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Indonesia Blames al-Qaeda for Bali Bombing

Indonesia's defence minister has accused Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network of involvement in the massive bomb attack on the island of Bali which killed at least 188 people. The American FBI and experts from Australia and Britain have joined investigation

World | October 14, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Death Toll in Bali Set at 187

Investigations have begun into the bomb on the Indonesian island of Bali that ripped through a nightclub on Saturday night killing 187 people and injuring 309. Australia, home to the majority of the blast's victims, has announced that Foreign Minister Ale

World | October 14, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Investigations into Ukraine-Iraq Link Start Today

British and American experts will begin work on Monday in Ukraine investigating claims that the government there has sold a military radar system to Iraq. Such a sale would be in breach of United Nations sanctions against Iraq.

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Havana Conference Marks Cuban Missile Crisis

A conference in Havana marking the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis has ended with a visit by participants to sites related to the dispute that brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war. The delegates - who inc

World | October 14, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 673

No President Elected in Serbia

Serbia will have to hold fresh presidential elections after only 45.5% of eligible voters turned out for Sunday's run-off, independent elections monitors said.

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Ivory Coast Rebels Say Have Taken Key City

Rebels in the Ivory Coast say they have taken the western cocoa-producing centre of Daloa - even as a new round of peace talks begins. There have been reports of fighting around Daloa since Saturday, but rebel claims that the city has fallen have not been

World | October 13, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 130

Palestinian Toddler Killed in Gaza

Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip, including a toddler crushed when Israeli forces dynamited a house in Rafah, while two Palestinian gunmen died in a shootout while infiltrating southern Israel from Egypt for the first time.

World | October 13, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

Pakistan Call EU Stand on Vote Untrue

Pakistan has rejected as "untrue" EU charges that the voting process in the elections was flawed, as an anti-US Islamic alliance loomed large over a new hung parliament. Accusations that authorities interfered with the electoral process were "indeed unfor

World | October 13, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 160

Student Suspect in Mall Blast Near Helsinki

One of seven people killed in an explosion at a busy shopping centre near Helsinki was suspected to have carried out the attack, police have said. "There are no indications of motives yet," police official Tero Haapala told a news conference on Saturday.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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