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AT LEAST 122 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 180 INJURED IN LIMA, PERU WHEN FIR...

At least 122 people were killed and 180 injured in Lima, Peru when fireworks exploded in a street-market store, setting off a blaze that swept through four blocks of apartments and stores, officials said Sunday. President Alejandro Toledo declared Sunday

World | December 31, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

SMOKE FROM MORE THAN 100 BUSHFIRES HAS BLANKETED SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA'S L...

Smoke from more than 100 bushfires has blanketed Sydney, Australia's largest city, obscuring the tallest skyscrapers, the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge with visibility cut to just a few hundred meters.

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

MORE AL QAEDA AND TALIBAN PRISONERS ARRIVED AT AFGHANISTAN'S KANDAHAR ...

More al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners arrived at Afghanistan's Kandahar International Airport, doubling the number of detainees under a Marine guard. According to a Pakistani official the country would arrest bin Laden if he crosses border

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

PEACEKEEPING TROOPS IN KOSOVO ARE TAKING ON A NEW DUTY -- PREPARING TH...

Peacekeeping troops in Kosovo are taking on a new duty -- preparing the province for a new currency. Kosovo -- which is still a province of Yugoslavia -- isn't part of the European Union, which is introducing the currency on Tuesday.

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

AT LEAST 77 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 115 INJURED IN LIMA, PERU AFTER FIR...

At least 77 people were killed and 115 injured in Lima, Peru after fire engulfed a crowded downtown shopping center loaded with fireworks shops, officials said Sunday. It took nearly five hours for some 440 firefighters to bring the fire under control aft

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE CONVENED LEADERS OF HIS COU...

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee convened leaders of his country's political parties Sunday to discuss the rising tensions with Pakistan. Vajpayee, leader of the ruling BJP party, already has the support of the main opposition Congress party in

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

SEEKING TO BOLSTER MIXED PUBLIC ENTHUSIASM FOR THE EURO AND CALM FEARS...

Seeking to bolster mixed public enthusiasm for the euro and calm fears of upcoming price hikes German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder cited a 1967 Beatles song in a newspaper article released on Saturday. "Just like the Beatles, whose records we did buy in G

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

TERRIFIED VILLAGERS ARE FLEEING THE FRONT LINE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKIS...

Terrified villagers are fleeing the front line between India and Pakistan as the two countries mass troops and artillery along their shared border. In an attempt to ease the situation, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf says he is ready to meet Indian Pr

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

THE U.N. GOVERNOR OF KOSOVO, FORMER DANISH DEFENCE MINISTER HANS HAEKK...

The U.N.

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

PROTESTERS ANGRY ABOUT ARGENTINA'S WORSENING ECONOMIC SITUATION STORME...

Protesters angry about Argentina's worsening economic situation stormed the congress building Saturday, destroying furniture and setting fire to curtains. Police forced out the protesters at the congress using tear gas, high-pressure hot water and rubber-

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 495

THE GROUP OF EIGHT LEADING INDUSTRIAL NATIONS HAS ADDED ITS VOICE TO I...

The Group of Eight leading industrial nations has added its voice to international calls for India and Pakistan to resume political dialogue and avoid an outbreak of hostilities between the two South Asian nuclear rivals. Relations between Indian and Paki

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

IN A SIGN THAT THE U.S. MILITARY OPERATION IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN COUL...

In a sign that the U.S.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

OPEC PLANS TO CUT ITS OUTPUT OF OIL BY 1.5 MILLION BARRELS PER DAY, SA...

OPEC plans to cut its output of oil by 1.5 million barrels per day, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said Thursday, in an effort to prop up sagging prices.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS AGREED ON A COMMON LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS IT CON...

The European Union has agreed on a common list of organizations it considers terrorists, singling out radical Basque separatist, Northern Irish and Middle Eastern groups, the Spanish government said Thursday.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 396

JAPAN'S JOBLESS RATE HIT A RECORD HIGH FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH IN...

Japan's jobless rate hit a record high for the third straight month in November as the nation's lurch into recession forced companies to shed more workers.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

BUSH FIRES BURNED OUT OF CONTROL AROUND AUSTRALIA'S MAIN CITY SYDNEY A...

Bush fires burned out of control around Australia's main city Sydney and along its east coast on Friday as cooler, calmer conditions offered some respite but the weather forecast pointed to a problem weekend. More than 5,000 weary firefighters raced again

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, IN A LETTER TO ARGENTINA'S INTERIM PR...

The International Monetary Fund, in a letter to Argentina's interim president, said it is open to cooperation with the government to find a solution to the nation's economic crisis, the presidential palace said Thursday.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

THE PLASTIC EXPLOSIVE THAT A PASSENGER ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO DETONATE ABO...

The plastic explosive that a passenger allegedly tried to detonate aboard a trans-Atlantic American Airlines flight last week was "very, very sophisticated," a U.S.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

PAKISTAN AND INDIA FACE WAR, MIGNEWS REPORTED ON DECEMBER 27. DELHI HO...

Pakistan and India face war, MIGnews reported on December 27. Delhi holds nuclear weapons along the frontier, replying the dislocation of the Pakistani middle-range missiles, Daily Telegraph announced.

World | December 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

ISRAELI FORCES THURSDAY ENTERED THE NORTHERN PART OF THE CITY OF HEBRO...

Israeli forces Thursday entered the northern part of the city of Hebron, in an area under full Palestinian control, and arrested eight Palestinians, a statement from the Israel Defense Forces said. Those arrested were suspected of terrorist activity, and

World | December 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT TAKES WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS "MINIMAL" DIPLOMATIC ...

The Indian government takes what it describes as "minimal" diplomatic steps against Pakistan, while urging the Pakistani government to crack down on terrorism. India wants Islamabad to take action against two Kashmir-based militant groups blamed for a sui

World | December 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313
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