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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

Sketches of Bali Suspects Released

Police in Indonesia have released sketches of three suspects of the devastating bombing on the island of Bali. A police official said they were aged between 20 and 30 years old, and at least two were of ethnic-Indonesian origin.

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

Mass Arrests Follow Moscow Hostage Drama

Russian security forces have arrested 30 people - including several security officers - on suspicion of helping the Chechen rebels who took 800 people hostage in a Moscow theatre. The suspects include security officials and political advisers, who are all

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Chechen Leader Arrested in Denmark

A leading official of the Chechen Government has been arrested in Denmark at Russia's request, Danish police have said. Ahmed Zakayev, an envoy of Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov and the region's deputy prime minister, was detained in Copenhagen where h

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Schroeder Says Early Global Upturn Unlikely

The German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says he believes there is little chance of an early improvement in the world economy and signalled that Germany would be relying rely on tax and labour market reforms to stimulate growth. He told the German parliame

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Israeli Government Faces Collapse

Israel's ruling coalition government looks set to collapse today. The Labour party has threatened to pull out in a row with prime minister Ariel Sharon's Likud party, over the budget.

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Iraq Weapon Inspector to Brief Bush

The United Nations' chief weapons inspector Hans Blix has flown to Washington, where he is expected to meet US Vice-President Dick Cheney and other senior administration officials. They will discuss a draft UN resolution sponsored by the US and Britain, w

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Vietnam Blaze Said to Kill Hundred

More than 100 people died in the fire that ravaged an office complex in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, according to official media. Tuesday's fire engulfed the six-storey Saigon International Business Centre, which houses offices, shops and a disco.

World | October 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Dozens Die in Vietnam Fire

A major fire has engulfed a building housing offices of foreign companies, shops and a disco in Ho Chi Minh City, killing at least 48 people, Vietnamese officials and media say. At least one unidentified foreign man was among the fatalities, officials sai

World | October 29, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Arafat Presented New Cabinet

Yasser Arafat presented a new Cabinet on Tuesday and said he remains committed to internal reform, but he accused Israel of demanding change in his government as a pretext for destroying the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinians' parliament was expected

World | October 29, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

N Korea "Will Not End Nuclear Program"

North Korea has refused a Japanese demand that it scrap its nuclear weapons program, according to a Japanese official. The official, speaking as the two sides continued talks on Tuesday on normalising relations, told reporters: "North Korea has not accept

World | October 29, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Lava Pours Down Etna

Two rivers of lava were snaking down the slopes of Mount Etna on Monday, as emergency workers dug channels in the earth in an attempt to divert the flow from the Sicilian town of Linguaglossa. The airport outside the city of Catania remained closed for a

World | October 29, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Forensic Examination in Bali Almost Completed

The forensic examination of the Bali bombing crime scene is largely completed, Australian Federal Police say, with part of the site now open to the public. But the Sari Club and Paddy's Bar, which bore the brunt of the two explosions, are both still seale

World | October 28, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Leftist President Elected in Brazil

The left-wing candidate in Brazil's presidential election, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - known as Lula - has won a convincing victory in Sunday's run-off. Thousands of his supporters celebrated in the streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with singing, d

World | October 28, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Mount Etna Erupted Again

Europe's biggest and most active volcano - Mount Etna, in the Italian island of Sicily - has come back to life, with dramatic eruptions of ash and boiling lava. The lava flows have reached tourist areas, and the airport in the Sicilian city of Catania has

World | October 28, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

US Diplomat Shot Dead in Jordan

A US embassy official has been "assassinated" outside his home in Amman, according to the Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad Adwan. The diplomat has been identified as Lawrence Foley, who worked for the United States Agency for International Developm

World | October 28, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208
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