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IN BEIJING ON THE THIRD AND FINAL STOP OF A SIX-DAY ASIAN TOUR, U.S. P...

In Beijing on the third and final stop of a six-day Asian tour, U.S.

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

PRIME MINISTER LIONEL JOSPIN ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY THAT HE WOULD CHALLEN...

Prime Minister Lionel Jospin announced Wednesday that he would challenge incumbent Jacques Chirac for the French presidency in upcoming elections, ending months of shadow-boxing that has turned off voters. Jospin, a Socialist who has shared power for five

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

TWO MILLION MUSLIMS HAVE MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO THE MOUNT WHERE PROPHET ...

Two million Muslims have made a pilgrimage to the mount where Prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon. As dawn broke on the second day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a sea of white-dressed worshippers surged towards Mount Arafat near the holy city of

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

SURVIVORS OF EGYPT'S WORST RAIL DISASTER, IN WHICH MORE THAN 370 PEOPL...

Survivors of Egypt's worst rail disaster, in which more than 370 people died, have described their escape from the burning, speeding train. "The smoke was coming at us and we started screaming and knocking on the doors and at this point the fire broke int

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 599

COLOMBIA’S PRESIDENT ANDRES PASTRANA BROKE OFF THE PEACE PROCESS WITH ...

Colombia’s President Andres Pastrana broke off the peace process with leftist rebels Wednesday, hours after the guerrillas hijacked a jetliner and kidnapped a prominent senator. In a nationally televised address, Pastrana gave the Revolutionary Armed Forc

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

RESPONDING TO A PALESTINIAN REQUEST, THE U.N SECURITY COUNCIL SCHEDULE...

Responding to a Palestinian request, the U.N Security Council scheduled rare consultations on the Middle East Thursday, with Arab nations demanding Israel be condemned for escalating attacks against civilians and the Palestinian Authority.

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

PRESIDENT BUSH VISITED CHINA THURSDAY EXACTLY 30 YEARS TO THE DAY AFTE...

President Bush visited China Thursday exactly 30 years to the day after a landmark bridge-building trip by former President Richard Nixon and urged it to "strongly oppose" arms proliferation. But the two sides failed to secure an early deal on the spread

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

THREE AL-QAEDA SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TURKEY HAVE BEEN FORMALLY REMANDED...

Three al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Turkey have been formally remanded in custody for using fake documents to enter the country, the semi-official Anatolia news agency has reported. They were allegedly heading for Israel on a suicide bomb mission.

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

FORMER YUGOSLAV LEADER SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC HAS STRUCK HIS FIRST VICTORY...

Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic has struck his first victory in his war crimes tribunal after judges refused to hear evidence from a key prosecution witness. Judge Richard May said the evidence from Kevin Curtis concerning alleged war crimes aga

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

IRAQ HAS ACCUSED THE UNITED STATES OF STATE TERRORISM AMID SIGNS THAT ...

Iraq has accused the United States of state terrorism amid signs that the war of words between the two countries is heating up. In a report submitted to a United Nations committee which is examining the strength of counter-terrorism legislation around the

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

SOME TWO MILLION MUSLIMS HAVE GATHERED IN SAUDI ARABIA'S HOLY CITY OF ...

Some two million Muslims have gathered in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca to begin the rites of the Hajj. The annual pilgrimage, which takes them to the barren plain of Mina and the slopes of Mount Arafat, is the biggest yearly mass movement of people o

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

REFUGEES FROM AFGHANISTAN ARE CONTINUING TO POUR IN TO PAKISTAN DESPIT...

Refugees from Afghanistan are continuing to pour in to Pakistan despite the end of the conflict, BBC reported. "What's more worrisome is that the new arrivals say that many more Afghans are behind them," Kris Janowski, UNHCR spokesman told BBC.

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

NEARLY FOUR MILLION PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF...

Nearly four million people in Southern Africa are in desperate need of food aid, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned. The FAO said that harvests fell by up to 25% last year and said the situation was particularly acute in Malaw

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

AT LEAST 250 PEOPLE - MANY OF THEM CHILDREN - HAVE DIED AFTER THE CROW...

At least 250 people - many of them children - have died after the crowded train they were travelling in was consumed by flames south of Cairo, Egyptian officials said. The death toll, earlier reported at 100, rose as rescuers, aided by villagers, combed t

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 559

AN ISRAELI HELICOPTER FIRED A MISSILE NEAR PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER A...

An Israeli helicopter fired a missile near Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Wednesday, but he emerged unscathed as Israel retaliated with fury for the killing of six Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. At least 13 Palestinian civilians and security officer

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

PRESIDENT BUSH, ECHOING PREDECESSOR RONALD REAGAN'S 1987 CALL ON THE S...

President Bush, echoing predecessor Ronald Reagan's 1987 call on the Soviet Union to tear down the Berlin Wall, urged North Korea Wednesday to open its border to South Korea. "That road has the potential to bring the peoples on both sides of this divided

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ARRIVED IN SEOUL ON TUESDAY FOR THE LATEST...

US President George W. Bush arrived in Seoul on Tuesday for the latest and most sensitive leg of his tour of north-east Asia.

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

FARM MINISTERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION APPLICANT STATES DEMANDED ON MOND...

Farm ministers of the European Union applicant states demanded on Monday that their farmers be treated equally after enlargement, but the European Commission said they were not ready to receive the same amount of aid. The ministers say the Commission's pr

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH HAS THANKED JAPAN FOR ITS SUPPORT FOLLOWING...

US President George W Bush has thanked Japan for its support following the 11 September attacks in America. Addressing the Japanese parliament, he said the two countries had formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times which had brought

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

ISRAELI TROOPS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE KILLED THREE PALESTINIANS IN A REF...

Israeli troops are reported to have killed three Palestinians in a refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. This brings to five the number of Palestinians killed in retaliation for a string of suicide attacks on Monday which left four Israelis and three m

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

ZIMBABWE HAS DESCRIBED AS "DISGRACEFUL" THE EUROPEAN UNION'S DECISION ...

Zimbabwe has described as "disgraceful" the European Union's decision to impose personal sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and his ruling elite. Mr Mugabe views European attempts to observe Zimbabwe's March presidential elections as neo-colonialist int

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579
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