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ARGENTINA HAS DEVALUED ITS CURRENCY, THE PESO, BY NEARLY 30 PERCENT IN...

Argentina has devalued its currency, the peso, by nearly 30 percent in a bid to tackle the growing economic crisis. The devaluation, announced on Sunday by Economic Minister Jorge Remes Lenicov, is the latest blow to the country's crippled economy as new

World | January 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

U.S. MIDDLE EAST ENVOY ANTHONY ZINNI HEADED HOME SUNDAY AFTER FOUR DAY...

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PAKISTANI OFFICIALS HAVE DENIED THAT INDIA HAS SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED P...

Pakistani officials have denied that India has shot down an unmanned Pakistani spy plane intruding into Indian air space over Kashmir.

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SINGAPORE BELIEVES IT HAS BROKEN UP A NETWORK OF MILITANTS TARGETING T...

Singapore believes it has broken up a network of militants targeting the U.S.

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A NOTE WRITTEN BY THE 15-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO CRASHED A CESSNA INTO A TAMP...

A note written by the 15-year-old boy who crashed a Cessna into a Tampa office building Saturday indicated he supported Osama bin Laden and that the act was deliberate, authorities said Sunday. Charles J.

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ARGENTINE LAWMAKERS IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES HAVE APPROVED EMERGENCY...

Argentine lawmakers in the Chamber of Deputies have approved emergency powers for new President Eduardo Duhalde. The sweeping emergency powers, aimed at to rebuilding the nation's troubled economy, include allowing him to devalue the peso by no longer tyi

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THE BUSH FIRES THAT HAVE DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES FORE...

The bush fires that have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres forest in southeast Australia are taking a huge toll on the country's native wildlife, National Parks officials say.

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GERMAN AUTHORITIES SAID ON SUNDAY THEY HAD NO EVIDENCE A MAN DETAINED ...

German authorities said on Sunday they had no evidence a man detained at a west German hotel overnight was a member of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network as originally maintained.

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ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER RENATO RUGGIERO HAS RESIGNED AFTER A DISAGREE...

Italian Foreign Minister Renato Ruggiero has resigned after a disagreement with other cabinet members over the government's unenthusiastic reception of the new euro currency.

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RESEARCHERS IN JAPAN SAY THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED IN GROWING THE WORLD'S FI...

Researchers in Japan say they have succeeded in growing the world's first artificial eyeball. The scientists at Tokyo University have been experimenting with tadpoles in an effort to develop treatments for the blind.

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A REGIONAL SUMMIT OF SOUTH ASIAN LEADERS HAS ENDED IN NEPAL, WITH NO S...

A regional summit of South Asian leaders has ended in Nepal, with no sign of any breakthrough in the tense military stand-off between India and Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee shook hands with President Pervez Musharraf for a second t

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THE LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY AT&T WILL SET ASIDE $1BN TO PAY FO...

The long-distance telephone company AT&T will set aside $1bn to pay for 10,000 job cuts this year. The company, whose cable television operations are due to be sold to Comcast, said tough competition and a weak economy had forced it to slash costs.

World | January 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO THE EU,...

The Italian Prime Minister says his government is committed to the EU, after several ministers are criticised for their negative attitudes.

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FIREFIGHTERS IN EASTERN AUSTRALIA ARE PREPARING FOR WORSENING WEATHER ...

Firefighters in eastern Australia are preparing for worsening weather conditions as they battle devastating bush fires which have forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Fire officers have warned that there is little hope of bringing the blazes un

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AN ATTEMPT BY ARGENTINA'S NEW GOVERNMENT TO TACKLE THE COUNTRY'S SEVER...

An attempt by Argentina's new government to tackle the country's severe economic crisis has hit its first obstacle, with Congress failing to agree on early action. The session broke up without agreement on a draft bill ending the link between the dollar a

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DEPOSED TALEBAN LEADER MULLAH OMAR ESCAPES FROM HELMAND PROVINCE WHERE...

Deposed Taleban leader Mullah Omar escapes from Helmand province where he was believed to be hiding, Afghan officials say.

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“I WOULD LIKE... TO EXTEND A HAND OF GENUINE, SINCERE FRIENDSHIP TO PR...

“I would like... to extend a hand of genuine, sincere friendship to Prime Minister Vajpayee” Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani president.

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BLAIR FLEW INTO BANGALORE FROM BANGLADESH ON FRIDAY AS PART OF A SIX-D...

Blair flew into Bangalore from Bangladesh on Friday as part of a six-day tour during which he hopes to reduce the current tension between India and Pakistan. Before leaving Bangladesh he warned that the simmering conflict between the two nuclear neighbour

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IN A TELEVISED SPEECH TO THE NATION, ARGENTINE PRESIDENT DUHALDE GAVE ...

In a televised speech to the nation, Argentine President Duhalde gave no specifics about his recovery plan but also signaled he will move to protect Argentine industries as he tries to right what he admitted is a "bankrupt" economy.

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AFGHAN FORCES, AIDED BY U.S. COMMANDOS, HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR SEARCH F...

Afghan forces, aided by U.S.

World | January 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 474

POLICE IN PAKISTAN SAY THEY HAVE DETAINED ANOTHER 120 ISLAMIC MILITANT...

Police in Pakistan say they have detained another 120 Islamic militants, including several belonging to groups linked to last month's suicide attack on the Indian parliament. The issue of anti-Indian militancy is the key sticking point to attempts to reso

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