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France Steps Up Fight against Arsonists

The French authorities are planning to stop and search people visiting forests in the south of the country to try to prevent arsonists starting more fires. Five people have died and thousands - many of them holidaymakers - have been moved to emergency acc

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Saddam Tape Mourns "Martyr" Sons

An Arab satellite TV aired what it said was a Saddam Hussein tape mourning his "martyred" sons Uday and Qusay on Tuesday, as a US-backed Governing Council opted for a rotating presidency in the new Iraq. "We thank God for honoring us with their martyrdom"

World | July 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Sharon in US to Downplay West Bank Wall Criticism

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived at the White House, hoping goodwill gestures towards Palestinians will draw the sting from US objections over the construction of a security wall around the West Bank. President George W.

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

"United Buddy Bears 2003" Promote Tolerance

Some 123 'Buddy Bears' were created by 123 artists from 123 countries to promote tolerance and international understanding. The Buddy Bears were financed by different sponsors and will be auctioned with the proceeds going to UNICEF after a world tour.

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Three Killed by Forest Fires in France

Three people died in forest fires that swept through countryside near the French Riviera. Two of them were a British couple who were found dead in woods outside the village of La Garde Freinet.

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

US Seized "Saddam Guard"

US military said Tuesday it has detained a suspected member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's security team in dawn raids north of Baghdad. "Several men were captured but one of them is believed to be a very close member of the Saddam Hussein securi

World | July 29, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Entertainer Bob Hope Dies at 100

Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100. Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, with his family at his bedside, longtime

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

11 People Killed in Kashmir Violence

Fourteen civilians were hurt in a grenade blast at one of Indian Kashmir's busiest picnic spots as five people died in separatist violence and six were killed when Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire, officials said. Suspected Muslim militants hurled

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Largest Mass Grave in Bosnia Being Opened

Forensic experts begun work to open what is believed to be the largest mass grave ever found in Bosnia. The grave is thought to contain the remains of up to 700 Muslim men and boys -- many of them killed after the fall of the town of Srebrenica to Bosnian

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

US Urges Rebels to Pull Out of Monrovia

Shells slamming into tin-roof homes killed at least 16 civilians in Liberia's war-battered capital and the U.S.

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 721

Bomb Rocked Spanish Airport

A bomb ripped through a car park at Santander airport in northern Spain Monday. The blast didn't hurt any people but destroyed a number of vehicles.

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

Afghan Province Appeals for US Troops

A deputy governor in the south Afghan province of Zabol appealed for help from US-led coalition forces. The senior official called on the coalition to mount a military operation against resurgent Taleban forces in the area.

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

US Intensifies Saddam Hussein's Hunt

A raid in Baghdad by elite US troops searching for Saddam Hussein has reportedly left up to five Iraqi civilians dead. An angry crowd gathered outside a house in the upmarket Mansur suburb of the capital after the raid involving Task Force 20 troops.

World | July 28, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 148

US Misses Saddam Security Head by a Day

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World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Israel to Free Jailed Militants

Israel's cabinet has voted to release up to 100 Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners. Ministers voted by 14-9 to authorise the release of the militants, which is seen as a goodwill gesture toward the Palestinians ahead of Prime Minster Ariel Sharon's visit t

World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

Rebel Philippine Troops "End Mutiny"

Renegade Philippine troops have agreed to end their mutiny and return to barracks, a government negotiator says. The rebel soldiers had stormed a shopping complex early on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Gloria Arroyo, who they accused of c

World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

Voodoo Pilgrimages Draw Thousands

The pilgrimage at Plaine Du Nord, Haiti, one of the most important in the Voodoo religion, began Wednesday with rituals to Ogou, the god of war, and ended Saturday with rites to the goddess of love, Erzuli. This year's crowd of more than 10,000 was half t

World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

Jagger Celebrates 60 Years

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrated his sixtieth birthday in Prague, confirming his well-known refrain that time does indeed wait for no-one. The man who used to be known as rock'n'roll's Peter Pan entered his seventh decade with a quiet day in

World | July 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Bush Criticises Israel Fence

US President George W Bush has called Israel's West Bank security fence "a problem" in a joint appearance with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas. He also said the US would take new measures to improve the Palestinian economy, setting up a new joint

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Saddam "Guards" Held after Raid

The Americans say they have arrested a group of men believed to be Saddam Hussein's bodyguards, as they "tighten the noose" around wanted Iraqis. Thirteen people were arrested during a raid near the former dictator's home town of Tikrit on Thursday, and u

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Japan's Parliament Approves Controversial Iraq Troops

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi vowed to harness public support for the controversial decision to send Japanese troops to Iraq approved in a parliamentary session choked by dissent. The upper house of parliament voted in the early hours to approve the de

World | July 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 548