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14:23 2003-03-05
Philippines Targeted by Terrorists
A wave of terrorist acts has swept over Philippines. As PRAVDA.Ru already reported, strong explosions sounded yesterday in the international airport of Davao and in a nearby governmental health center. According to the latest data, 21 people were killed and over 150 wounded.

There were American citizens among the victims. As BBC reports, to all appearances, the Americans were not targets of the terrorist acts. Security services say that the blasts could be organized by Moslem separatists.

Later Japan-s news agency Kyodo Tsushin reported that Philippines police arrested five people suspected of connection with the explosion in the Davao airport. Local special services have started an investigation. Besides, some sources report that Islamic group Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility for the terrorist act.

However, it seems that Islamites were not quite satisfied with the blasts in the airport. As it became known, another explosion sounded in Philippines today. A bomb blew up in a supermarket in the Philippine city of Cotabato, near an administrative building. According to provisional data, no people suffered as a result of the explosion.

The chief of the city police says the explosion sounded on the second floor of the supermarket, the fire spread to several trading rooms and destroyed part of goods. The fire was quickly localized, but the detonated explosive device caused panic among clients and shop assistants.

As Russia-s news agency RIA Novosti informs, Philippine police is going to organize more arrests in the nearest days. No information is reported about possible organizers of the explosion. Security measures have been strengthened in Philippines central airports, including that one in Manila. President Gloria Arroyo visited the Davao accident site and discussed measures of fighting terrorism with local authorities.

Sergey Yugov
PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Maria Gousseva


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10:11 As a result of the hostage taking in the theatre centre up to 30 hostages were killed

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06:15 Two Killed, Two Wounded by the Terrorists

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04:50 Terrorists open fire from grenade cup discharges

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00:56 World's Hearts with Moscow Hostages

00:26 Theatre Terrorists Release 4 Azeri Hostages


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14:23

Philippines Targeted by Terrorists

Another bomb blew up in a supermarket in the Philippine city of Cotabato

A wave of terrorist acts has swept over Philippines. As PRAVDA.Ru already reported, strong explosions sounded yesterday in the international airport of Davao and in a nearby governmental health center. However, it seems that Islamites were not quite satisfied with the blasts in the airport. As it became known, another explosion sounded in Philippines today More details...

14:17

Dutch Worried About the Fate of Arjan Erkel in Dagestan

Six months ago Dutchman Arjan Erkel was kidnapped in the Russian republic of Dagestan

After he disappeared nothing was heard from him or his kidnappers again, leaving his family and the organization Artsen zonder Grenzen (MИdecins Sans FrontiХre) he is working for desperate. With an Internet petition for Russian president Putin and the president of Dagestan Magomedov they call on both political leaders to do everything in their power to help Arjan Erkel More details...20:49

ICQ Crashed All Over the World Today

A lot of ICQ users have lost their contact lists today

Today-s crash of the instant message ICQ server might become the beginning of the end. The Internet pager, which is a bone of contention for AOL, has increased the number of its adversaries today. AOL servers, which support ICQ, crashed during the peak of Internet surfers- activity More details...

15:00

The Samara Submarine Nearly Repeated the Kursk Submarine Fate

The nuclear submarine Samara put out to sea and got leak

Not long before New Year 2003, a nuclear submarine returned to its base. Today, a long navigation is a real event: after the Kursk tragedy, any Russian submarine had not put out to sea. So, the Russian Navy commander-in-chief, Vladimir Kuroyedov decided it was a high time for it and there was a proper submarine for these aims with a very good name v Samara (like a Russian city on Volga River). More details...

18:39

Hostage Crisis in Moscow Could Have Happened Earlier

However, as activities of the Russian special services became very active, the terrorists decided to speed up realization of their malicious plans

New sensational information concerning organization of the hostage crisis in Moscow was reported in TV program Man and The Law on Russia-s First TV Channel yesterday. As it turned out, the terrorists planned to take hostages in the theatre center on November 7, when the Day of Reconciliation and Accord is celebrated in Russia. However, as activities of the Russian special services became very active, the terrorists decided to speed up realization of their malicious plans. This information was provided by deputy chief of the operative research subdivision in the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department, Yeugeny Taratorin. In his words, during the investigation of a car explosion near McDonald-s restaurant in Pokryshkin Street in Moscow on October 19, 2002, the Moscow law enforcement authorities exposed a terrorist network operating in Moscow and the Moscow region. Thanks to it, several acts of terrorism were prevented and accomplices of terrorists were detained More details...

13:43

Ron Dittemore Is Sure It Was Something Different

The loss of a thermal protection tile couldn-t cause catastrophe of the shuttle. Something different occurred on Columbia-s board. What could it be?

