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AOL Time Warner Boss to Step Down

AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case is to step down from his post in May after the shareholders' meeting. A company statement said Case would remain as a director with joint responsibility for corporate strategy.

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

US Ready for Dialog with N Korea

The United States has said that it is willing to consider energy aid to Pyongyang if it gives up its nuclear programme. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly made the announcement after an hour of talks in Seoul with the South Korean President-elect, R

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

OPEC Agreed to Raise Production

OPEC Sunday agreed to raise production to stave off an oil price shock threatened by a strike in Venezuela and war in Iraq. UAE Oil Minister Obaid bin Saif al-Nasseri said output was raised by 1.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

Israeli Army Clashes with Palestinians

Three Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops, reports say. One was reportedly killed as Israeli troops carried out a massive operation in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

US Seeks Support on N Korean Crisis

A senior American official has arrived in the South Korean capital, Seoul, for talks on resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme. South Korean officials are expected to tell Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly that sanctions are unde

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Bee Gees Star Dies

Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb has died in a Miami hospital at the age of 53. The singer had suffered a heart attack during emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Peru Plane Found; Apparently No Survivors

Rescue teams found the wreckage of a Tans Peru plane on Saturday, two days after it disappeared in Peru's Amazon jungle with 46 people aboard, officials said. No survivors were reported.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Nepal Police Free Child Labourers

Police in Nepal have rescued 14 children, forced to work as bonded labourers at a weaving factory in the capital, Kathmandu. Police said the children were working as wool spinners within the dark, cold rooms of the secretly run factory.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Denktash Dismisses Turkish Pressure

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash is refusing to sign a United Nations peace plan to reunite Cyprus, despite pressure from Turkey, ahead of next week's talks on the island's future. Mr Denktash expressed concern the current UN plan will not allow Turki

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

N Korea Threatens to Resume Missile Tests

North Korea has warned it could end its moratorium on ballistic missile tests. The North Korean ambassador to China blamed the US for the move, saying Washington had invalidated all agreements between the two countries.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Israel Stunned by PM Speech Blackout

Israel's Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Saturday to discuss its decision to cut short a broadcast by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel Radio has reported. The embattled Mr Sharon was defending himself and his family against allegations of

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Bee Gees Star Critically Ill

Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb is seriously ill in a Miami hospital after suffering a heart attack. Doctors operated on the 53-year-old singer and bassist to remove an intestinal blockage after he collapsed at home, but he suffered a heart attack during surge

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Immigrants Rush to Meet US Deadline

Thousands of immigrants in the United States rushed to comply with a deadline to register with authorities under anti-terror laws introduced following the 11 September attacks. Friday is the cut-off for males over the age of 16, from 13, mainly Muslim cou

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

N Korea Nuclear Crisis Deepens

North Korea says it is withdrawing immediately from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which seeks to control the spread of nuclear technology. The official Korean Central News Agency said that, although Pyongyang was pulling out of the NPT, it h

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Peruvian Plane Goes Missing

Military aircraft are searching Peru's Amazon jungle for a passenger plane with 46 people on board which disappeared just minutes before it was due to land. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it approached the mountain airport at Chach

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

"No Smoking Guns" in Iraq Arms Search

The chief UN arms inspectors, Hans Blix, says there are still "many unanswered questions" about Iraq's weapons programmes, five weeks after Baghdad issued a declaration on its arsenal. But, as he went into a United Nations Security Council briefing, he in

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Car Bomb Kills 3 in Colombia

Three people have been killed and at least six injured in an explosion in eastern Colombia, police have said. The victims - all civilians - died when the car bomb exploded on a rural road in Arauca state, they said.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Military Planes Collide in Turkey

Two Turkish military planes crashed in the south-eastern province of Malatya after they collided in mid-air. There are unconfirmed reports that all four airmen aboard died in the crash.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Ban on two Arab legislators in Israel Overturned

Israel's Supreme Court has overturned a ban on two Arab legislators standing in this month's general election. Azmi Bishara and Ahmed Tibi had been accused by the election commission of supporting Palestinian attacks.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Milosevic Trial Resumes Again

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic, former President of Yugoslavia, is due to resume at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague on Thursday. Witnesses will be testifying about alleged atrocities by Serb forces in Croatia from 1991 to 1995.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Passenger Plane Crashed in Turkey

A Turkish Airlines commercial passenger plane carrying 71 passengers and five crew has crashed in Turkey. The RJ-100 jet was travelling from Istanbul to the south eastern city of Diyarbakir when it reportedly crashed in a military area near the airport.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275
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