Eleven people are reported killed and at least 30 injured in a train crash near Cape Town. Five coaches were derailed when a commuter train collided with a freight train in the afternoon rush hour.
United Nations inspectors have begun using helicopters for the first time in their search for banned weapons in Iraq. Three UN helicopters left a military airport in Baghdad on Tuesday morning for a phosphate factory 450 kilometres (280 miles) west of the
Supporters of the embattled Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, have been marching in the capital, Caracas, to protest against the deaths of two men at a demonstration on Friday. The government has accused the metropolitan police - widely viewed as sympath
North Korea has said that economic sanctions by the United States would represent a declaration of war, as diplomatic efforts to resolve its nuclear weapons crisis intensify. It condemned the recent interception of a ship exporting Scud missiles to Yemen
An American journalist's investigation into the US-based company claims for the first ever human clone was suspended. In the words of Michael Guillen this was "entirely possible" that Clonaid's claims could be "an elaborate hoax".
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says weapons inspectors in Iraq have found nothing suspicious so far. Mohamed El Baradei said there was no evidence that Iraq had lied in its declarations on nuclear arms - but added that it was st
A man has appeared in court in London charged with the gruesome murder of three women. 51-year-old John Anthony Hardy was arrested following the discovery of body parts stored in bags in and around his flat in Camden, North London by a member of the publi
Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet has gone on trial over his alleged role in one of the largest banking scandals in the country's history. Mr Trichet is accused of helping to conceal the full extent of losses run up by the then-state owned bank,
Israel has ordered its military to step up what it calls targeted operations against Palestinian militants after a double suicide bombing killed 23 people and two bombers on Sunday. Among other measures, the Israeli cabinet also decided to stop senior Pal
Four police officers have been injured in a dormitory town near Harare, when youths attacked people queuing for food on Sunday, police have said. In the second city of Bulawayo, there is tight security around the courthouse, where 39 people are appearing
A suspect accused of involvement in the Bali bombing was handed to prosecutors by police in Indonesia. Nearly 200 people, many of them foreign tourists, died in the blasts at the Sari nightclubs and Paddy's Bar in Kuta.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein denounced the work of United Nations weapons inspectors, saying they carry out "pure intelligence work". Inspectors were sent to monitor Iraq's compliance with demands to disarm, saying they were exceeding their mandate.
Rolandas Paksas scored a surprise victory over the incumbent Valdas Adamkus in Lithuania's presidential election. After 99% of the votes were counted, Lithuania's Central Election Commission said Mr Paksas had won 54.
A double suicide bombing has killed at least 19 people and wounded 100 others in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. The explosions went off in quick succession in an area crowded with people, many of them foreign workers, at the end of the working day.
France's western coast is increasingly being affected by pollution from the sunker tanker, Prestige. A series of oil patches has started to appear, washed ashore by strong winds from the Atlantic.
Current head of state Valdas Adamkus is widely predicted to win today's second round run-off vote for the presidency of Lithuania. The 76-year-old's popularity rests on his succesful negotiations for EU and NATO membership.
Two women have been killed and 20 others injured when part of a Spanish express train was derailed on Saturday evening. It was travelling from Madrid to Carthagene when it ran into trouble around the region of Albacete.
Two police officers have been shot and wounded during further violent protests in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. A male officer was hit in the thigh and a female officer was hit by fragments when a bullet ricocheted off a wall.
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