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Cholera Outbreak Kills Two in Camp for People Who Fled the Insurgency in Northern Uganda
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Henry Wasswa, Associated Press
A cholera outbreak has killed two people and affected some 50 others in the largest camp for people who fled their homes to escape an 18-year insurgency in northern Uganda, the United Nations said Thursday.
Scientists Hope to Find More Tiny Indonesia Hominids
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters
Australian scientists who found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 13,000 years ago on an Indonesian island said on Thursday they expect to discover more new species of hominids on neighboring islands.
Fishermen Brainstorm Strategies to Defeat Proposed Restrictions in U.S. Virgin Islands
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press Writer
About 100 fishermen met Wednesday to brainstorm strategies to defeat proposals that would ban the fishing of a handful of popular species.
Fishers Brainstorm Strategies to Defeat Proposed Restrictions in U.S. Virgin Islands
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
About 100 fishers met this week to brainstorm strategies to defeat proposals that would ban the fishing of a handful of popular species.
E.U. Trio and Iran Fail to Reach Nuclear Deal
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Francois Murphy, Reuters
France, Britain, and Germany failed to reach a deal with Iran on Wednesday under which Tehran would scrap its uranium enrichment program in exchange for nuclear power technology, but the two sides agreed to meet again.
As Oil Hits a High of $55, Who's in Pain, Who Stands to Gain?
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press
While Americans wince as they fill up their SUVs with $2-a-gallon gasoline, market forces are smiling on the Saudi Arabias and Exxon Mobils of the world.
Corporate and Environmentalist Alliance Buys Sensitive Coast Land in Mexican Nature Reserve
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
A newly formed international partnership for wetland restoration launched its first environmental protection effort this week donating US$750,000 (euro585,000) to the purchase of a 1.1-mile (1.8-km) stretch of sensitive beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast.
Biological Weapons Pose Major Threat, Say U.K. Scientists
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Biological weapons that can wipe out whole populations pose one of the biggest threats to the world today, yet remain almost completely uncontrolled, the British Medical Association said this week.
Hurricanes Flood Florida's Lake Okeechobee, Experts Fear Long-Term Problems
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Coralie Carlson, Associated Press
Standing on an airboat, state biologist Donald Fox surveyed the dying, bare stalks peeking out of the coffee-brown lake water.
Greece Insists on Decision to Block E.U. Plans Penalizing Polluters
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrick Quinn, Associated Press
Greece said on Wednesday it would never retreat from its decision to block European Union proposals setting minimum punishments for shipping companies and captains responsible for oil slicks.