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Turkey's Erdogan Set for Parliament Bid

The leader of Turkey's governing party is to stand in a by-election in March, in a first step towards becoming prime minister. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will contest the seat in the south-eastern Siirt province on 9 March, his deputy announced on Monday.

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Explosion Rocks Pakistan's Oil Headquarters

A powerful explosion has rocked Pakistan's southern port of Karachi, killing at least one person and injuring two slightly. A bomb, apparently hidden on a motorcycle, exploded near the headquarters of Pakistan State Oil, shattering windows.

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Rescuers Continue Work at Nigeria Blast Site

Rescue efforts have continued throughout the night after an explosion ripped through buildings in the centre of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, killing dozens of people. Many others were injured in the blast in the heart of the business district, whic

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

"US will Fabricate Proof" says Iraq

The Iraqi official responsible for liaising with United Nations weapons inspectors says Baghdad expects Washington to fabricate evidence that the country harbours weapons of mass destruction. General Hossam Mohammed Amin told the BBC that he expected US S

World | February 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Czech President Havel Leaves Office

Sunday was the last day in office of Czech President, Vaclav Havel after 13 years at the top of Czech politics. Mr Havel is widely respected across the world for his time as an outspoken critic of the Czechoslovak Communist regime, when he also spent nea

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

China Hotel Fire Claims 33 Lifes

At least 33 people were killed as a fire swept through a hotel in north-eastern China, state media have reported. Quoting local officials, the Xinhua news agency said more than 100 people had been evacuated to safety from the Tiantan hotel in Harbin, afte

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Deadly Blast in Nigeria

An explosion in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos has killed at least 20 people and injured many others, relief workers and witnesses say, quoted by BBC. Two buildings - one housing a bank - have been devastated in the blast which could be heard for miles (kil

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Russian Rocket Launched

An unmanned Russian cargo rocket, headed for the International Space Station (ISS), has been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as planned. The Russians had already made clear that, despite the Columbia space shuttle disaster in the US, t

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Pupils Killed in Canada Avalanche

Seven young people on a school outing have been killed in an avalanche in Canada, BBC reported. The victims - six boys and one girl - were swept to their deaths in Glacier National Park in east-central British Columbia.

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

UN Officials Return to Iraq Saturday

The United Nations chief weapons inspectors have set tough new conditions for holding a fresh round of talks with Iraqi officials. UN officials said Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei will return to Baghdad on 8 February, but are insisting on greater co-oper

World | February 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Many Die in Zimbabwe Crash

At least 30 people have been killed and many others injured in a train crash in western Zimbabwe. State radio said a passenger train collided with a goods train near the town of Dete on a railway line linking the southern city of Bulawayo to the western r

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

WHO Warns against Food Terorism

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that terrorist groups could try to contaminate food supplies and has urged countries to strengthen their surveillance. In a special report, the leading UN health agency, said an attack using chemical or biolo

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Asia Welcomes Lunar New Year

Millions across Asia celebrate the Chinese New Year - the biggest holiday for Chinese communities worldwide. Throughout the region, road and rail links were packed to full capacity on Friday as people headed home for the festivities to welcome in the Year

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Treaty of Nice Comes into Effect

The Treaty of Nice, which paves the way for the enlargement of the European Union, has finally come into force. The details of the treaty were agreed by EU leaders at a marathon summit in Nice in December 2000, but it then had to be ratified by every EU m

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Iraq 'Only Weeks from War'

Iraq has been warned it is only weeks away from war unless it complies fully with UN demands to disarm. US President George W Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivered their uncompromising message after talks at the White House.

World | February 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Pakistani Terror Suspects Held in Italy

The Pakistanis were found during a routine check for illegal immigrants on Thursday and have been charged with terrorist offences. Police say they seized explosives and maps identifying local US and Nato targets during the raid.

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

UN Sets Conditions for Iraq Visit

The UN's chief nuclear arms inspector says Iraq must improve its co-operation with his team before he will accept Baghdad's invitation to return for talks. Mohamed ElBaradei said Iraq must "move forward" - for example allowing private interviews with its

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

'Many Dead' in Afghan Blast

A powerful explosion has killed at least 16 people near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, reports say. The blast destroyed a bridge and those killed were travelling on a bus, the Associated Press news agency reported.

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Rembrandt Self-portrait Uncovered

Art restorers have uncovered a self-portrait of Rembrandt which had been retouched hundreds of years ago to feature a Russian nobleman, a museum says. Layers and layers of paint were painstakingly scraped away to reveal the original picture of the Dutch m

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Nine Killed in Sydney Rail Crash

At least nine people have died and many more have been injured in a train derailment south of the Australian city of Sydney. All four carriages of the morning rush-hour train came off the track in a steep ravine near the village of Waterfall, 30 kilometre

World | January 31, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

French Flee Ivory Coast

Hundreds of French nationals have left Ivory Coast on charter planes as a peace deal appears to be on the verge of collapse. Many more of the 20,000 French nationals in Ivory Coast are planning to leave after four days of anti-French protests earlier this

World | January 30, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232