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CIA: Likelihood of Iraq Attacking Unprovoked Low

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) believes Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein could respond with chemical or biological weapons if he thinks an American-led strike against him is imminent. But in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA director

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Al Qaeda Link in Attack on Marines in Kuwait

Pentagon officials said Wednesday they now believe the al Qaeda terrorist network was connected to an attack in Kuwait that left one U.S.

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

U.S. Marine Killed in Kuwait

Two Kuwaitis opened fire on U.S.

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Bush: "Full force and fury" Will Be Used Against Iraq

President Bush vowed to use the "full force and fury" of the U.S.

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Maintanence Crew Suspected in Sydney Fires

A maintenance crew is suspected of having accidentally started a fire which destroyed 10 houses and badly damaged 11 more near the Australian city of Sydney. More than 200 people were evacuated on Tuesday, as fires raged through tinder-dry scrub land in E

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

France Sees Compromise on Iraq

Signs have emerged of a possible compromise on how to deal with Iraq between the United States and other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The French Foreign Ministry said a constructive dialogue was under way on a new ecurity Coun

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Two Northern Ireland Ministers Quit

Northern Ireland's First Minister David Trimble is meeting UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to demand punishment of the IRA's political ally Sinn Fein in a spy row. Two ministers from the Rev.

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Rivals Claim Key Victory in Ivory Coast

Rebels and government forces in Ivory Coast are both claiming victory, after a fierce battle for the second city of Bouake. There is confusion about who is in overall control but rebels appear to have held on to the centre of the city of 500,000.

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Drug-Driving Voted Offence in France

The French National Assembly has voted through a law making it an offence to drive while under the influence of drugs. Offenders will be liable to two years in jail and a fine of 4,500 euros.

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Reopening of Inquiry into Serial Killer Nurse

A Dutch court has delayed its verdict on a nurse accused of killing 13 patients, ordering her to undergo psychiatric examination and demanding that the original murder inquiry be reopened. The judges also said they want more information from some witnesse

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Sharon Set to Press on with Raids in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has vowed to press on with army operations in the Gaza Strip, despite international condemnation of a raid that killed 14 Palestinians on Monday. Mr Sharon hailed the operation as a "success" - although he expressed reg

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 195

Ex-school Caretaker Fit for Trial for Murder

The former school caretaker charged with the murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman has been deemed fit to stand trial after assessment by doctors. Ian Huntley, 28, was remanded in custody until 15 November when his case is listed to be he

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Bush: Time is Running out for Saddam Hussein

President George W Bush has said time is running out for Saddam Hussein and that he must disarm Iraq or face a coalition led by the United States. His latest warning to the Iraqi leader, whom he called a "homicidal dictator", came in a televised speech ma

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Violence Marks Elections in Kashmir

Gunfighting that left three people dead has marred the resumption of elections in Kashmir. The latest attack came as a fourth and final phase of legislative elections began, leaving two Indian paramilitary soldiers and a suspected militant dead after a gr

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Sniper Shootings Linked

A 13-year-old boy has been shot and injured outside a school near Washington DC - apparently the eighth victim of a sniper who has killed six people so far. The boy was shot as he was being dropped off at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Prince George Cou

World | October 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Two British Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize for Medicine

Two British scientists are to share the Nobel prize for medicine. Sydney Brenner and Sir John Sulston, will share the award with US scientist Robert Horvitz.

World | October 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Floods Hit Thai Capital

The Thai capital has been hit by flash floods that have submerged major roads and suburban areas. Many roads were knee-deep in parts following heavy rains over the weekend.

World | October 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Incursion in Gaza Leaves 12 Dead

Palestinian sources say 12 people have been killed and many more injured during a fresh Israeli incursion in the Gaza Strip. A force of Israeli tanks and Apache helicopters entered the Palestinian city of Khan Younis and its adjacent refugee camp in the e

World | October 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

Nationalists Ahead in Boasnian Poll

Nationalists and hardliners appear to be the main winners of elections in Bosnia-Hercegovina according to early poll results. Before Saturday's ballot, the European Union and United States had urged Bosnians to support reform rather than return to the nat

World | October 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Lula Faces Run-Off in Brazil

Early results from Brazil's presidential election show left-wing candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has won nearly twice as many votes as his nearest opponent. But it appears he will fall short of the absolute majority needed to be declared the winner af

World | October 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Military Build-up in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast troops and rebel soldiers have exchanged gunfire on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Bouake, held by mutinous soldiers for more than two weeks. The government and rebels forces have been sending heavy reinforcements to the front line.

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237
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