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Wednesday, February 18. 2004, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

At least 200 people are reported to have been killed in Iran after rail wagons carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser derailed and exploded. The accident happened near the town of Nishapur in Khorasan province. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3498851.stm (BBC)
Israel is condemned by the International Committee of the Red Cross for the location of the Israeli West Bank barrier. The aid agency declared that the barrier at its current position was contrary to international humanitarian law and had caused extensive damage to Palestinian land and property and deprived thousands of Palestinians access to water, health care and education. //www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList4/F06BB484D900B227C1256E3E00324D96 (ICRC)
A train carrying a convoy of petrol, fertiliser, and sulphur derails and explodes in Iran, killing 320 people.
A federal appeals court in the United States ruled that district court judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, presiding judge in the much-watched Martha Stewart trial, was in the wrong in barring the media from the voir dire process at the beginning of that trial. //www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2093737 (AP)
Occupation of Iraq: Suicide bombers in two vehicles killed 11 Iraqis and wounded 58 foreign troops and 44 Iraqis near the entrance to a Polish-manned coalition logistics base near the town of Hilla in central Iraq south of Baghdad. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3498577.stm (BBC)
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