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AFRICA HAS LOST $140BN THROUGH CORRUPTION IN THE DECADES SINCE INDEPEN...

Africa has lost $140bn through corruption in the decades since independence, Nigeria's president, Olusegun Obasanjo has said. The huge sum - largely spirited away by leaders and their associates - was one of the main reasons why Africa's poverty was so se

World | June 14, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

THE WORLD FOOD SUMMIT IN ROME HAS ENDED WITHOUT ACHIEVING ANYTHING, DE...

The World Food Summit in Rome has ended without achieving anything, delegates have said. Officials from poor countries say it was largely a waste of time anyway, as the governments of wealthy countries did not take it seriously.

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THE LEADER OF AMERICA'S ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS HAS OPENED A SUMMIT ON ...

The leader of America's Roman Catholic bishops has opened a summit on clerical sexual abuse with a frank apology to victims of predatory priests.As Bishop Wilton Gregory begged forgiveness from all those touched by the sex abuse scandals which have rocked

World | June 14, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

US DEFENCE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS HE HAS NO DOUBT PAKISTAN WOU...

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has no doubt Pakistan would take action against al-Qaeda militants if they were found to be operating in Kashmir. But Mr Rumsfeld, apparently rowing back on earlier comments, said he had no direct evidence that

World | June 13, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

GERMAN AND UNITED STATES INVESTIGATORS HAVE IDENTIFIED A GERMAN CITIZE...

German and United States investigators have identified a German citizen of Syrian origin who is believed to have played a key role in the 11 September terror plot. The whereabouts of Mohammed Haydar Zammar, 41, are unknown.

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A UNITED STATES DIPLOMAT WHO LED AN INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER MISSION IN ...

A United States diplomat who led an international observer mission in Kosovo has clashed with former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic at the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. William Walker, former head of the Kosovo Verification Missio

World | June 13, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

A NEW ROW HAS BROKEN OUT OVER THE UNITED STATES' MIDDLE EAST POLICY AF...

A new row has broken out over the United States' Middle East policy after Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested the possible creation of a provisional Palestinian state. Mr Powell made his remarks in an interview with the Arabic newspaper al-Hayat, du

World | June 13, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

A 90,000-ACRE WILDFIRE MOVED CLOSER TO DENVER'S SOUTHERN SUBURBS WEDNE...

A 90,000-acre wildfire moved closer to Denver's southern suburbs Wednesday, and fire officials called the prospect of a 200,000-acre fire "very realistic" if weather conditions worsened. The Hayman fire is one of at least eight currently ravaging Colorado

World | June 13, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

A US MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANE HAS CRASHED IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN, KILL...

A US military transport plane has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing three of the 10 people on board. The plane crashed at 2130 local time (1700 GMT) during take-off from an airbase about 55 kilometres (35 miles) southwest of Gardez in Paktia provinc

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DOZENS OF DELEGATES HAVE WALKED OUT OF THE SECOND DAY OF AFGHANISTAN'S...

Dozens of delegates have walked out of the second day of Afghanistan's traditional council gathering -- the loya jirga -- just hours after a brawl broke out outside the assembly. Around 60 to 70 delegates, frustrated over what they said was the lack of a

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

AFTER SIGNING A NEW $4.6 BILLION BIOTERRORISM BILL INTO LAW WEDNESDAY,...

After signing a new $4.6 billion bioterrorism bill into law Wednesday, President Bush called for speedy passage of legislation creating his proposed Department of Homeland Security.

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

COLORADO OFFICIALS HAVE ISSUED A PLEA FOR 800 MORE FIREFIGHTERS TO JOI...

Colorado officials have issued a plea for 800 more firefighters to join 500 battling what they call the largest wildfire in state history. Flames already have scorched around 90,000 acres.

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

AT LEAST 205 PEOPLE ARE DEAD, AND HUNDREDS MORE ARE MISSING, IN CATAST...

At least 205 people are dead, and hundreds more are missing, in catastrophic floods in north-western China which some local reports describe as the worst in the area for more than a century. The area has seen a week of torrential rain, and in the worst af

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK IS TO HEAR A PLEA FOR THE RELEASE OF AN AM...

A federal judge in New York is to hear a plea for the release of an American citizen accused of plotting a "dirty bomb" attack in the US. The suspect's lawyer has challenged the arrest, questioning the legal basis for classifying Abdullah al-Muhajir as an

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

LITHUANIA HAS FORMALLY AGREED TO CLOSE AN AGEING SOVIET-BUILT NUCLEAR ...

Lithuania has formally agreed to close an ageing Soviet-built nuclear power station under pressure from the European Union. The Ignalina plant is of the same design as Ukraine's Chernobyl power station, scene of the world's worst civil nuclear disaster in

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

A WEEK OF TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS CAUSED WIDESPREAD FLOODING AND HEAVY LOS...

A week of torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and heavy loss of life in western China. At least 60 people are reported to have been killed, thousands have been made homeless, and road, rail and telephone links have been severely damaged.

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POLICE IN PERU HAVE SEIZED 1.76 TONNES OF COCAINE WITH A STREET VALUE ...

Police in Peru have seized 1.76 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of more than $70m bound for the US and Europe via Mexico, the interior ministry has said.

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A MEDICAL CHARITY HAS ACCUSED THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT OF CRIMINAL AND C...

A medical charity has accused the Angolan Government of criminal and chronic negligence of its own people, which it said had left nearly half a million Angolans facing starvation. Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) said at a news conference in Luanda that mal

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

THE AMERICAN CITIZEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING A "DIRTY" BOMB ATTACK IN THE ...

The American citizen accused of plotting a "dirty" bomb attack in the United States has challenged the legality of his detention. The arrest of Abdullah al-Muhajir on 8 May at Chicago's O'Hare international airport was announced by the US Government on Mo

World | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

INDIA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS PULLING BACK ITS WARSHIPS DEPLOYED OFF ...

India has announced that it is pulling back its warships deployed off the coast of Pakistan as part of continuing efforts to ease tensions over Kashmir. This follows a decision on Monday to lift a six-month old ban on the use of its airspace by Pakistani

World | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

A BOMB EXPLODED NEAR AN ARMORED BUS IN THE WEST BANK ON TUESDAY, INJUR...

A bomb exploded near an armored bus in the West Bank on Tuesday, injuring three teenaged students from a religious seminary at a nearby Jewish settlement on their return from picking cherries. The blast followed new Israeli military raids in the West Bank

World | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226
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