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Referendum Planned for Chechnya

Russian President Vladimir Putin has marked Constitution Day with a promise of a referendum for Chechnya. Under a new draft constitution the breakaway republic will be defined as part of Russia.

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Peaceful Vote in Gujarat, High Turnout

Polls for a new state government have closed in the western Indian state of Gujarat with nearly 63% electors turned out to vote. Voting took place amid tight security following religious riots earlier in the year in which more than 1,000 people, mainly Mu

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Link Found Between Bali and McDonald's Attacks

Police found link between the bombers who attacked a McDonald's restaurant in Indonesia last week and the terror network that carried out the Bali bombing attacks in October. National Police spokesman Edward Aritonang told CNN on Thursday that one McDonal

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Karadzic's Wife Resigns as Red Cross Head

Ljiljana Zelen-Karadzic, wife of Radovan Karadzic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb leader, submitted his resignation as head of the Bosnian Serb Red Cross. In her words she has been forced to go just because she was the wife of Mr Karadzic.

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

North Korea Issued Nuclear Threat

North Korea has said it will immediately reactivate a mothballed nuclear power plant, frozen under a 1994 agreement with the US. The North Korean foreign ministry said it was responding to a US-led decision to suspend oil aid to Pyongyang as a punishment

World | December 12, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Man Held for German 'Cannibal Killing'

A man has confessed to murdering and eating another man who allegedly volunteered to be killed, in a case that has shocked Germany. The 41-year-old - who was remanded in custody on Wednesday - videotaped the murder, prosecutors said.

World | December 12, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Europe's Super Rocket Explodes

Europe's new heavy-lift rocket has failed on its maiden flight. The Ariane 5-ESCA blasted off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana at 1921 local time (2221 GMT) and exploded over the Atlantic three minutes later.

World | December 12, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 141

Spain Tanker Risks Four-year Leak

The sunken tanker Prestige may continue to send oil oozing into the Atlantic until 2006, Spanish experts have revealed. The heavy fuel oil on board the wrecked vessel is currently leaking from 15 cracks in the hull at the rate of up to 125 metric tons a d

World | December 11, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Britain Warns Against Bio-weapons Leak from Universities

International terrorist groups could get hold of lethal biological weapons from Britain's universities and other research bodies, MPs have warned. The influential Commons foreign affairs committee is urging the government to introduce stronger controls ov

World | December 11, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

U.S. Asks Hungary to Grant Air-bases

In Hungary, the authorities have announced that they have received an official request from the US Government for permission to use a US-run air base in the south of the country to train Iraqis for a possible war in their country. The exact nature of the

World | December 11, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

13 Killed in Cuba Train Accident

A passenger train has derailed in central Cuba, and officials say at least 13 people have been killed. The accident happened near the city of Matanzas, as the train was on its way from the capital, Havana, to Santiago de Cuba.

World | December 11, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

"Scud Missiles" Intercepted in Arabian Sea

United States experts are examining a ship in the Arabian Sea after it was stopped by Spanish warships and found to be carrying concealed Scud-type missiles. Officials said that although the vessel's final destination was unclear, it was believed to be bo

World | December 11, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 150

Blair Wife Scandal Rages in UK

Cherie Blair, the wife of the British prime minister, is at the centre of a row over the man she used to help her buy investment property. The unfolding scandal is a complex affair in which she at first denied that Peter Foster, a convicted fraudster, had

World | December 10, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Iraq Vents its Anger over Dossier

Iraq has denounced the United States for taking charge of distribution of the weapons declaration Baghdad made to the United Nations on Saturday. The foreign ministry accused Washington of "unprecedented blackmail" and warned that Washington could alter i

World | December 10, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Carter Warns Against U.S. Pre-emptive War

Former U.S.

World | December 10, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

Dispute in UN over Iraq Dossier

The United States has distributed copies of Iraq's weapons dossier to all four of its fellow permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, after apparently seizing the initiative from the UN itself. Syria - a non-permanent Council member - has

World | December 10, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

Venezuela Cabinet Agrees to Negotiations

Venezuela's government appears to be ready to make concessions to the opposition forces who have mounted a general strike aimed at removing President Hugo Chavez. According to mediators, the government has offered to discuss a timetable for early election

World | December 10, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Brazil Slides Claim Dozens of Lives

Rescue efforts are continuing in Brazil to try to find survivors after mudslides at a coastal resort killed at least 36 people but there is very little hope of finding anyone alive. Fifty others are reported missing after torrential rain buried houses and

World | December 10, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Turkey Attacks EU for 'Double-Standards'

The leader of Turkey's governing party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has attacked the European Union for applying double-standards in its judgements about which countries might join the EU and when. With three days to go before EU leaders meet to decide whether

World | December 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Kenyan Police Hunts for Missile Suspects

Kenyan police have released computer-generated images of two men suspected of carrying out last month's failed missile attack in Mombasa on an Israeli airliner. The police also announced a $6,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of each

World | December 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Historic Centre of Edinburgh Counts Cost of Fire

Firefighters in the Scottish city of Edinburgh are still tackling a fire that could take days more to put out. The blaze swept through the city's historic Old Town area on Saturday evening but firefighters remain at the scene to douse the pockets of fire

World | December 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216
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