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Rafinery Fire Caused by Japan Earthquake Aftershocks Aggravates

The storage tank that caught fire at an oil refinery in northern Japan on Sunday as aftershocks jolted the region following a powerful earthquake two days earlier continues ravaging and company officials warned the blaze could spread to nearby oil tanks.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1106

Hollywood Director Kazan Dies

One the most prominent American film directors, Elia Kazan, has died at the age of 94. The son of a Greek immigrant, he won a number of awards as a stage director before extending his talents to writing and the cinema.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

Blackout Exposes Italy Power Crisis

Energy officials have warned of serious deficiencies in Italy's electricity system, following Sunday's massive power cut that left almost the whole country in darkness.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Bush Aides Defend Intelligence on Iraq

The Bush administration on Sunday disputed assertions by leaders of the House intelligence committee that the United States went to war in Iraq on the basis of outdated and vague intelligence. Senior U.

World | September 29, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Blair: I was Right for Iraq

Prime Minister Tony Blair has insisted that he was right in his decision to go to war with Iraq. Mr Blair, who faces a rough ride at the Labour party's annual conference in Bournemouth, said he did not think he had anything to apologise for.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Bomb Kills 10, Wounds 48 in Colombia

Suspected leftist rebels on Sunday detonated a remote-control bomb attached to a motorcycle, killing 10 people and wounding 48 in a crowded street in the Zona Rosa district in the city of Florencia, 210 miles south of Colombia's capital. wo police officer

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Donald O'Connor Dies at 78

Entertainer Donald O'Connor from the classic movie "Singin' in the Rain," died of heart failure at a retirement home in Calabasas, his daughter, Alicia O'Connor, told The Associated Press. He was 78.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Italy Plunges into Darkness

Italy was plunged into darkness after an unprecedented power outage, which caused havoc on public transport nationwide. The rail network was thrown into chaos, with thousands of passengers blocked in around 100 trains.

World | September 28, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Pentagon Taps 10,000 Soldiers for Iraq, 5,000 More on Standby

The US government is mobilizing another ten thousand troops for deployment to Iraq. An additional five thousand soldiers have been put on stand-by for likely duty as Washington's calls for international troop contributions go unheeded.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Aftershocks Rattle Japan

Strong aftershocks rolled through Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Saturday, but no injuries or damage were reported as residents set about sweeping up broken dishes and retrieving water from supply trucks a day after a major earthquake hit the a

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Putin at Camp David for Talks with Bush

President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Iran and North Korea on Saturday to stop their suspected nuclear weapons programs. Iraqi reconstruction, Iran's nuclear program and oil were on the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin who ca

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 486

Jewish New Year Marred by Shooting

A Palestinian gunman shot dead a two-month-old baby girl and a man who opened the door to him at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Friday during Jewish New Year's festivities. This is the first deadly attack since Israel's security Cabinet decided e

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Madonna's Children's Book No1 Hit

Madonna climbed once again to the top of the charts, this time with her children's story, "The English Roses". The book was published simultaneously around the world Sept.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

Grenades Hit US Military Offices in Baghdad

Three rocket-propelled grenades were fired toward U.S.

World | September 27, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

New Lindh Suspect Remains in Custody

Swedish court ruled Friday that the new suspect detained in Foreign Minister Anna Lindh murder case could be held for two weeks while police gather more evidence. The 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after police released the first suspect on the

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Swedish Court Keeps Lindh Murder Suspect in Custody

Stockholm's district court ordered that the man arrested in connection with the murder of foreign minister Anna Lindh be kept in detention. Judge Goeran Nilsson granted the prosecutors' request for continued detention of the 24-year-old man, who was arres

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Iraqis Given Constitution Deadline

US is to set Iraq's Governing Council a 6 month deadline to come up with a constitution that would lead to elections and a new government next year. US Secretary of State Colin Powell told the New York Times the deadline would be difficult but it was nece

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

8 Killed in Mortar Blast on Iraq Market

A mortar blast tore through a market north of Baghdad, killing eight civilians and deepening the woes of U.S.

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Powerful Quake Injures 243 in Northern Japan

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocked Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Friday, injuring more than 243 people, knocking out power, derailing a train and touching off an industrial fire.

World | September 26, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 540

Putin Bids to Heal Iraq Rift

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bid to end the rift over Iraq at the UN, as the world body opted to withdraw more staff from the country amid mounting insecurity. One of the war's sharpest critics, Putin steered clear of the attacks unleashed on W

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Annan Orders Some UN Staff Out of Iraq

With the bloodshed mounting in Iraq, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered some UN staff to leave the country temporarily, his spokesman said. The announcement will be a blow for countries like France which have been calling on the UN to have a greatly

World | September 25, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351