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Voodoo Pilgrimages Draw Thousands

The pilgrimage at Plaine Du Nord, Haiti, one of the most important in the Voodoo religion, began Wednesday with rituals to Ogou, the god of war, and ended Saturday with rites to the goddess of love, Erzuli. This year's crowd of more than 10,000 was half t

World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Jagger Celebrates 60 Years

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrated his sixtieth birthday in Prague, confirming his well-known refrain that time does indeed wait for no-one. The man who used to be known as rock'n'roll's Peter Pan entered his seventh decade with a quiet day in

World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Bush Criticises Israel Fence

US President George W Bush has called Israel's West Bank security fence "a problem" in a joint appearance with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas. He also said the US would take new measures to improve the Palestinian economy, setting up a new joint

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Saddam "Guards" Held after Raid

The Americans say they have arrested a group of men believed to be Saddam Hussein's bodyguards, as they "tighten the noose" around wanted Iraqis. Thirteen people were arrested during a raid near the former dictator's home town of Tikrit on Thursday, and u

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Japan's Parliament Approves Controversial Iraq Troops

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi vowed to harness public support for the controversial decision to send Japanese troops to Iraq approved in a parliamentary session choked by dissent. The upper house of parliament voted in the early hours to approve the de

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 545

9-11 Report Warns of Existing Threats

This week's report on intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 attacks also includes stark reminders of the danger terrorism still poses to Americans and their Western allies.

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

US Displays Bodies of Saddam Sons

The United States military has allowed TV journalists into a morgue in Iraq to film two bodies said to be Uday and Qusay Hussein, in another attempt to convince Iraqis the men are really dead. US officials said the bodies, each with more than 20 bullet wo

World | July 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1410

US Sends Warships to Liberia

US President George W Bush has ordered American warships to take up positions off the coast of Liberia to support a peacekeeping mission in the war-torn country, the White House has said. The statement said the US troops' role would be "limited in time an

World | July 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Angelina Jolie Discusses Failed Marriage

Angelina Jolie says she doesn't have a clue why her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton failed. "I'd love to know," the "Tomb Raider" star tells People magazine in its Aug.

World | July 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

Israeli Soldier Shot Palestinian Boy Dead

Israeli soldier killed a five-year-old Palestinian boy and wounded his two sisters after opening fire on a Palestinian car at a checkpoint in the West Bank Friday. The soldier fired at the car "due to an operational mistake", Israeli army spokesman said.

World | July 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Guatemala Clamps Down on Rioting for Former Dictator

Army troops in Guatemala secured government offices against hooded, machete-wielding mobs supporting former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's presidential bid. Several thousand rioters -- armed with clubs and guns and angry that recent court decisio

World | July 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Russia Allowed Drivers to Drink

Russia's new moves to relax drink-driving limits allowed drivers to have one beer before getting behind the wheel. Before this new decree issued by the Health Ministry drivers have been forbidden from touching a drop of alcohol.

World | July 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

NYC Councilman Dies in Shootings

A city councilman known as a crusader against urban violence was shot to death inside City Hall on Wednesday by a political rival who bypassed security with a gun by walking into the building along with his victim. A plainclothes police officer shot and k

World | July 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

US Showed Photos of Dead Saddam Sons

The US released graphic photographs of what it says are the dead bodies of Saddam Hussein's two sons Uday and Qusay. The US says its troops killed the much-feared brothers in a raid on a house in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday but many Iraqis

World | July 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661

Powerful Typhoon Churns Toward Hong Kong

Typhoon Imubudo, packing winds up to 160 kilometres an hour, was expected to brush by Hong Kong and slam its full wrath into southern China. A trail of devastation was left in Imubudo's wake in the Philippines after strong winds and flash floods killed 17

World | July 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Bush Proclaims End to Saddam's Regime

President Bush on Wednesday hailed the deaths of Saddam Hussein's two sons as the clearest sign yet that "the former regime is gone and will not be coming back." Bush called Odai and Qusai Hussein, who were both killed on Tuesday during a firefight with U

World | July 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

Palestinians Slam Israeli Refusal to Release Jihad, Hamas Prisoners

Israel's refusal to release Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners "will lead the political process to a dead-end", Palestinian Minister for Prisoners' Affairs Hisham Abdelrazzaq said Wednesday."We have entered a huge political crisis with the Israeli side," A

World | July 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

US Security Adviser Took the Blame for Uranium Claim

Stephen Hadley -- the US deputy national security adviser who reports to Condoleezza Rice -- said he should have deleted a reference to claims that Iraq had tried to buy uranium in Africa from US President George Bush's State of the Union speech in Januar

World | July 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

UK Terror Suspects to Escape Death Penalty

Two British terror suspects held by the US at Guantanamo Bay will not face death penalty, UK government's chief legal advisor Lord Goldsmith confirmed late on Tuesday. The two UK nationals aged twenty-three and thirty-five would not be executed even if th

World | July 23, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Eiffel Tower on Fire

A fire has broken out at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, sending clouds of smoke billowing into the sky, it is reported. The blaze is reported to have broken out on the top floor of the 324-meter tower.

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 145

Saddam's Sons Believed Dead in Iraq Raid

A firefight erupted when U.S.

World | July 22, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163