Ferry Disaster Claims Hundreds

Nearly 400 people are missing, feared drowned, after a ferry carrying about 750 people capsized and sank in south-eastern Bangladesh.

World | July 9, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Bush Visits South Africa on 5-Day Trip

After touring a former slave house and paying homage to the humans who were sold there, President Bush is visiting the place where the apartheid system of white-minority rule further oppressed black Africans through the 20th century. With a decision pendi

World | July 9, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Palestinian PM May Resign from Key Post

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas offered to resign as deputy chairman of the mainstream Fatah movement. The move came amid severe splits in the group headed by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat over the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Isra

World | July 9, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Iran Mourns Conjoined Twins

People in Iran expressed their sorrow over the deaths of Ladan and Laleh Bijani, adult conjoined twins who died following a marathon operation to separate them. This is a sad day for the entire nation, Iranian political leaders said.

World | July 9, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Six Dead in Mississippi Shooting

Five people were shot dead Tuesday by a gunman who then killed himself at an aircraft parts plant near Meridian, Mississippi. Eight other people were injured by the man armed with a shotgun and a semiautomatic rifle, Lauderdale County official said.

World | July 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Heavy Floods in China Left 13 People Dead

Heavy floods in Eastern China killed thirteen people and left more than a million stranded, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Almost 380,000 people living in the flooded Huai River valley had been evacuated, adding that rising water had cut of

World | July 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

US,UK Split Over Iraq Uranium Claim

A split opened up between the UK and the United States over a claim that Iraq sought to buy uranium from the West African state of Niger. The US acknowledged for the first time that the claim might be wrong and that President Bush should not have referred

World | July 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Both Conjoined Iranian Twins Dead

Two conjoined adult Iranian twins have died following unprecedented surgery to separate them, international agencies reported, citing officials at Singapore's Raffles Hospital. Ladan Bijani died due to a loss of blood as the separation of the twins' brain

World | July 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Apparent Bombing Kills 2 in West Bank

A blast levelled a house in an Israeli village near the West Bank, killing the 65-year-old woman who lived there and an unidentified man. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

World | July 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Sudanese Plane Crash Kills 116

A Sudanese airliner crashed early Tuesday shortly after taking off from Port Sudan airport, killing 105 passengers and 11 crew, international agencies reported. According to Sudan News Agency only a child has survived the crash but it is still not known w

World | July 8, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Putin Vows to Destroy Chechen Rebels

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to root out Chechen separatists, following the suicide bombings at a Moscow rock festival on Saturday which killed 15 people. "They must be dug up out of their basements and caves, where they are still hiding,

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Turkey Angry over US Arrests

The arrest of Turkish troops by US forces in northern Iraq has caused a "crisis in relations" between the two Nato armed forces, according to the chief of Turkey's armed forces. The 11 soldiers were returned by helicopter from Baghdad on Monday to their b

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

US Military Team in Liberia

A US military team has arrived in the Liberian capital Monrovia to assess how best to bring stability to the war-ravaged West African country. The 20-strong group of military civil affairs specialists is being seen as a possible forerunner of a larger US

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Operation for Separating Siamese Twins in Singapore Entered Critical Phase

A pioneering operation in Singapore to separate two Iranian twin sisters joined at the head since birth entered a critical phase, doctors said Monday. A team of 28 doctors and 100 medical assistants are involved in the surgery of 29-year-old sisters Ladan

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

European Commission Alarmed on Cut Growth Forecasts

The European Commission predicted an even gloomier outlook for the euro zone than its previously cut growth forecasts. In April, the European Commission revised downwards its forecasts for the euro zone's gross domestic product (GDP) growth, from 1.

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Two US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers were killed in separate attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad after their patrols came under attack, the US military said. The first soldier was killed in a firefight with two Iraqis one of whom was shot dead.

World | July 7, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

US Soldier Shot at Baghdad University

An American soldier has been shot at Baghdad University as students were gathering for lunch.

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Moscow Mourns Bomb Victims

Memorial services have been held in Moscow to honour those killed in the suicide bombings at a rock concert on Saturday. The attacks killed at least 17 people, including two women suicide bombers, and wounded more than 48.

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Israel to Free More Prisoners

The Israeli Government has voted to release a new batch of Palestinian prisoners - a goodwill gesture that it is hoped will push forward the US-backed peace plan, known as the roadmap. A ministerial committee will decide who will be released from a list o

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Doctors Begin Op to Separate Conjoined Twins

Doctors in Singapore have begun unprecedented surgery to separate 29-year-old Iranian twin sisters who have been joined at the head since birth. Ladan and Laleh Bijani have been told that they have a 50-50 chance of survival but say they are willing to ri

World | July 6, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858

Soul Legend Barry White Dies

Legendary soul singer Barry White has died in Los Angeles at the age of 58, after a long illness.

World | July 5, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396