Libya has been elected chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, despite opposition from the United States. In a secret ballot, Libyan Ambassador Najat Al-Hajjaji was backed by 33 members, with three countries voting against and 17 members a
Former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic has surrendered to the international tribunal in The Hague, where he faces war crimes charges. Mr Milutinovic was taken by car to a United Nations detention centre in the city after arriving on a special flight f
"Chicago," a film about star-struck dolls and the guys in their lives, shouldered three honors Sunday night in the Golden Globe Awards, winning best actress and actor awards, plus plaudits for best musical. And, in what may be a hint at Oscar honors to co
Police have raided Finsbury Park mosque in north London, arresting seven people. Scotland Yard said the raid was linked to the investigation into the discovery of traces of the deadly poison Ricin in a flat in Wood Green, north London, earlier this month.
Four people are reported to have been killed and more than 20 injured in a cable car accident in western India. The cable carrying the cars up to a hilltop temple in Gujarat snapped, causing three cars to fall, according to police quoted by the Associated
The United States says it is prepared to offer economic co-operation to North Korea in its latest effort to defuse the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear programmes. The US ambassador to South Korea, Thomas Hubbard, said his country could offer more than jus
A day of worldwide protests against a looming US-led war on Iraq has culminated in giant peace rallies in Washington, San Francisco and other US cities. More than 50,000 Americans converged on the National Mall in the centre of Washington, in one of the b
Bush fires raging around the Australian capital Canberra have killed four people and destroyed hundreds of suburban homes. The local authorities have declared a state of emergency and evacuated more than 2,000 people to schools and community centres.
Millions of Cubans are going to the polls on Sunday to vote for deputies in the country's National Assembly. In the election there are exactly the same number of candidates as seats and all the candidates are selected by government-approved bodies.
The chief United Nations weapons inspectors have arrived in Iraq for critical talks about Iraq's compliance with the UN demand that it disarms. The visit to Baghdad comes amid heightened suspicion that Iraq is pursuing a banned weapons program following t
A state of emergency has been declared around Australia's capital city, Canberra, as bushfires rage out of control. Most of the city is now surrounded by the fires and dozens of suburban homes have already been engulfed by flames.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov flew to the capital, Pyongyang, following talks with Chinese officials in Beijing. The latest round of diplomacy came as a United Nations envoy who flew from Pyongyang to Beijing on Saturday warned there
Mass rallies are being planned around the world to show opposition to any war against Iraq. Demonstrations began in Japan and are set to take place in cities across Europe and the Middle East as well as in the United States.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to extend and improve efforts to control the remnants of Afghanistan's former Taleban government and the al-Qaeda network of Osama Bin Laden. The resolution aims to tighten monitoring procedures and keep sanct
The Croatian skier, Ivica Kostelic, has apologised for comparing his state of mind before a race to that of a German soldier in June 1941. But he has rejected allegations that he holds Nazi sympathies and has accused the media of twisting his words in ord
The Afghan Government is taking steps to tackle a reported regrouping of Taleban and al-Qaeda factions in the south of the country. Around 5,000 police have been sent to the southern town of Spin Boldak, near the border with Pakistan.
Several European countries have united in warning against military intervention in Iraq and urging more time for United Nations inspections. French President Jacques Chirac delivered a blunt warning against any military action saying it would break intern
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