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MORE THAN TWO DECADES AFTER JOHN LENNON WAS GUNNED DOWN BY A DERANGED ...

More than two decades after John Lennon was gunned down by a deranged fan, devoted fans of the ex-Beatle gathered on December 8 at the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields, an area of Central Park dedicated to Lennon, to mourn on the anniversary of his dea

World | December 9, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 821

U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE OBTAINED A VIDEOTAPE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN THAT PROVI...

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THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION SAYS THERE HAD BEEN AT LEAST ONE CASE OF...

The World Health Organisation says there had been at least one case of the deadly Ebola virus in Gabon. There is no known cure and no vaccine for Ebola, which causes up to 90 percent of victims to bleed to death in a matter of days.

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SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT CHANDRIKA KUMARATUNGA ON DECEMBER 9 SWORE IN HER ...

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga on December 9 swore in her arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister. Wickremesinghe won a surprisingly convincing victory in the elections on December 5, but he will have to deal with Kumaratunga, whose

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FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1997, A FREIGHT TRAIN ROLLED ACROSS THE "FRIE...

For the first time since 1997, a freight train rolled across the "Friendship Bridge" from Uzbekistan into Afghanistan bringing much needed humanitarian supplies into the conflict-torn country. Uzbekistan closed the bridge for security reasons after the Ta

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EIGHT REFUGEES HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD AND ANOTHER FIVE SERIOUSLY ILL INS...

Eight refugees have been found dead and another five seriously ill inside a container on a lorry in south-east Ireland on December 8. Local reports said the victims were Romanian, but police and hospital staff said they could not confirm the victims' nati

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ON A DAY OF VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, A SUICIDE BOMBER BLEW HIMSELF...

On a day of violence in the Middle East, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus station in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on December 9, injuring dozens of people.

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THE HUNT FOR WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN, OSAMA BIN LADEN, IS INTENSIFYING...

The hunt for world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, is intensifying amid reports that he may have fled a mountain hideout for nearby forests. One Northern Alliance spokesman said the alleged terrorist mastermind was believed to be leading 1,000 men who

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PASHTUN LEADERS REPORTED THAT TALIBAN SPIRITUAL LEADER MULLAH MOHAMMED...

Pashtun leaders reported that Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Mohammed Omar left the southern city overnight. The anti-Taliban leaders said Omar was in Kandahar on December 7, but by the morning on December 8 he was gone.

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN VISITED THESSALONIKI ON DECEMBER 8, I...

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Thessaloniki on December 8, Itar Tass reported. At his meeting with the Greek President Konstantinos Stephanopoulos the cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector was discussed.

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A BRIDGE THAT IS A CRUCIAL SUPPLY ROUTE INTO AFGHANISTAN WILL REOPEN W...

A bridge that is a crucial supply route into Afghanistan will reopen within days, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Uzbek President Islam Karimov announced on December 8. The bridge has been closed since 1996.

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ON DECEMBER 8 THE JAPANESE PEOPLE HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A GLIMPSE FOR T...

On December 8 the Japanese people had a chance to take a glimpse for the first time of Japan's Crown Princess Masako and the baby girl she gave birth to. According to a survey conducted recently in Japan 71% of the informants want to see the Japanese legi

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US PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH CLAIMED VICTORY AFTER SENATE DEMOCRATS BUCKLE...

US President George Bush claimed victory after Senate Democrats buckled to his demands to limit anti-terrorism spending to USD 20 BLN. Capping a three-day battle on the Senate floor, lawmakers approved USD 318 BLN Defense Bill for 2001 and a compromise US

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U.S. AND EASTERN ALLIANCE FORCES CONTINUED THEIR ASSAULT ON TALIBAN AN...

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ISRAELI HELICOPTERS ATTACKED A PALESTINIAN SECURITY COMPOUND WITH MISS...

Israeli helicopters attacked a Palestinian security compound with missiles early in the morning of December 8, Israeli Defense Forces reported. The attacks came after Israel's demands went unheeded that Palestinians halt the mortar fire on the settlement

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NATO AND RUSSIA STARTED NEGOTIATIONS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW COU...

NATO and Russia started negotiations on the establishment of a new Council NATO – Russia, which will have 20 members states, France Presse announced. Russia is not envisaged to have right for veto.

World | December 7, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

THE TALIBAN SURRENDERED KANDAHAR ON FRIDAY, THEIR FINAL BASTION AND BI...

The Taliban surrendered Kandahar on Friday, their final bastion and birthplace, but America's two most wanted men – the supreme Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan appeared to have slipped away.

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ISRAELI WARPLANES STRUCK A PALESTINIAN SECURITY COMPOUND IN THE SOUTHE...

Israeli warplanes struck a Palestinian security compound in the southern part of Gaza City early Friday, with at least two large explosions shaking the ground, CNN reported. In a statement, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the attack was against Pales

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JAPAN MADE ITS RECESSION OFFICIAL FRIDAY WHEN IT RELEASED FIGURES SHOW...

Japan made its recession official Friday when it released figures showing the economy shrank 0.5 percent in the September quarter from the previous quarter, CNN reported.

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ISRAELI WARPLANES HIT THE PALESTINIAN POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN GAZA EARL...

Israeli warplanes hit the Palestinian police headquarters in Gaza early Friday, hours before Israel and Palestinian security officials were set to meet.

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TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH OMAR WILL BEGIN SURRENDERING KANDAHAR ON FRIDAY,...

Taliban leader Mullah Omar will begin surrendering Kandahar on Friday, a Taliban official said, quoted by CNN.

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