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RELATIVES OF MORE THAN 370 PEOPLE KILLED IN WEDNESDAY'S PASSENGER TRAI...

Relatives of more than 370 people killed in Wednesday's passenger train fire in Egypt have begun the gruesome task of trying to identify their loved ones. People carrying coffins to take their dead home gathered at the central morgue in the capital Cairo,

World | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON ANNOUNCED THURSDAY HIS GOVERNMENT ...

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced Thursday his government will set up buffer zones as "security separation" to protect Israelis from the Palestinians. Asked where the zones will be, how big they will be, and if they will protect Jewish settlem

World | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

PRESIDENT BUSH HAS SAID HE WELCOMES THE EMERGENCE OF A "STRONG, PEACEF...

President Bush has said he welcomes the emergence of a "strong, peaceful and prosperous China" but has urged Chinese to embrace liberty, tolerance and religious freedom as the country opens up. In a speech to students at Beijing's top Tsinghua University

World | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER DANIEL PEARL, KIDNAPPED LAST MONTH ON HIS...

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, kidnapped last month on his way to interview a Muslim fundamentalist leader in Pakistan, has been killed by his abductors, officials said Thursday. The U.

World | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

THE WAR CRIMES TRIAL OF SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC TOOK A NEW UNEXPECTED TURN ...

The war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic took a new unexpected turn when a key witness said he was too ill to finish his testimony. Farmer Agim Zeqiri, who had been giving evidence about "ethnic cleansing" killings, was excused by the court before the f

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

U.S. SPECIAL FORCES DEPLOYED IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES AS PART OF WA...

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World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

ISRAELI GUNSHIPS FANNED OUT ACROSS PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, HITTING PA...

Israeli gunships fanned out across Palestinian territories, hitting Palestinian security and police targets in near simultaneous raids on Thursday. The latest Israeli operation came soon after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's security Cabinet approve

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

BRITISH TROOPS HAVE COME UNDER FIRE IN AFGHANISTAN FOR THE SECOND TIME...

British troops have come under fire in Afghanistan for the second time in less than a week. A patrol of British paratroopers was shot at in the Afghan capital and returned fire, a spokesman for the British-led multinational force in Kabul said on Thursday

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

IN BEIJING ON THE THIRD AND FINAL STOP OF A SIX-DAY ASIAN TOUR, U.S. P...

In Beijing on the third and final stop of a six-day Asian tour, U.S.

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

PRIME MINISTER LIONEL JOSPIN ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY THAT HE WOULD CHALLEN...

Prime Minister Lionel Jospin announced Wednesday that he would challenge incumbent Jacques Chirac for the French presidency in upcoming elections, ending months of shadow-boxing that has turned off voters. Jospin, a Socialist who has shared power for five

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

TWO MILLION MUSLIMS HAVE MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO THE MOUNT WHERE PROPHET ...

Two million Muslims have made a pilgrimage to the mount where Prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon. As dawn broke on the second day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a sea of white-dressed worshippers surged towards Mount Arafat near the holy city of

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

SURVIVORS OF EGYPT'S WORST RAIL DISASTER, IN WHICH MORE THAN 370 PEOPL...

Survivors of Egypt's worst rail disaster, in which more than 370 people died, have described their escape from the burning, speeding train. "The smoke was coming at us and we started screaming and knocking on the doors and at this point the fire broke int

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

COLOMBIA’S PRESIDENT ANDRES PASTRANA BROKE OFF THE PEACE PROCESS WITH ...

Colombia’s President Andres Pastrana broke off the peace process with leftist rebels Wednesday, hours after the guerrillas hijacked a jetliner and kidnapped a prominent senator. In a nationally televised address, Pastrana gave the Revolutionary Armed Forc

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

RESPONDING TO A PALESTINIAN REQUEST, THE U.N SECURITY COUNCIL SCHEDULE...

Responding to a Palestinian request, the U.N Security Council scheduled rare consultations on the Middle East Thursday, with Arab nations demanding Israel be condemned for escalating attacks against civilians and the Palestinian Authority.

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

PRESIDENT BUSH VISITED CHINA THURSDAY EXACTLY 30 YEARS TO THE DAY AFTE...

President Bush visited China Thursday exactly 30 years to the day after a landmark bridge-building trip by former President Richard Nixon and urged it to "strongly oppose" arms proliferation. But the two sides failed to secure an early deal on the spread

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

THREE AL-QAEDA SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TURKEY HAVE BEEN FORMALLY REMANDED...

Three al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Turkey have been formally remanded in custody for using fake documents to enter the country, the semi-official Anatolia news agency has reported. They were allegedly heading for Israel on a suicide bomb mission.

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

FORMER YUGOSLAV LEADER SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC HAS STRUCK HIS FIRST VICTORY...

Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic has struck his first victory in his war crimes tribunal after judges refused to hear evidence from a key prosecution witness. Judge Richard May said the evidence from Kevin Curtis concerning alleged war crimes aga

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

IRAQ HAS ACCUSED THE UNITED STATES OF STATE TERRORISM AMID SIGNS THAT ...

Iraq has accused the United States of state terrorism amid signs that the war of words between the two countries is heating up. In a report submitted to a United Nations committee which is examining the strength of counter-terrorism legislation around the

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

SOME TWO MILLION MUSLIMS HAVE GATHERED IN SAUDI ARABIA'S HOLY CITY OF ...

Some two million Muslims have gathered in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca to begin the rites of the Hajj. The annual pilgrimage, which takes them to the barren plain of Mina and the slopes of Mount Arafat, is the biggest yearly mass movement of people o

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

REFUGEES FROM AFGHANISTAN ARE CONTINUING TO POUR IN TO PAKISTAN DESPIT...

Refugees from Afghanistan are continuing to pour in to Pakistan despite the end of the conflict, BBC reported. "What's more worrisome is that the new arrivals say that many more Afghans are behind them," Kris Janowski, UNHCR spokesman told BBC.

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

NEARLY FOUR MILLION PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF...

Nearly four million people in Southern Africa are in desperate need of food aid, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned. The FAO said that harvests fell by up to 25% last year and said the situation was particularly acute in Malaw

World | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275
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