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Israel to Hold Early Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called early elections after failing to rebuild his crippled coalition government. Mr Sharon described the move as the "least bad option," but said he had been forced to act because he could not agree to numerous co

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Russia Pursues New Assault in Chechnya

Russian forces are carrying out large-scale operations against separatists throughout Chechnya, amid fears of more rebel attacks both inside the republic and in Russia as a whole. The Russian news agency Itar-TASS reported that 25 rebels had been killed o

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

America Goes to the Polls

America goes to the polls later on Tuesday which will decide the balance of both houses of the Congress and send a message to George W Bush, half-way through his presidency. With the race between Republicans and Democrats too close to call, Mr Bush, who t

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Sharon Survives No-Confidence Motions

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has narrowly survived three no-confidence motions which threatened to bring down his fragile government. Opposition parties failed to muster enough support from Knesset (parliament) members after the ultra-nationalist N

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Islamists with Crushing Victory in Turkey

The Islamist-based Justice and Development Party (AK) has won a crushing victory in Turkey's general elections, enabling it to end 15 years of coalition government. The recently-founded AK party secured a clear majority in parliament with 34.

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Al-Qaeda Suspects Killed in Car Explosion

Six suspected Muslim militants - including an alleged top member of Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda organisation - have been killed in an explosion in a car in Yemen, security officials said. The explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in the n

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

New Harry Potter Film Premieres in UK

Hundreds queued for hours in London's wind and rain to see the all-star cast of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" arriving for the film's premiere. Based on JK Rowling's second novel, the latest movie sees the famous child wizard back for his seco

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Alaska Hit by Earthquake

The largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year has struck central Alaska. It measured 7.

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Asean Summit Gets Under Way

A two-day summit of the 10 member-states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh got under way. South East Asian states have appealed to the rest of the world to stop warning travellers against going to

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

New Party Leads in Turkey

The first results in Turkey's parliamentary elections show that the Islamist-based Justice and Development Party (AK) has taken an early lead. Elections were called 18 months early after the coalition government collapsed due to bitter in-fighting and Pri

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Moscow Launches New Operation in Chechnya

Russian troops have launched large-scale operations against separatist rebels throughout Chechnya, Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov has announced. He said he had information that more terror attacks were being planned inside and outside Chechen territory.

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

San Giuliano di Puglia Laid its "Angels" to Rest

An emotional mass funeral was held in the devastated Italian village of San Giuliano di Puglia, which lost an entire class of children in Thursday's earthquake. Twenty-six small white coffins were lined up under a marquee as local community and political

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Czech Government Loses Majority in Senate

Early election results from the Czech Republic suggest the ruling coalition government has narrowly lost its majority in the Senate. The main opposition, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), won nine of the 26 seats contested in the second round of voting, w

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Nine Arrested over Beckham Kidnap Plot

Nine people have been arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Victoria Beckham and seek a ?5m ransom. Victoria Beckham - married to Manchester United and England footballer David Beckham - said she was in "absolute and total shock" at

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

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: 203

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
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