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1 July 6, 2003
2 July 5, 2003
3 July 4, 2003
4 July 3, 2003
5 July 2, 2003
6 July 1, 2003
7 Past events by month
8 News collections
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July 6, 2003

July 5, 2003

  • At least 16 people are killed and 40 injured by two female suicide bombers in an attack at Krylya[?], a popular music festival, at the Tushino airfield[?] near Moscow. The Russian authorities blame an on-going terrorism campagin by Chechen rebels; the Chechen government denies any connection to the attacks. [4] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3047386.stm)
  • 2003 occupation of Iraq: 7 newly US-trained Iraqi policemen are killed and at least 13 are wounded by an explosion while they are marching from training school in Ramadi[?]. The American forces overseeing the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure, who gave their blessing to the march taking place, blames loyalists to Saddam Hussein; some people on the scene blame U.S. forces. It is the first attack on Iraqis collaborating with the invading coalition forces, as opposed to on the forces themselves. [5] (http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/07/05/sprj.irq.main/index)
  • In response to 500,000-strong protests earlier in the week, Tung Chee-hwa, leader of Hong Kong, announces that controversial provisions limiting civil liberties in Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 will be rewritten. [6] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046894.stm)
  • Taiwan is the last territory to be declared free of SARS by the World Health Organization, after 20 days with no new cases reported. [7] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046984.stm)
  • Premier John Hamm of Nova Scotia, Canada, calls a provincial election for August 5[?].
  • Wimbledon championships: Serena Williams repeats as women's champion by beating her sister Venus, by scores of 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

July 4, 2003

  • A Shia Muslim mosque in Quetta, Pakistan is stormed by armed attackers, killing at least 32 worshippers and wounding 52. [8] (http://www.guardian.co.uk/pakistan/Story/0,2763,991878,00)
  • A tape, purporting to be of Saddam Hussein and to have been made on June 14, is broadcast on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language satellite television station. If it is Saddam, it marks the first public communication from the former Iraqi leader since his disappearance early on in the Invasion of Iraq.

July 3, 2003

July 2, 2003

July 1, 2003

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