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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.

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Senate Passed Iraq War Resolution

The Senate early Friday voted 77 to 23 -- joining the House -- to authorize President Bush to commit U.S.

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Known Soon

The winner of one of the world's most prestigious honours - the Nobel Peace Prize - is to be announced shortly. There are a record number of candidates -156 vying for this year's accolade, with no clear favourite.

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

UK Seeks Russia's Support on Iraq

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold further talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to try to win his support for a tough UN resolution to deal with Iraq. Mr Blair has already made clear that he intends to address Mr Putin's concerns that

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Islamic Parties Strong in Pakistan's Elections

Early results in Pakistan's general elections have shown a surprisingly strong performance by anti-American Muslim fundamentalist parties. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), or United Action Front, has won at least 20 of the 60 or so seats officially decl

World | October 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Suicide Bomb Attack in Tel Aviv

An Israeli woman has died of injuries sustained in a suicide bomb attack at a bus stop near Tel Aviv. A Palestinian attacker is also believed to have died in the attack on a main road near Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Yemen Says Limburg Tanker Blast Could Be Attack

Yemen has acknowledged for the first time that an explosion on a French-owned tanker off its coast on Sunday may have been the result of a terrorist attack. The Yemeni Government - which had previously insisted that an accidental fire had caused the blast

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Support in Ireland for Nice Treaty Grows

A new opinion poll in Ireland suggests that support for the Nice Treaty on EU enlargement has been rapidly increasing. The poll for US-based bankers Citigroup found that support was running at 44%, a significant increase on a similar poll last month, whic

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

New Murder in U.S. Linked to Sniper Hunt

Police in the United States are trying to determine if a man shot dead at a petrol station near Washington could be the ninth victim of a sniper on a week-long killing spree. Investigators in the Virginia town of Manassas said it was too early to know if

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

U.S. Presses EU Over Turkey

The United States has urged the European Union to hold membership talks with Turkey as soon as possible after Brussels failed to set a start date in a key report. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has approved a report judging that 10 count

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

UN: Global Economy Slowdown Until Mid-2003

The global economy is going to stay in the doldrums until mid-2003, the United Nations warns. Till now, the UN believed that the world shouold have pulled itself round from the slowdown which began in 2000 by the end of this year, with 1.

World | October 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Woman Serial Killer Executed in Florida

A woman serial killer convicted of the murder of six men has been executed in Florida's state prison. Aileen Wuornos, 46, died at 0947 local time (1347GMT) in the prison at Starke, after being injected with a lethal cocktail of drugs, according to a spoke

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 577

Serial Sniper in Maryland Leaves Message

Police hunting a suspected serial sniper in the American state of Maryland are reported to have found a taunting note near the site of one of the shootings. "Dear policeman, I am God," said the message, written on a tarot card and found, along with a shel

World | October 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5813

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: 201
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