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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

Bosnians Awaiting Preliminary Results

Bosnians are awaiting preliminary results from the country's first locally organised elections since the end of the 1992-95 war. The results of the vote, due later on Sunday, will determine whether pro-West reformers can oust the large Muslim, Serb and Cr

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Thailand Fears More Floods

People in Thailand are being warned to remain on alert for further flash floods as more rain is forecast for the coming week. This year's highest sea tides are also set to take place around 8 to 10 October, weather officials said.

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Folied Chavez's Coup Attempt

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said security officials have foiled a plan to remove him from office through a coup in the next few days. The Venezuelan leader, who survived a coup by rebel military officers six months ago, said leading political and

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 164

Leftist Candidate Likely to Win Brazil Election

Leftist candidate Luiz Inacio da Silva, known by his fellow Brazilians simply as Lula, appears poised to win the presidency on his fourth try as up to 115 million people in Latin America's largest country go to the polls Sunday. With stagnant growth, high

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Paris Mayor Stabbed

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach early on Sunday morning. The mayor was attacked at 0230 local time (0030 GMT) in the City Hall, which had opened its doors to the public as part of a series of all-n

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

Shootings in U.S. Linked

A shooting in Virginia has been linked to last week's sniper killings in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

World | October 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Nepal's King Disbands Cabinet

Nepal is facing a protracted political crisis following a decision by King Gyanendra to take control of government in the Himalyan kingdom after firing Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and disbanding the Cabinet. But Deuba is indicating he is unlikely to

World | October 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 160

Iraq Set to Harden Opposition to U.S.

Iraq has launched a diplomatic offensive among neighbouring countries to try to harden opposition to any United States-led military action against it. Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri, who is touring Gulf states, has called for solidarity against the US,

World | October 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 164

Taliban American Sentenced to 20 Years

John Walker Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Friday after tearfully telling a courtroom that he made a mistake in joining the Taliban. Walker Lindh, the so-called "Taliban American," told U.

World | October 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Bosnians Go to Polls Today

Bosnians are voting in polls widely seen as their final opportunity to put the 1992-95 war behind them and embrace a multi-ethnic future within Europe. Muslims, Serbs and Croats began filing into polling stations at dawn on Saturday in the capital Sarajev

World | October 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 222

Shoebomber Pleads Guilty

Richard Reid pleaded guilty Friday to trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes and declared himself a follower of Osama bin Laden. Reid said he did not recognize the American justice system but agreed he did commit the

World | October 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Sniper Shootings in United States Linked

The sniper shooting of a 72-year-old Washington, D.C.

World | October 5, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 156

Israeli Poilice Storm Muslim Compound

Israeli police charged into the main mosque compound in the heart of Jerusalem on Friday and fired stun grenades after a few Muslim worshippers threw rocks at Jews praying at the Western Wall below, but the scene quickly calmed.

World | October 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Russia Wants Inspectors back to Iraq

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said UN weapons inspectors must go back to Iraq as soon as possible - putting Moscow on a collision course with the United States. The US is pushing for a new UN Security Council resolution which would rewrite the rul

World | October 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152
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