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Army Chief Takes Over in Bissau

General Verissimo Correia Seabre has declared himself president of Guinea-Bissau after seizing power in a coup. The army chief of staff says he will remain leader until elections are organised in the West African state.

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"Coup" in Guinea-Bissau

The army in the west African state of Guinea Bissau says it has seized power and dismissed the government. Soldiers announced they were setting up a transitional government to include "all national political orientations" to be headed by the armed forces

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S Korea Typhoon Toll Rises

Officials in South Korea say at least 84 people are now known to have been killed in the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in a century. Twenty-five people are missing after Typhoon Maemi crashed through towns and villages, with winds of up to 216

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Israel "Considers Killing Arafat"

The Israeli Government does not exclude killing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a cabinet minister has said. In an interview with Israel Radio, Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said it was now only a practical question of how to get rid of Mr Arafat.

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Shocked Swedes Vote on Euro

Swedes voted in a referendum on whether to join the European single currency, following the shock death of pro-euro Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. Throughout the hard-fought campaign, opponents of the single currency were leading and looked almost sure to w

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Typhoon Pounds South Korea

South Korea is counting the cost of a devastating typhoon that swept over the south of the country, leaving at least 58 people dead and 27 missing.

World | September 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

US Remorse over Iraq Friendly Fire Deaths

The United States has expressed "deep regret" after forces fired on Iraqi security officials, killing at least nine people, according to Iraqi sources. The US military said it was aware of "at least one death" in the incident near the flashpoint town of F

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Swedish Police "Hold Killer's Photo"

Police in Sweden are examining a picture of a man believed to have killed Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. The grainy image was captured on a security camera in the Stockholm department store where Lindh was stabbed to death.

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Tough Talking at Cancun Trade Summit

World trade talks are hanging in the balance as negotiators attempt to break the deadlock on farm subsidies. The United States and Europe have clashed with developing nations on the third day of discussions in Cancun, Mexico.

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US Friendly Fire Kills 8 Iraqi Police

American troops killed eight members of a U.S-trained Iraqi security force on Friday when they mistook them for guerrillas and witnesses said a Jordanian hospital guard was also killed in the crossfire.

World | September 12, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

UN Lifts Sanctions on Libya over Lockerbie

With 13 votes in favour and none against, the Security Council lifted UN sanctions on Libya, clearing the way for payments to begin to the families of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am flight 103. The United States and France abstained i

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World Decries Move to Oust Arafat

The international community has warned Israel against expelling Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, after Israel vowed to "remove" him from the area. The United States said expelling Arafat would be unhelpful, while Russia - a co-sponsor of the roadmap peac

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Police Hunt Lindh Murder Suspect

Swedish police said they have identified a man they want to question in connection with the killing of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in capital Stockholm. The man is in his 30s, has long dark hair and is said to be psychologically disturbed, police spokesma

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UK Foreign Secretary Accused France of Anti-US "Neurosis"

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has accused French leaders of suffering from an anti-US "neurosis", the Daily Mail reported, adding that Straw had triggered an "astonishing diplomatic row". The tabloid newspaper, quoting Straw's comments to a documentary

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Palestinians Rally in Support of Arafat

People in Palestine have reacted angrily to the news that Israeli government decided in principle to expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from the West Bank. In a show of support, huge crowds gathered at the compound of his battered headquarters in the

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Suicide Mars Trade Summit

Ministers at the trade summit in Cancun have begun tough negotiations on agricultural subsidies, the very issue that has caused mass protests and a suicide. Lee Kyang-hae, the former head of South Korea's federation of farmers, stabbed himself to death du

World | September 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Libya Strikes Deal to End Sanctions

Libya has agreed a compensation deal with relatives of people killed in the1989 bombing of a French airliner over the Sahara. No details have been disclosed, but the agreement has opened the way for United Nations sanctions on Tripoli to be finally lifted

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Israel "Decides to Expel Arafat"

The Israeli security cabinet is reported to have agreed in principle to expel Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Reports from Israel say the cabinet has asked the army to draw up a plan for Mr Arafat's expulsion.

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Israel Mulls Arafat Expulsion

Israel's security cabinet met in emergency session on Thursday to consider the expulsion of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and further strikes against militants after two suicide bombings that killed 15 Israelis Wednesday. Israel should ignore US obj

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Israeli Official Favours Arafat's Expulsion

Israel must expel Yasser Arafat and should not necessarily be deterred by U.S.

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Stabbed Swedish FM "Critical"

Doctors treating Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh say her condition has improved but she remains "critical" after being stabbed while shopping in a department store in the centre of Stockholm. Lindh, who suffered wounds in the chest, stomach and arms i

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