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World Trade Center Recreation Plans Shortlisted

Two plans which would create the world's tallest structure have been chosen as finalists for the World Trade Center site in New York. Both designs feature structures higher than the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers.

World | February 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Columbia Debris Search Moves to West Coast

Teams from the US space agency NASA have gone to California and Arizona after reports of debris from the Columbia disaster landing there. If confirmed, the reports would suggest that the space shuttle began to break up earlier than previously thought.

World | February 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Qaddafi Supports Iraq Inspectors

Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Qaddafi has backed U.N.

World | February 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Pop Legend Charged with Murder

Legendary record producer Phil Spector has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman was found shot dead inside his mansion in Los Angeles. He was arrested at the property in the suburb of Alhambra around 0500 (1300 GMT) on Monday after someone

World | February 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

UK, France Differences on Iraq Remain

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Jacques Chirac concluded talks after their summit in the Northern French resort of Le Touquet. Mr Chirac said that both he and Mr Blair believed Iraq should be disarmed, that it should be done through the

World | February 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Powell will Present "No Smoking Gun" in UN

In his address before the U.N.

World | February 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

European Delegates Give UN Evidence against Iraq

A European parliament delegation has presented the United Nations in New York with evidence it claims proves Saddam Hussein possesses and is seeking to procure banned weapons. The group met with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and chief UN arms inspector

World | February 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

NASA Extends Shuttle Debris Search

Experts investigating the break-up of the space shuttle Columbia have extended their search for debris and crew remains across the western United States. While the search continues in Texas and neighbouring Louisiana, Nasa officials say it will also be ex

World | February 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Election Rout for Germany's Schroeder

Beleaguered German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has vowed to press ahead faster with a programme of reforms, despite suffering an election mauling in two key regional polls. Voters in Mr Schroeder's home state, Lower Saxony, and in Hessen deserted the Soc

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

"Massive Assault" Planned on Iraq

Senior US military officials have been outlining what they say are their plans for a military assault on Iraq. The onslaught would begin with ground attacks combined with a massive assault from the air, defence officials told the BBC.

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Turkey's Erdogan Set for Parliament Bid

The leader of Turkey's governing party is to stand in a by-election in March, in a first step towards becoming prime minister. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will contest the seat in the south-eastern Siirt province on 9 March, his deputy announced on Monday.

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Explosion Rocks Pakistan's Oil Headquarters

A powerful explosion has rocked Pakistan's southern port of Karachi, killing at least one person and injuring two slightly. A bomb, apparently hidden on a motorcycle, exploded near the headquarters of Pakistan State Oil, shattering windows.

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Rescuers Continue Work at Nigeria Blast Site

Rescue efforts have continued throughout the night after an explosion ripped through buildings in the centre of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, killing dozens of people. Many others were injured in the blast in the heart of the business district, whic

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

"US will Fabricate Proof" says Iraq

The Iraqi official responsible for liaising with United Nations weapons inspectors says Baghdad expects Washington to fabricate evidence that the country harbours weapons of mass destruction. General Hossam Mohammed Amin told the BBC that he expected US S

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Czech President Havel Leaves Office

Sunday was the last day in office of Czech President, Vaclav Havel after 13 years at the top of Czech politics. Mr Havel is widely respected across the world for his time as an outspoken critic of the Czechoslovak Communist regime, when he also spent nea

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

China Hotel Fire Claims 33 Lifes

At least 33 people were killed as a fire swept through a hotel in north-eastern China, state media have reported. Quoting local officials, the Xinhua news agency said more than 100 people had been evacuated to safety from the Tiantan hotel in Harbin, afte

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Deadly Blast in Nigeria

An explosion in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos has killed at least 20 people and injured many others, relief workers and witnesses say, quoted by BBC. Two buildings - one housing a bank - have been devastated in the blast which could be heard for miles (kil

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Russian Rocket Launched

An unmanned Russian cargo rocket, headed for the International Space Station (ISS), has been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as planned. The Russians had already made clear that, despite the Columbia space shuttle disaster in the US, t

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Pupils Killed in Canada Avalanche

Seven young people on a school outing have been killed in an avalanche in Canada, BBC reported. The victims - six boys and one girl - were swept to their deaths in Glacier National Park in east-central British Columbia.

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

UN Officials Return to Iraq Saturday

The United Nations chief weapons inspectors have set tough new conditions for holding a fresh round of talks with Iraqi officials. UN officials said Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei will return to Baghdad on 8 February, but are insisting on greater co-oper

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Many Die in Zimbabwe Crash

At least 30 people have been killed and many others injured in a train crash in western Zimbabwe. State radio said a passenger train collided with a goods train near the town of Dete on a railway line linking the southern city of Bulawayo to the western r

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293
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