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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

Paris Mayor Back At Work

The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, has returned to work after several weeks of convalescence following a knife attack in the early hours of 6 October at City Hall during an overnight public event. He is a socialist and one of France's few openly gay po

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

EU Delays Enlargement

European Union foreign ministers have agreed that the admission of 10 candidate nations should take place on 1 May 2004 - four months later than anticipated. The agreement at a meeting in Brussels follows calculations about the length of time it will take

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Tense Start to Iraq Arms Mission

At the end of his first day in Baghdad the chief UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, said he believed progress was being made as his team prepared to resume their monitoring work after a four-year absence. "The situation is tense at the moment, but there is

World | November 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

Hostage Drama at Spanish School

Up to 25 Spanish schoolchildren have been taken hostage by an armed kidnapper. Officials say a man has taken a class of children and a teacher hostage at the Casal de l'Angel school in the industrial town of Hospitalet de Llobregat, south of Barcelona.

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 163

Ex-Italian PM Insists He is Innocent of Murder Charge

Ex-Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti has insisted that he is innocent of the murder charge. A court in Italy sentenced former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to 24 years in prison over the 1979 murder of a journalist - overturning a previous ruling.

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Weapons Inspectors Returned to Iraq

The first United Nations weapons inspectors in four years have returned to Baghdad to begin implementing a tough new UN mandate aimed at disarming Iraq. Heading the team, chief inspector Hans Blix said that their arrival heralded a "new opportunity," and

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Italy's Ex-PM Sentenced Over Murder

A court in Italy has sentenced former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to 24 years in prison over the 1979 murder of a journalist - overturning a previous ruling. Andreotti, seven times Italy's prime minister, had been cleared by a lower court three years

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Israel Attacks Palestinian Compound

An Israeli armoured column, backed by helicopters, has moved into Gaza City to attack a Palestinian security forces compound. It is the fifth consecutive night that Israeli forces have been active inside the Gaza Strip.

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Arms Inspectors Head for Iraq

An advance team of United Nations weapons inspectors is leaving for Baghdad shortly to begin the implementation of a tough new UN mandate aimed at disarming Iraq. Chief weapons inspector Hans Blix and Mohammed el-Baradei, his counterpart from the Internat

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Al Qaeda Statement Warns U.S.

A new statement purported to be from the terrorist network al Qaeda warns the United States to "stop your support for Israel against the Palestinians, for Russians against the Chechens and leave us alone, or expect us in Washington and New York." "Do not

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Israel Mulls Response to Ambush

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon resisted right-wing pressure on Sunday to take direct action against Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the wake of Friday's deadly ambush on a group of Israelis in Hebron. Israeli troops have occupied most of the West

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Three Men Charged over Terror Attack in UK

Three men have been charged with plotting to carry out a terror attack which police sources say included London's Underground rail network. Scotland Yard police have refused to officially comment on claims in the Sunday Times newspaper that the planned at

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

More Bali Suspects Pictures Released

Indonesian police have released pictures of six more suspects in the Bali bombing case, including one of the man they say is the leader of the group. Chief police investigator I Made Mangku Pastika said Imam Samudra, who is alleged to have links with Isla

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Ukrainian President Kuchma Sacked Government

Embattled Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has sacked his government, and nominated a regional governor to head a new cabinet. No reason was given for his decree replacing Anatoly Kinakh with Viktor Yanukovich, who is thought to be a strong ally of the p

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Turkish PM Sets Priorities

The new Turkish Prime Minister, Abdullah Gul, has said that the economy, resolving the conflict in Cyprus and taking Turkey into the European Union will be the priorities of his administration. Mr Gul, the deputy leader of Islamist-based Justice and Devel

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168
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