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Sharon Hails 'Historic' Triumph

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has hailed his Likud Party's election triumph as "historic" after official results gave it a convincing victory over its leftist rivals. In a vote which produced the lowest turnout in Israeli election history, Likud cap

World | January 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Bush Vows to Lead Military Campaign if Iraq Doesn't Disarm

President George W Bush has said he will present fresh evidence to the United Nations next week about Iraq' s weapons programme, and has vowed to lead a military campaign if the Iraqis do not disarm. "We will consult, but let there be no misunderstanding:

World | January 29, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Sharon 'Swept Back to Power'

Israel's ruling Likud Party has won the general election by a wide margin, according to Israeli television exit polls. According to preliminary results, Likud captured 36 seats, almost doubling its representation in the Israeli Knesset (parliament).

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Int'l Pressure Growing on Iraq

International pressure is growing on Iraq a day after United Nations weapons inspectors delivered an unexpectedly cricitical report on Iraq's attitude to disarmament. Russia, which has insisted on a diplomatic solution to the crisis, indicated it could ha

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Abuse Spreads HIV among Zambian Girls

Girls in Zambia are five times more likely to be infected with the HIV virus than their male counterparts due to widespread sexual abuse, a human rights organisation has reported. New York-based Human Rights Watch described in its report - entitled Suffer

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Eleven Wounded in Philippines Blast

A bomb has exploded in the southern Philippines, injuring at least 11 people. Police in Kidapawan city, a largely Christian town on the island of Mindanao, said the bomb was placed in front of a three-storey commercial complex.

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Bus Collision Leaves 40 Dead in India

At least 40 people have been killed in a bus crash in the eastern state of West Bengal in India. A police spokesman said the passenger bus caught fire after a head-on collision with a truck carrying inflammable material.

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Fierce Fighting in Afghanistan

American and coalition forces are battling Afghan rebels in the south of the country, close to the border with Pakistan. American warplanes have bombed rebel fighters in the mountainous region near the town of Spin Boldak, in what US military officials sa

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Serbia Votes to End Yugoslavia

Serbia's parliament has agreed to loosen ties with Montenegro, a major step towards consigning the name Yugoslavia to history. Under the accord the two republics constituting the Union of Serbia and Montenegro - as the new arrangement will be known - will

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Israelis Set to Boost Sharon

Israelis are casting their votes for a new parliament, their third election in four years and one almost certain to return incumbent Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to office. Opinion polls in Israeli newspapers on Monday suggested Mr Sharon's right-wing Liku

World | January 28, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Blix: Iraq not Fully Cooperating

"Iraq appears not to have come to a genuine acceptance, not even today, of the disarmament which was demanded of it and which it needs to carry out to win the confidence of the world and to live in peace," Blix said. Blix, giving a 60-day progress report

World | January 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

UN Aid Halted after Afghan Attack

The United Nations refugee agency has suspended aid work in parts of eastern Afghanistan after two of its security guards were killed in an attack on a convoy. Gunmen attacked the UNHCR convoy as it was travelling through Nangarhar province, about 40 kilo

World | January 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Ex Serbian President Denied War Crimes

Former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic has pleaded not guilty to crimes against humanity, in his first appearance at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Mr Milutinovic was indicted along with former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevi

World | January 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Divided EU Agrees Iraq Statement

Foreign ministers from across a divided European Union have issued a common statement urging Iraq to comply "without delay" with UN weapons inspectors. The 15 ministers are bitterly split on how to handle the crisis over disarming Saddam Hussein, but the

World | January 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Quake Shook Eastern Turkey

A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Turkey, killing one person and damaging a number of buildings. The state-run Anatolian news agency said the quake had a magnitude of 6.

World | January 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

Dracula "Moves" to Bucharest

The Romanian Government has announced that a planned Dracula theme park will be built near Bucharest and not in the Prince of Darkness's native Transylvania. It took the decision on advice from international consultancy firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers who sa

World | January 27, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Venezuelans Plan 24-hour Protest

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have gathered on one of the main roads in the capital, Caracas, to demand the resignation of the country's president, Hugo Chavez. The rally - intended to last 24 hours - was called in protest against a court decision to b

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

US U2 Reconnaissance Plane Crashes near Seoul

A United States U2 spy aircraft has crashed south of the South Korean capital, Seoul. The pilot suffered only minor injuries after being ejected by parachute.

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Powell Accuses Iraq of "Evasions and Lies"

US Secretary of State Colin Powell accused Iraq of "evasions and lies" in response to United Nations pressure for it to disarm. At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Mr Powell said Iraqi president was running out of time and warned the United States

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Navratilova Wins 57th Major Title

Martina Navratilova has become the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title, She and her Indian partner Leander Paes defeated Todd Woodbridge of Australia and Greek Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 7-5 at the Australian Open. The Australian Open mixed doubles title wa

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

12 Palestinians Dead, over 50 Wounded in Israeli Gaza Strike

Twelve Palestinians died and more than 50 were wounded in what is believed to be the Israeli forces biggest incursion into Gaza City since the Palestinian uprising began more than two years ago. Palestinians sources say some 50 tanks and armoured vehicles

World | January 26, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185