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Russian Bomb Suspects Face Lifetime Jail

Russian court has sentenced Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev to lifetime jail for their involvement for a series of bombings in 1999, that killed 246 people and injured 1,000. Prosecutors said they carried out the attacks following the orders of Ch

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Iranian Leader Tempers Poll Controversy

Controversy over the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran must be resolved through legal ways, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. He referred to a quarrel that broke after the Guardian Council barred more than 2,000 reformist from standing, a

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Macedonia Destroys Bulgarian Tanks Donation

Macedonia has started disintegrating forty-three T-55 tanks, which it received from Bulgaria as a donation two years ago, the Greek news agency MPA reported. Another 14 machines will be adapted for training and four tanks will be exhibited in a military m

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UK Intelligence Expert: Terror War Could Last 50 years

The war on terror could last for up to 50 years, a senior UK intelligence officer has warned during a US Government sponsored conference in Las Vegas. This is bigger than everything we have ever imagined, Superintendent Stuart Harrison, a counter-terroris

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Americas' Summit Opens in Mexico

In the Mexican city of Monterrey leaders are gathering for the Summit of the Americas due to open on Monday, world media reported. The two-day summit will concentrate on trade, immigration and terrorism.

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Tony Blair: Weapons May Never Be Found in Iraq

British Prime Minister Tony Blair suggested that Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction may never be found in Iraq as unrest flared again in the British-run southern sector of the country, AFP informed. US President George Bush was also expe

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Anna Lindh's Murderer: Jesus Guided Me

The man who has confessed to killing Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh on September 24, 2003 by stabbing her several times with a knife, says Jesus told him to do so, Swedish police said on Monday. Mijailo Mijailovic, aged 25, said inner voices had spok

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China Reports Third Suspect in SARS

China confirmed a possible third SARS case on Monday, Xinhua news agency quoted a health official. A 35-year-old man was isolated in hospital after showing symptoms of the respiratory disease.

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Israel, Syria Held Secret Talks

Israel's foreign minister Ariel Sharon acknowledged on Sunday that the country held secret meetings with Syria last year. The revelation, made by Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom but denied by Syria's Information Ministry, appeared part of an effort

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Fugitive Karadzic Escapes US Hunt

NATO troops Sunday scaled down a major weekend hunt for top Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, triggered by a tip that injury may have forced him to seek help in his old headquarters town of Pale. They seem to believe Radovan would hide lik

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Blair Suggests WMD May Never Be Found in Iraq

British Prime Minister Tony Blair suggested that Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction may never be found in Iraq. Talking to BBC television he said that in a land mass twice the size of the UK it may well not be surprising you don't find w

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Suspicious Shells Found in Southern Iraq

Danish troops have found suspicious mortar shells in southern Iraq that officials believe contain blister agents, the United States and Denmark announced Saturday. Brig.

World | January 11, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Blair "Will Not Hide" from Hutton

Tony Blair insists he has no intention of "hiding away" from the Hutton report into the death of Dr David Kelly. He told BBC he would make a statement to MPs within hours of the report's publication.

World | January 11, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Iraqis Resume Violent Protests for Jobs

Many Iraqis marched to protest against British soldiers. The protestors hurled stones and set off homemade explosives in the southeastern city of Amarah on Sunday, a day after clashes killed six protesters and wounded at least 11.

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Hong Kong Reports New Suspected SARS Case

As China's southern Guangdong stepped up a campaign to exterminate rats believed to carry the SARS virus, neighbouring Hong Kong reported a new suspected case of the potentially fatal illness in the province. Beijing, however, said in its daily SARS repor

World | January 11, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

300 Injured As Tremor Rocked Algeria

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook an area close to the Algerian capital on Saturday evening, slightly injuring about 300 residents, official media reported.

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Palestinians Insist on Right to Declare State

A top Palestinian decision-making body voiced its right to declare a state unilaterally in the West Bank and Gaza after Israel threatened to take stand-alone measures of its own. The executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) also

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21 Dead at Albanian Immigrant Boat Going to Italy

At least 21 illegal immigrants were found frozen to death after the engines on a speedboat carrying them from Albania to Italy cut out amid biting cold in the Adriatic Sea, officials said. An Italian naval vessel found only 11 survivors on the stricken bo

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FBI: Man Demanded Jet to Fly to Australia

An American Eagle commuter flight from New York to Washington was diverted Saturday because a threat was made by a passenger "against the aircraft". An FBI spokesperson said the threat involved a note given to someone on the plane.

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6 Die As Iraqi Police Fire on Protesters

Iraqi police fired into a crowd of protesters that were throwing stones killing six people and wounding 11.They protested over the lack of jobs in the southern town of Amarah on Saturday, Hundreds of protesters gathered opposite the coalition office where

World | January 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

8 Die in Philippines Clashes

Eight people were killed as communist insurgents launched a new wave of attacks in the Philippines, including an attempted raid on a power plant and the burning of a telecommunications tower, the military said. The attacks came as the spokesman of the com

World | January 10, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252