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UK Unveils Iraq "Torture" Dossier

A dossier of human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the Iraqi regime, including torture and rape, has been released by the UK Government. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said the report was needed so "people understand the comprehensive evil that is Sa

World | December 2, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

UN Inspectors Swoop on Baghdad Industrial Complex

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World | December 2, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Slovenian PM Wins Presidential Poll

Slovenia's centre-left Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek has won the second round of presidential elections. He scored 56%, ahead of his challenger, Barbara Brezigar, with 43%.

World | December 2, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Scores Killed in Venezuela Club Fire

At least 47 people have been killed in a fire at a crowded nightclub in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. Most of the victims died of smoke inhalation after the fire broke out at just before midnight local time (0400GMT) city fire officials said.

World | December 1, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

China Launches War on Aids

China has marked World Aids day by launching a campaign to stamp out its spiralling Aids problem. In a sign of official acceptance of an ssue which has long been ignored, a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing inaugurated a project to send

World | December 1, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Allied Planes 'Raid Iraqi Oil Plant'

US and British planes have attacked an oil installation in the southern Iraqi town of Basra, killing at least four people, local residents say. Western news agencies were told by local people that the raid hit the Southern Oil Company - which supervises I

World | December 1, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

30 Killed in Bangladesh for Clothes

At least 26 women and four children have been killed following a stampede in the Bangladeshi town of Gaibandha, 335 km (210 miles) north of Dhaka. It happened when a wealthy mill-owner opened the gates of his house to distribute clothes to the poor ahead

World | December 1, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Major New Slick Hits Spain Coast

Patches of oil from a 9,000 ton oil slick are washing up on Spain's Galician coast - two weeks after the sinking of the tanker Prestige. The rest of the huge slick from the sunken tanker is about one kilometre off the north-west shore; strong winds are ex

World | December 1, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

UN Inspects Iraqi Military Sites

UN weapons inspectors in Iraq have carried out an inspection at the 'Mother of all Battles' military complex in their continuing search for hidden weapons of mass destruction. During the mission, journalists were barred from entering the facility at l-Yus

World | November 30, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 142

Kashmir Bus Crash Kills 37

At least 37 people have been killed in a bus crash in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police said the accident took place in the remote mountainous district of Doda, about 150 kilometres (100 miles) from the state's winter capital Jammu.

World | November 30, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152

Deal for Cheap Drugs Stalls

Talks to reach an international agreement to ensure developing countries can access essential medicines to treat people with the HIV/Aids virus and other serious conditions have broken down. The talks, aimed at relaxing the rules on pharmaceutical patents

World | November 30, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Philippines Pledges Corruption Clean-up

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has announced a sweeping crackdown on corruption, as accusations mount that government officials are lining their own pockets. Former President Joseph Estrada is now in jail, while corruption charges against him are hea

World | November 30, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 143

New Oil Slick Nears Spanish Shore

Fierce winds off north-west Spain are pushing about 9,000 tons of heavy fuel from a sunken tanker towards the coastline. According to some reports, the fuel - which is the largest slick yet to have escaped from the Prestige tanker - is now just 22 kilomet

World | November 30, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

'No al-Qaeda link' to Kenya Detainees

No connection has yet been established between 12 people detained over attacks on Israeli targets in the Kenyan city of Mombasa and the al-Qaeda network, Kenyan authorities say. A couple from Florida, who were among those held, have been released after th

World | November 30, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Four in Timor Acquitted

A human rights court in Indonesia has acquitted two former military officials, a police chief and a government head on charges of crimes against humanity during East Timor's bloody independence vote in 1999. Out of 18 defendants, this takes to 10 the numb

World | November 29, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Norway Proposes Ban on Public Smoking

The Norwegian Government has proposed a total ban on smoking inside all public places by 2004. The bill is expected to be passed by parliament early next year.

World | November 29, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Technical Hitch Holds up Historic Ariane 5 Launch

The European Space Agency's suffered a setback in its attempt to launch Ariane 5, Europe's most powerful rocket ever built. After a second countdown at Kourou in French Guyana, a problem emerged with the new beefed-up cryogenic main engine, which has been

World | November 29, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Israelis Evacuated from Kenya

In an overnight operation that went on into the early hours, four military Hercules planes with teams of doctors and psychologists flew into Mombasa and evacuated injured Israeli tourists and all those who wanted to leave. Earlier, the Israeli Prime Minis

World | November 29, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Sharon Re-elected Likud Leader

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been re-elected leader of his Likud party by a wide margin. Exit polls put Mr Sharon about 20 percentage points ahead his main challenger, Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

World | November 29, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Three Spanish MPs Fined for Porno Emails

Three members of Spain's governing party have been fined after getting caught looking at pornographic pictures during a debate on domestic violence in Madrid's regional parliament. The men were caught out by journalists in the parliament chamber as they l

World | November 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

Kissinger to Lead September 11th Inquiry

Preident George W. Bush has appointed one of the most significant political figures in recent US history to head of an independent investigation into the September 11th attacks.

World | November 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158
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