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A MAJOR BUSH FIRE HAS BROKEN OUT IN THE HEART OF SYDNEY SUBURBIA, THRE...

A major bush fire has broken out in the heart of Sydney suburbia, threatening thousands of homes in the Pennant Hills area about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north west of the city center. So far nearly 300,000 hectares (700,000 acres) of bushland in New Sout

World | January 1, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550

PAKISTAN-INDIA RELATIONS SHOWED THE FIRST SMALL SIGN OF A THAW MONDAY ...

Pakistan-India relations showed the first small sign of a thaw Monday as India's foreign minister called Pakistan's arrests of Islamic militant leaders a "step in the correct direction." Tensions have been on the rise between the two nations since the Dec

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ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES MONDAY MOVED TOWARD THE BAGHRAN AREA WHERE PENTAGO...

Anti-Taliban forces Monday moved toward the Baghran area where Pentagon sources said they believe Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is hiding. U.

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FOR A FOURTH TIME IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, A NEW PRESIDENT WAS SWORN IN...

For a fourth time in less than two weeks, a new president was sworn in Monday as the head of Argentina -- but the latest chief will only hold the job for a day, while a longer-term candidate is found. Eduardo Cama?o -- president of the national Chamber of

World | January 1, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 433

FIREFIGHTERS IN LIMA, PERU FOUND MORE BODIES MONDAY AS THEY SEARCHED T...

Firefighters in Lima, Peru found more bodies Monday as they searched the basement of a shopping center devastated by a weekend blaze that killed close to 300 people. The death toll stood at 296, according to civil defense authorities, but the number of de

World | January 1, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 600

ARGENTINA'S INTERIM PRESIDENT, ADOLFO RODRIGUEZ SAA, RESIGNED SUNDAY, ...

Argentina's interim president, Adolfo Rodriguez Saa, resigned Sunday, saying his Peronist party had not supported his efforts to fix the country's economic woes. The move throws Argentina into a fresh round of political and economic chaos.

World | December 31, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1135

AT LEAST SIX PALESTINIANS WERE KILLED BY ISRAELI TROOPS IN SEPARATE IN...

At least six Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in separate incidents in Gaza, as Palestinian police reportedly arrested a suspect on an Israeli "most wanted" list.

World | December 31, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

THE U.S. ARMY'S 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION WILL REPLACE THE MARINE CONTIN...

The U.S.

World | December 31, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 721

AT LEAST 122 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 180 INJURED IN LIMA, PERU WHEN FIR...

At least 122 people were killed and 180 injured in Lima, Peru when fireworks exploded in a street-market store, setting off a blaze that swept through four blocks of apartments and stores, officials said Sunday. President Alejandro Toledo declared Sunday

World | December 31, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 580

SMOKE FROM MORE THAN 100 BUSHFIRES HAS BLANKETED SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA'S L...

Smoke from more than 100 bushfires has blanketed Sydney, Australia's largest city, obscuring the tallest skyscrapers, the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge with visibility cut to just a few hundred meters.

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 582

MORE AL QAEDA AND TALIBAN PRISONERS ARRIVED AT AFGHANISTAN'S KANDAHAR ...

More al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners arrived at Afghanistan's Kandahar International Airport, doubling the number of detainees under a Marine guard. According to a Pakistani official the country would arrest bin Laden if he crosses border

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

PEACEKEEPING TROOPS IN KOSOVO ARE TAKING ON A NEW DUTY -- PREPARING TH...

Peacekeeping troops in Kosovo are taking on a new duty -- preparing the province for a new currency. Kosovo -- which is still a province of Yugoslavia -- isn't part of the European Union, which is introducing the currency on Tuesday.

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

AT LEAST 77 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 115 INJURED IN LIMA, PERU AFTER FIR...

At least 77 people were killed and 115 injured in Lima, Peru after fire engulfed a crowded downtown shopping center loaded with fireworks shops, officials said Sunday. It took nearly five hours for some 440 firefighters to bring the fire under control aft

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 601

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE CONVENED LEADERS OF HIS COU...

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee convened leaders of his country's political parties Sunday to discuss the rising tensions with Pakistan. Vajpayee, leader of the ruling BJP party, already has the support of the main opposition Congress party in

World | December 30, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

SEEKING TO BOLSTER MIXED PUBLIC ENTHUSIASM FOR THE EURO AND CALM FEARS...

Seeking to bolster mixed public enthusiasm for the euro and calm fears of upcoming price hikes German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder cited a 1967 Beatles song in a newspaper article released on Saturday. "Just like the Beatles, whose records we did buy in G

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 602

TERRIFIED VILLAGERS ARE FLEEING THE FRONT LINE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKIS...

Terrified villagers are fleeing the front line between India and Pakistan as the two countries mass troops and artillery along their shared border. In an attempt to ease the situation, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf says he is ready to meet Indian Pr

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

THE U.N. GOVERNOR OF KOSOVO, FORMER DANISH DEFENCE MINISTER HANS HAEKK...

The U.N.

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 637

PROTESTERS ANGRY ABOUT ARGENTINA'S WORSENING ECONOMIC SITUATION STORME...

Protesters angry about Argentina's worsening economic situation stormed the congress building Saturday, destroying furniture and setting fire to curtains. Police forced out the protesters at the congress using tear gas, high-pressure hot water and rubber-

World | December 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 746

THE GROUP OF EIGHT LEADING INDUSTRIAL NATIONS HAS ADDED ITS VOICE TO I...

The Group of Eight leading industrial nations has added its voice to international calls for India and Pakistan to resume political dialogue and avoid an outbreak of hostilities between the two South Asian nuclear rivals. Relations between Indian and Paki

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

IN A SIGN THAT THE U.S. MILITARY OPERATION IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN COUL...

In a sign that the U.S.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

OPEC PLANS TO CUT ITS OUTPUT OF OIL BY 1.5 MILLION BARRELS PER DAY, SA...

OPEC plans to cut its output of oil by 1.5 million barrels per day, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said Thursday, in an effort to prop up sagging prices.

World | December 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484
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