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Red Cross: At Least 100 Dead over Miss World

At least 100 people are now known to have died in riots in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna over the Miss World beauty contest, according to Red Cross officials. A heavy security presence has been imposed after protests started by Muslim youths which

World | November 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Bush to Reassure Russia on NATO

US President George W Bush is in Russia to assure President Vladimir Putin that NATO's eastward expansion is in Moscow's "best interests". The talks in Saint Petersburg follow the Nato summit in Prague, where the alliance invited seven former Soviet-bloc

World | November 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Israelis Return to Bethlehem

Israeli forces have entered the West Bank city of Bethlehem, in response to the suicide bomb attack on a Jerusalem bus on Thursday. Israeli military sources said troops surrounded the Dheisheh refugee camp near the city and headed for the Church of the Na

World | November 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 147

Riots over Miss World Contest Escalate

The authorities in the northern city of Kaduna have declared a curfew with immediate effect after protests at Nigeria's hosting of next month's Miss World contest descended into violence. At least two people are known to have died as Muslim youths rampage

World | November 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

NATO Sets Up Rapid Response Force

NATO leaders meeting in Prague have decided to set up a rapid response force to react quickly to crisis situations around the world. NATO must be able to "field forces that can move quickly to wherever they are needed...

World | November 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Bali Bomb "Mastermind" Arrested

The alleged mastermind of the bombings which left nearly 200 people dead in Bali has been arrested, Indonesian police say. In what appears to be the most significant breakthrough in the investigation, officials said Imam Samudra was arrested on a bus that

World | November 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

NATO Vowed "Effective Action" to Help UN Disarm Iraq

NATO leaders pledged "effective action" to help the United Nations disarm Iraq and approved a new rapid strike force for long-distance, high-intensity warfare, designed to adapt an expanded NATO to what they see as 21st century security threats. The allia

World | November 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Pakistan New PM Elected

Pakistan's National Assembly chose Mir Zafarullah Jamali as the country's new civilian prime minister, the first since a military coup three years ago. Mr Jamali belongs to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) party which is close to military ruler, G

World | November 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Jerusalem Bus Attack Leaves 11 Dead

At least 11 people are reported to have been killed and 40 injured in an attack on board an Israeli bus in west Jerusalem. Rescue workers are still working at the scene of the blast, which occurred in the Kiryat Menahem sector during the morning rush hour

World | November 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

U.S. Seeks Coalition for Iraq War

The United States is asking for military support from dozens of countries as it prepares for conflict in Iraq. Britain and Canada are among traditional allies who have already agreed to the request for troops and equipment.

World | November 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Western Planes Bomb Targets in Southern Iraq

Western planes bombed three air defense communications facilities in southern Iraq on Wednesday after Iraqi air defenses fired missiles, the U.S.

World | November 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 159

Estonia Puts ex-Soviet Agents on Trial

Eight former Soviet secret police officials have gone on trial in Estonia charged with deporting more than 400 Estonians to Siberia in the 1940s. Five of the men appeared in a special court in Kuressaare, 200 kilometres (124 miles) south-west of the capit

World | November 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 159

Miners against Closures in Poland

About 10,000 people have marched through the city of Katowice in southern Poland to protest at government moves to close unprofitable coal mines. The government of Prime Minister Lezek Miller is planning to close seven coal pits - making about 35,000 of P

World | November 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Race to Prevent Ecological Catastrophe in Spain

Strong winds and rough seas are hampering efforts to tackle the ecological disaster in north-west Spain after a tanker laden with sticky fuel oil broke up and sank. The giant oilspill from the Prestige has prompted urgent international calls for tighter c

World | November 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Bush Seeks NATO Unity over Iraq

US President George W Bush has said he hopes NATO will join the United States in the event of a war with Iraq. Speaking on his arrival in Prague for a NATO summit, President Bush urged members of the alliance to unite against Iraq should the need arise.

World | November 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Hi-tech Solution to Crisis on Portugal's Roads

Portugal's roads are among the most deadly in Europe. With road accidents rife, traditional methods of combating the problem are clearly not working which has prompted the government to come up with a new solution, using the latest technology.

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Osama bin Laden Sill Alive, CIA Says

An audio recording broadcast last week on the Arabic-language television channel Al-Jazeera was almost certainly the voice of Osama bin Laden, according to United States intelligence officials. If the tape is genuine it suggests the al-Qaeda leader was al

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Veteran Hollywood Star Coburn Dies at 74

Veteran Hollywood star James Coburn has died at the age of 74. He suffered a massive heart attack at his Los Angeles home, his manager Hillard Elkins said.

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Fears for Environmental Catastrophe in Spain

A stricken tanker which has been leaking oil off the north-west coast of Spain has begun to sink after breaking apart. Salvage officials say the rear section of the tanker - which is carrying at least 70,000 metric tons of heavy fuel oil - is now submerge

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Peaceful End of Hostage Drama in Spain

Police have detained a teenager who took a class of children hostage at his former school in north-eastern Spain. All 25 children, aged between 11 and 12-years-old, have emerged unharmed from the three-hour ordeal at the school in the town of Hospitalet d

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Director of Kiev Financial News Agency Found Hanged

The authorities in Ukraine say a journalist who went missing October 21 has been found hanged in an apartment in Belarus. The journalist, Mykhailo Kolomiyets, was the director of a financial news agency in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171
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