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US Dismisses Iraqi Parliament Vote

Dismissing the Iraqi parliament's rejection of a UN resolution on disarmament, the United States is awaiting direct word from President Saddam Hussein as Baghdad showed new signs it would eventually accept tough new disarmament terms. "The Iraqi parliamen

World | November 13, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Police Open Fire on Afghan Student Protest

Police opened fire on several thousand students protesting in the Afghan capital against the authorities' handling of an earlier university riot, in which at least one student was killed. AFP reported.

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Iraq MPs Leave Last Word to Saddam

Iraq's parliament voted unanimously to reject a tough UN disarmament resolution seen as a last chance to avoid war, but agreed to leave the final word to President Saddam Hussein. In a sign that Saddam might override MPs and accept the UN Security Council

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Milosevic Trial Delayed Again

The war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic has been adjourned for the fifth time because of the former Yugoslav president's continuing ill health. Last week there were also no hearings in the case as Mr Milosevic, aged 61, complained of exhaustion and fat

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Police Names Brother of Bali Suspects

Indonesian police have named two brothers of a man who admitted involvement in the attack on Bali last month as additional suspects over the bombings. Police said that they were searching for the two men - Ali Imron and Ali Fauzi - after finding a cache o

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

UK Hit by Firefighters Strike

Firefighters will continue their national strike on Wednesday after pay talks failed. The union rejected the 11% pay offer recommended by an independent review.

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Israel Sweeps into Tulkarm

Israeli tanks and troops have moved into a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank city of Tulkarm in a hunt for militants who attacked a kibbutz over the weekend. The attack killed five Israelis, including a mother and her two young sons.

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

US Storms, Tornadoes Leave 35 Dead

Multiple tornadoes and rains lashed the southeastern United States leaving 35 dead, hundreds missing and entire communities flattened in their wake. "We're right now holding at 17 fatalities with 60 hospitalized, three of them life threatening," said Ceci

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee against UN Resolution

The Iraqi parliament will vote on a UN Security Council resolution for disarmament, already blasting it as unfair, as Jordan and Saudi Arabia called on Baghdad to comply with the UN measure. Arab League members Jordan and Saudi Arabia stressed to Baghdad

World | November 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 141

Russia Threatens Response in Spy Row

Russia has said it reserves the right to respond to Sweden's expulsion of two Russian diplomats over alleged espionage at telecoms and defence giant Ericsson. The Swedish decision gave rise to "surprise and regret", the Russian Foreign Ministry said, addi

World | November 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 140

Philippine Plane Crashes into Sea

A plane carrying 34 people has crashed into the waters of Manila Bay in the Philippines, shortly after taking off from the city's airport. Laong Air, owner of the aircraft, said 14 people on board were killed, but at least 16 were rescued by passing boats

World | November 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Gunman Targets Israeli Kibbutz

A gunman has killed five people, including two children, after entering a kibbutz in northern Israel, close to the border with the West Bank. Despite a search, security forces could not immediately locate the gunman, and they concluded that he had escaped

World | November 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

PM Ahead in Slovenia Election

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek has won the most votes in Slovenia's presidential election, according to partial official results. However he does not seem to have won enough support to avoid a second-round run-off.

World | November 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Theatre Honours Moscow Hostage Victims

Singers and actors from the Russian musical Nord-Ost have performed for the first time since Chechen gunmen burst into their theatre, taking the cast and audience hostage and leaving over 160 people dead. Tears and applause greeted the actors as they came

World | November 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Slovenia Goes to the Polls

Slovenia goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president. The election marks the end of an era for Slovenia, with the retirement of the man who led the country to independence from Yugoslavia.

World | November 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Arabs Urge Iraq to Avert War

Iraq is coming under intense pressure from fellow Arab states to accept and comply fully with the new United Nations resolution calling on Baghdad to give up its alleged weapons of mass destruction. Foreign ministers from the Arab League - meeting in Cair

World | November 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

China's President Calls Again for Radical Reforms

China's President Jiang Zemin has renewed his calls for radical economic reforms at the key 16th Communist Party Congress, telling delegates they must "adopt new ways of thinking" to make the country richer. His comments to a closed-door meeting of delega

World | November 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

EIU: Impact of US-led War against Iraq Will Be Limited

A US-led attack against Iraq is highly likely next year, but the war will be quick and its impact on the world economy should be limited, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said. "The effects of a war should be confined mainly to changes in the price o

World | November 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Turkey's Acessssion "Would Destroy EU"

The man shaping the future constitution of the European Union was quoted on Friday as saying Turkey's entry into the EU would be "the end of Europe". Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing told Le Monde newspaper that people who backed Turkey's

World | November 9, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Sniper Suspect's Trial Begins

Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad has made his first appearance in a Virginia court at the start of a process which could lead to his execution if found guilty. Muhammad, 41, faces murder and terrorism charges in connection with the three-week shooting s

World | November 9, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Huge Protests in Florence

Hundreds of thousands of protesters from across Europe have joined a rally in the Italian city of Florence to voice their opposition to any war with Iraq. The march, which had been due to start at 1400 (1300 GMT), started early because the massive number

World | November 9, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306
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