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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

Low Turnout in Kosovo's Local Elections

There has been a low turnout in Kosovo's local elections - which have been seen as a test of the prospects for democracy in the southern Yugoslav province. Less than 55% of eligible voters took part, according to the Organisation for Security and Co-opera

World | October 27, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Gale Kills Six in UK

Three adults and three children have been killed and several others seriously injured as gales sweep across England and Wales. Winds of up to 90mph are expected to continue wreaking havoc on roads and railways across much of southern and central Britain t

World | October 27, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Four Dead in West Bank

A suicide bomber blew up near a gas station in the West Bank on Sunday, killing three people and himself, according to Israeli ambulance services. At least 19 people were injured, two critically, according to emergency rescue workers on the scene.

World | October 27, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Presidential Run-Off in Brazil

Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday, in the second round of a presidential election pitting left-wing candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against the ruling party's Jose Serra. "Lula" - as he is known in Brazil - is the clear favourite, with opinion po

World | October 27, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Relatives Visit Wellstone Crash Site

Some relatives of the victims of the small plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone and others will visit the crash site Sunday and hold a private memorial service there, officials said.

World | October 27, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Kosovo Goes to Polls

Kosovo goes to the polls on Saturday in its third election since the 1999 conflict, but many Serbs may boycott the ballot in protest at their difficult living conditions. Western officials hope the municipal election will help strengthen peace in the U.

World | October 26, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Indonesia Urged to Curb Militant Groups

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on Indonesia to do more to curb militant groups thought to be linked to the bombing on the island of Bali that killed almost 200 people. Mr Howard was speaking on the eve of a summit of the Asia Pacific Eco

World | October 26, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Murder Charges Filed against Sniper Suspects

Prosecutors in the US state of Maryland have filed murder charges against the two Washington sniper suspects. John Allen Mohammad and his teenage accomplice, John Lee Malvo, have each been charged with six murders.

World | October 26, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

US, Chinese President for Nuclear-free Korea

US President George W Bush and his Chinese counterpart, Jiang Zemin, have said they both oppose any nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. The two presidents, meeting at Mr Bush's Texas ranch, vowed to seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis that has f

World | October 26, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

Richard Harris Died

Richard Harris, the classically trained actor whose roles ranged from King Arthur in "Camelot" to Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 72.

World | October 26, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Death Penalty Sought for Sniper Killings Suspects

Authorities in Montgomery, Alabama, have said they intend to seek the death penalty against the two suspects in the Washington sniper killings. John Allen Muhammad, 41, and his stepson John Lee Malvo, 17, were arrested after a string of shootings in the W

World | October 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Bahrainis Vote in Historic Elections

Bahrainis voted in their first legislative elections in nearly 30 years in a ballot hailed by supporters as an important step toward democracy but criticized by Shiite Muslim groups for not going far enough. Early turnout on Thursday indicated that many S

World | October 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Al-Qaeda Suspect Arrested in UK

A Muslim cleric suspected of links with Osama Bin Laden has been detained under UK anti-terror laws introduced after 11 September. London-based Abu Qatada, who is accused of being a senior figure in the Al-Qaeda terror network, is thought to have been arr

World | October 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Israeli Troops Enter Jenin

Israel troops backed by dozens of tanks entered the West Bank town of Jenin early on Friday. An Israeli commander quoted by Reuters news agency said it was the biggest security operation since one launched in Nablus in August.

World | October 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Rifle Recovered Was Sniper Weapon in Washington

Washington is hoping its nightmare is over, with the news that a rifle found in the car of two sniper suspects was the murder weapon used in the killing spree that left 10 people dead. Gulf war veteran John Allen Muhammad has not, as yet, been charged in

World | October 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

UN Discusses US Proposal on Iraq

An initial meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the United States' draft resolution for arms inspections in Iraq lasted three hours. It was the first time that the US had handed out the text to all the other members of the 15-strong body who

World | October 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 136
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