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Indonesian Bus Collision Killed 54

A three-vehicles collision in Indonesia has reportedly killed at least 54 people on Thursday. Most of the victims were schoolgirls riding on a bus that was taking them back home after a trip to the Bali Island.

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Spanish Diplomat Killed in Baghdad

A Spanish diplomat in Iraq has been killed outside his home in Baghdad, a Spanish foreign ministry spokesman says. Jose Antonio Bernal Gomez, an attache to the Spanish Embassy in Baghdad, was shot as he was leaving his home, the national news agency Efe r

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Car Bomb Shatters Baghdad Police Station

A suicide car bomber hit a police station in northeast Baghdad Thursday morning and police said there were many casualties. Witness said that the driver drove through the police compound gate, was fired at by officers and then detonated the bomb at 9:30 a

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Palestinian PM Seeks Approval for Cabinet

Newly appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia started down the road of handling US and Israeli demands to crack down on militants while avoiding internal conflicts, as Palestinian lawmakers prepared for a vote of confidence on his emergency Cabi

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Iraqi Leaders Against Turkish Troops

Iraqi leaders told US officials that they do not want peacekeepers from Turkey or other neighbouring countries but are willing to soften their opposition to avoid a confrontation with the US-led coalition. They delivered their message as several thousand

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US May Put Off Council Vote on Iraq

US is reconsidering whether to push the Security Council to vote on an Iraq resolution amid growing doubts about whether the measure would generate additional troops and money to stabilize and rebuild the country. The White House announced on Wednesday it

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Strong Earthquake Jolts Northern Japan

Several strong earthquakes, included one of magnitude 6.3, shook Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Two Americans Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Americans Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon won the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discoveries concerning "channels in cell membranes, the Royal Swedish Academy said Wednesday. Agre, 54, is part of the staff at the Johns Hopkins University School

World | October 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Pakistan Carries Out 2nd Missile Test

Pakistan test fired a medium-range, nuclear-capable missile, and the second such test in less than a week, the army said. The army said it successfully fired off the Hatf-4 missile, also known as the Shaheen 1, in the early morning hours.

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Report: China Sends Human in Space Oct 15

After a decade of preparation, China will launch its first human being into space on Oct. 15 in a 90-minute flight that will orbit the Earth once, a major Chinese Web site reported.

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US Signals on Iraq are Mixed at UN

US sent mixed signals on the future of a new Iraq resolution that has divided the UN Security Council, saying it wants a vote by an October 23 donor's conference but also raising the possibility of a delay. In Iraq insurgents killed 3 US soldiers with roa

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Californians Recall Davis, Elect Schwarzenegger

Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has won the race for governor of California - ousting the Democratic incumbent Gray Davis in the state's unprecedented recall election. Cheers were heard at Arnie's headquarters in Century City, Los Angeles, moment after po

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Voters Stream to Polls in California

Californians headed to the polls in a historic vote on whether to oust their unpopular governor, with action star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Polls indicated the vote on whether to recall dour Democratic governor Gray Davis would be close.

World | October 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Mortar Attack on Iraqi' Foreign Ministry

A mortar attack targeted Iraq's foreign ministry after stalemate at the United Nations left US troops facing a long haul in efforts to stabilize and reconstruct the country "under new management" from Washington. The ministry compound was hit by one morta

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Sharon: Israel Will Strike All Enemies

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that his nation would not hesitate to attack its enemies wherever they were. Syria's president countered that the raid - targeting what Israel said was a Palestinian militant training camp - would only enhance his

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Turkish Parliament Approves Troops for Iraq

Turkey's parliament voted overwhelmingly to give the government permission to send troops to Iraq, a move that could lead to the first contingent of Muslim peacekeepers being sent to Iraq. But the Iraqi Governing Council, set up by US, underlined its oppo

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Trio Shares Nobel Prize in Physics

Two American citizens and a Russian won the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics for theories about how matter can show bizarre behaviour at extremely low temperatures. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Alexei A.

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3 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Three U.S.

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Arafat Swears in New Palestinian Cabinet

Yasser Arafat swore in new Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia and an emergency Cabinet in a move likely to make it more difficult for Israel to carry out its threat to "remove" the Palestinian leader. The new Cabinet did not include Nasser Yousef, a

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California Race Enters Final Hours

Candidates for the governorship of America's richest state, California, have been racing to squeeze the maximum coverage out of the final day of the campaign. Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the frontrunner to replace incumbent Gray Davis, but hi

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Israeli Soldier Killed in Lebanon Clash

An Israeli soldier was killed in gun clashes across the border with Lebanon, Israeli military official said on Tuesday. The soldier was reportedly killed in an attack on a border patrol by the Lebanese militants Hezbollah near the town of Metulla on Monda

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