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US Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Cases

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has reportedly agreed to pay USD 85 M to more than 500 people who say they were sexually abused by priests. The deal, which as announced by a law firm representing some of the plaintiffs, is the largest known payou

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 16 Israelis

Twin Palestinian suicide bombings - one at a bus stop crowded with soldiers near Tel Aviv, the second five hours later at a popular Jerusalem nightspot - killed 16 Israelis and wounded and maimed dozens as the region grappled with a new wave of savage blo

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Explosion in Central Israel Kills 7

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus stop crowded with soldiers at rush hour Tuesday. At least six other people were killed, a television report said.

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Korei Would not Be PM under "Israeli Dictate"

Ahmed Korei, nominated to be the next Palestinian prime minister said he would not take the job if he faced the same "Israeli dictate" of military crackdowns that undermined his predecessor. Laying down terms for accepting what many see as a poisoned chal

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Singapore Man Has SARS

A Singapore man was confirmed Tuesday to suffer from the deadly SARS virus. The patient is the first new case of the pneumonia-like respiratory disease in five months.

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

US Democrats Demand Details of Iraq Operations

Democrats in the US Congress demanded for President George Bush to spell out details of his overall Iraq strategy. The move came as a reaction to Sunday's televised address in which Bush said he would ask Congress for USD 87 B for Iraq and Afghanistan in

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

New Palestinian PM Pressed on Terror

The priority for the new Palestinian prime minister must be to "fight terrorism", both the US and Israel have said. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the country hoped the new prime minister would be given "the political authority of the security fo

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Portuguese Priest Crusades against Nude Photo Project

Plans by a New York artist to stage a naked photo session of about 300 people in a small town in Portugal have found little support from the local Roman Catholic priest, the Jornal de Noticias newspaper reported. Eleuterio Pais, the priest in the northern

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4117

Singapore Reports New Case of SARS

Singapore health officials confirmed on Monday that a local patient has tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS , in the first new case of the disease in over five months. The announcement followed a warning from the World Health Or

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Shiite Leader Attacked in Kashmir

Suspected Islamic rebels hurled a grenade outside an important Shiite center in Indian-controlled Kashmir where a pro-India Shiite leader was addressing a gathering, police said. At least two people were injured.

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Bomb Attack in Iraq Wounds 2 US Troops

Breaking a lull in attacks on U.S.

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Parliament Speaker Nominated Palestine's New PM

Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia has agreed in principle to take over as Prime Minister, sources close to him said Monday, following the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas. However, it remained unclear if Israel would agree to deal with the new lead

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Israel Launched Fresh Gaza Raid

Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at a building in the Khan Younis area of the Gaza Strip, reportedly injuring at least 12 people. Israeli military described the building as a weapons store used by the militant Palestinian group Hamas and said ex

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Bush Seeks USD 87 B to Fight Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan

Speaking from the White House's Cabinet Room, US President Bush said Sunday night he will seek USD 87 B to fight terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own street

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Woman Died in UK Boat Drama

One woman died and 15 people were rescued when a boat capsized on UK's River Severn. The craft, carrying a private party, got into difficulties at Stourport-on-Severn marina, Worcestershire, on Saturday.

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Iraq Missile Attack on US Plane

A US military plane taking off from Baghdad airport came under attack from two surface-to-air missiles on Saturday. However, the heat-seeking missiles had no chance of hitting the transport plane, which was flying at an altitude of 4,000 metres at the tim

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Israel on Alert for Hamas Attacks

Israeli security forces are on a heightened state of alert for reprisals by Palestinian militants after Israel tried to kill the spiritual leader of the radical Hamas movement Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. The militant group has vowed to avenge an Israeli air stri

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Hamas Founder "Hurt in Attack"

Israeli helicopters fired missiles in a strike on Gaza City on Saturday and reports claim the target was Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, co-founder of the radical Palestinian Hamas group. Hamas officials said the group's spiritual leader was injured in the hand and

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Six Dead in Kashmir Blast

Bomb killed at least six people and wounded about 30 in Indian-administered Kashmir on September 6. The device was in a car parked next to a fruit market in the summer capital, Srinagar, and exploded as an army convoy drove by.

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Arafat Accepted PM's Resignation

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, weakened by a power struggle with Yasser Arafat, submitted his resignation Saturday -- a move that dealt a serious blow to a US-backed peace plan. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat accepted the resignation soon aft

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Kosovo Prison Fire Killed Five

Five prisoners were killed and many others hurt in a fire at a jail in Kosovo on Saturday. The shooting broke out during a demonstration against what inmates describe as poor living conditions in the prison, to the west of capital Pristina.

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232