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Portugal Declares Fire Calamity

The Portuguese Government has declared the forest fires raging across the country a public calamity, paving the way for compensation for victims. More than 3,000 firefighters, backed by 400 soldiers, were battling around 70 fires which were burning across

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 577

Report Says Powell to Step Down in 2005

But a State Department spokesman vigorously denied the story on Monday. "There's no basis to the story at all," said Philip T.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Peacekeeping Troops Arrive in Liberia

The first West African forces arrived in Liberia on Monday, launching an international mission to end 14 years of carnage and oversee departure of warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor. Nigerian soldiers in green camouflage and flak vests leapt out of t

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Quake Hits Southern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked southeastern Iran early Monday.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Top Hyundai Executive Commits Suicide

A senior executive of South Korea's Hyundai conglomerate leapt to his death from his office amid a probe into the secret transfer of millions of dollars by the government to North Korea. Chung Mong-Hun, the chairman of Hyundai Asan Corp.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 878

Monrovia Awaits Peace Troops

West African peacekeepers are due to arrive in Monrovia on Monday, aiming to end two months of bloody clashes in the Liberian capital. About 300 Nigerian soldiers are to be flown in by helicopter - the first contingent of several thousand West African tro

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

US Troops Detained 25 Iraqis in Raids

US soldiers detained about two dozen people, including a "targeted leader" of Saddam Hussein's regime, in a series of Sunday raids against people said to be participating in the violent resistance to the U.S.

World | August 4, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

ETA to Tourists: Don't Come to Spain

ETA, branded a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union, warned on Sunday foreign tourists not to visit Spain. The armed Basque separatist group announced it intended to strike economic and tourist interests in Spain.

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

Report Examines Saudi Links to Terror Attacks

Interactions between Saudi businessmen and the royal family may have intentionally or unwittingly aided al-Qaida or the suicide hijackers, according to still-secret parts of the congressional report into the Sept. 11 attacks, AP reported, citing people wh

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Death Toll at Russian Hospital Reaches 50, Search Ends

Rescuers gave up a two-day search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble of the bombed military hospital at Mozdok in southern Russia, which claimed the lives of at least 50 people. Another 72 wounded in Friday's devastating strike blamed on separatist

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Top Al-Qaeda Official Warns US

An audio tape purported to be from a top al-Qaeda official has warned the United States it will pay a "high price" if any of the men it is holding at Guantanamo Bay are harmed. The US is holding more than 600 alleged al-Qaeda and Taleban fighters at its G

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

Explosive Detonates in Pakistan, Kills 50

At least 50 people were killed when explosives used in road works caught fire and detonated in a northern Pakistan village of Gayal. According to police reports, an electric short circuit triggered a pre-dawn fire in a house village, 168 kilometers (104 m

World | August 3, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

US Soldier Killed North of Baghdad

A US soldier was killed and three others injured in a grenade attack north of Baghdad, the US military said Saturday. The US-led coalition says 53 US soldiers have been killed in guerrilla attacks since US President George W.

World | August 2, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Turkey Receives USD 475 M from IMF

Turkey will receive another USD 475 M in economic assistance from the International Monetary Fund as the latest tranche of the country's IMF loan was released on Friday. In addition, the country will receive a one-year extension on the repayment of USD 11

World | August 2, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Bodies of Saddam's Sons Handed Over to Iraqi Red Crescent

The U.S.

World | August 2, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Liberian Leader Leaves Monrovia

West African leaders flew into bloodied Liberia on Friday to press embattled warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor to cede power as promised, as deadly new fighting erupted in Monrovia and peace forces geared for deployment in Taylor's rebel-besieged ca

World | August 1, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635

Blast Destroys Hospital Near Chechnya, Kills 20

A car-bomb blast destroyed a Russian military hospital near Chechnya , killing at least 20 people, according to emergency officials and Russian news agencies. At least 100 wounded people were in the hospital at the time of the blast in the town of Mozdok

World | August 1, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 511

Iraq Oil Pipeline Blown Up by Saboteurs

Saboteurs blew up part of a key oil pipeline in northern Iraq, which was still ablaze following a big overnight blast, a senior official in the nearby refinery town of Baiji said. Police and witnesses at the scene said a large explosion rocked Baiji Thurs

World | August 1, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Auction of Wild Ponies in Virginia

An annual auction of wild Chincoteague ponies was held at the carnival grounds on Chincoteague Island in Virginia. The event takes place the day after the annual pony swim.

World | August 1, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

Blair to Face Inquiry on Weapon Expert's Death

The judge investigating the events surrounding the death of the UK Government weapons expert Dr David Kelly has opened his inquiry and confirmed he intends to call Tony Blair as a witness. Lord Hutton began by telling a packed court room that the inquiry

World | August 1, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

Bosnian Serb Faced Life Sentence at the Hague

Bosnian Serb and former doctor Milomir Stakic was cleared of genocide during the Bosnian war but convicted of related crimes and sentenced to life in prison by the war crimes tribunal at the Hague. It is the first time the tribunal handed down a life sent

World | August 1, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303
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