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Israel Mounts Pressure on Palestinians

Israel has ordered its military to step up what it calls targeted operations against Palestinian militants after a double suicide bombing killed 23 people and two bombers on Sunday. Among other measures, the Israeli cabinet also decided to stop senior Pal

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Zimbabwe Food Riots Escalate

Four police officers have been injured in a dormitory town near Harare, when youths attacked people queuing for food on Sunday, police have said. In the second city of Bulawayo, there is tight security around the courthouse, where 39 people are appearing

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Israel Helicopters Fire Gaza Targets

14 missiles were fired by Israeli helicopters into targets in Gaza city, Palestinian sources said. At least four people were injured, electricity in the area was cut.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Bali Case Handed to Prosecutors

A suspect accused of involvement in the Bali bombing was handed to prosecutors by police in Indonesia. Nearly 200 people, many of them foreign tourists, died in the blasts at the Sari nightclubs and Paddy's Bar in Kuta.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Hussein: UN Inspectors Carry out "Pure Intelligence Work"

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein denounced the work of United Nations weapons inspectors, saying they carry out "pure intelligence work". Inspectors were sent to monitor Iraq's compliance with demands to disarm, saying they were exceeding their mandate.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Surprise Victory over Incumbent in Lithuania Poll

Rolandas Paksas scored a surprise victory over the incumbent Valdas Adamkus in Lithuania's presidential election. After 99% of the votes were counted, Lithuania's Central Election Commission said Mr Paksas had won 54.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Bombing Kills At Least 19 in Tel Aviv

A double suicide bombing has killed at least 19 people and wounded 100 others in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. The explosions went off in quick succession in an area crowded with people, many of them foreign workers, at the end of the working day.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

France's Western Coast Hit by Prestige Pollution

France's western coast is increasingly being affected by pollution from the sunker tanker, Prestige. A series of oil patches has started to appear, washed ashore by strong winds from the Atlantic.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Incumbent Tipped to Win Lithuanian Vote

Current head of state Valdas Adamkus is widely predicted to win today's second round run-off vote for the presidency of Lithuania. The 76-year-old's popularity rests on his succesful negotiations for EU and NATO membership.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Two Die in Deadly Derailment in Spain

Two women have been killed and 20 others injured when part of a Spanish express train was derailed on Saturday evening. It was travelling from Madrid to Carthagene when it ran into trouble around the region of Albacete.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Police Wounded in Caracas Clashes

Two police officers have been shot and wounded during further violent protests in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. A male officer was hit in the thigh and a female officer was hit by fragments when a bullet ricocheted off a wall.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Israel Seeks USD 12 B Aid Package in Washington

An Israeli delegation will try to secure an emergency aid package worth $12bn in Washington. Israel's economy is suffering from one of the worst crises in the country's history.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

ETA Threatens to Attack Tourism Sites

The Basque separatist organisation ETA has threatened new terror attacks against tourism centres in Spain. A statement called tourist facilities legitimate targets.

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

Second Cloned Baby Born, Sect Says

A second cloned baby has now been born, says the group which claimed the first birth of a cloned human last week. French news agency cites Chief executive of the US-based Clonaid organisation Brigitte Boisselier as saying that the baby girl had been born

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

S Korea Set to Defuse Crisis over Northern Neighbour

South Korea has stepped up efforts to defuse the growing crisis between its northern neighbour and the US over the relaunch of North Korea's nuclear programme. In a flurry of diplomatic activity, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Hang-Kyung is in Moscow to discus

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

Floods, Winds Claim Lives across Europe

High winds and torrential rain have created widespread damage and claimed lives across Europe. Among the hardest hit countries is Germany, where two people have died and dozens have been injured in floods and winds reaching in places nearly 200 kilometres

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Two People Shot Dead in Caracas Clashes

At least two people have died of gunshot wounds, another six were wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. Pitched battles erupted between thousands of rival demonstrators in Caracas,

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Venezuela Clashes Dispersed with Tear Gas

Security forces in Venezuela have fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of government supporters and opposition members involved in violent clashes in the capital, Caracas. Skirmishes broke out as anti-government demonstrators marched to the city's

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

U.S. "Not to Conquer but Liberate" Iraq

US President George W Bush rallied US troops on Friday, telling them that a war in Iraq would be "not to conquer but to liberate". He urged Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to "end his defiance" of UN resolutions and avoid US-led military action.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

U. S., Japan, South Korea to Discuss Nuclear Situation in North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea will discuss the nuclear situation in North Korea at a "trilateral" coordination group meeting in Washington next week. James Kelley, assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs, will lead the U.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

At Least 11 Killed in Train Crash in India

At least 11 people were killed and another 38 were injured in train crash in south-central India early Friday. India's railway minister blamed the accident on human error.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179
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