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SARS Epidemic "Has Peaked"

The SARS outbreak has peaked in countries around the world - including China, the worst hit by the pneumonia-like disease, a World Health Organization official has said. "It's fair to say that the SARS epidemic is over its peak.

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Suicide Bomber Hits Russian Bus

At least 13 people have been killed after a female suicide bomber blew up a bus in southern Russia, Russian officials have said. The explosion happened near the city of Mozdok in North Ossetia, which borders the breakaway republic of Chechnya.

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Protests Against Mid-East Peace Plan

Radical Palestinian groups and Jewish settlers have both declared their opposition to proposals aimed at achieving peace in the Middle East outlined by leaders at a summit at Aqaba, Jordan. Hamas rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas's call to

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Blair Faces Questions Over Weapon Claims

Tony Blair has again denied that intelligence documents on Iraq's weapons programmes were changed on the orders of Downing Street to strengthen the case for war against Saddam Hussein. Announcing that Parliament's all-party Intelligence and Security Commi

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Miss Dominican Republic Won Miss Universe

Miss Dominican Republic has won the 2003 Miss Universe title in Panama. Amelia Vega topped 70 other contestants to win the title.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 810

17 Injuries in Paris Blast

Some seventeen injuries have been reported after an apparent gas explosion rocked a building in a residential area of central Paris. Fire and police officials said the explosion was likely caused by gas and was not deliberate.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

US President Arrived Jordan for Mid-East Peace Talks

US Presiden George Bush arrived in Jordan Wednesday for peace talks with Israeli and Palestinian Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas. Bush will hold separate discussions with the two top statesmen before the three of them meet together.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

Five Dead, Dozens Injured in Spain Train Crash

At least five people have been killed and around 40 injured in a train collision in Spain.

World | June 4, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

WHO Questions Chinese SARS Drop

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about the reported sharp drop in new SARS cases in China in recent days. Just three new cases of the respiratory disease were reported on Tuesday, compared with daily tallies well into double figur

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

US President Promises Free Palestinian State

"The world needs to have a Palestinian state that is free and at peace, and therefore my government will work with all parties concerned to achieve that vision", said US President Bush in a statement following a meeting with Arab leaders in Egypt. The mee

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

Protests in France and Italy Bring Air Chaos

French air traffic controllers joined a nationwide strike Tuesday in protest of pension reforms that should cancel 80% of scheduled flights to and from France. Meanwhile Italy's Alitalia cabin crews staged a four-hour strike against plans to reduce cab

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

US-France Quarrel over Iraq Ends

US President George Bush and his French college Jacques Chiraq ended their first post-Iraq war talks Monday. After the encounter in France's town of Evian the two presidents insisted that there was a positive and constructive athmosphere.

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

Bush to Urge Arab Leaders' Support for Peace Plan

A group of Arab leaders is expected to back the peace plan, voicing support for ending violence and moving toward peace with Israel. US President George W.

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 624

Russia Stops Nuclear Exports to Iran

Russia will stop exporting nuclear material to Iran if the country doesn't sign up to tougher nuclear inspections, British official said Monday. The step follows a decision by the G8 leaders to issue a joint statement describing weapons of mass destructio

World | June 2, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

UK Celebrates Coronation's 50th Anniversary

UK Queen Elizabeth attended a special service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 50th anniversary of her coronation. Sixteen other members of the Royal Family, Senior politicians, Commonwealth leaders and representatives of all faith groups were present.

World | June 2, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Bush, Chirac Meet for the First Time After Iraq

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World | June 2, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 420

Four Die in Bus Crash in France

At least four people died and another 45 were injured Monday when their "foreign-registered" bus crashed in southwest France, police said. Twenty-five of the injured were said to be in serious condition.

World | June 2, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Tense in Mid-East Ahead of Summits

Palestinians have said that little has changed in many areas despite Israel's claim that restrictions have been eased in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said the total closure of the territories was lifted last night, a move that w

World | June 2, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

G-8 Leaders Focus on Common Ground

Leaders of G-8 nations, still struggling with problems connected to the war in Iraq, focused the first day of their summit Sunday on an effort they all share: helping solve the economic afflictions of developing nations. All eyes were on the first meeting

World | June 2, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

SARS Hopes Grow Across Asia

Single digit increases in the number of SARS cases in Taiwan and China is prompting cautious optimism the crisis may be turning the corner. Canada, however, is battling an unexpected resurgence of cases.

World | June 1, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Israel Lifts Closures on Palestinian Territories

The Israeli government has lifted its closure of the West Bank and Gaza ahead of peace talks with the Palestinians next week, a spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces said. The closure was lifted at midnight Saturday, the spokesman said.

World | June 1, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370
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