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BUSH FIRES ARE CONTINUING TO FORCE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO EVACUATE THE...

Bush fires are continuing to force thousands of people to evacuate their homes to the west and south of Australia’s Sydney as dry weather and erratic winds prolong the crisis. Twelve days after the first blazes began, more than 80 fires still burn across

World | January 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 721

U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD IS VERY CLOSE TO RECOMMENDING T...

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World | January 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 702

ISRAEL HAS BEGUN WITHDRAWING TROOPS FROM AREAS OF THE WEST BANK, AS UN...

Israel has begun withdrawing troops from areas of the West Bank, as United States special envoy Anthony Zinni prepares a fresh attempt to kick start long-stalled peace talks. Forces had been pulled out of Jenin, Hebron and part of Ramallah.

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

PAKISTANI PRESIDENT GENERAL PERVEZ MUSHARRAF IS ON HIS WAY TO NEPAL FO...

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf is on his way to Nepal for a summit of South Asian leaders, traveling via a brief stopover in Beijing. His visit comes as diplomatic efforts intensify to persuade the leaders of India and Pakistan to meet face-

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

HEAVY SNOWFALLS AND BLIZZARDS HAVE BEEN CAUSING CHAOS IN MANY PARTS OF...

Heavy snowfalls and blizzards have been causing chaos in many parts of central Europe. Parts of the Czech Republic have been declared a disaster area, and people are feared dead in avalanches in Poland.

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 582

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION HAS SAID IT IS "EXTREMELY SATISFIED" WITH THE ...

The European Commission has said it is "extremely satisfied" with the roll out of euro cash, on the first day that most shops and banks have opened their doors to the new single currency. The most serious glitch of the day came when all of Austria's cash

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 704

ZAMBIA'S NEW PRESIDENT LEVY MWANAWASA HAS WARNED OPPONENTS THAT PROTES...

Zambia's new president Levy Mwanawasa has warned opponents that protests against his leadership will not be tolerated. Mr Mwanawasa took power after narrowly winning an election held on 27 December, but opposition parties have claimed that fraud and ballo

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

AT LEAST 45 INMATES ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING RIOTING AT...

At least 45 inmates are reported to have been killed during rioting at a maximum security prison in northern Brazil in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in several years. Police blamed the deaths on fighting between rival gangs in the prison, in Port

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

EUROPE'S NEW SINGLE CURRENCY HAS SURVIVED ITS FIRST WORKING DAY DESPIT...

Europe's new single currency has survived its first working day despite two strikes, three robberies and some confusion. Banking strikes in France and Italy and bank robberies in Greece and Ireland were said to be causing little major disruption, but ther

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

FEDERAL JUDGE ENTERED AN INNOCENT PLEA WEDNESDAY FOR THE FIRST PERSON ...

Federal judge entered an innocent plea Wednesday for the first person - Zacarias Moussaoui, 33, a Frenchman of Moroccan descent - indicted in connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks.

World | January 3, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 756

FIREFIGHTERS IN SYDNEY ARE CONCENTRATING EFFORTS LATE WEDNESDAY ON STO...

Firefighters in Sydney are concentrating efforts late Wednesday on stopping blazes entering the Lane Cove National Park in the city's inner north west as gusty winds and high temperatures push fires ever closer to the city center.

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 584

ZAMBIAN RULING PARTY CANDIDATE LEVY MWANAWASA HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS THE...

Zambian ruling party candidate Levy Mwanawasa has been sworn in as the country's president despite a court challenge to his election. Ten opposition parties had wanted the swearing-in ceremony to be put off, saying the December 27 election had been affect

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

THE FIRST CONTINGENT OF FRENCH TROOPS HAVE JOINED THE INTERNATIONAL PE...

The first contingent of French troops have joined the international peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. The group of 15 soldiers arrived on Wednesday at Bagram Air Base and will join the British peacekeepers, who have been in Afghanistan since mid-Decemb

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

THE FIRST BANK ROBBERY OF EUROS TOOK PLACE IN GREECE AFTER A GUNMAN AT...

The first bank robbery of euros took place in Greece after a gunman attacked a bank in Athens.

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 563

BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TOOK OFFICE DECEMBER 1 AS NE...

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg took office December 1 as New York's 108th mayor, vowing to rebuild the city in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks and to build on the successes of his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani.

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

WITH THE E-DAY CELEBRATIONS NOW OVER, THE EURO CHANGEOVER IS SET TO FA...

With the E-Day celebrations now over, the euro changeover is set to face its first real test on Wednesday, when normal working life resumes after the New Year's holiday. The initial days of the changeover will place much pressure on retailers, who will ha

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ARGENTINA'S NEW PRESIDENT EDUARDO DUHALDE, THE COUNTRY'S FIFTH LEADER ...

Argentina's new president Eduardo Duhalde, the country's fifth leader in two weeks, said he will form a government of national unity to help deal with massive economic and social chaos. "My commitment from today is to finish with an economic model that ha

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 709

THE FIRST MAN CHARGED WITH OFFENCES LINKED TO THE 11 SEPTEMBER ATTACKS...

The first man charged with offences linked to the 11 September attacks in the US is due to appear in court later on Wednesday. Zacarias Moussaoui, a 33-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan descent, faces a chilling list of charges - among them, conspiracy to co

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

ABOUT 200 U.S. MARINES RETURNED TO BASE IN KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN, IN T...

About 200 U.S.

World | January 2, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742

AS THE YEAR 2002 ARRIVED AROUND THE WORLD, CASH CHANGED ITS APPEARANCE...

As the year 2002 arrived around the world, cash changed its appearance across Europe. 50 BLN coins and 14.

World | January 1, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 682

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: 579
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