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MORE THAN 1,800 PEOPLE ARE FEARED DEAD AND THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN LEFT HO...

More than 1,800 people are feared dead and thousands have been left homeless after a series of earthquakes struck Afghanistan's remote northern province of Baghlan, Reuters reported. Afghan officials cited figures of between 1,800 and 4,800 dead, while th

World | March 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

A HEAVY GUNBATTLE BROKE OUT IN AN ETHNIC ALBANIAN VILLAGE IN MACEDONIA...

A heavy gunbattle broke out in an ethnic Albanian village in Macedonia on Monday night, killing one person, diplomatic sources said. Witnesses in Mala Recica, a village on the southern outskirts of the western city of Tetovo, said heavy exchanges of machi

World | March 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS COMING UNDER INCREASING INTERNATIONAL PRESS...

The Nigerian Government is coming under increasing international pressure to amend laws in northern Muslim areas which call for punishments such as stoning, amputation and flogging. Although one woman, Safiya Huseini, won her appeal on Monday against a se

World | March 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

A SOUTH AFRICAN COURT HAS UPHELD A RULING THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST MAK...

A South African court has upheld a ruling that the government must make more widely available a drug which reduces the risk of HIV-positive women passing on the virus to their children. This is another setback for the government, which has argued that the

World | March 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

BRUSSELS IS SET TO IMPOSE TARIFFS OF 14.9-26% ON STEEL IMPORTS, TO PRO...

Brussels is set to impose tariffs of 14.9-26% on steel imports, to protect itself from a possible surge of metal diverted from the US.

World | March 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY ARE AT LOGGERHEADS OVER WHETHER Y...

Israel and the Palestinian Authority are at loggerheads over whether Yasser Arafat should be allowed to travel to Beirut for this week's Arab League summit. A Saudi-sponsored plan to end 18 months of violence between Israeli and the Palestinians is due to

World | March 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON SHOULD GIVE "SERIOUS CONSIDERATION...

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon should give "serious consideration" to lifting a travel ban on Yasser Arafat and allowing the Palestinian leader to attend this week's Arab summit meeting in Lebanon, the White House said on Monday. Spokesman Ari Fleisc

World | March 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

AFGHAN AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED AN IMPORTANT TALIBAN COMMANDER IN THE...

Afghan authorities have arrested an important Taliban commander in the southern border town of Spinboldak, an official said on Monday. Mullah Rehmatullah, who was commander of the Tangi area in Takhta Pul district, 50 km (30 miles) south of Kandahar, was

World | March 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

SOUTH KOREA IS SENDING A PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY TO NORTH KOREA, IN AN EFFO...

South Korea is sending a presidential envoy to North Korea, in an effort to restart stalled bilateral talks. Lim Dong-won, a special advisor on national security to President Kim Dae-jung, will travel to Pyongyang in the first week of April.

World | March 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

HISTORY WAS MADE AT THE OSCARS ON SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN FOR THE FIRST TIME...

History was made at the Oscars on Sunday night when for the first time in the awards' 74 years its top acting honors were won by black performers, including the first ever best actress award to an African American. "A Beautiful Mind" was named best pictur

World | March 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY SAID ON SUNDAY HE WAS UNLIKELY TO MEET WITH...

Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he was unlikely to meet with Yasser Arafat before this week's Arab League summit in Beirut, which he said the Palestinian leader should attend. Cheney, who refused to see Arafat during a 10-day trip to the Middle

World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

U.S. TROOPS FOUND EVIDENCE IN AFGHANISTAN THAT AL QAEDA GUERRILLAS HAV...

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World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

POPE JOHN PAUL II, WHO RECENTLY CANCELED SEVERAL PUBLIC APPEARANCES BE...

Pope John Paul II, who recently canceled several public appearances because of knee pain, scaled back his participation in a Palm Sunday ceremony, for the first time in his papacy letting a cardinal celebrate Mass while the pontiff sat back in a chair.

World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT YASSER ARAFAT HAS FORGED AN ALLIANCE THAT INVOLV...

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has forged an alliance that involves Iranian shipments of heavy weapons and money to Palestinian groups involved in action against Israel, The New York Times reported in its Sunday editions, citing unidentified U.S.

World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

PALESTINIAN GUNMEN SHOT DEAD A JEWISH WOMAN SETTLER ON SUNDAY AS U.S. ...

Palestinian gunmen shot dead a Jewish woman settler on Sunday as U.S.

World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

CROWDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE RALLIED AGAINST THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT'S P...

Crowds of thousands have rallied against the Australian government's policy of detaining asylum seekers. Up to 30,000 protesters lined the streets of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, where speakers called for an end to mandatory detention, the Associated P

World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH HAS ANNOUNCED HIS COMMITMENT TO ...

United States President George W Bush has announced his commitment to work with Peru in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism. Speaking at a joint press conference with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in the capital Lima, Mr Bush said that

World | March 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

THE EUROPEAN UNION'S EXECUTIVE BODY HAS DRAWN UP PLANS TO RETALIATE AG...

The European Union's executive body has drawn up plans to retaliate against US President George W Bush's decision to impose tariffs of up to 30% on imported steel. It has sent the 15 member states a list of counter-tariffs on US exports to the EU worth $2

World | March 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

A MULTI-STOREY BUILDING HAS COLLAPSED IN THE LEBANESE CAPITAL BEIRUT, ...

A multi-storey building has collapsed in the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing at least two people and injuring scores. The building reportedly collapsed forwards, sending debris flying down the street, crushing several passers-by and vehicles.

World | March 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

THOUSANDS OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE RE-OPENING IN AFGHANIST...

Thousands of primary and secondary schools are re-opening in Afghanistan for the start of the school year - the first since the fall of the Taleban. Almost two million children are expected to return to school - significantly, many of them girls who were

World | March 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

SENIOR U.S. MILITARY OFFICIALS SAID ON SATURDAY, QUOTED BY REUTERS THE...

Senior U.S.

World | March 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220
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