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Space Station Crew Safely Back on Earth

Outgoing crew of the International Space Station has arrived safely back on Earth after six months in orbit. US astronaut Ed Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko touched down in Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz capsule.

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

California Fires Kill 15

California's deadliest outbreak of fires in more than a decade has destroyed more than 1,000 homes, killing at least 15 people and consumed more than 483,000 acres stretching from the Mexican border to the suburbs northeast of Los Angeles. Skipping throug

World | October 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 532

Russian President Relentless on Oil Tycoon Arrest

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has refused to meet representatives of the country's powerful business lobby to discuss Saturday's arrest of the country's richest oil executive Mihail Khodorkovsky. The arrest of the tycoon, which is the executive of oil

World | October 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

13 Die in Californian Wildfires

Wildfires that have burned for days merged into walls of flame, left 13 people dead and burned 650 homes. The state's largest fire, in eastern San Diego County, caused at least nine deaths, including two who died inside their car as they apparently tried

World | October 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Explosions Killed 40 in Baghdad

Some 40 people have been killed in Iraq's capital Baghdad as a series of explosions rocked the city on Monday. First, an ambulance exploded in central Baghdad as the vehicle entered the gates of a building used by the International Committee of the Red Cr

World | October 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

US Concerned with Russian Tycoon Arrest

The United States has raised concerns about the arrest of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. US ambassador in Moscow, Alexander Vershbow said the arrest could raise doubts for foreign investors.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

One Dead in Baghdad Hotel Attack

Visiting US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz has escaped unhurt after a rocket attack on his hotel in Baghdad. Up to eight rockets were fired at the Hotel al-Rashid, one of the most heavily guarded sites in the Iraqi capital.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Two Earthquakes Kill at Least 8 in China

Two powerful tremors shook a remote, region of northwestern China, killing eight people and seriously injuring dozens, the government said Sunday. Local officials reported collapsed houses and scores of minor aftershocks.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Californian Fires Keep On Raging

A wildfire leaped through dense housing tracts in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains on Saturday, destroying more than 200 homes, threatening 1,000 others and forcing thousands of people to flee under a sky thick with smoke and tinged orange-re

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Hotel in Baghdad Hit with Rockets

As many as eight rockets were fired at the Al Rasheed Hotel -- used by many coalition officials -- at 6.10 am local time Sunday morning.

World | October 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

US Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq

A US Army Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by ground fire near Tikrit, US officials said. The US command in Baghdad said five soldiers were injured.

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Coalition Forces to Lift Curfew in Baghdad

Coalition authorities in Iraq declared plans to lift the curfew and reopen a major bridge in Baghdad to ease conditions for Iraqis ahead of the Mulsim holy month of Ramadan despite continued violence. Meanwhile, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz sai

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

N Korea to Revise Bush's Security Offer

North Korea said that it would consider President Bush's offer of written security assurances in return for dismantling the communist state's nuclear weapons programs. Pyongyang had previously ridiculed Bush's offer as "not worth considering.

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

California Wild Fires Destroy 4 Houses

Firefighters battled both flames and treacherous Santa Ana winds as they sought to subdue a wildfire that destroyed four houses, a handful of cars and chased more than 1,000 people from their homes. The so-called "Devil Winds," which pick up speed as they

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Iraq Pleased with Aid Promises

Iraqi officials say they are pleased with the outcome of a donors' conference in Madrid, which produced pledges of at least USD 13 B for the reconstruction of their country. The head of Iraq's governing council, Ayad Allawi, said the balance between grant

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

1 Dies as Two Trains Collide in Switzerland

One person died and several were injured in a collision between two trains in Zurich, Swiss police announced. The accident caused one car to overturn and at least three cars to derail.

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

All Trapped Miners in Russia Alive

Rescuers at a flooded coalmine in southern Russia announced that all 46 trapped miners are alive. Emergency workers in southern Russia began rescuing cold and exhausted miners from the flooded coal mine deep underground where they had been trapped for nea

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Head of Russia's Largest Oil Company Detained

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of Russia's largest oil producer, Yukos, was detained early Saturday by security forces at an airport in Siberia, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Yukos company officials. For months, the Russian prosecutor's office

World | October 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Israel Plans Extending Security Barrier

Israel's Defense Ministry has formulated a plan to extend its security barrier into a new area of the West Bank, despite international pressure to stop construction, Israeli official has said Friday. The new segment would cut off the Jordan Valley and con

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Concorde Makes Last Flight

Concorde will leave New York's John Kennedy airport on Friday morning on its final flight - back to London. The luxury plane will be carrying 100 people, all celebrity guests or frequent passengers, as well as a British businessman who booked his ticket a

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Diana Photographers on Trial

Three photographers are to go on trial in a Paris court on Friday for taking pictures at the scene of the car crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and their French driver Henri Paul in August 1997, the BBC reported. They are charged with invasion

World | October 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203