Anti-terrorist police investigating the discovery of ricin at a flat in London last week have arrested six people in Dorset. The five men and a woman were arrested in the Bournemouth area on Sunday.
A satellite that will track the changes in the major ice sheets covering the polar regions was launched on Sunday. ICESat (Ice Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite) was blasted into orbit on a Delta rocket from Vandenberg US Air Force Base on the central Ca
The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been halted again by his poor health. Mr Milosevic, 61, was being examined by doctors after complaining of feeling unwell shortly after Monday's proceedings began, said court officials.
Oil prices have remained unmoved as Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)'s agreement on Sunday to increase supplies is considered inadequate to meet US needs. Oil has been trading at about $30 per barrel as a US war with Iraq and strik
AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case is to step down from his post in May after the shareholders' meeting. A company statement said Case would remain as a director with joint responsibility for corporate strategy.
The United States has said that it is willing to consider energy aid to Pyongyang if it gives up its nuclear programme. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly made the announcement after an hour of talks in Seoul with the South Korean President-elect, R
A senior American official has arrived in the South Korean capital, Seoul, for talks on resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme. South Korean officials are expected to tell Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly that sanctions are unde
Police in Nepal have rescued 14 children, forced to work as bonded labourers at a weaving factory in the capital, Kathmandu. Police said the children were working as wool spinners within the dark, cold rooms of the secretly run factory.
Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash is refusing to sign a United Nations peace plan to reunite Cyprus, despite pressure from Turkey, ahead of next week's talks on the island's future. Mr Denktash expressed concern the current UN plan will not allow Turki
North Korea has warned it could end its moratorium on ballistic missile tests. The North Korean ambassador to China blamed the US for the move, saying Washington had invalidated all agreements between the two countries.
Israel's Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Saturday to discuss its decision to cut short a broadcast by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel Radio has reported. The embattled Mr Sharon was defending himself and his family against allegations of
Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb is seriously ill in a Miami hospital after suffering a heart attack. Doctors operated on the 53-year-old singer and bassist to remove an intestinal blockage after he collapsed at home, but he suffered a heart attack during surge
Thousands of immigrants in the United States rushed to comply with a deadline to register with authorities under anti-terror laws introduced following the 11 September attacks. Friday is the cut-off for males over the age of 16, from 13, mainly Muslim cou
North Korea says it is withdrawing immediately from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which seeks to control the spread of nuclear technology. The official Korean Central News Agency said that, although Pyongyang was pulling out of the NPT, it h
Military aircraft are searching Peru's Amazon jungle for a passenger plane with 46 people on board which disappeared just minutes before it was due to land. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it approached the mountain airport at Chach
The chief UN arms inspectors, Hans Blix, says there are still "many unanswered questions" about Iraq's weapons programmes, five weeks after Baghdad issued a declaration on its arsenal. But, as he went into a United Nations Security Council briefing, he in
Three people have been killed and at least six injured in an explosion in eastern Colombia, police have said. The victims - all civilians - died when the car bomb exploded on a rural road in Arauca state, they said.
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