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First Mammal Clone Dolly Dies

Dolly the sheep, who became famous as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, has died. The news was confirmed on Friday by the Roslin Institute, the Scottish research centre which created her.

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Saddam Bans WMD Import, Production

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has issued a decree banning the importation and production of weapons of mass destruction. The order came a few hours before the United Nations weapons inspectors report to the Security Council on Iraq's compliance with the

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Arafat Agreed to Appoint PM

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has agreed to appoint a prime minister - a key demand by the US and international mediators for progress on a political settlement. The announcement came after talks with envoys from the European Union, the UN and Russia a

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Uneasy Calm Returns to Bolivia

Striking police officers in Bolivia have begun returning to work after two days of violent anti-government protests left at least 23 people dead and saw widespread looting in the main city, La Paz. The government only defused the crisis by cancelling plan

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Columbia "Puncture" Hypothesis Considered

The Columbia space shuttle almost certainly suffered a devastating puncture which allowed hot air inside the left wing, US investigators say. Columbia broke up upon re-entry on 1 February with the loss of its crew of seven in a disaster which has raised q

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Enron "Bribed Tax Officials"

A crucial report into the collapse of disgraced energy giant Enron has discovered the firm's executives bribed tax officials. The energy giant - once the US' seventh largest firm - paid no income tax between 1996 and 1999 according to the investigation by

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Man Held in Gatwick Grenade Alert

Police have arrested a man carrying a live hand grenade at Gatwick Airport and evacuated one terminal. All flights out of the north terminal were suspended after the man - thought to be a 37-year-old Venezuelan - was detained under anti-terrorism laws.

World | February 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

US fuel Reserves Hit Record Low

Oil prices have topped new 28-month highs in London as fears of war with Iraq rise and the US admits its fuel reserves have fallen to their lowest levels since the 1970s Arab oil embargo. The price of benchmark Brent crude oil shot up 63 cents a barrel to

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N Korea Claimed Ability to Reach US Targets

North Korea has warned that it has the ability to strike American targets anywhere in the world if provoked. Pyongyang was responding to the decision by the United Nations nuclear watchdog to refer it to the UN Security Council for breaching nuclear non-p

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Iraqi Missile Find Raises Tension

An Iraqi missile found to exceed its legal range has raised fresh concerns that Baghdad may be in breach of its disarmament obligations under UN resolutions. A panel of experts summoned by UN weapons inspectors found that the al-Samoud Two missile had a r

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New York Bans Mobiles in Theatres

After banning smoking in bars and restaurants, New York is tackling what many see as another major public annoyance. From April, requests to switch off your mobile phone before a play or concert begins will be backed up with the threat of a $50 fine.

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Indian Cruise Missile Tested Successfully

India has successfully conducted the first naval launch of its short-range Brahmos cruise missile. The supersonic missile, with a range of 280 kilometres (174 miles), was fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal off the eastern state of Orissa.

World | February 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Indian Cruise Missile Tested Successfully

India has successfully conducted the first naval launch of its short-range Brahmos cruise missile. The supersonic missile, with a range of 280 kilometres (174 miles), was fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal off the eastern state of Orissa.

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Italy Releases Alleged Pakistani Terrorists

An Italian judge has ordered the release of 28 Pakistani immigrants arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks. The reasons for the order are unclear, but reports suggest little evidence was found against the men.

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Columbia Disaster Tape Published

Officials investigating the Columbia shuttle disaster have released an audio tape of conversations between flight controllers at Mission Control during the spacecraft's last minutes. The tape reveals how engineers monitoring the space shuttle's descent be

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US Warns of Terrorist Alliance

The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has asserted that a new message - allegedly from Osama Bin Laden - is proof of a link between the al-Qaeda network and the Iraqi Government. The Bush administration believes the tape to be almost certainly genuine

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Fourteen Killed in Hajj Stampede

At least 14 people have been killed and several others injured in a stampede during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, a Saudi official has said. The official said the incident happened during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual in Mina, just out

World | February 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Army Deployed to Guard London

The army has been drafted in to increase security in London amid concern about al-Qaeda attacks on the capital. A total of 450 troops have joined 1,000 extra police officers in patrolling Heathrow Airport as part of a tightening of security at sites acros

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Space Shuttle's Left Wing Found

Investigators have identified at least part of the left wing of the space shuttle Columbia, Nasa has said. The find is significant because the shuttle's difficulties appear to have originated in the left wing when the Columbia broke up minutes before it w

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BP Invests Billions in Russia

The British energy giant BP is investing billions of pounds in a new joint venture in Russia. The company said it was joining with the Alfa Group and Access-Renova (AAR) to create Russia's third biggest oil and gas business.

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Bali Suspect Re-enacts Bombing

A key suspect in last October's bombing of a Bali nightclub has publicly admitted his role in the bombing and demonstrated how it was carried out Ali Imron, who was arrested in January, told a televised press conference organised by the Indonesian police

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