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PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT YASSER ARAFAT ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY HE WAS READY...

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat announced on Thursday he was ready to implement an immediate, unconditional cease-fire but Israel said it wanted actions not words. Arafat told a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah he had informed U.

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THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR ZACARIAS MOUSSA...

The Justice Department will seek the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui if a jury finds the French citizen guilty of conspiring to kill thousands in the Sept. 11 attacks on America, according to court papers filed on Thursday.

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ARAB LEADERS MEETING IN BEIRUT HAVE UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSED SAUDI ARABIA'...

Arab leaders meeting in Beirut have unanimously endorsed Saudi Arabia's peace plan for the Middle East. Israel, however, has rejected the peace initiative, which offers it "normal relations" and full peace with Arab states, if it pulls out of all Arab lan

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ABOUT 200 RETIRED WORKERS HAVE STAGED A PROTEST IN THE CHINESE CAPITAL...

About 200 retired workers have staged a protest in the Chinese capital Beijing to demand unpaid pension benefits. The workers demonstrated outside the gates of the state-run Beijing Automobile works on Wednesday morning, blocking traffic.

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US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH HAS CONDEMNED THE BOMB ATTACK IN NETANYA, A...

US President George W Bush has condemned the bomb attack in Netanya, and called on Yasser Arafat to do everything in his power to stop what he called "terrorist killing". Secretary of State Colin Powell said that the US envoy, General Anthony Zinni would

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AMERICAN CITIZENS COULD BE TARGETED BY EXTREMIST GROUPS IN ITALIAN CIT...

American citizens could be targeted by extremist groups in Italian cities over Easter, the US State Department has warned. The US did not identify the groups or nature of the attacks, but said the cities at risk were Florence, Venice, Verona and Milan.

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THE ZIMBABWE CORRESPONDENT OF BRITAIN'S DAILY TELEGRAPH HAS BEEN ARRES...

The Zimbabwe correspondent of Britain's Daily Telegraph has been arrested on charges of publishing false information. Peta Thornycroft, 57, was detained in Chimanimani, 480 kilometres (300 miles) south-east of the capital, Harare.

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A CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED AND A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN PARTS O...

A curfew has been imposed and a state of emergency declared in parts of northern Ghana after violent clashes between two rival clans.More than 30 people died after fighting between the Abudus and the Andanis in the town of Yendi, about 500 kilometres (300

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A MEMBER OF THE US AIR FORCE IN JAPAN HAS BEEN JAILED FOR 32 MONTHS AF...

A member of the US Air Force in Japan has been jailed for 32 months after being found guilty of raping a woman in Okinawa. The Naha District Court ruled that Staff Sergeant Timothy Woodland, 25, raped the 24-year-old Japanese woman in a car park at a shop

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AFGHANISTAN IS OBSERVING A FORMAL DAY OF MOURNING FOR VICTIMS OF THE E...

Afghanistan is observing a formal day of mourning for victims of the earthquake that struck the northern province of Baghlan earlier this week. At least 1,000 people are now known to have died in the quake, and tens of thousands left homeless.

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ARGENTINES SWARMED AROUND BANKS TO BUY U.S. DOLLARS AND MANY SNAPPED U...

Argentines swarmed around banks to buy U.S.

World | March 27, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE ABDULLAH CALLED WEDNESDAY FOR THE ARAB WORLD TO EST...

Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah called Wednesday for the Arab world to establish "normal relations" with Israel in exchange for the Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories. A short time after Abdullah's speech, however, the summit was thrown into confusi

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SUPERMODEL NAOMI CAMPBELL HAS WON HER PRIVACY ACTION AGAINST THE MIRRO...

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has won her privacy action against the Mirror newspaper. She has been awarded ?3,500, a relatively small amount of damages, and the newspaper has been ordered to pay her costs.

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FIGURES SHOWING STRONG CONSUMER SENTIMENT HAVE BUOYED HOPES OF A RAPID...

Figures showing strong consumer sentiment have buoyed hopes of a rapid recovery for the US economy. US consumer confidence rose to an index figure of 110.

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THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN THE EARTHQUAKE DISASTER IN NORTHERN AFG...

The number of people killed in the earthquake disaster in northern Afghanistan has risen sharply after fresh aftershocks hit the region on Wednesday morning, according to the Afghan Government. Government officials had previously talked of about 2,000 dea

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A MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED AFTER HE SHOT DEAD EIGHT PEOPLE WITH AN AUTOMA...

A man has been arrested after he shot dead eight people with an automatic weapon in a western Paris suburb, BBC reported. Many more were injured - 14 of them seriously - during the attack, which took place after a late-night council meeting in Nanterre to

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PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT WILL NOT ATTEND THE ARAB LEAGUE SUMMI...

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will not attend the Arab League summit in Beirut, because, as one Palestinian official said, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is "behaving like the head of a gangster state." Earlier, Sharon said if Arafat called in Ara

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THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT, MEETING IN A RARE JOINT SESSION, HAS VOTED IN F...

The Indian parliament, meeting in a rare joint session, has voted in favour of controversial anti-terrorism legislation. The Prevention of Terrorism Bill was passed by 425 votes to 296 in the historic session - only the third of its kind since India gaine

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A MULTI-BILLION-EURO EUROPEAN NETWORK OF GLOBAL SATELLITES HAS BEEN GI...

A multi-billion-euro European network of global satellites has been given the green light. The Galileo system will provide precise navigational data for future car drivers, sailors and mobile phone users.

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FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR A KEY ARAB SUMMIT ARE BEING OVERSHADOWED BY THE...

Final preparations for a key Arab summit are being overshadowed by the row over whether Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat should attend. Protests have been taking place across the Middle East to demand his presence at the Arab League talks in Beirut, where

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MORE THAN 1,800 PEOPLE ARE FEARED DEAD AND THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN LEFT HO...

More than 1,800 people are feared dead and thousands have been left homeless after a series of earthquakes struck Afghanistan's remote northern province of Baghlan, Reuters reported. Afghan officials cited figures of between 1,800 and 4,800 dead, while th

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