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1.5 Million People in the Carolinas without Power

A winter storm left more than 1.5 million people in the Carolinas without power late Thursday.

World | December 6, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Nine Killed in Gaza Gun Battle

At least nine people have been killed in a gun battle triggered by an Israeli armoured incursion in a Gaza Strip refugee camp. Some of the victims reportedly died when an Israeli tank shell hit a two-storey building in the al-Bureij camp.

World | December 6, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 164

Sydney Encircled by Fire

The Australian city of Sydney was encircled by flames on Friday as firefighters tackled the worst bushfires in the region for 30 years. Despite some rain overnight and falling temperatures, strong winds are fanning the flames of nearly 80 blazes which rem

World | December 6, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Saddam Calls for a Chance for Inspectors

Saddam Hussein has said Iraq should give the United Nations weapons inspectors a chance to show the country has no banned weapons. It was the Iraqi leader's first public comments since inspections resumed last week - and a sharp contrast to more belligere

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Armed Bank Siege in London

An armed siege at a bank in central London has ended after a man gave himself up to police. Two men are being questioned following an incident at the HSBC bank in London.

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Turkey Demands EU Talks Date

Turkish leaders have said they will not settle for anything less from the EU's Copenhagen summit next week than a firm date for membership talks to begin. They were speaking after the German and French leaders announced on Wednesday that they would presen

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Prodi Wants Brussels to Be EU's Powerhouse

The President of the European Commission Romano Prodi has called for Brussels to be the powerhouse of the European Union. Presenting the Commission's contribution to a discussion forum on the future of Europe on Thursday, Mr Prodi called for the EU's fore

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Oldest U.S. Senator Becomes 100

Strom Thurmond, America's oldest ever serving senator - and also its longest serving senator - is 100-years-old on Thursday. The South Carolinian first achieved national fame after the war, when he became one of the South's most ardent defenders of segreg

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

UK Accepts Sangatte Refugees

The first 40 immigrants coming to Britain from France's Sangatte refugee camp have begun their journey to the UK. They have been granted four-year British work visas and will stay with family members or in temporary accommodation - possibly in London and

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Inspectors in Iraq Dismiss Criticism

UN weapons inspectors in Iraq have defended themselves after accusations by Baghdad of spying and suggestions by Washington that searches are not "aggressive" enough. Baghdad had launched a scathing attack on the experts currently searching sites in Iraq,

World | December 5, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

British Government Proposes Hunting Compromise

Hunting with dogs could be banned in some areas of England and Wales but allowed under licence elsewhere. Britain's Rural Affairs Minister Alan Michael has recommended a complete ban on stag hunting and hare coursing.

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

N Korea Rejects UN Nuke Inspectors

North Korea has rejected a call by the United Nations nuclear watchdog to open its alleged weapons programme to inspectors, a report has said. North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam-Sun made the announcement in a letter sent to the UN body on Monday, the

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Bombs Planted in Dutch Ikea Chain

Police in the Netherlands are searching all 10 outlets of the Ikea furniture chain in the country, after finding bombs in three stores. The first two devices were discovered in Amsterdam and Sliedrecht, near the port city of Rotterdam, on Tuesday evening.

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Militant Held in Indonesia over Bali Attacks

Indonesian police have arrested a man they say is operations chief of the Muslim militant group Jemaah Islamiah, which several governments have linked to the Bali bombings. The man, Mukhlas, has not been implicated in the bombings on Bali in October, but

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

US Wants to Increase Turkish Bases

The United States has announced it will invest millions of dollars in military bases in Turkey in readiness for a possible conflict with Iraq. US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was speaking after talks in Ankara but the Turkish foreign minister h

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Only Total Eclipse for 2002 Passed

The only total eclipse of the Sun in 2002 has passed. It started at 0550 GMT out in the Atlantic Ocean, moved quickly across southern Africa and the Indian Ocean before briefly touching Australia.

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

US Piles Pressure on Iraq and UN

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said America knows Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, and that it is up to Baghdad, not UN weapons inspectors, to prove otherwise. Speaking in Washington just days before Iraq is due to submit a declaration on i

World | December 4, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Wolfowitz Outlines "Key Turkey Role"

US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says he has had "very constructive" talks with the new Turkish Government during a visit to secure Ankara's backing in the crisis between the US and Iraq. Turkey - which has been opposed to military intervention

World | December 3, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Denmark Released Top Chechen Envoy

Denmark has released leading Chechen envoy Akhmed Zakayev, after rejecting a request from Russia to extradite him on terrorism charges. The Danish justice ministry said in a statement that it had not received enough evidence from Moscow to justify handing

World | December 3, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Moscow Hostages Bring Lawsuit

Eight former hostages and relatives of those who died during the Moscow theatre siege in October have begun legal moves to seek compensation from the city authorities. The plaintiffs argue that they should be compensated for emotion and emotional sufferin

World | December 3, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Iraq "to Present Weapons Dossier"

Iraq has said it will submit a declaration on its banned weapons programme on 7 December - a day ahead of a key United Nations deadline. "We are going to deliver this declaration in the proper time," said Hussam Mohammed Amin, the chief Iraqi official dea

World | December 3, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169
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