a controversial government plan to redistribute the country's vital water resources. The regional government of Aragon, in northeastern Spain, called the march

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Three Dead in US Church Shooting

A woman has opened fire in a church in Atlanta, Georgia, killing her mother and the minister before turning the gun on herself. The shooting happened early on Sunday at the Turner Monumental AME church in Kirkwood - a largely black neighbourhood in the ea

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Arafat Installs Emergency Cabinet

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who is facing new Israeli threats to expel him following a suicide bombing, has appointed an emergency cabinet. He has also declared a state of emergency in Palestinian areas.

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Syria Asks UN to Condemn Israel

An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council has heard widespread condemnation of Israel for carrying out an air raid on Syrian territory. But the United States - Israel's closest ally - accused Syria of harbouring terrorists.

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Messy Battle for EU Constitution Expected

After the largely ceremonial start of its drive for a first ever constitution, the European Union must now get down to the messy business of balancing sharply rivaling interests among its current and future member states. Saturday's summit, a 15-million-e

World | October 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Israeli Strikes Entail UN Crisis Talks

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is set to meet in emergency session to discuss an Israeli air raid inside Syria. Israeli jets targeted a "Palestinian terrorist camp" near the Syrian capital in retaliation for a suicide bomb attack in the northern

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Three Killed in US Church Shooting

At least three people were killed after a gun-holder started shooting into a church in Atlanta, US on Sunday. The shooting happened at a church in Kirkwood, a largely black neighbourhood in the east of the city, Atlanta police official has told the AP.

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"Pope Dying" Fears Relieved

Pope John Paul II has been celebrating mass on the steps of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, looking quite well - in contrast to last week's reports that he was near to his death. Although the Pope is suffering from a progressive degenerative disease,

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Chechnya Elections Go Under Tight Security

People in the Russian republic of Chechnya are voting in a presidential election that Moscow hopes will help bring peace to the troubled region. Security is currently extremely tight, with armed Russian police lining up to guard the polling stations.

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Israel Strikes in Gaza after Suicide Attack

Israel launched air strikes on two separate locations in the Gaza Strip in response to the Palestinian suicide attack in a restaurant in the northern port city of Haifa that killed 19 people, some of them children, and injured tens of others. The overnigh

World | October 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Suicide Attack Killed 20 in Israeli Restaurant

An explosion went off at a restaurant in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on Saturday, reportedly killing 20 people and injuring up to 50 others. Three children are reported to be among the dead.

World | October 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

US Troops Came to New Clashes in Iraq

US troops opened fire Saturday on a rioting crowd of former Iraqi soldiers who had gathered near a military base in capital Baghdad to demand their redundancy payouts. They became angry and started throwing stones and shouting abuse at the US soldiers, wh

World | October 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Israeli Officer Charged over Child Deaths

An Israeli army officer has reportedly been charged over causing the death of four Palestinians, three of them children. The officer was accused of ordering tank units to fire shells and machine guns to enforce a curfew in the West Bank town of Jenin June

World | October 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Hokkaido at Risk of More Refinery Fires

Six oil tanks at an oil refinery in Tomakomai on Japan's Hokkaido Island, that were damaged by September 26 earthquakes, could catch fire, local authorities have said. The refinery has already suffered two fires caused by the two major earthquakes that hi

World | October 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

N Korea Escalates Nuclear Standoff

North Korea escalated nuclear tensions on Friday by declaring it has solved "all the technological matters" involved in using plutonium extracted from nuclear fuel rods to build atomic bombs. The communist state said a day earlier it had completed reproce

World | October 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

6 Shiites Killed in Pakistan Bus Attack

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Shiite Muslim employees of Pakistan's space agency in this southern port city on Friday, killing six and wounding at least six others. The attack took place as about 20 workers were on their way to a mosque for Friday

World | October 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Bush: Hussein "Danger to the World"

President Bush said on Friday that a search for weapons of mass destruction made clear that Saddam Hussein was "a danger to the world" even though investigators have failed so far to find any illegal arsenal. Bush made his comments at the White House.

World | October 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

Sweden Picked New Foreign Minister

Sweden's Prime Minister Goeran Persson appointed Friday former Justice Minister Laila Freivalds to replace Anna Lindh, Sweden's late foreign minister who was stabbed to her death while shopping at a department store in September. Freivalds, who was born

World | October 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363