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PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH PUT US SECURITY AGENCIES ON ALERT LAST SUMMER ...

President George W Bush put US security agencies on alert last summer after receiving intelligence reports that Osama Bin Laden was planning to hijack American aircraft. The alert was revealed by White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, who said that the info

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

SIX MORE BRITISH TROOPS ARE BEING FORCED HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN DUE TO ...

Six more British troops are being forced home from Afghanistan due to a contagious fever, bringing the total returning to eight.About 350 soldiers at a medical hospital in Bagram are under quarantine while health officials investigate the cause of the ill

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

TALKS ARE UNDER WAY IN THE NETHERLANDS ON WHO WILL FORM THE COUNTRY'S ...

Talks are under way in the Netherlands on who will form the country's next ruling coalition following a swing to the right in the polls. The new government could include the fledgling anti-immigration party of murdered politician Pim Fortuyn, whose shock

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT HAS CALLED FOR NEW ELECTIONS AND AN O...

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has called for new elections and an overhaul of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Addressing the Palestinian Assembly on Wednesday for the first time since the siege of his West Bank headquarters was lifted, Mr Arafat said t

World | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

BAD WEATHER HAS DELAYED THE DEPARTURE OF RUSSIAN SALVAGE VESSELS DUE T...

Bad weather has delayed the departure of Russian salvage vessels due to undertake their final expedition to raise the remains of the Kursk submarine. The 24-hour delay means they are now expected to leave the naval port of Severomorsk on Thursday.

World | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

NATO AND RUSSIA HAVE AGREED TO ESTABLISH A NEW JOINT DECISION-MAKING B...

Nato and Russia have agreed to establish a new joint decision-making body to counter terrorism and other security threats. The proposed council, which is due to come into effect after a special Nato summit in Italy on 28 May, will allow Russia to join the

World | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

SATELLITE IMAGES HAVE DETECTED ANOTHER IN A SERIES OF MASSIVE ICEBERGS...

Satellite images have detected another in a series of massive icebergs calving off the frozen continent of Antarctica, the latest one bigger than the entire state of Delaware. Dubbed iceberg C-19, the massive, rectangular ice block measures roughly 124 by

World | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

PEOPLE IN THE NETHERLANDS HAVE BEGUN VOTING IN A GENERAL ELECTION, JUS...

People in the Netherlands have begun voting in a general election, just nine days after the assassination of populist leader Pim Fortuyn threw Dutch politics into turmoil. The centre-left coalition that has been in power for eight years is braced for a re

World | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

FORMER US PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HAS CALLED ON AMERICA TO END ITS 40-Y...

Former US President Jimmy Carter has called on America to end its 40-year economic embargo against Cuba, in an unprecedented televised address in Havana. But he also pointed out to Cubans that the country's economic problems cannot all be blamed on the U.

World | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY APPROVED THE BIGGEST OVERHAUL OF ...

The U.N.

World | May 14, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON BRANDED THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP...

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon branded the Palestinian leadership a "corrupt terror regime" Tuesday and said there could be no peace until it undertook sweeping internal reforms. Sharon was addressing Israel's parliament two days after the central co

World | May 14, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

A SHARP BUT MODERATE EARTHQUAKE SHOOK THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA MONDA...

A sharp but moderate earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday night, rattling nerves and buildings from San Jose to northern Marin County but causing no initial reports of damage or injuries. The United States Geological Survey said the quake, w

World | May 14, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

THREE NORTH KOREANS WHO SOUGHT ASYLUM IN A US CONSULATE IN CHINA ARE H...

Three North Koreans who sought asylum in a US consulate in China are headed for freedom in South Korea. The three men, who climbed over the consulate wall in the north-eastern Chinese city of Shenyang last week, are expected to arrive in Seoul shortly, ha

World | May 14, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

FORMER US PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER SAYS AMERICAN OFFICIALS HAVE TOLD HIM...

Former US President Jimmy Carter says American officials have told him there is no evidence of Cuba exporting technology that could be used in weapons of mass destruction. He made the remark on a visit to a bio-technology laboratory in the Cuban capital,

World | May 14, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

INDIAN POLICE SAY 29 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AN ATTACK BY SUSPECTED...

Indian police say 29 people have been killed in an attack by suspected militants on an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir. The dead include a number of civilians as well as the militants.

World | May 14, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT TOURED BATTLE-SCARRED WEST BANK CITIE...

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat toured battle-scarred West Bank cities Monday just hours after Israel's ruling Likud party voted never to accept the creation of a Palestinian state. Arafat visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, site of a five-w

World | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

PRESIDENT BUSH ON MONDAY ANNOUNCED AN AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA ON A TREAT...

President Bush on Monday announced an agreement with Russia on a treaty to sharply cut the two countries' nuclear arsenals to 1,700-2,200 from current levels of about 6,000 to 7,000. "This treaty will liquidate the legacy of the Cold War," Bush told repor

World | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

TONY BLAIR HAS URGED EU CITIZENS TO RESIST THE EMERGENCE OF RIGHT-WING...

Tony Blair has urged EU citizens to resist the emergence of right-wing extremism. After talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, the UK prime minister said people must reject policies which offer "no real answers".

World | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HAS SENT A SPECIALIST CIVIL EMERGENCY TEAM TO T...

The Russian government has sent a specialist civil emergency team to the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan to reach several people trapped after the roof of a hangar collapsed. The condition of the eight people is unknown - they have been trapped in th

World | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

SIX PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A FRESH OUTBREAK OF ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN ...

Six people have been killed in a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in Madagascar as the political confrontation continues between the newly-declared president and his predecessor, who is refusing to step down. Many others were injured during the clashes i

World | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

FORMER US PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HAS EMBARKED ON A BUSY SCHEDULE ON TH...

Former US President Jimmy Carter has embarked on a busy schedule on the first day of his tour of Cuba - the first by an American president in more than 40 years. Along with Cuban President Fidel Castro, Mr Carter toured Havana's historical district for se

World | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252
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