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'Oldest Star Chart' Found

The oldest image of a star pattern, that of the famous constellation of Orion, has been recognised on an ivory tablet some 32,500 years old. The tiny sliver of mammoth tusk contains a carving of a man-like figure with arms and legs outstretched in the sam

World | January 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Blair: Saddam Regime Crumbling

Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq is weakening under growing military pressure, according to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mr Blair told a parliamentary committee in London that intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction had grown, and that it was

World | January 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Kuwait Gunfire Kills 1 American, Wounds 1

At least one gunman opened fire Tuesday in Kuwait on a vehicle carrying two American civilians near a U.S.

World | January 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

At Least 7 Killed in Avalanche in Canada Rockies

At least seven skiers, most believed to be Americans, were killed, and at least one injured Monday after an avalanche roared down a glacier in western Canada's Rocky Mountains, officials said. A wall of snow buried a 20-person wilderness skiing party of t

World | January 21, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

Powell Warns Against Impotence on Iraq, Fischer - Against Attacking Iraq

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World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Libya Takes Human Rights Role

Libya has been elected chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, despite opposition from the United States. In a secret ballot, Libyan Ambassador Najat Al-Hajjaji was backed by 33 members, with three countries voting against and 17 members a

World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Ex-Serbian President Surrenders for Trial

Former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic has surrendered to the international tribunal in The Hague, where he faces war crimes charges. Mr Milutinovic was taken by car to a United Nations detention centre in the city after arriving on a special flight f

World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

"Chicago" and Its Stars Glitter in Golden Globes

"Chicago," a film about star-struck dolls and the guys in their lives, shouldered three honors Sunday night in the Golden Globe Awards, winning best actress and actor awards, plus plaudits for best musical. And, in what may be a hint at Oscar honors to co

World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Four More Chemical Warheads Found, Blix Says

Iraqi officials said they have found four more empty chemical warheads similar to 12 others found last week, the U.N.

World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Anti-terror Police Raid London Mosque

Police have raided Finsbury Park mosque in north London, arresting seven people. Scotland Yard said the raid was linked to the investigation into the discovery of traces of the deadly poison Ricin in a flat in Wood Green, north London, earlier this month.

World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

UN and US Demand Iraqi Action

The United Nations and the United States have warned Iraq to act soon to show a change of heart on disarmament. "Time is running out," said the head of the UN's nuclear agency, Mohamed ElBaradei.

World | January 20, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

"Four Killed" in Cable Car Accident

Four people are reported to have been killed and more than 20 injured in a cable car accident in western India. The cable carrying the cars up to a hilltop temple in Gujarat snapped, causing three cars to fall, according to police quoted by the Associated

World | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

US Offers Deal to N Korea

The United States says it is prepared to offer economic co-operation to North Korea in its latest effort to defuse the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear programmes. The US ambassador to South Korea, Thomas Hubbard, said his country could offer more than jus

World | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Mass Protests in US over Looming War

A day of worldwide protests against a looming US-led war on Iraq has culminated in giant peace rallies in Washington, San Francisco and other US cities. More than 50,000 Americans converged on the National Mall in the centre of Washington, in one of the b

World | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Canberra Surrounded by Fire

Bush fires raging around the Australian capital Canberra have killed four people and destroyed hundreds of suburban homes. The local authorities have declared a state of emergency and evacuated more than 2,000 people to schools and community centres.

World | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Cubans Vote in Controversial Election

Millions of Cubans are going to the polls on Sunday to vote for deputies in the country's National Assembly. In the election there are exactly the same number of candidates as seats and all the candidates are selected by government-approved bodies.

World | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

UN to Confront Iraq Over Warheads Discovery

The chief United Nations weapons inspectors have arrived in Iraq for critical talks about Iraq's compliance with the UN demand that it disarms. The visit to Baghdad comes amid heightened suspicion that Iraq is pursuing a banned weapons program following t

World | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Wildfires Menace Australia's Capital

A state of emergency has been declared around Australia's capital city, Canberra, as bushfires rage out of control. Most of the city is now surrounded by the fires and dozens of suburban homes have already been engulfed by flames.

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Russian Envoy in N Korea Peace Drive

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov flew to the capital, Pyongyang, following talks with Chinese officials in Beijing. The latest round of diplomacy came as a United Nations envoy who flew from Pyongyang to Beijing on Saturday warned there

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Mass Rallies Planned against War in Iraq

Mass rallies are being planned around the world to show opposition to any war against Iraq. Demonstrations began in Japan and are set to take place in cities across Europe and the Middle East as well as in the United States.

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Security Council Orders Hunt for Al-Qaeda

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to extend and improve efforts to control the remnants of Afghanistan's former Taleban government and the al-Qaeda network of Osama Bin Laden. The resolution aims to tighten monitoring procedures and keep sanct

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207
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