Bush Reveals Plan for Mideast Free Trade Area

American President George W Bush has announced plans for a US Middle East free trade area within a decade as part of a drive for peace in the region. Bush said the aim was to bring the Middle East into "an expanding circle of opportunity" and to reward na

World | May 10, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

One Person Killed in US School Shooting

One person has been killed and at least another one injured after a gunman opened fire at a university business school in the US city of Cleveland, police said. The gunman - reported to be in camouflage and armed with a semi-automatic rifle - began firin

World | May 10, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Alleged Chinese Double Agent Indicted

A former FBI informant recruited by the U.S.

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Sharon, Bush to meet in US

Sharon will head to the United States on May 18 and will meet with Bush May 20 to discuss the newly released "road map" for Middle East peace, the sources said. Sharon's visit will follow a trip to the Mideast by Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is to

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

WHO Raises SARS Mortality Rate

The World Health Organization says SARS is far more deadly than first thought, with a higher mortality rate than the flu or common cold. As SARS claims more victims, the health body has issued travel warnings to three new places -- Taiwan's capital of Tai

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

Over 100 Injured in Oklahoma City Tornado

A tornado swept through Oklahoma City on Thursday, flattening hundreds of homes and scattering cars and mobile homes across the landscape. Strong winds also tore off roofs in eastern Kansas, and may have been the cause of a train derailment there.

World | May 9, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Tremor in South-eastern Turkey

A tremor of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale quaked the city of Bingol in south-eastern Turkey at 04.

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Over 20 Victims After Crush in Hungary

At least 27 passengers on a German tourist coach have been killed after a train in central Hungary hit it, local police say. Dozens are said to have been injured.

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

S Korea Prepares for Defense

South Korea has warned its armed forces to be ready to deal with "provocations" from the North. The call for vigilance came amid heightened tension between the North and South, following reports that North Korea was reprocessing thousands of spent fuel ro

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

China Deals with Economic Impact of SARS

China's cabinet has announced a series of measures aimed at minimising the economic impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), state media have reported. The state-run news agency Xinhua said the government had issued orders to local officials to

World | May 8, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

Seal "Caused" Shuttle Disaster

The Columbia space shuttle disaster was probably caused by a seal that broke between protective tiles on the left wing, according to preliminary results of an official US inquiry. The findings confirmed earlier indications that a piece of insulation foam

World | May 7, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

German Jobless Numbers Worsen

German unemployment has risen for a 13th consecutive month, indicating further stagnation for Europe's largest economy. Seasonally adjusted figures showed a rise in April of 44,000 to 4.

World | May 7, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

US Denies Kashmir Roadmap

US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has denied he has a roadmap for peace between India and Pakistan. Armitage was speaking to the BBC before leaving on a tour of the region aimed at easing tensions between the nuclear rivals.

World | May 7, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

WHO: SARS Resilience - No Greater Risk of Transmission

Laboratory tests carried out under the Geneva-headquartered WHO's multi-centre collaborative network have shown that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus can survive outside the human body for weeks. The World Health Organisation tried to al

World | May 7, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Mars Mission Agreed

The Russian and US space agencies have agreed to co-operate on a joint unmanned mission to Mars and expand the development of other joint interplanetary probes. The announcement came after talks in Moscow between the heads of the two agencies, Nasa admini

World | May 6, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

China Steps Up Sars Curbs

China has quarantined 10,000 people in the eastern city of Nanjing in a bid to contain the Sars outbreak which has claimed 214 lives in the country and infected 4,409 people. Eight deaths and 138 new cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome were announc

World | May 6, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Tornado-packed Storms Kill 37

At least 37 people were killed as tornado-packed storms flattened communities in three US states. Ten people were missing, including eight in this southwestern Missouri town.

World | May 6, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

EU Foreign Ministers to Visit Turkey

Foreign ministers from the EU countries, gathered to talk common policy aims in Greece, will have a working cruise over to nearby EU candidate Turkey where they will meet their counterpart next Sunday. Turkey is the only one not yet begun EU entry negotia

World | May 5, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Aggression in China as SARS Spreads

Farmers in a town in eastern China beat up officials and ransacked a government office where at least six local residents suspected of having SARS had been quarantined after returning from Beijing it was said May 05.The spread of the disease, which has ki

World | May 5, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

3 People Dead After Earthquake in China

Three people were reported dead after an earthquake rattled a remote area of northwestern China - only six weeks after the same area was hit by a massive tremor, killing 268 people. The latest quake hit the Xinjiang region, about 3,000 kilometres northwes

World | May 5, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Over 20 People Dead After Tornadoes in USA

More than 20 people are feared dead after storms and tornadoes struck the central US states of Kansas and Missouri, leaving an extensive trail of damage. In some places a trail of destruction reached some 400 metres.

World | May 5, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383
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