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New Year Comes Amid Security Worries

New Year celebrations around the world have been held amid tight security, prompted by fears of terrorist attacks. But governments told their citizens not to allow security concerns to mar their enjoyment of the occasion - and many thousands of revellers

World | January 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Caracas Clashes Leave Several Injured

Clashes between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez on Monday left several people were injured. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

U.S. Terror Inquiry after Yemen Shootings

American investigators were trying Tuesday to discover whether the shootings at a missionary hospital in Yemen that killed three U.S.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

UN Inspectors Leave N Korea

Two United Nations inspectors ordered out of North Korea have arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing. The move leaves the secretive state's controversial nuclear programme without any foreign observers.

World | December 31, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Kenya's New Leader Promises Sweeping Reforms, No Witch Hunt

In his inaugural speech Kenya's new leader Mwai Kibaki promised sweeping reforms without engaging in a witch-hunt against the party that ruled the country since its independence in 1963. He pledged to advance Kenya's interests and ensure they are well ser

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Microsoft to Translate Software into Nynorsk

The software giant Microsoft has agreed to translate their popular Office software into New Norwegian, or Nynorsk. It is Norway's second official language with less than 400,000 everyday users.

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

Powell: No Decision on Possible U.S. Attack against Iraq

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World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Man Arrested at Paris Airport

French police are reported to be holding a baggage handler at Paris's main international airport after they allegedly found guns, explosives and detonators in his car. The employee of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, identified by French media as an Alg

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

North Korea Threatens to Pull out of Nuke Non-Proliferation Treaty

North Korea has hinted it could pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the confrontation over its nuclear programme continues. The north has already expelled inspectors from its nuclear complex at Yongbyon and is threatening to restart the fa

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

Three U.S. Doctors Shot Dead in Yemen

Three American doctors have been shot dead in Yemen by a lone gunman - described as a suspected Islamist , BBC reported. A fourth was wounded in the attack in the southern town of Jibla, hospital sources told the AFP news agency.

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

N Korea Pledged Resistance to U.S. Pressure

North Korea has declared it will not give in to threats from the Bush administration that it faces economic isolation unless it abandons its nuclear programme. In a process it defined as "tailored containment", the United States said it would call on Nort

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Radioactive Christmas Trees in Ukraine

Police in Ukraine have impounded a number of radioactive Christmas trees, reports say. The trees were said to have been cut down in an area contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

U.S. to "Be Granted Saudi Beses"

Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to make its airspace, airbases and an important operations centre available to United States forces should war with Iraq occur. US military commanders told the New York Times newspaper they had been given private assuran

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Kenya's Opposition Wins Poll

Kenya's opposition has won a landslide victory in the country's elections, ending the ruling Kanu party's four-decade long spell in power. Not all the votes have yet been counted, but the electoral commission said there was no doubt that Mwai Kibaki of th

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Russia Counts Victims in Grozny Attack

On Friday, rescue workers were searching for survivors from a suicide bomb attack on the headquarters of the Russian-backed Chechen Government. At least 46 people are thought to have died when two vehicles packed with explosives blew up outside the buildi

World | December 28, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

UN Scourged N Korea's Defiance

The UN's nuclear watchdog has declared North Korea to be in "complete defiance" of its international obligations, after Pyongyang ordered the expulsion of nuclear observers. Mohamed El Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to

World | December 28, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Columbian Rebels Kill Sixty

Colombian Marxist rebels have attacked their right-wing paramilitary enemies of the United Self-defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) in the northern province of Bolivar. At least 60 people were killed in the fighting, the majority paramilitaries, which were d

World | December 28, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 151

Palestinian Militants Shot Israeli Settlers

Suspected Palestinian militants have killed four Israelis in a Jewish settlement near the West Bank town of Hebron. Israeli military sources said at least eight settlers were wounded, after a gunman sprayed bullets and threw grenades in the dining room of

World | December 28, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

US Company Claims First Cloned Baby

A controversial company linked to a UFO sect claims it have produced the world's first cloned human baby. The news prompted calls for cloning to be outlawed in the United States.

World | December 28, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

France Foils Terror Act in Russia's Embassy

Suspected Islamic militants arrested in Paris over the last two weeks were planning to attack the Russian embassy in Paris, the French interior ministry says. The group had been "operational" but was now "dismantled and the plan it was preparing thwarted,

World | December 27, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Bombs Kill 40 in Grozny

Two powerful bombs have devastated the main building of the Russian-backed Chechen Government building in Grozny in an apparent suicide attack. Reports say about 40 people were killed when two vehicles, a truck and a jeep, smashed through security barrier

World | December 27, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187
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