Inspectors Start Aerial Search in Iraq

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

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Max Factor Heir Flees House Arrest

Police in California are hunting an heir to the multi-million dollar Max Factor cosmetics fortune. Andrew Luster, who faces 87 charges relating to date rape, has disappeared in the middle of his trial.

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

Chavez Supporters Protest in Caracaz

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

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

N Korea Sanctions 'Would Mean War'

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

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Investigation into Human Clone Claims Suspended

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".

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

UN Says Iraq Nuclear Search 'Inconclusive'

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

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Alleged Serial Killer Tried in London

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

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Bank of France Chief on Trial

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,

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Israel Mounts Pressure on Palestinians

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

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Zimbabwe Food Riots Escalate

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

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Israel Helicopters Fire Gaza Targets

14 missiles were fired by Israeli helicopters into targets in Gaza city, Palestinian sources said. At least four people were injured, electricity in the area was cut.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Bali Case Handed to Prosecutors

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.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Hussein: UN Inspectors Carry out "Pure Intelligence Work"

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.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

Surprise Victory over Incumbent in Lithuania Poll

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.

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Bombing Kills At Least 19 in Tel Aviv

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.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

France's Western Coast Hit by Prestige Pollution

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.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Incumbent Tipped to Win Lithuanian Vote

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.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Two Die in Deadly Derailment in Spain

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.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Police Wounded in Caracas Clashes

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.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Israel Seeks USD 12 B Aid Package in Washington

An Israeli delegation will try to secure an emergency aid package worth $12bn in Washington. Israel's economy is suffering from one of the worst crises in the country's history.

World | January 5, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

ETA Threatens to Attack Tourism Sites

The Basque separatist organisation ETA has threatened new terror attacks against tourism centres in Spain. A statement called tourist facilities legitimate targets.

World | January 4, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174
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