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Bird Flu Toll Rises Steadily

Asia's human bird flu toll rose to 21 Wednesday as Thailand said a 14-year-old boy had died of the disease decimating poultry flocks across the region and the WHO pleaded with governments not to rush to declare it under control. Hardest-hit Thailand and V

World | February 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Blasts Rock Tokyo Defence Ministry

Two explosions have been heard near Japan's Defence Ministry in Tokyo and police said they could have been caused by "radicals" opposed to the dispatch of Japanese troops to Iraq. No damage or injuries were caused by the explosions, police said on Wednesd

World | February 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Kerry Looks for Knockout Blow to Rivals in Wisconsin

Senator John Kerrywas poised to win the Democratic presidential primary in the state of Wisconsin and deal a potentially fatal blow to the struggling campaign of one-time frontrunner Howard Dean. Kerry, 60, a four-term senator from Massachusetts and Vietn

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Europe's Big 5 Agree on Sky Marshalls

Europe's five biggest states agreed a raft of proposals to step up the fight against terrorism and organized crime, including the possibility of sky marshalls on board passenger planes. The interior ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain a

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

New Dutch Law Threatens Thousands of Asylum Seekers

A new immigration law approved by the Netherlands Parliament poses a threat to as many as 26,000 immigrants in the country as it might lead to their expulsion. The new law, which has been bitterly opposed by large sections of the Dutch population and by h

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

UN: HIV Proportions in Eastern Europe Devastating

HIV/AIDS has reached alarming proportions in the former communist bloc, but countries with successful democracies are beginning to reverse the trend, reads the U.N.

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 548

Report: Oil Found in Gambia

Gambian president announced the discovery of "large quantities" of oil in his tiny West African nation, saying the offshore find would eliminate poverty and hunger. An unnamed Western company made the find while studying 200 square miles of Atlantic seabe

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

12 People Still Missing in Aqua Park Roof Collapse

Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu told a press conference on Tuesday that 12 people were considered missing after the roof collapsed at the Transvaal Park pool complex in Moscow. He said that the number of dead remained the same - 25 people.

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

False Terror Alarm at the EU Headquarters

Officials at the European Union (EU) headquarters were on alert Tuesday after some white dust was found near the building. However, tests soon proved that the substance was not dangerous.

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Japan Launched Bird Flu Investigation

A suspected second bird flu case is being investigated in southeast Japan, officials from the country's Agriculture Ministry have said. Fears of an outbreak were stirred after chickens died at a farm on the Kyushu Island.

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Anti-Government Unrest Spreads Further in Haiti

Armed rebels have seized the central Haitian town of Hinche and killed the district police chief Jonas Maxime as well as two other police officers, as the movement against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide spreads to new areas of the country. According to

World | February 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Iraq School Bomb Kills Two Children

Two children have been killed and four others wounded in an explosion at a primary school in a Shia Muslim suburb of the Iraqi capital. The US-led occupation's deputy operations chief, Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, told reporters on Monday the blast was

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Germany Tests First HIV Vaccine

For the first time, scientists in Germany have begun testing a vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, on humans, DW reported on Monday. The first phase of a clinical trial began on Monday at university hospitals in Hamburg and Bonn, where 50 hea

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

Aborigines Riot in Sydney

Australian Aborigines have rioted in a ghetto near the centre of Sydney following the death of a young Aboriginal cyclist. Hurling Molotov cocktails and bricks at police in a nine-hour battle that ended on Monday, dozens of police were injured - many with

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Cyprus Talks Breakthrough

The new negotiation process in Cyprus will start on February 19 in Lefkosia International Airport controlled by the UN. The breakthrough came when Greek Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Rauf Denktas, agreed that U

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

US Troops Arrest Fallujah Police Chief

American soldiers have detained the chief of the police in the volatile Iraqi town of Fallujah, where thirty-three people were killed on Saturday as insurgents attacked a police station and a government building, DPA reported, citing sources from the Iraq

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Strike Grounds Flights at Paris Airport

A strike by French air traffic controllers caused a mass cancellation of flights at Orly airport south of Paris on Monday. Charles de Gaulle airport was unaffected but the national civil aviation agency said the strike over reorganization of air traffic c

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Search Ends for Russia Collapse Survivors

Russian rescue workers ended a search for survivors a day after a roof collapsed at a water park, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 100. 17 people remain missing, presumably buried under debris of the Transvaal Park on Moscow's south-weste

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

India, Pakistan Open 1st Talks in over 2 Years

Pakistan and India will go to the negotiating table after more than two-and-a-half years in a bid to solve the Kashmir dispute, which has plagued relations since independence from Britain. The nuclear-capable countries have not discussed Kashmir since Jul

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

China to Identify Bird Flu Source Within a Week

Scientists are close to identifying the source of bird flu in China, state media reported, as warnings were stepped up about the dangers posed by migratory birds as the weather starts to get warmer. Lei Fumin, a bird researcher at the Institute of Zoology

World | February 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Runaway Rail Truck Kills Four Workers in UK

Four railway workers, deafened by the noise of their equipment, have been killed by a runaway rail truck, police say. The truck, carrying sections of spare rail, became detached during a loading operation on Cumbria's West Coast Railway and travelled abou

World | February 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175