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US U2 Reconnaissance Plane Crashes near Seoul

A United States U2 spy aircraft has crashed south of the South Korean capital, Seoul. The pilot suffered only minor injuries after being ejected by parachute.

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Powell Accuses Iraq of "Evasions and Lies"

US Secretary of State Colin Powell accused Iraq of "evasions and lies" in response to United Nations pressure for it to disarm. At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Mr Powell said Iraqi president was running out of time and warned the United States

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Navratilova Wins 57th Major Title

Martina Navratilova has become the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title, She and her Indian partner Leander Paes defeated Todd Woodbridge of Australia and Greek Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 7-5 at the Australian Open. The Australian Open mixed doubles title wa

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

12 Palestinians Dead, over 50 Wounded in Israeli Gaza Strike

Twelve Palestinians died and more than 50 were wounded in what is believed to be the Israeli forces biggest incursion into Gaza City since the Palestinian uprising began more than two years ago. Palestinians sources say some 50 tanks and armoured vehicles

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Powell: U.S. Has 12 Allies

Colin Powell says the United States is counting on the support of at least a dozen countries for war against Iraq -- with or without another U.N.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Israel Strengthens Military Position Days Before Elections

The Israeli army has been carrying out a sweeping operation in the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a Palestinian rocket attack in southern Israel. Beit Hanoun was shrouded in darkness last night after troops destroyed the main ele

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Four Die in US Plane Crash

Two small planes have collided over the US city of Denver, Colorado, killing all four people on board. The aircraft, a Cessna-172 P Skyhawk and a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne, came crashing down on a house and into a backyard.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Boats Collision Kills 12 in Bangladesh

At least 12 people have been killed and about 25 are missing following a collision between two boats on a river in the central Bangladeshi district of Munshiganj. It is the second serious accident involving a ferry over the last year.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

U.S. Rules out Lengthy Inspections Period

The White House has not set a cutoff date for U.N.

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Kenya's Finance Minister Dies in Plane Crash

Kenya's finance minister died and three other ministers were injured after their plane crashed shortly after take-off in Busia. The plane was bound for the Lake Victoria port of Kisumu where the government officials were to attend the commemoration of the

World | January 25, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Legendary Fiat Head Dies

Gianni Agnelli, the honorary chairman of Fiat and one of Europe's most prominent tycoons, has died. Mr Agnelli, 81, was arguably the most influential Italian business leader of the 20th century, building Fiat up from a small carmaker into a sprawling indu

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

UN Watchdog Calls N Korea Crisis Talks

The United Nations nuclear watchdog will hold an emergency meeting on 3 February to assess the North Korea crisis and possibly report the issue to the UN Security Council. The 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) w

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Saddam's Neighbors Urge His Cooperation

Fearing war could trigger a crisis in the region, Iraq's neighbors urged Saddam Hussein on Thursday to cooperate fully with U.N.

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Koreas Agree to Peaceful Nuke Resolution

North Korea agreed Friday to work with South Korea to peacefully resolve the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programs, as U.S.

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Ivory Coast Peace Plan Reached

Representatives of the main political parties and rebel factions in Ivory Coast have signed a draft agreement in Paris, aimed at ending the four-month civil war. The rebels say they will be included in a new national reconciliation government, and a new p

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Palestinian Gunmen Killed Three Israelis

Three Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinian gunmen near the West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers were ambushed at a junction near the Jewish settlement of Beit Haggai.

World | January 24, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Moscow Theatre Siege Claims Rejected

A Moscow court has rejected the compensation claims of six people who were held hostage when Chechen separatists seized a theatre in the city last year. Lawyer Igor Trunov, who is representing all the plaintiffs, said after the decision that he now expect

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Euro MPs Stand up for Dolphins

Euro MPs have called for a ban on warships using submarine-seeking sonar devices because campaigners believe they may be killing dolphins and whales. Scientists believe the Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) submarine trackers are causing internal bleeding

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

French Vexed by "Old Europe" Remarks

French leaders have reacted angrily after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described American allies France and Germany as "problems" in the crisis over Iraq. Finance Minister Francis Mer said he was "profoundly vexed" by Mr Rumsfeld's remarks - which

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Gaudi Design Proposed for WTC

Architectural plans by the late Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi are to be submitted to an international memorial competition for redesigns of New York's former World Trade Center site. Gaudi's 95-year-old plans, which were originally designs for a futurist

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Christian Democrats Take Dutch Poll

The ruling Christian Democrat Party (CDA) has won a narrow victory over the opposition Labour Party in the Dutch elections, results show. They returned to the two main parties, deserting the organisation of murdered populist Pim Fortuyn, which rocked Dutc

World | January 23, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227