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LARGE EXPANSES OF THE WORLD'S FORESTS ARE IN RAPID DECLINE AND COULD B...

Large expanses of the world's forests are in rapid decline and could be lost much sooner than expected, a new report by an environmental research group says. Mining, roads and other developments are destroying huge numbers of trees, the Washington-based W

World | April 3, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

ISRAELI FORCES HAVE EXTENDED THEIR MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE WEST BAN...

Israeli forces have extended their military operations in the West Bank, with columns of tanks sweeping into the towns of Jenin and Salfit, near Nablus. There was heavy shooting as at least 30 tanks headed for the centre of Jenin early on Wednesday morni

World | April 3, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

THE QUEEN MOTHER'S COFFIN HAS ARRIVED AT ST JAMES'S PALACE IN LONDON A...

The Queen Mother's coffin has arrived at St James's Palace in London after it was escorted from Windsor, BBC reported. A crowd of more than 1,000 onlookers stood by as six pall bearers carried it into the Queen's Chapel at the palace.

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

PAKISTANI PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF HAS PLEDGED TO CO-OPERATE WITH AF...

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has pledged to co-operate with Afghanistan's new administration in wiping out "terrorist sanctuaries" in the region, BBC reported. Speaking alongside interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai at a press conference, General Mu

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

AFGHAN SOLDIERS WORKING WITH U.S.-LED FORCES FOUND AN AL QAEDA WEAPONS...

Afghan soldiers working with U.S.

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

ARIEL SHARON, THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, HELD OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF ...

Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, held out the possibility of offering Yassir Arafat, the Palestinian leader, a "one-way ticket" into exile. Mr Arafat is currently under siege by Israeli forces in his Ramallah headquarters.

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

A FACTION LEADER IN SOMALIA HAS ESTABLISHED A NEW AUTONOMOUS REGION IN...

A faction leader in Somalia has established a new autonomous region in the southwest of the country, rejecting the transitional government in the capital, Mogadishu. Hassan Mohamed Nur, who heads a group called the Rahanwein Resistance Army, has been swor

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

ISRAELI TANKS HAVE MOVED INTO BETHLEHEM IN THE LATEST OF A SERIES OF R...

Israeli tanks have moved into Bethlehem in the latest of a series of raids on cities in the West Bank. A BBC correspondent who watched tanks roll up to within a few hundred metres of the city's Church of the Nativity could hear regular bursts of gunfire.

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

HIGHER OIL PRICES BECAUSE OF THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS WILL HIT ASIA HARD...

Higher oil prices because of the Middle East crisis will hit Asia harder than anywhere else this year, a regional oil expert warned Tuesday. John Driscoll, Singapore-based general manager of the independent oil and gas price reporter Petroleum Argus, told

World | April 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

ANTHONY SHADID, A REPORTER IN THE WASHINGTON BUREAU OF THE BOSTON GLOB...

Anthony Shadid, a reporter in the Washington Bureau of the Boston Globe, was shot on April 1 as he walked from Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's compound toward the center of Ramallah.

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

US AUTHORITIES ARE HOLDING A MAN CAPTURED IN PAKISTAN WHO IS BELIEVED ...

US authorities are holding a man captured in Pakistan who is believed to be a senior member of the al-Qaeda terror network, a US official has said, quoted by BBC. The man is thought to be Abu Zubaydah, a key deputy of Osama Bin Laden, the man suspected t

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING AT LEAST 6.8 IN MAGNITUDE JOLTED TAIWAN IN THE...

An earthquake measuring at least 6.8 in magnitude jolted Taiwan in the afternoon of April 1, killing five people and injuring more than 200 others, while igniting fires, cracking buildings and shutting down the subway system in the island's capital city.

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

THE COFFIN OF THE QUEEN MOTHER RESTED MONDAY IN A SMALL STONE CHAPEL A...

The coffin of the Queen Mother rested Monday in a small stone chapel at Windsor Castle where the Royal Family privately mourned her before she is taken to lie in state in London. Troops in a dozen locations around the country and in the colony of Gibralta

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

TWO MASKED PALESTINIAN GUNMEN ENTERED AN INTELLIGENCE BUILDING IN THE ...

Two masked Palestinian gunmen entered an intelligence building in the West Bank town of Tulkarm on Monday and killed eight men suspected of collaborating with Israel, security sources and witnesses said, quoted by Reuters. The security sources said Palest

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

COMMUNISTS, REFORMERS AND PRO-PRESIDENTIAL FORCES ARE JOSTLING FOR THE...

Communists, reformers and pro-presidential forces are jostling for the lead in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, which a top European observer has already branded "incompetent". With about half of the votes counted, the bloc led by former Ukrainian Prime

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

A FIRE DESTROYED A SYNAGOGUE IN THE SOUTHERN FRENCH CITY OF MARSEILLES...

A fire destroyed a synagogue in the southern French city of Marseilles later on Sunday, in what appears to be the latest in a wave of attacks against Jewish targets across the country. Police have yet to comment on the cause of the blaze which destroyed t

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

YUGOSLAVIA IS FACING A FREEZE IN US AID, AS THE DEADLINE FOR HANDING O...

Yugoslavia is facing a freeze in US aid, as the deadline for handing over war crimes suspects expires without any decisive action. Under US law, about $120m in aid is suspended from midnight on Sunday (0500GMT Monday).

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

HOURS AFTER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON DECLARED WAR ON WHAT H...

Hours after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared war on what he called Yasser Arafat's "terrorist infrastructure" tanks were on the move into two Palestinian towns in the West Bank. Mr Sharon had been speaking in a televised address to the nation

World | April 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

THE QUEEN MOTHER'S FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY ON TUE...

The Queen Mother's funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 9 April, Buckingham Palace has announced. For four days before the funeral, her body will be laid in state at Westminster Hall for the public to pay their respects.

World | March 31, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

A SUICIDE BOMBER SET OFF A MASSIVE EXPLOSION SUNDAY AT A RESTAURANT IN...

A suicide bomber set off a massive explosion Sunday at a restaurant in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, killing at least 14 people, police and ambulance sources said. At least 35 people were injured, seven of them seriously.

World | March 31, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE HAS SHAKEN TAIWAN, KILLING AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE ...

A powerful earthquake has shaken Taiwan, killing at least four people and injuring more than 200. The tremors were felt across the island.

World | March 31, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353
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