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PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT HAS ORDERED HIS SECURITY FORCES TO PR...

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has ordered his security forces to prevent "all terrorist operations" against Israelis after a suicide bomber killed 15 people and himself in an attack near Tel Aviv. Mr Arafat condemned the attack as Israeli Prime Ministe

World | May 8, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

ALL 112 PEOPLE ABOARD A CHINESE JETLINER THAT PLUNGED INTO THE SEA NEA...

All 112 people aboard a Chinese jetliner that plunged into the sea near the northeastern city of Dalian are dead, the airline has said. The news came after searchers worked through the night to find survivors from China Northern Airlines Flight 6136, whic

World | May 8, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

MAOIST REBELS HAVE OVERRUN A NEPAL ARMY AND POLICE BASE AFTER MILITARY...

Maoist rebels have overrun a Nepal army and police base after military helicopters launched a massive attack on a suspected guerrilla training camp in the west of the country. The overnight rebel attack on a security post in western Nepal killed more than

World | May 8, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

THE MAN SUSPECTED OF ASSASSINATING DUTCH FAR-RIGHT LEADER PIM FORTUYN ...

The man suspected of assassinating Dutch far-right leader Pim Fortuyn is due to make his first appearance in court. The suspect, identified only as Volkert van der G.

World | May 8, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

TWELVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A SUICIDE ATTACK ON A BUS IN PAKISTA...

Twelve people have been killed in a suicide attack on a bus in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Ten of the victims are French workers for a construction company and the other two are Pakistani, one of whom is thought to have been the suicide attacker.

World | May 8, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON HAS VOWED TO RETALIATE FOLLOWING A...

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has vowed to retaliate following a suicide bomb attack near Tel Aviv that killed 16 people. Before flying home for an emergency cabinet meeting, Mr Sharon told a news conference in Washington that Israel would not surre

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AN EGYPTAIR PLANE HAS CRASHED NEAR TUNIS, THE TUNISIAN NEWS AGENCY (TA...

An EgyptAir plane has crashed near Tunis, the Tunisian news agency (TAP) reports. The report did not say what type of plane had crashed, or how many people were on board.

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

FRANCE'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, JEAN-PIERRE RAFFARIN, IS LOCKED IN TALKS ...

France's new Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, is locked in talks at his official residence, trying to work out the shape of his new cabinet. An announcement was expected on Tuesday morning, but is thought to have been delayed by last-minute wrangling

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

DUTCH CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER WIM KOK SAYS GENERAL ELECTIONS WILL GO ...

Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Wim Kok says general elections will go ahead as planned on May 15 despite the murder of right-wing politician Pim Fortuyn. Fortuyn was shot dead on Monday, just nine days before elections in which polls forecast his party wo

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

A CANADIAN-LED MISSION TO FIND THE REMAINS OF AL QAEDA LEADERS IN THE ...

A Canadian-led mission to find the remains of al Qaeda leaders in the mountainous Tora Bora region of Afghanistan ended Tuesday without uncovering whether the most notorious of all -- Osama bin Laden -- is dead. The Tora Bora region was the scene of heavy

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

JUST NINE DAYS BEFORE THE DUTCH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ON MAY 15 THE ...

Just nine days before the Dutch parliamentary elections on May 15 the popular Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn has been assassinated. Mr.

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

THE UNITED STATES HAS WITHDRAWN FROM A TREATY TO ESTABLISH AN INTERNAT...

The United States has withdrawn from a treaty to establish an International Criminal Court (ICC), provoking outrage from human rights organisations. In a letter to the United Nations delivered on Monday, the US says it will not consider itself bound by th

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

PALESTINIAN AND ISRAELI NEGOTIATORS HAVE REACHED A DEAL TO RESOLVE THE...

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators have reached a deal to resolve the five-week long siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. Following 48 hours of intensive talks - mediated by the United States and the European Union - Palestinian leaders are said

World | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

RESCUE WORKERS IN BANGLADESH HAVE FOUND OVER 200 BODIES AFTER REFLOATI...

Rescue workers in Bangladesh have found over 200 bodies after refloating a ferry that sunk in the south the country last week. Work crews said Monday they were overwhelmed by the number of bodies they were finding in the aftermath of the disaster, which c

World | May 6, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

THE MAIN STICKING POINT IN NEGOTIATIONS TO END THE STANDOFF AT THE CHU...

The main sticking point in negotiations to end the standoff at the Church of the Nativity is Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's adamant opposition to exiling more than six "senior terrorists" to a European country, sources told CNN on Monday. Israel has a

World | May 6, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

RE-ELECTED FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC HAS CHOSEN HIS NEW PRIME MI...

Re-elected French President Jacques Chirac has chosen his new prime minister - little-known senator Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Mr Raffarin, from the right-of-centre Liberal Democracy Party, has previously served as a government minister for small businesses.

World | May 6, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

THE BURMESE PRO-DEMOCRACY LEADER, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, HAS RALLIED HER FO...

The Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has rallied her followers after the military government released her from nearly 20 months of house arrest. Thousands of cheering supporters mobbed her as she arrived at the headquarters of her party, th

World | May 6, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

AT LEAST 74 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A NIGERIAN AIRLINER ON A DOMESTIC FL...

At least 74 people are dead after a Nigerian airliner on a domestic flight crashed into buildings in the northern city of Kano. But at least two of those aboard, a female crew member and a male passenger, survived.

World | May 5, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

AFTER A WEEKLONG STAY AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, SOUTH AFRICA...

After a weeklong stay at the international space station, South African Mark Shuttleworth zoomed to earth in a Soyuz capsule, landing in Kazakhstan early Sunday local time. The three men emerged from a small shuttle Sunday morning, and were briefly examin

World | May 5, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

ISRAELI SOLDIERS SHOT AND KILLED A GUNMAN WHO EMERGED FROM THE CHURCH ...

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a gunman who emerged from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on Saturday morning, Israeli military sources said. The soldiers felt they were in danger from the gunman, who was evacuated to a hospital where he died of

World | May 5, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

AFTER TWO WEEKS OF TURMOIL, DEBATE AND ANGUISHED REFLECTION, THE FRENC...

After two weeks of turmoil, debate and anguished reflection, the French go to the polls Sunday to choose between incumbent President Jacques Chirac and far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen as their next leader. Le Pen's surprise second-place finish in th

World | May 5, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307
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