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Peruvian Plane Goes Missing

Military aircraft are searching Peru's Amazon jungle for a passenger plane with 46 people on board which disappeared just minutes before it was due to land. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it approached the mountain airport at Chach

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

"No Smoking Guns" in Iraq Arms Search

The chief UN arms inspectors, Hans Blix, says there are still "many unanswered questions" about Iraq's weapons programmes, five weeks after Baghdad issued a declaration on its arsenal. But, as he went into a United Nations Security Council briefing, he in

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Car Bomb Kills 3 in Colombia

Three people have been killed and at least six injured in an explosion in eastern Colombia, police have said. The victims - all civilians - died when the car bomb exploded on a rural road in Arauca state, they said.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Military Planes Collide in Turkey

Two Turkish military planes crashed in the south-eastern province of Malatya after they collided in mid-air. There are unconfirmed reports that all four airmen aboard died in the crash.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Ban on two Arab legislators in Israel Overturned

Israel's Supreme Court has overturned a ban on two Arab legislators standing in this month's general election. Azmi Bishara and Ahmed Tibi had been accused by the election commission of supporting Palestinian attacks.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Milosevic Trial Resumes Again

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic, former President of Yugoslavia, is due to resume at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague on Thursday. Witnesses will be testifying about alleged atrocities by Serb forces in Croatia from 1991 to 1995.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Passenger Plane Crashed in Turkey

A Turkish Airlines commercial passenger plane carrying 71 passengers and five crew has crashed in Turkey. The RJ-100 jet was travelling from Istanbul to the south eastern city of Diyarbakir when it reportedly crashed in a military area near the airport.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

Plane Crashes into Airport Hangar in North Carolina

A commuter plane with 19 people on board crashed upon departing at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. The plane was Air Midwest Flight 5481 and was on its way to the Greenville-Spartanburg Jetport in South Carolina.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

Rebel Ambush "Kills 8 police" in Columbia

Police in Colombia say at least eight officers have been killed and five wounded in an ambush by left-wing rebels. Explosives went off underneath a police vehicle near the town of Quipile, around 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of the capital, Bogota.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Train Crash Kills 11 in South Africa

Eleven people are reported killed and at least 30 injured in a train crash near Cape Town. Five coaches were derailed when a commuter train collided with a freight train in the afternoon rush hour.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

London Police Discovered Deadly Poison

Anti-terrorist police found potentially lethal poison ricin at an address in north London. Six Algerian men are being questioned in connection with the discovery, made following an intelligence tip-off.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Inspectors Start Aerial Search in Iraq

United Nations inspectors have begun using helicopters for the first time in their search for banned weapons in Iraq. Three UN helicopters left a military airport in Baghdad on Tuesday morning for a phosphate factory 450 kilometres (280 miles) west of the

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Max Factor Heir Flees House Arrest

Police in California are hunting an heir to the multi-million dollar Max Factor cosmetics fortune. Andrew Luster, who faces 87 charges relating to date rape, has disappeared in the middle of his trial.

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

Chavez Supporters Protest in Caracaz

Supporters of the embattled Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, have been marching in the capital, Caracas, to protest against the deaths of two men at a demonstration on Friday. The government has accused the metropolitan police - widely viewed as sympath

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

N Korea Sanctions 'Would Mean War'

North Korea has said that economic sanctions by the United States would represent a declaration of war, as diplomatic efforts to resolve its nuclear weapons crisis intensify. It condemned the recent interception of a ship exporting Scud missiles to Yemen

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Investigation into Human Clone Claims Suspended

An American journalist's investigation into the US-based company claims for the first ever human clone was suspended. In the words of Michael Guillen this was "entirely possible" that Clonaid's claims could be "an elaborate hoax".

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

UN Says Iraq Nuclear Search 'Inconclusive'

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says weapons inspectors in Iraq have found nothing suspicious so far. Mohamed El Baradei said there was no evidence that Iraq had lied in its declarations on nuclear arms - but added that it was st

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Alleged Serial Killer Tried in London

A man has appeared in court in London charged with the gruesome murder of three women. 51-year-old John Anthony Hardy was arrested following the discovery of body parts stored in bags in and around his flat in Camden, North London by a member of the publi

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Bank of France Chief on Trial

Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet has gone on trial over his alleged role in one of the largest banking scandals in the country's history. Mr Trichet is accused of helping to conceal the full extent of losses run up by the then-state owned bank,

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Israel Mounts Pressure on Palestinians

Israel has ordered its military to step up what it calls targeted operations against Palestinian militants after a double suicide bombing killed 23 people and two bombers on Sunday. Among other measures, the Israeli cabinet also decided to stop senior Pal

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Zimbabwe Food Riots Escalate

Four police officers have been injured in a dormitory town near Harare, when youths attacked people queuing for food on Sunday, police have said. In the second city of Bulawayo, there is tight security around the courthouse, where 39 people are appearing

World | January 6, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215