A United States U2 spy aircraft has crashed south of the South Korean capital, Seoul. The pilot suffered only minor injuries after being ejected by parachute.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell accused Iraq of "evasions and lies" in response to United Nations pressure for it to disarm. At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Mr Powell said Iraqi president was running out of time and warned the United States
Martina Navratilova has become the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title, She and her Indian partner Leander Paes defeated Todd Woodbridge of Australia and Greek Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 7-5 at the Australian Open. The Australian Open mixed doubles title wa
Twelve Palestinians died and more than 50 were wounded in what is believed to be the Israeli forces biggest incursion into Gaza City since the Palestinian uprising began more than two years ago. Palestinians sources say some 50 tanks and armoured vehicles
The Israeli army has been carrying out a sweeping operation in the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a Palestinian rocket attack in southern Israel. Beit Hanoun was shrouded in darkness last night after troops destroyed the main ele
Two small planes have collided over the US city of Denver, Colorado, killing all four people on board. The aircraft, a Cessna-172 P Skyhawk and a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne, came crashing down on a house and into a backyard.
At least 12 people have been killed and about 25 are missing following a collision between two boats on a river in the central Bangladeshi district of Munshiganj. It is the second serious accident involving a ferry over the last year.
Kenya's finance minister died and three other ministers were injured after their plane crashed shortly after take-off in Busia. The plane was bound for the Lake Victoria port of Kisumu where the government officials were to attend the commemoration of the
Gianni Agnelli, the honorary chairman of Fiat and one of Europe's most prominent tycoons, has died. Mr Agnelli, 81, was arguably the most influential Italian business leader of the 20th century, building Fiat up from a small carmaker into a sprawling indu
The United Nations nuclear watchdog will hold an emergency meeting on 3 February to assess the North Korea crisis and possibly report the issue to the UN Security Council. The 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) w
Representatives of the main political parties and rebel factions in Ivory Coast have signed a draft agreement in Paris, aimed at ending the four-month civil war. The rebels say they will be included in a new national reconciliation government, and a new p
A Moscow court has rejected the compensation claims of six people who were held hostage when Chechen separatists seized a theatre in the city last year. Lawyer Igor Trunov, who is representing all the plaintiffs, said after the decision that he now expect
Euro MPs have called for a ban on warships using submarine-seeking sonar devices because campaigners believe they may be killing dolphins and whales. Scientists believe the Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) submarine trackers are causing internal bleeding
French leaders have reacted angrily after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described American allies France and Germany as "problems" in the crisis over Iraq. Finance Minister Francis Mer said he was "profoundly vexed" by Mr Rumsfeld's remarks - which
Architectural plans by the late Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi are to be submitted to an international memorial competition for redesigns of New York's former World Trade Center site. Gaudi's 95-year-old plans, which were originally designs for a futurist
The ruling Christian Democrat Party (CDA) has won a narrow victory over the opposition Labour Party in the Dutch elections, results show. They returned to the two main parties, deserting the organisation of murdered populist Pim Fortuyn, which rocked Dutc
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