Today George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush will participate in a ceremony dedicated to memory of perished Columbia astronauts. The ceremony will start at 9:00 p.m. Moscow time and will be broadcast by all central American TV channels. The event is to take place at NASA-s Lincoln Space Center in Houston, right at the place where an analogous ceremony was held in 1986 when Challenger shuttle exploded at a take-off. The president and his wife will meet with families of the perished astronauts. Yesterday, NASA shuttle program manager Ron Dittemore held a press-conference at the NASA Mission Control. As Russia-s news agency RIA Novosti reports, Dittemore said that ?it couldn-t be because of the loss of a thermal protection tile¦ that temperature on board the shuttle suddenly rose before the catastrophe More details...

15:09

Columbia Tragedy: All Versions of Catastrophe Possible

There is practically no hope that airborne recorders of the shuttle will be decoded

Investigation of Columbia disaster is posing more and more questions. For instance, some amateur astronomer managed to take a picture of a strange phenomenon when the shuttle tragically fell down; the pictures clearly depict a bright orange flash resembling an electric discharge. Specialists cannot say so far what the flash could be. San Francisco Chronicle published an article on this problem today. Meanwhile, as Russia-s Vesti.Ru informs, a preliminary version of the tragedy suggested by NASA specialists proves to be true: the tragedy occurred because of failure of special thermal tiles that protect the shuttle from burning up during re-entry. Computerized data from the shuttle and analysis of its debris prove the version More details...

13:25

Australia: The Capital Is On Fire

Over 400 houses have been destroyed and 4 people died

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14:37

Killing of Journalist Sukhomlin Is Very Strange

The indictment against Vladimir-s murders was quite unexpectedly commuted from ?murder¦ to ?causing deliberate damage to health.¦

At the same time, in accordance with the information we obtained, the death of journalist Vladimir Sukhomlin obviously goes together with the tragic events that are going on in Russia. This is perfectly clear from his work in the information sphere: the website Chechnya.Ru is done in a clearly pronounced patriotic manner, unlike those websites that allow Chechen terrorists to tell about the war in the light they wish themselves. It is strange that nobody ranked the death of the journalist with such tragic events as the Nord Ost hostage crisis in October 2002, or the recent explosion in the building of the Chechen Government in Grozny. The manner in which the murder was committed is rather strange. The murder of the journalist was committed in a very strange manner, in such that is traditionally employed by people with perverted psyche or sadists, who are often people supporting the radical Islamist views. The manner of the murder can be also treated as a warning to those who is still investigating the problem of the Chechen war More details...

13:28

Peruvian Jet Found. No Survivors

47 are feared dead as rescues lose hopes on survivors

Local authorities Saturday found the wreckage of the jet missed in the Amazonian jungle last Thursday. Rescue operations were hampered by heavy rains after the Air Force reported the TANS Airline flight 222 lost contact. The aircraft, a Fokker carrying 47 passengers, was three minutes from landing at the Northern City of Chachapoyas on its journey from Lima, country's capital More details...

18:43

The Reason of Ukrainian Plane Crash in Iran Identified

Aviation specialists finished their works at the site of the tragedy

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11:40

Sea Accidents Already Frequent in 2003

Accidents start happening in the new year

The beginning of the year 2003 has already been marked with a large number of breakdowns and criminal accidents on the sea. Specialists say that a similar number of accidents was registered in 1986, when four vessels and their crews got into trouble on the sea. Three accidents like that happened with three ships over the first three days of 2003 More details...

13:58

Palestinian Terrorists Attack Israel Capital

The Sunday acts of terrorism will urge the population to vote for Likud

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15:11

War Re-waged in Chechnya

Building of Chechnya Government in Grozny blown up because of General Troshev?

PRAVDA.Ru journalist Ilya Tarasov managed to have a telephone conversation with one of the most influential people belonging the teip (clan) of the Chechen administration leader Ahmad Kadyrov. For obvious reasons, his name is not mentioned. Unlike his outstanding relative, the man holds no official post in the Russian administration of the republic. He is bound only by the adat (the Chechen clan laws), that is why he can truly tell us what happened in the Chechen capital yesterday and for what reasons. What we knew from him is as follows: More details...

13:08

Probably It Was Maskhadov Who Blew Up Administration Building In Chechnya

Captured Arab mercenaries delivered an ultimatum to Maskhadov

A day before the explosion, mass media reported that leaders of the international extremist organization ?Moslem Brothers¦ were displeased with the inactivity of bandit groups headed by Maskhadov. The organization was indignant at the terrorists who preferred to stay in the mountainous parts of Chechnya and carry out no operations on the flat territories. ?Moslem Brothers¦ say that investments and assistance to North Caucasus terrorists must by worked off. Aslan Maskhadov is openly blamed for cowardice and for poor management of the terrorist groups More details...

18:35

Explosion Sounded at Kyrgyzstan Market

One version is that it was New Year pyrotechnic that ignited spontaneously

Today early an explosion sounded at the local market in the capital of former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, in Bishkek. All buildings and market containers in the radius of 50 meters were destroyed. According to provisional data, seven people were killed by the explosion; twelve were taken to a local hospital with grave wounds and burns More details...

