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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: 239

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

Croatian Skier Sorry for 'Nazi' Remarks

The Croatian skier, Ivica Kostelic, has apologised for comparing his state of mind before a race to that of a German soldier in June 1941. But he has rejected allegations that he holds Nazi sympathies and has accused the media of twisting his words in ord

World | January 17, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Dollar Hits New Euro Low

The US dollar has tumbled to its lowest level against the euro in more than three years. Defiant comments from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein increased fears the US would take military action in the Gulf region.

World | January 17, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Taleban 'Regroup' in Afghanistan

The Afghan Government is taking steps to tackle a reported regrouping of Taleban and al-Qaeda factions in the south of the country. Around 5,000 police have been sent to the southern town of Spin Boldak, near the border with Pakistan.

World | January 17, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Europe ?ppeals for Time on Iraq

Several European countries have united in warning against military intervention in Iraq and urging more time for United Nations inspections. French President Jacques Chirac delivered a blunt warning against any military action saying it would break intern

World | January 17, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Iraq Defiant after Warheads Discovery

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has warned that anyone who tries to invade his country will be defeated. In a defiant speech to mark the 12th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War, the Iraqi leader said his people were determined to make any new invadin

World | January 17, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

UN Inspectors Find Chemical Weapons Casings in Iraq

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World | January 17, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232
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