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Fresh Elections in the Netherlands

Dutch political parties are preparing for a fresh general election on 22 January - only eight months after doing battle in the previous poll. The new date was announced after Queen Beatrix finally accepted the resignation of the collapsed coalition govern

World | October 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

September 11 Suspect Tried in Germany

The trial of a 28-year-old Moroccan man accused of supporting the 11 September attackers gets under way in the north German port city of Hamburg on Tuesday. Mounir El Motassadeq is charged with membership of a terrorist cell and of being an accessory to t

World | October 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Annan Condemned Suicide Attack in Israel

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned a suicide attack on a bus in northern Israel which killed at least 15 people, including the bomber. Mr Annan was "appalled by the terrorist car bomb attack in northern Israel [and] reitera

World | October 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

At Least Twenty People Hurt in Israel Bus Blast

A bus exploded in northern Israel Monday and rescue workers said at least 20 people were hurt. "I was 60 meters from the bus station ...

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

Swedish PM Reshuffles Government

The Swedish Prime Minister, Goeran Persson, has reshuffled his cabinet, announcing two new appointments in his minority Social Democrat government. The appointments came after the Industry Minister, Bjoern Rosengren, announced his retirement and resigned

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Diana Kept Ex-Lover's Ring

Diana, Princess of Wales kept a signet ring belonging to her former lover James Hewitt in a locked box in her sitting room, the trial of her former butler Paul Burrell has heard. The item was deemed so sensitive by police it was initially not identified i

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Blast in Ethiopia Leaves 28 Pupils Injured

Police in Ethiopia are investigating an explosion in a classroom at a school in the capital, Addis Ababa. The blast, which took place at Kokebe Tsibah Primary School, is reported to have injured 28 pupils, three seriously.

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Court Rejects Kostunica Poll Appeal

Serbia's Supreme Court has rejected a complaint by Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica challenging the annulment of the Serbian presidential elections earlier this month. Mr Kostunica won the 13 October poll, but it was declared invalid, because turnout

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Montenegro Votes for Coalition, Led by President Djukanovic

A coalition of pro-independence parties appears to have won an absolute majority in Montenegro's general election. The grouping led by President Milo Djukanovic took 39 of the 75 seats in the national parliament, according to independent election monitors

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Saddam Hussein Frees All Political Prisoners

Iraq has begun releasing political prisoners under an unprecedented amnesty issued by president Saddam Hussein to mark his 100 percent win in last week's referendum. It is the first time the president has pardoned political prisoners in his 23-year rule.

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Australians Mourn Bali Victims

Thousands of people have gathered in churches, parks and beaches throughout Australia to mourn the victims of the attacks. More than a hundred Australians are thought to have died in the tragedy, mostly young surfers or sportspeople celebrating the end of

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

U.S. Police Investigate New Shooting for Sniper Links

In scenes that have become all too familiar in and around Washington, police have sealed off the site of another shooting, although they say it is too early to know if it is connected with the killer marksman. A man was shot and wounded with a single bull

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Protest against ETA Violence in Spain

"Leave us alone". That was the message from tens of thousands of Spaniards, determined to make a stand against ETA violence and intimidation used against non-nationalists in the region.

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Irish Voters Gave Green Light to EU Enlargement

Irish voters backed the European Union's eastward expansion in a dramatic turnabout in a referendum Sunday, ending fears of a delay in the growth of the 15-member bloc. The final count in Ireland's second vote on an EU enlargement treaty put the "Yes" vot

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

German Hostage Drama Ends Peacefully

A teenage gunman who took four children and a teacher hostage at a school in southern Germany has given himself up. He released his two final hostages unharmed before being arrested without a struggle by the police.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

U.S. Presses N Korea on Nuclear Arsenal

The United States is mobilising international pressure on North Korea to drop its alleged nuclear weapons programme. Speaking on a visit to South Korea on Saturday, American envoy James Kelly said the US would work with South Korea, Japan and other countr

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Ireland Conducts Referendum on Nice Treaty

Voters in the Irish Republic are went to the polls for the country's second referendum on the Nice Treaty, which paves the way for the European Union to accept new members from Central and Eastern Europe. Ireland voted no to the treaty in an earlier refer

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Car Bomb Kills One in Moscow

A car bomb has exploded in the Russian capital, killing at least one person and wounding several others. The blast shook a south-western suburb of Moscow.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Indonesia Arrests Radical Imam

Indonesian police have ordered the arrest of radical Muslim imam Abu Bakar Ba'asyir. Ba'asyir is in hospital in the city of Solo - he collapsed on Friday ahead of being questioned in connection with bomb attacks on churches in 2000.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

U.S. Offers Compromise over Iraq Resolution

The United States have dropped explicit authorisation to use force against Iraq in a resolution it is trying to push through, although it does still provide some international legal cover to attack Baghdad. Iraq's deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has repe

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Bomb in Manila Kills Three, Iinjures Twenty

A bomb has exploded in a bus on the outskirts of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, killing at least three and injuring more than twenty. One of the wounded passengers said the blast happened near the rear the bus.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193
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