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Presidential Run-off in Serbia

Voting has begun in the second round of Serbia's presidential election, with polling stations across the country opening at 0700 (0500 GMT). Voters have to choose between Vojislav Kostunica, a constitutional lawyer and moderate nationalist, and Miroljub

World | October 13, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Devastating Car Bomb Blast in Bali

At least 182 people are now known to have died in a devastating car bomb blast at a crowded nightclub on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali. Hospital officials estimate that 75% of the dead were foreigners, among them Australians, Britons and Germans,

World | October 13, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Iraq "Ready" to Receive Inspectors

Iraq has told the chief United Nations arms inspector that it is ready to receive inspectors in a week's time - a move dismissed by the US as another delaying tactic. In a letter to Hans Blix, the UN's chief arms inspector, Iraq said inspectors could retu

World | October 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 138

EU Criticizes Pakistani Poll

International observers from the European Union say Pakistan's general election was seriously flawed by official interference in favour of parties supporting President Pervez Musharraf. Results from Thursday's election give a party allied to President Mus

World | October 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Pakistan's "King's Party" Heads Poll

The party most closely linked to Pakistan's outgoing military regime emerged on Saturday as the main player and potential coalition builder in parliament, after an election in which an Islamic front won major gains. Dubbed the "king's party" for its perce

World | October 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Arafat Holds Consultations on New Cabinet

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, under pressure at home and abroad to reform his administration, held intensive consultations on a new cabinet on Saturday ahead of elections early next year. Palestinian officials said Arafat was meeting lawmakers, mem

World | October 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 133

Serbia Jails War Crimes Soldiers

A Serbian military court has convicted two officers and two former Yugoslav army soldiers for war crimes in Kosovo. The court in Nis found the four men guilty of killing two ethnic Albanian civilians in a village near Orahovac in April 1999.

World | October 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Explosion Killed Seven in Helsinki

A powerful explosion killed seven people at a busy shopping centre on the outskirts of the capital Helsinki. The blast ripped through the mall at about 1930 (1630 GMT) on Friday, killing six people and causing up to 80 injuries.

World | October 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

France Says Tanker Explosion was Attack

The French Foreign Ministry has announced that an explosion on board a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen appears to have been caused by an attack. A French investigator who inspected the holed and gutted vessel said he had discovered debris that ma

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Russia Praised for Fight with Money Laundering

Russia has been removed from a list of countries failing to fight money laundering, compiled by the Financial Action Task Force. Only a little over a year ago the same body - made up of finance and law enforcement officials mostly from the developed world

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Russia May Support New UN Resolution on Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he does not rule out supporting a new, tougher United Nations Security Council resolution on Iraq. But he insisted Russia has still received no "persuasive proof" that President Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Jimmy Carter Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Former US President Jimmy Carter has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The contenders included Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his work in rebuilding Afghanistan after the fall of the Taleban last year.

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Senate Passed Iraq War Resolution

The Senate early Friday voted 77 to 23 -- joining the House -- to authorize President Bush to commit U.S.

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Known Soon

The winner of one of the world's most prestigious honours - the Nobel Peace Prize - is to be announced shortly. There are a record number of candidates -156 vying for this year's accolade, with no clear favourite.

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

UK Seeks Russia's Support on Iraq

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold further talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to try to win his support for a tough UN resolution to deal with Iraq. Mr Blair has already made clear that he intends to address Mr Putin's concerns that

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Islamic Parties Strong in Pakistan's Elections

Early results in Pakistan's general elections have shown a surprisingly strong performance by anti-American Muslim fundamentalist parties. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), or United Action Front, has won at least 20 of the 60 or so seats officially decl

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Suicide Bomb Attack in Tel Aviv

An Israeli woman has died of injuries sustained in a suicide bomb attack at a bus stop near Tel Aviv. A Palestinian attacker is also believed to have died in the attack on a main road near Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Yemen Says Limburg Tanker Blast Could Be Attack

Yemen has acknowledged for the first time that an explosion on a French-owned tanker off its coast on Sunday may have been the result of a terrorist attack. The Yemeni Government - which had previously insisted that an accidental fire had caused the blast

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Support in Ireland for Nice Treaty Grows

A new opinion poll in Ireland suggests that support for the Nice Treaty on EU enlargement has been rapidly increasing. The poll for US-based bankers Citigroup found that support was running at 44%, a significant increase on a similar poll last month, whic

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

New Murder in U.S. Linked to Sniper Hunt

Police in the United States are trying to determine if a man shot dead at a petrol station near Washington could be the ninth victim of a sniper on a week-long killing spree. Investigators in the Virginia town of Manassas said it was too early to know if

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

U.S. Presses EU Over Turkey

The United States has urged the European Union to hold membership talks with Turkey as soon as possible after Brussels failed to set a start date in a key report. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has approved a report judging that 10 count

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229
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