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THE UNITED STATES IS EMBARKING ON A NEW STAGE OF ITS DIPLOMATIC INITIA...

The United States is embarking on a new stage of its diplomatic initiative to ease continuing tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is beginning an extended trip to the region which will also include visits to

World | June 5, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

A CAR PACKED WITH EXPLOSIVES PULLED UP BESIDE A BUS IN NORTHERN ISRAEL...

A car packed with explosives pulled up beside a bus in northern Israel and blew up on Wednesday, killing 16 people and leaving at least 36 wounded in what police described as a "very large explosion." Hours later, Israeli military sources said Israeli tan

World | June 5, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

THE LOWER HOUSE OF THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT HAS PASSED A SERIES OF RADIC...

The lower house of the Italian parliament has passed a series of radical measures designed to curtail the rights and freedoms of immigrants and to facilitate expulsions from the country. The bill was approved by the conservative dominated house by 279 vot

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

PAKISTANI PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF SAID TUESDAY THAT HE HAD ACCEPTED...

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday that he had accepted an invitation from Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit Moscow. "President Putin has invited me to Moscow," Musharraf told a news conference after talks with Putin on the sidelines o

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THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD BODY URGED COUNTRIES ON TUESDAY TO SPEND $24 B...

The United Nations food body urged countries on Tuesday to spend $24 billion a year to halve world hunger by 2015 and said a new anti-hunger program would bring major economic benefit to many millions of people. Without this investment, the Rome-based U.

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS WINONA RYDER HAS SUCCESSFULLY PLEADED FOR HER COURT ...

Hollywood actress Winona Ryder has successfully pleaded for her court hearing on shoplifting charges to be delayed for a fifth time. A judge in Beverly Hills postponed the case - in which Ryder is alleged to have stolen almost $5,000 worth of clothing - u

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS GIVEN LAWMAKERS INVESTIGATING THE COLLAPSE OF BANK...

The White House has given lawmakers investigating the collapse of bankrupt energy giant Enron access to thousands of pages of secret documents. The documents detail the contact between Enron officials and the Bush administration as the scandal unfolded.

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

GUNMEN HAVE OPENED FIRE ON A SCHOOL BUS NEAR THAILAND'S BORDER WITH BU...

Gunmen have opened fire on a school bus near Thailand's border with Burma killing at least four children and wounding another 13. Officials said the attack took place in Ratchaburi province on a road 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of the capital, Bangkok.

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

THE LEADERS OF PAKISTAN AND INDIA HAVE BEEN BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR THE...

The leaders of Pakistan and India have been blaming each other for the current military confrontation in Kashmir, as they outlined their positions to regional colleagues at a security summit in Kazakhstan. Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said t

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

THE PRINCE OF WALES PAID AN AFFECTIONATE TRIBUTE TO HIS MOTHER AT THE ...

The Prince of Wales paid an affectionate tribute to his mother at the celebrations for her Golden Jubilee. Prince Charles told an audience of 12,000 people at a pop concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace that the nation was deeply grateful to the Que

World | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

THERE ARE CONFLICTING SIGNALS FROM INDIA ABOUT WHETHER IT WILL RESORT ...

There are conflicting signals from India about whether it will resort to war over the disputed territory of Kashmir in the near future. Some reports on Monday suggested that officials were trying to dispel the impression that war was imminent or likely.

World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

JUST DAYS AFTER ANGRILY DENYING THAT HE TRIED TO COVER UP SEXUAL ABUSE...

Just days after angrily denying that he tried to cover up sexual abuse of children by priests, Australia's most senior Roman Catholic churchman has been forced to admit offering victims thousands of dollars. In a programme aired on Australian television o

World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON HAS PLEDGED TO BLOCK THE RELEASE O...

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has pledged to block the release of a Palestinian militant leader currently being held in international custody in the West Bank. He was speaking after the Palestinian Authority's High Court ordered the immediate releas

World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

A 41-GUN SALUTE AND A NATIONAL SINGALONG HAVE KICKED OFF GOLDEN JUBILE...

A 41-gun salute and a national singalong have kicked off Golden Jubilee celebrations across the country. The guns were fired in London's Hyde Park at 1300 BST and watched by the Queen on a giant television screen in Slough, where she launched the BBC's Mu

World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

U.S. TROOPS LAUNCHED AN AIR ASSAULT SUNDAY IN THE EASTERN AFGHANISTAN ...

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World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE COMING UNDER INTENSE DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE FROM M...

India and Pakistan are coming under intense diplomatic pressure from Moscow in the latest attempts to ease tensions over Kashmir. President Vladimir Putin is heading international efforts to arrange a face-to-face meeting between the leaders of the two co

World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS WILL CONTINUE ON MONDAY WITH THE HIGHL...

The Golden Jubilee celebrations will continue on Monday with the highlight - a star-studded pop concert - going ahead despite a fire at Buckingham Palace. An inquiry has been launched into the blaze, which started in the west wing of the Palace on Sunday

World | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

PARTIAL RESULTS FROM SUNDAY'S SWISS REFERENDUM ON ABORTION APPEAR TO S...

Partial results from Sunday's Swiss referendum on abortion appear to show a large majority in favour of easing the law. At least 70% voters in eight of the country's 26 cantons, or regions, backed government proposals to decriminalise terminations carried

World | June 2, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

THE EUROPEAN UNION FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF, JAVIER SOLANA, IS URGING ISRA...

The European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, is urging Israel and the Palestinians to create the right climate for peace talks within two months. Mr Solana, who saw Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Saturday, took his message to Israeli Forei

World | June 2, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

AUSTRALIA IS CONSIDERING RESUMING DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH LIBYA AFTER A 1...

Australia is considering resuming diplomatic ties with Libya after a 15-year suspension, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says. Mr Downer said his government was satisfied that Libya was no longer "actively involved in promoting terrorism".

World | June 2, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES LAUNCHED ANOTHER HUNT FOR FUGITIVE ISLAMIC M...

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World | June 2, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244
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