Bee Gees Star Dies

Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb has died in a Miami hospital at the age of 53. The singer had suffered a heart attack during emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

Peru Plane Found; Apparently No Survivors

Rescue teams found the wreckage of a Tans Peru plane on Saturday, two days after it disappeared in Peru's Amazon jungle with 46 people aboard, officials said. No survivors were reported.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Nepal Police Free Child Labourers

Police in Nepal have rescued 14 children, forced to work as bonded labourers at a weaving factory in the capital, Kathmandu. Police said the children were working as wool spinners within the dark, cold rooms of the secretly run factory.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581

Denktash Dismisses Turkish Pressure

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash is refusing to sign a United Nations peace plan to reunite Cyprus, despite pressure from Turkey, ahead of next week's talks on the island's future. Mr Denktash expressed concern the current UN plan will not allow Turki

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 599

N Korea Threatens to Resume Missile Tests

North Korea has warned it could end its moratorium on ballistic missile tests. The North Korean ambassador to China blamed the US for the move, saying Washington had invalidated all agreements between the two countries.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

Israel Stunned by PM Speech Blackout

Israel's Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Saturday to discuss its decision to cut short a broadcast by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel Radio has reported. The embattled Mr Sharon was defending himself and his family against allegations of

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Bee Gees Star Critically Ill

Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb is seriously ill in a Miami hospital after suffering a heart attack. Doctors operated on the 53-year-old singer and bassist to remove an intestinal blockage after he collapsed at home, but he suffered a heart attack during surge

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Immigrants Rush to Meet US Deadline

Thousands of immigrants in the United States rushed to comply with a deadline to register with authorities under anti-terror laws introduced following the 11 September attacks. Friday is the cut-off for males over the age of 16, from 13, mainly Muslim cou

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

N Korea Nuclear Crisis Deepens

North Korea says it is withdrawing immediately from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which seeks to control the spread of nuclear technology. The official Korean Central News Agency said that, although Pyongyang was pulling out of the NPT, it h

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Peruvian Plane Goes Missing

Military aircraft are searching Peru's Amazon jungle for a passenger plane with 46 people on board which disappeared just minutes before it was due to land. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it approached the mountain airport at Chach

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

"No Smoking Guns" in Iraq Arms Search

The chief UN arms inspectors, Hans Blix, says there are still "many unanswered questions" about Iraq's weapons programmes, five weeks after Baghdad issued a declaration on its arsenal. But, as he went into a United Nations Security Council briefing, he in

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Car Bomb Kills 3 in Colombia

Three people have been killed and at least six injured in an explosion in eastern Colombia, police have said. The victims - all civilians - died when the car bomb exploded on a rural road in Arauca state, they said.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

Military Planes Collide in Turkey

Two Turkish military planes crashed in the south-eastern province of Malatya after they collided in mid-air. There are unconfirmed reports that all four airmen aboard died in the crash.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Ban on two Arab legislators in Israel Overturned

Israel's Supreme Court has overturned a ban on two Arab legislators standing in this month's general election. Azmi Bishara and Ahmed Tibi had been accused by the election commission of supporting Palestinian attacks.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Milosevic Trial Resumes Again

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic, former President of Yugoslavia, is due to resume at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague on Thursday. Witnesses will be testifying about alleged atrocities by Serb forces in Croatia from 1991 to 1995.

World | January 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

Passenger Plane Crashed in Turkey

A Turkish Airlines commercial passenger plane carrying 71 passengers and five crew has crashed in Turkey. The RJ-100 jet was travelling from Istanbul to the south eastern city of Diyarbakir when it reportedly crashed in a military area near the airport.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Plane Crashes into Airport Hangar in North Carolina

A commuter plane with 19 people on board crashed upon departing at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. The plane was Air Midwest Flight 5481 and was on its way to the Greenville-Spartanburg Jetport in South Carolina.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 634

Rebel Ambush "Kills 8 police" in Columbia

Police in Colombia say at least eight officers have been killed and five wounded in an ambush by left-wing rebels. Explosives went off underneath a police vehicle near the town of Quipile, around 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of the capital, Bogota.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Train Crash Kills 11 in South Africa

Eleven people are reported killed and at least 30 injured in a train crash near Cape Town. Five coaches were derailed when a commuter train collided with a freight train in the afternoon rush hour.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

London Police Discovered Deadly Poison

Anti-terrorist police found potentially lethal poison ricin at an address in north London. Six Algerian men are being questioned in connection with the discovery, made following an intelligence tip-off.

World | January 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Inspectors Start Aerial Search in Iraq

United Nations inspectors have begun using helicopters for the first time in their search for banned weapons in Iraq. Three UN helicopters left a military airport in Baghdad on Tuesday morning for a phosphate factory 450 kilometres (280 miles) west of the

World | January 7, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386
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