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A LANDMINE CLAIMED AT LEAST 15 LIVES IN CHECHNYA ON THURSDAY JUST AS R...

A landmine claimed at least 15 lives in Chechnya on Thursday just as Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Moscow that the military stage of the conflict was over. Addressing both houses of the Russian parliament, Mr Putin said that the time had come t

World | April 18, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

ISRAEL HAS BEGUN TO WITHDRAW ITS FORCES FROM THE WEST BANK TOWNS OF JE...

Israel has begun to withdraw its forces from the West Bank towns of Jenin and Nablus, the scene of heavy fighting during the past two weeks. Witnesses saw 50 tanks leaving the battered Jenin refugee camp.

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FORMER AFGHAN KING ZAHIR SHAH HAS RETURNED TO KABUL FROM ITALY AMID TI...

Former Afghan king Zahir Shah has returned to Kabul from Italy amid tight security after 29 years in exile. Delegations from all over Afghanistan - holding flowers and pictures of the former king - greeted him at the airport, overjoyed at his return, BBC

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A US FIGHTER PLANE IN AFGHANISTAN HAS ACCIDENTALLY BOMBED A GROUP OF C...

A US fighter plane in Afghanistan has accidentally bombed a group of Canadian troops, killing four soldiers and injuring eight others. The incident, which occurred during a routine training exercise, happened near the southern city of Kandahar, 14 kilomet

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US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH HAS INSISTED THAT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE MIS...

US President George W Bush has insisted that the Middle East peace mission of his Secretary of State, Colin Powell, was not a total failure. Mr Powell ended his 10-day visit on Wednesday without clinching a ceasefire or securing a full Israeli withdrawal

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CAPTURED AL QAEDA FIGHTERS SAY OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS WOUNDED IN TORA BOR...

Captured al Qaeda fighters say Osama bin Laden was wounded in Tora Bora in December and ordered lieutenants to disperse in various directions, anti-terror coalition sources said, quoted by CNN. But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has not seen "s

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THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAID TUESDAY IT DID NOT ENCOURAGE A FAILED COU...

The Bush administration said Tuesday it did not encourage a failed coup in Venezuela, but acknowledged "conversations" with opposition leaders in that oil-rich country, as well as a meeting with Venezuela's military chief-of-staff late last year. Some reb

World | April 17, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

BRITISH ROYAL MARINES HAVE DESTROYED AL-QAEDA BUNKERS AND CAVE COMPLEX...

British Royal Marines have destroyed al-Qaeda bunkers and cave complexes in the mountains of south-eastern Afghanistan. About 500 marines have gone into action with allied US and Afghan troops, to track down any residual Taleban and al-Qaeda fighters in a

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US SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL HAS ENDED A 10-DAY MIDDLE EAST PEAC...

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has ended a 10-day Middle East peace mission without clinching a ceasefire or securing a full Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian areas. Speaking after talks in Ramallah with the besieged Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafa

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THE BESIEGED PALESTINIAN LEADER, YASSER ARAFAT, HAS VOICED OUTRAGE OVE...

The besieged Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, has voiced outrage over his treatment by the Israelis, following talks with US Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr Arafat emerged from the meeting in Ramallah in angry mood, the BBC's Jon Leyne reports.

World | April 17, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

FORMER EAST TIMOR GUERRILLA LEADER XANANA GUSMAO HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY D...

Former East Timor guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao has been officially declared the winner of the fledgling state's first presidential election. The official electoral commission has announced Mr Gusmao won 83% of votes cast in Sunday's election, compared t

World | April 17, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

UNITED STATES DEFENCE OFFICIALS SAY ONE OF THE BIGGEST REVAMPS OF MILI...

United States defence officials say one of the biggest revamps of military command structures for nearly 40 years is due to be unveiled on Wednesday. They say the changes will place a greater emphasis on home defence in the wake of the 11 September attack

World | April 17, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

WASHINGTON HAS CALLED ON THE PALESTINIANS TO CURB VIOLENCE OR RISK LOS...

Washington has called on the Palestinians to curb violence or risk losing millions of dollars in aid. President George Bush has agreed to allow the Palestinians to run their Washington office for another six months, but has said the annual $75m in aid wil

World | April 17, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

THE ENTIRE DUTCH CABINET HAS RESIGNED IN THE AFTERMATH OF A REPORT ON ...

The entire Dutch cabinet has resigned in the aftermath of a report on the Srebrenica massacre. The report, published last week, blamed the Dutch Government and senior military officials for failing to prevent the 1995 massacre, the worst single atrocity o

World | April 16, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

THE PILOT OF THE AIR CHINA PLANE WHICH CRASHED KILLING AT LEAST 120 PE...

The pilot of the Air China plane which crashed killing at least 120 people in South Korea, has said there were no problems with the aircraft. South Korean investigators have spoken to the Chinese pilot who survived after the Boeing 767-200 crashed into a

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FORMER GUERRILLA LEADER XANANA GUSMAO HAS WON EAST TIMOR'S FIRST PRESI...

Former guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao has won East Timor's first presidential election, according to preliminary figures released by election officials. With 90% of the vote counted, Mr Gusmao is ahead by 267,615 votes to 57,536 for his sole challenger, F

World | April 16, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

AFTER SURVIVING A BOTCHED COUP ATTEMPT, PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ WON A PR...

After surviving a botched coup attempt, President Hugo Chavez won a precarious second honeymoon Monday from the opposition that gave him a chance to reach out to the business elite and upper classes that rose up to overthrow him last week. "The entire gov

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U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL AND ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL ...

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MILLIONS OF STRIKERS PROTESTING AGAINST PROPOSED NEW LABOUR LAWS BROUG...

Millions of strikers protesting against proposed new labour laws brought transport, schools, banks and the media across Italy to a standstill. The one-day nationwide general strike was the country's first in 20 years and came amid worsening relations betw

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POPE JOHN PAUL II HAS SUMMONED LEADERS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN...

Pope John Paul II has summoned leaders of the Roman Catholic church in the United States to the Vatican to discuss recent disclosures of sex scandals, which have rocked the church. The Vatican says the meeting with American cardinals will probably take pl

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MASSIVE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS ARE IN PLACE IN THE GERMAN CITY OF FRANKF...

Massive security precautions are in place in the German city of Frankfurt for the most important terrorism trial since the 11 September attacks. Five men suspected of links to Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network are due to go on trial on Tuesday.

World | April 16, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257
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