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FBI to Probe Iraq Bombings

The American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been called in to investigate the devastating car bomb attack in the Iraqi city of Najaf which killed at least 95 people. The FBI's top agent in Iraq, Thomas Fuentes said experts will look for links b

World | September 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Libya Announces Bombing Deal

Libya says it has agreed a compensation deal with relatives of the 170 people killed in the bombing of a French UTA airliner in 1989 - but Paris will not confirm the statement. "The problem over the UTA case is over and the Lockerbie case is now behind us

World | September 1, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Two U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S.

World | August 31, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

South Korea Warns North Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-Kwan warned North Korea not to follow through on threats to build up its nuclear program, saying such a move would only increase the North's isolation. Yoon's comments came after North Korea angrily dismissed six-n

World | August 31, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 159

Over 300,000 Iraqis Join Funeral March to Najaf

More than 300,000 Muslims began a two-day, 110-mile march to the holy city of Najaf on Sunday to mourn a cherished Shiite leader who was assassinated in a car bombing that killed at least 85 people. "Our revenge will be severe on the killers," read one of

World | August 31, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Two Hamas Militants Killed in Gaza Strip

Two Hamas militants were killed as a van traveling in the Gaza Strip came under fire by Israeli helicopters on Saturday, the fifth Israeli missile strike on a Hamas target in 10 days.The car was hit on a busy road between two refugee camps in the Gaza Str

World | August 30, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

18-year-old Arrested Over Blaster Internet Virus

US authorities have charged an 18-year-old high-school student Jeffrey Lee Parson with spreading the "Blaster" virus. Jeffrey Lee Parson faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 250,000 dollars on the charge of intentionally causing and attempti

World | August 30, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

4 Held over Iraq Mosque Blast

Iraqi police have arrested four men in connection with the bombing of Iraq's holiest Shiite Muslim shrine, and all have links to al-Qaida, a senior police official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The official, who said the death toll in the bombing

World | August 30, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Najaf Buries Mosque Blast Victims

Najaf buried its Friday victims a day after about 85 people were killed as a car blew up outside the Tomb of Ali in the Iraqi city of Najaf during main weekly prayers. Iraq's best-known Shia politician, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim, was among the dead

World | August 30, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Blair's Media Chief Quits

Downing Street media chief Alastair Campbell is to step down, it has been announced. Campbell, Tony Blair's director of communications and strategy, said his family had paid a heavy price for the "real and intense" pressures of his job and it was "time to

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Blast in Iraqi Holy City Kills 80

About 80 people have been killed as a car blew up outside the Tomb of Ali in the Iraqi city of Najaf during main weekly prayers. Iraq's best-known Shia politician, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim, is reported to be among the dead.

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Britons: Blair Cannot Be Trusted

Over half of Britons believe British Prime Minister Tony Blair cannot be trusted against 27 percent who say he can. These are the results of a YouGov poll in The Daily Telegraph newspaper recorded on Friday, the day he said that he would have resigned sho

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Delegates Agree to More Talks over Korea's Nuke Programme

Delegates to a six-country summit agreed Friday to more talks to resolve an ominous dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear program.The three-day conference was marked by tensions between the United States and North Korea.

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Power Cut Causes Rush Hour Misery in London

A power cut caused rush hour misery for 250,000 people in London and the South East. The blackout stopped about 1,800 trains and closed 60% of the Tube network.

World | August 29, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Israeli Army Vehicles Entered Gaza Strip

Israeli army vehicles entered a Palestinian-controlled area of the Gaza Strip Thursday in response to rocket fire toward the Israeli city of Ashkelon. The brief incursion into the northern Gaza Strip marked the first time troops entered Palestinian-contro

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Hamas Rejected Arafat's Ceasefire Call

Palestinian militant group Hamas rejected Thursday calls by state leader Yasser Arafat for militant groups to renew the truce they abandoned last week. A makeshift rocket fired by Hamas landed earlier on the same day in an industrial zone in a coastal cit

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Blair: I Would Have Resigned if Dossier Story was True

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said that if the report accusing his government of "sexing up" intelligence on Iraq had been true, this would have merited his resignation. Blair is giving evidence in an inquiry into the death of weapons expert David Kelly, w

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 128

Seven Die in Chicago Shooting

A man has opened fire at a car parts warehouse in Chicago, killing at least six people, before being shot dead by police. The authorities identified the gunman as 36-year-old Salvador Tapia and described him as a disgruntled employee who was sacked six mo

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

US Considers UN Iraq Force

The United States has signalled for the first time that it might accept a UN-mandated multinational force in Iraq provided it is led by an American. US deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told a group of American journalists that one idea being con

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Stargazers Fascinated by Mars Close-Up

On Wednesday, at precisely 9:51 and 14 seconds GMT, the Earth and Mars narrowed the distance between them to its smallest in 59,618 years: a mere 55.758 million kilometers.

World | August 28, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

US Casualty List Exceeds Invasion Toll

The US military says two more of its soldiers have been killed in Iraq, in separate attacks: one in Baghdad and the other at Falluja to the west. The Baghdad killing involved a military intelligence serviceman.

World | August 27, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 129