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THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE WAR OVER AMERICAN TARIFFS ON STEEL HAS STEPPED...

The international trade war over American tariffs on steel has stepped up a gear, after Japanese Trade Minister Takeo Hiranuma told US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick that Japan may prepare retaliatory action. Tokyo is demanding that the US provide c

World | April 11, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

MORE THAN 4,000 PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN DETAINED DURING ISRAEL'S OFFENS...

More than 4,000 Palestinians have been detained during Israel's offensive in the West Bank, the army says. The figure - which has doubled in the past 24 hours - reflects the growing pace of the military campaign, correspondents say.

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AT LEAST 23 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 27 MORE ARE MISSING IN THE PHI...

At least 23 people have been killed and 27 more are missing in the Philippines following a fire on a passenger ferry in the seas southeast of Manila. The ferry, the MV Maria Carmella, had set sail from the island of Masbate but was abandoned due to the fi

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UPPING THE STAKES IN A BITTER DISPUTE THAT HAS CUT VENEZUELA'S OIL EXP...

Upping the stakes in a bitter dispute that has cut Venezuela's oil exports, the country's largest labor confederation announced late Wednesday it will extend its 48-hour general strike indefinitely. Carlos Ortega, president of the 1 million-member Venezue

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ISRAELI TROOPS HAVE OCCUPIED THREE MORE AREAS IN THE WEST BANK AND WIT...

Israeli troops have occupied three more areas in the West Bank and withdrawn from several others, hours before US Secretary of State Colin Powell is due to arrive on a peace mission. Tanks and troops entered the town of Bir Zeit, the refugee camp of Ein B

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AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND MORE THAN A DOZEN INJURED I...

At least eight people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a suicide attack on a bus near the Israeli city of Haifa. It was the second major attack against civilians since the army launched its massive military operation in the West Bank on 2

World | April 10, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

CHINA EXECUTED AT LEAST 2,468 PEOPLE LAST YEAR, ACCOUNTING FOR MORE TH...

China executed at least 2,468 people last year, accounting for more than 80 percent of people put to death worldwide, according to a report published on the Web site of Amnesty International. Amnesty said 90 percent of the 3,048 executions last year took

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VIOLENCE FLARED BETWEEN LEBANON'S HIZBOLLAH GUERRILLAS AND ISRAELI TRO...

Violence flared between Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrillas and Israeli troops along the border on Wednesday, raising fears of a widening of the conflict between Israel and its Arab foes. The Syrian-and Iranian-backed Muslim group has launched strikes almost d

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ABLE TO VISIT THE QUEEN MOTHER'S LAST RESTIN...

Members of the public are able to visit the Queen Mother's last resting place, starting from Wednesday morning. St George's chapel at Windsor will be open to the public until Friday 19 April so well-wishers can pay their final respects.

World | April 10, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND MORE THAN A DOZEN INJURED I...

At least eight people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a suicide attack on a bus near the Israeli city of Haifa. The explosion tore through the bus crowded with early morning commuters, throwing bodies and wreckage along the road.

World | April 10, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

THE GOVERNMENT IN PAKISTAN HAS ANNOUNCED THE DATE FOR A NATIONAL REFER...

The government in Pakistan has announced the date for a national referendum on extending President Pervez Musharraf's rule by five years. A statement issued by the law ministry said voting will be held on 30 April.

World | April 9, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

AIR RAID SIRENS HAVE SOUNDED THROUGHOUT ISRAEL TO COMMEMORATE THE HOLO...

Air raid sirens have sounded throughout Israel to commemorate the Holocaust, the slaughter of 6 million Jews by Nazis and their sympathizers during World War II. The sirens went off at 10 a.

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AS ISRAEL PULLED BACK FROM TWO WEST BANK TOWNS AND ENTERED ANOTHER, 13...

As Israel pulled back from two West Bank towns and entered another, 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in what the Israeli army called an ambush in the West Bank town of Jenin. Meanwhile, U.

World | April 9, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

HEAVY FIGHTING HAS BROKEN OUT BETWEEN ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND PALESTINIAN...

Heavy fighting has broken out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the West Bank town of Jenin, with reports of heavy casualties on both sides. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ofer Gendleman, told the BBC that 10 Israeli soldiers had been k

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THE QUEEN MOTHER'S COFFIN HAS MADE ITS FINAL JOURNEY FROM WESTMINSTER ...

The Queen Mother's coffin has made its final journey from Westminster Abbey to Windsor where she was laid to rest alongside her beloved husband King George VI. More than a million people lined the route of the funeral cortege, many throwing flowers onto t

World | April 9, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

STUDENTS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO MORE STRINGENT RULES BEFORE THEY CAN ENT...

Students will be subjected to more stringent rules before they can enter the United States in a clampdown that could be extended to tourists, immigration officials have announced. Officials also want to limit the time granted to business visitors and tour

World | April 9, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

ISRAEL HAS BEGUN TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM THE TOWNS OF QALQILYA AND TUL...

Israel has begun to withdraw troops from the towns of Qalqilya and Tulkarm in the northern West Bank. The decision followed intense US pressure on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to pull soldiers out of Palestinian areas.

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THE FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE FOR THE QUEEN MOTHER'S FUNERAL A...

The final preparations are being made for the Queen Mother's funeral at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday. As many as 200,000 people have solemnly filed past her coffin during her lying-in-state in Westminster Hall.

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ISRAELI FORCES PLANNED TO WITHDRAW FROM TWO WEST BANK CITIES AFTER PRE...

Israeli forces planned to withdraw from two West Bank cities after President Bush delivered an uncompromising message to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Monday to start a pullout from Palestinian areas. Senior Israeli political sources said the army would wit

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IRAQ HAS SAID IT IS HALTING OIL EXPORTS FOR THE NEXT MONTH IN PROTEST ...

Iraq has said it is halting oil exports for the next month in protest against Israel's military campaign in Palestinian areas. President Saddam Hussein said Baghdad would decide its next move in 30 days' time or when Israel withdrew unconditionally.

World | April 8, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

THE OPPOSITION SOCIALISTS HAVE NARROWLY WON THE FIRST ROUND OF VOTING ...

The opposition Socialists have narrowly won the first round of voting in Hungary's parliamentary election. With all votes counted the party was found to have 41.

World | April 8, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240
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