17:55

Last Prestige?

Russia mustn-t be ashamed of its raw stuff and old tankers?

Yesterday Russia President Vladimir Putin told Russians not to be ashamed of the fact that Russia is considered a raw stuff state in the world. Indeed, it-s not a shame at all that nature gifted Russia with such great natural resources. More than that, the whole of the world currently needs Russia-s resources. However, our technological backwardness may result rather unfavorably for the country: it may turn out that being awfully apprehensive about Russian technique, other countries will lose interest in carbohydrates, even despite the fact that the stuff is in a demand there. What is the way out in this situation? More details...

15:18

Venezuela: At least four killed in confusing clashes

A similar scenario in 11th April led to a frustrated cup

The situation in Caracas remains uncertain. According to reports from the news agencies present at the Capital City of Venezuela, at least four are reported dead and over 20 wounded after a shooting in France Square, headquarters of the rebel Army officials More details...

17:12

?We Were Saved From Inevitable Death¦

Hostage Olga Chernyak says the people were waiting for death

Olga Chernyak, a journalist from the Russian news agency Interfax who was among the hostages held by the terrorists in the theatre within the past three days, says that all hostages would die if the building wasn-t stormed. It was Interfax journalist Olga Chernyak who reported about the hostage taking in the theatre on October 23; she was constantly sending SMS-messages until the cell phone completely discharged More details...

16:34

67 Hostages Die in Release Operation, Over 750 Rescued

We tried to fulfil all claims set up by the terrorists. But everything we heard them say, made us think more and more about actions to prevent the building from blowing up

Russian Deputy Minister for Internal Affairs Vladimir Vasilyev told journalists that 67 hostages died at the storm of the theatre in Moscow, over 750 people were released; 34 terrorists were killed. Vladimir Vasilyev says that ?if the operation failed, a thousand of people, or even more would die.¦ More details...

10:11

As a result of the hostage taking in the theatre centre up to 30 hostages were killed

Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov announced that as a result of the terrorist act in the Theater Center on Dubrovka up to 30 hostages were killed. More details...

07:59

Hostages saved, terrorists dead, theatre cleaned of mines

The hostage rescue operation is over, a crisis HQ spokesman said to journalists. Movsar Barayev, terrorist chieftain, and a greater part of his force are dead. Experts are clearing the Theatre Centre of mines. A majority of hostages are free. More details...

06:15

Two Killed, Two Wounded by the Terrorists

Within last two hours, terrorist killed two people and wounded two others: a woman - at her stomach, a man - at his head. This was reported by Pavel Kidryavtsev, representative of the operative staff. More details...

05:03

Ulyanovsk Authorities Called their Citizens to Watchfulness

First deputy governor of Ulyanovsk Region Mikhail Shkanov said the barbaric action of the gunmen in Moscow alarmed all people of Russia. ?Ulyanovsk Region citizens were revolted with the fact of hostage-taking,¦ v Shkanov said. More details...

04:50

Terrorists open fire from grenade cup discharges

04:25 MSK. In their interview with BBC, the Chechen gunmen confirmed they have opened fire from grenade cup discharges at people who were moving in the building area. These are supposed to be soldiers of Russia Special Force who tried to assist somebody in escaping from the building. PRAVDA.Ru Translated by Vera Solovieva

04:13

Explosion resounded near to the Theatre Centre. Is it the storm?

At 03:23 MSK, Stolitsa newspaper correspondent reported by telephone the following: ?A loud explosion resounded. Now, the policemen are gathering to the spot. Any details are not known so far.¦ PRAVDA.Ru Translated by Vera Solovieva Related links: Again! We wet ourselves in WC Moscow: Chechen terrorists attack not only Russians, but the world ?Good bandits¦ who took hundreds of hostages

01:08

RUSSIA'S INTERIOR MINISTER, FBI CHIEF TO KEEP IN PERMANENT CONTACT

Russia's Ministry of the Interior and the USA's Federal Bureau of Investigation will maintain round-the-clock contact. More details...

01:05

PUTIN, VIPs DEBATE HOSTAGE PLIGHT

MOSCOW, October 26. /RIA Novosti/ - President Vladimir Putin held a routine conference, Friday night, with Mayor Yuri Luzhkov of Moscow and Evgeni Primakov, federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry president. They discussed developments round the terrorist-seized Moscow theatre and the hostages stranded in it, reports Alexei Gromov, presidential press secretary. RIAN

00:56

World's Hearts with Moscow Hostages

Anxious words of sympathy and encouragement are coming to Moscow from the entire world. Other countries' leaders are expressing solidarity and support as international terrorists committed yet another atrocity by taking a huge number of hostages in a Moscow theatre. More details...

00:26

Theatre Terrorists Release 4 Azeri Hostages

Theatre hostage captors released four Azeri nationals late last night, says Alexander Machevsky, crisis HQ spokesman. More details...

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