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Russia Confirms First SARS Case

Russia has confirmed that a 25-year-old man, who lives in a town bordering China, has become the country's first case of SARS. The Ministry of Health definitively diagnosed the patient from Blagoveschensk, a town of 170,000 and the capital of Russia's Amu

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Second Aftershock Shook Algeria Wednesday Morning

A strong aftershock measuring 5.2 on the combined Richter scale hit Algeria this morning.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 450

Fatal Helicopter Crash on Everest

A helicopter has crashed while trying to land at Everest Base Camp in Nepal Wednesday.Meanwhile golden jubilee celebrations of the first ascent of the mountain are taking place at the camp.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

Al-Jazeera Chief Replaced

The controversial Arab satellite television station al-Jazeera has replaced its chief executive Mohammed Jassem al-Ali. However, the move was not linked to reports that the television had been infiltrated by Iraqi intelligence, spokesman said.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

State of Emergency in Peru Amid Labor Unrest

The.thorities in Peru have declared a state of emergency to cope with a growing wave of labour unrest.

World | May 28, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 497

Turks Find Crashed Jet's Recorders

Investigators have recovered the flight recorders of a Ukrainian plane which crashed on a Turkish mountainside in thick fog, killing all 75 people on board. Turkish Defence Minister Vecdi Gonul, quoted by Anatolia news agency, said the voice and data flig

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 606

EU Draft Tackles Welfare and Crime

The constitution has been written in an effort to streamline the workings of the European Union before it expands next year to 25 countries. Plans for an elected EU president, an elected foreign minister and backing for a common foreign policy were public

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 633

France Hit by Air Strike

Travellers to and from France are suffering a day of chaos as air traffic controllers strike against proposed pension reforms. Members of the CGT union walked out at 06:00BST, forcing the cancellation of up to 80% of French flights.

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Sharon Signals "Occupation" End

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has signalled he is serious about reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians. Sharon indicated a willingness to withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza - unusually for him describing Israel's military presence in the Pale

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 539

WHO Put Toronto Back on SARS List

The World Health Organization has put Canada's largest city Toronto back on the list of areas affected by the deadly SARS virus.The decision came after eight new probable SARS cases and twenty-six suspected cases were reported in Toronto, Dr Paul Gully of

World | May 27, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Powerful Earthquake Struck Japan

A strong earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings and sending people running into the streets in panic. It struck in the early evening, close to the northern city of Sendai.

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Everest Climbers Break More Records

The record for the fastest ever ascent of Mount Everest has been broken for the second time in three days. Lakba Gelu Sherpa made the ascent from Base Camp to the summit in less than 11 hours in this way beating the previous best time with over 2 hours.

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

Spanish Troops Killed in Plane Crash

An Ukrainian plane has crashed near the Black Sea resort of Trabzon in north-west Turkey. All 74 people on board, most of them Spanish military, died in the crash, Turkish public television TRT reported.

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Algeria Earthquake Kills Nearly 2,200

Looting and disease threatened survivors of Algeria's earthquake and foreign rescuers began to pull out Sunday as hopes diminished for finding more people alive in the ruins. As the death toll from Wednesday's quake neared 2,200, anger erupted over the sl

World | May 26, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

Australian Governor-General Resigns

Australian Governor-General Peter Hollingworth has offered to resign from his post as the country's nominal head of state. Hollingworth, 68, the Queen's representative in the country, has been under intense pressure over recent weeks following allegations

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Israel Backs Peace Plan

The Israeli cabinet has backed the latest Middle East peace plan, which envisages the step-by-step creation of a Palestinian state. Sharon won the vote by 12 votes to seven, with four abstentions.

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 628

Washington Post: US Eyes Shift with Iran

The Bush administration, alarmed by intelligence suggesting that al Qaeda operatives in Iran had a role in the May 12 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia, has suspended once-promising contacts with Iran, Washington Posr reported. Citing administration offici

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Dozens Missing as Ferries Clash near Manila

Dozens of people are missing after two ferries collided near the capital of the Philippines - Manila. The coastguard said at least eight people were killed in the collision, which sank one of the vessels off Corregidor Island in Manila Bay.

World | May 25, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

SARS Claims More Lives

Five more people have died from the Sars virus in Chinam, which sent Sars specialists and medical supplies to the island of Taiwan in a gesture of solidarity with its rival and neighbour China offered to send Sars specialists and medical supplies to the i

World | May 24, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

Death Toll in Algeria Earthquake Reached Nearly 1,500

The death toll in Algeria reached nearly 1,500, on Friday with more than 7,000 injured by the quake that struck Wednesday at the evening dinner hour, measuring as much as 6.8 on the Richter scale on some monitors.

World | May 23, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

WHO Eases SARS Ban

The World Health Organization has lifted its travel warning to Hong Kong and China's southern Guangdong province, saying the Sars virus there was now under control. The WHO issued its alerts to two of the world's hotspots for Severe Acute Respiratory Synd

World | May 23, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405
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