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Russia Pushes for Chechen Extradition

Russia has promised to provide more information to secure the extradition of Chechen envoy Akhmed Zakayev from Denmark, where he has been held since Wednesday. Moscow accuses Mr Zakayev - a senior aide to the last elected Chechen President, Aslan Maskhado

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Courtroom Victory for Microsoft

A federal judge endorsed the Microsoft's antitrust settlement with the United States government and nine states. Attorney general, John Ashcroft, welcomed the ruling, saying: "Today consumers all across America won a great victory.

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Turkey Goes to Polls

The popular Justice and Development Party may be riding high in the opinion polls but the man at its helm, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been banned from taking part in the race. He is forbidden from holding political office.

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

School Collapse in Italy Investigated

State prosecutors are travelling to the ruins of a southern Italian village to decide whether to bring charges in connection with the deaths of 26 young children in the rubble of a school. They say they will investigate whether manslaughter or criminal ne

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Chechen Row Flares between Russia and Denmark

Protesters have gathered in Moscow outside the Danish embassy, demanding the extradition of a man they described as the "bandit" Zakayev. The fury has been fuelled by Copenhagen's failure to hand over Akhmed Zakayev, a Chechen rebel believed by the Kremli

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Kashmir Chief Attacked

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has taken the oath as chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir just hours after grenades were fired at his home. According to member of the Sayeed family no one had been hurt in the attack on the house in Mowgam, on the outskirt

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

New Strong Quake Hit Italy

A fresh strong tremor rocked south-central Italy on Friday, in a town where at least 29 people were killed after an earthquake hit on Thursday. It flattened San Giuliano's only school, killing at least 26 children.

World | November 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Russia:Iraq Resolution Closer

The Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, has said the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have moved significantly closer over a new resolution on Iraq. "We have converged on a whole series of positions," he said, without going

World | November 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Fire in Morocco Prison Leaves Nearly 50 Dead

A fire at a prison in Morocco has killed at least 49 inmates. The fire broke out early on Friday at the Sidi Moussa jail in the coastal city of El Jadida, 180km (110 miles) south of the capital, Rabat.

World | November 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Diana's Former Butler Cleared

The trial of Paul Burrell, former butler to the Princess of Wales, has sensationally collapsed after it was revealed he had told the Queen he was keeping some of Diana's possessions. Mr Burrell was found not guilty of three charges of stealing from the es

World | November 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Half of Plant Species Face Extinction

Almost half of all plant species could be facing extinction, according to new research by botanists in the United States. Until now the official tally of endangered plants, compiled by the World Conservation Union, has suggested that only about one in eig

World | November 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

At Least 26 Children Killed after Quake

Emergency workers in southern Italy are picking through the ruins of a school in which at least 26 children were killed in an earthquake on Thursday, but there is little hope of finding any more survivors. An entire class of six-year-olds and two women ar

World | November 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Russian Troops Surround Chechen Camps

Russian troops are surrounding refugee camps along Chechnya's border, as part of a military crackdown following the capture of a Moscow theatre by Chechens last week. Moscow is also pressing Denmark to extradite Akhmed Zakayev - a senior Chechen official

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Fifty Children Trapped in Italy after Quake

At least 50 young children were reported to be trapped in the rubble of a school in the southern Italian village of San Giuliano di Puglia, after an earthquake. At least four children were killed.

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Explosion in Front of Macedonian Parliament

A bomb exploded early Thursday in front of the east entrance of the Macedonian Parliament building in central Skopje. The Macedonian Parliament had to vote Thursday the members and the program of the new Macedonian Cabinet.

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Life in Prison for Two Algerians Accused of Bomb Attacks

A court in Paris has sentenced two Algerians to life in prison for a series of deadly nail bomb attacks at train stations in the capital in 1995, which killed eight people. 34-year-old Boualem Bensaid was acquitted of directly causing the bloodiest attack

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

UN Weapons Inspectors Get Closer to Iraq

American Secretary of State Colin Powell has said the United States will give weapons inspectors time to do their work in Iraq before pressing for further action against Saddam Hussein. Mr Powell was speaking as negotiations continue over a new UN resolut

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Sharon Persists Despite Government Crisis

The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has said he will remain in power despite a revolt by Labor Party ministers, which brought down his national unity government. "We will continue to lead the country in a responsible and clear-headed way," Mr Sharon

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 143

Rapper Killed in New York

A member of the pioneering American rap group, Run-DMC, has been shot dead in New York. Jam Master Jay - whose real name was Jason Mizell - was killed at a recording studio in the Queens district, police said.

World | October 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 159

Sotheby's Fined Over EUR 20 M

Sotheby's auction house has been fined more than 20 million euros (?13m) by the European Union for operating a price-fixing cartel during the 1990s. The figure of 20.

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Blasts Hit South African Town

A series of bomb explosions in Soweto township, South Africa, left one person killed and one injured. Police say nine bombs exploded and one more has been defused.

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182
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