One year ago on September 10 the twin towers of the World Trade Centre were standing for their final 24 hours, and nearly 3.000 totally unsuspecting people were living for their final day.
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The Arabic television station Al Jazeera has been broadcasting footage it claims features the hijackers of last year's September 11th attacks on the United States. The Qatar-based channel aired the footage last night, but did not say how or where it obtai
At least 10 people have been killed in floods, which have swept through parts of southern France. Up to 40,000 homes were without power, 1,000 people were evacuated, and several bridges were swept away as torrential rain flooded large areas of the Gard de
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has declared in a key speech to MPs that parliamentary and presidential elections can only be held when Israel withdraws from Palestinian towns and cities. In his first appearance before the Palestinian assembly in 18 mont
Austria's governing coalition has collapsed, triggered by a bitter internal row in the far-right Freedom Party. Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel announced that his conservative People's Party was pulling out of its coalition with the Freedom Party, paving th
French President Jacques Chirac has reiterated his strong opposition to any unilateral US attack on Iraq, but says Washington could launch military action with United Nations' backing. Mr Chirac proposed a two-stage process, beginning with a UN Security C
Iraq could produce a nuclear bomb within a matter of months if it were able to obtain supplies of radioactive material, according to an assessment of Saddam Hussein's weapons programme. A wide-ranging report by the International Institute for Strategic St
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is thought to have gained the edge over his conservative rival Edmund Stoiber in a live television debate, two weeks before Germany votes in general elections. The US-style duel, the second and final one to be held befo
Austrian far-right Vice-Chancellor Susanne Riess-Passer said on Sunday she was quitting the governing coalition over a party revolt led by rival Joerg Haider, raising the prospect of early elections. Riess-Passer, who is Freedom Party leader, said party c
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said his government is restarting supplies of subsidised oil to Cuba five months after they were suspended during a failed coup against him. The decision to resume the shipments of 53,000 barrels a day has been particu
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein plans to hold a referendum in mid-October to endorse his presidency, the official Iraqi News Agency said Sunday. The move comes as the United States pushes for a "regime change" and Saddam's ouster in Baghdad.
The German authorities have said a US woman and her Turkish boyfriend arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on the 11 September anniversary appear to have been acting on their own. German Interior Minister Otto Schily said investigations were contin
Police have arrested five baggage-handlers at Brussels airport on suspicion of stealing diamonds worth 1.5 million euros ($1.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he and US President George W Bush have a "shared strategy" on Iraq, based on a determination that the country's weapons of mass destruction must be destroyed. After three hours of what he called "excellent" talks
Hundreds of US politicians have taken part in a special joint session of Congress at Federal Hall in New York, to mark the anniversary of the 11 September attacks. It is only the second occasion in modern times that Congress has met outside Washington.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is heading to the US for talks with President George W Bush on building an international coalition for possible military action against Baghdad. The two leaders will meet at the US president's retreat, Camp David, to discuss w
Talks sponsored by the United Nations over the future of the divided island of Cyprus ended without a breakthrough on Friday. But UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he remained confident a deal could still be reached between the leaders of the island's
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