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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

Possible Breakthrough in U.S. Sniper Investigation

In what is being interpreted as a potential major breakthrough, police hunting the Washington sniper have arrested two men in connection with their investigation. They were seized as they slept in a car at a roadside stop in Frederick County in Maryland,

World | October 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Loud Explosion at Moscow Theatre with Hostages

A loud explosion has been heard in the Russian capital Moscow at a theatre where Chechen rebels are holding up to 800 people hostage. The blast occurred at 0915 local time (0515 GMT), but it was not clear whether it came from inside or outside or whether

World | October 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Turkey Moves to Ban Poll-topping AKP

A Turkish judge has ordered police to bring the head of the front running AKP party to court over charges of illegal earnings. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the charismatic former mayor of Istanbul, could face up to five years in prison over the allegations, but

World | October 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Chechen Rebels Hold Hundreds of Hostages in Moscow

Russian security forces are on high alert after an armed gang of Chechen guerrillas invaded a Moscow theatre taking hundreds of people hostage. Special anti-terrorist troops have said they will not try to storm the building unless the gunmen begin killing

World | October 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Protests in Baghdad over Missing Prisoners

In Baghdad, dozens of relatives of prisoners not released after Saddam Hussein's amnesty on Sunday have held an unauthorised demonstration. The protesters were demanding information about what had happened to their family members.

World | October 23, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Yugoslav Officials Sacked

The Yugoslav Government has dismissed a deputy defence minister after allegations that a state-run firm was involved in arms sales to Iraq. Ivan Djokic was sacked after the US accused the Jugoimport company of helping a Bosnian Serb firm sell spare parts

World | October 23, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Sniper in U.S: Children Not Safe Anywhere

The sniper who has killed nine people in the area around the US capital Washington has issued a warning that children are under specific threat, according to police. The warning comes as officers made a fresh appeal for the sniper to contact them over dem

World | October 23, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

US Warning over Iraq Delays

The US administration has indicated that its patience with the United Nations is running out, after members of the Security Council voiced objections to a new draft resolution on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said

World | October 23, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 144

EU Ministers Fail to Reach Agreement on Enlargement

European Union foreign ministers have failed to reach agreement on how to finance enlargement. The ministers did not even discuss the biggest stumbling block, agricultural subsidies, after all sides indicated that their positions had not changed.

World | October 23, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Moroccan Denies Knowledge of Terror Attacks

A 28-year-old Moroccan man accused of supporting the 11 September attackers has denied any knowledge of plans to launch terror attacks on the United States. Mounir al-Motassadek is on trial in Germany, charged with membership of a terrorist cell and of be

World | October 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Shooting in U.S. Renews Sniper Fears

A shooting has taken place in the US state of Maryland, renewing fears that a sniper is still operating in the area. A 40-year-old bus driver was hit in the chest by a single bullet in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the steps of his bus in the Aspe

World | October 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Schroeder Re-elected German Chancellor

Gerhard Schroeder has been formally re-elected German Chancellor by parliament - but by a wafer-thin majority which demonstrates the shakiness of his Red-Green coalition. Mr Schroeder took 305 of the 599 votes in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliame

World | October 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

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: 178

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
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