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Gore 'Will Not Stand for President'

Former US Vice President Al Gore has decided not to run for the White House in 2004. In a television interview, Mr Gore said that although he wanted to contribute to changing the Bush administration, he did not believe that running for the presidency was

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Hindu Nationalists Win Gujarat Election

The ruling Hindu nationalist party has won a landslide victory in assembly elections in the western Indian state of Gujarat, scene of terrible communal violence earlier this year. An indefinite curfew was imposed in the state's Baroda district after clash

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

Bush "Okays Terrorist Hit List"


World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Pakistan Forestalls Suicide Bombing

Authorities in Pakistan have arrested three men suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack against US diplomats in the southern city of Karachi. Police chief Kamal Shah said the men were found with 10 kg (22 lb) of explosives in a Volkswagen car with whi

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Costly Cargo Lost in Sunken Norwegian Ship

Nearly 3,000 new luxury cars on board a carrier ship which sank in the English Channel are almost certainly write-offs, salvage experts have said. The multi-million pound cargo of vehicles, including BMWs, Volvos and Saabs, is lying on the seabed inside t

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Chechen Rebels Commander Dies in Prison

One of the most notorious Chechen rebels, Salman Raduyev, has died in jail in Russia, prison sources say. Raduyev was sentenced to life imprisonment for multiple murders and terrorism, in December, 2001.

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Huge Anti-U.S. Demonstration in Seoul

About 50,000 South Koreans have rallied in the capital Seoul in protest over the deaths of two teenage girls killed by US servicemen in a road accident. Several thousand riot police prevented the protesters from marching on the US embassy.

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Two Held in Jordan over U.S. Diplomat Murder

Police in Jordan have arrested two men in connection with the killing of American diplomat Laurence Foley in October, authorities in the capital Amman say. Information Minister Mohammad Adwan said that a Jordanian and a Libyan had been arrested on Saturda

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Saddam's Opposition Consolidates

Iraqi opposition groups are meeting in London to try to overcome their differences and map out a joint vision for a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. More than 300 delegates, including independents and representatives from more than 50 parties, will discuss plans

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Kissinger Resigns as Chief of Sep. 11 Investigation

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has resigned as chairman of a commission investigating events leading up to the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States. Mr Kissinger, who had been in the job for just 16 days, had been criticised for re

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Norwegian Ship Sinks after Collision

A Norwegian car carrier has sunk in the English Channel after colliding with a container ship in thick fog in the early hours of Saturday. The 24 crew of the Tricolor abandoned ship for their lifeboats after the collision, which happened at around 0130GMT

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Iraqi Dossier "Suffers Omissions"

A preliminary report by the United States on Iraq's weapons dossier has found the declaration to be full of omissions, US media report. The document contains scant new information and fails to account for missing chemical and biological weapons, according

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Cardinal Resigns over Sex Scandal

The cardinal accused of mishandling accusations of paedophilia by Roman Catholic priests in the Boston area has resigned. The Pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Bernard Law of Boston on Friday morning after a short meeting.

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Referendum Planned for Chechnya

Russian President Vladimir Putin has marked Constitution Day with a promise of a referendum for Chechnya. Under a new draft constitution the breakaway republic will be defined as part of Russia.

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Peaceful Vote in Gujarat, High Turnout

Polls for a new state government have closed in the western Indian state of Gujarat with nearly 63% electors turned out to vote. Voting took place amid tight security following religious riots earlier in the year in which more than 1,000 people, mainly Mu

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Link Found Between Bali and McDonald's Attacks

Police found link between the bombers who attacked a McDonald's restaurant in Indonesia last week and the terror network that carried out the Bali bombing attacks in October. National Police spokesman Edward Aritonang told CNN on Thursday that one McDonal

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Karadzic's Wife Resigns as Red Cross Head

Ljiljana Zelen-Karadzic, wife of Radovan Karadzic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb leader, submitted his resignation as head of the Bosnian Serb Red Cross. In her words she has been forced to go just because she was the wife of Mr Karadzic.

World | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

North Korea Issued Nuclear Threat

North Korea has said it will immediately reactivate a mothballed nuclear power plant, frozen under a 1994 agreement with the US. The North Korean foreign ministry said it was responding to a US-led decision to suspend oil aid to Pyongyang as a punishment

World | December 12, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Man Held for German 'Cannibal Killing'

A man has confessed to murdering and eating another man who allegedly volunteered to be killed, in a case that has shocked Germany. The 41-year-old - who was remanded in custody on Wednesday - videotaped the murder, prosecutors said.

World | December 12, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Europe's Super Rocket Explodes

Europe's new heavy-lift rocket has failed on its maiden flight. The Ariane 5-ESCA blasted off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana at 1921 local time (2221 GMT) and exploded over the Atlantic three minutes later.

World | December 12, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 141

Spain Tanker Risks Four-year Leak

The sunken tanker Prestige may continue to send oil oozing into the Atlantic until 2006, Spanish experts have revealed. The heavy fuel oil on board the wrecked vessel is currently leaking from 15 cracks in the hull at the rate of up to 125 metric tons a d

World | December 11, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188
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