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CHINESE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE WELCOMED THE YEAR OF THE HORSE IN...

Chinese people around the world have welcomed the Year of the Horse in traditional fashion with visits to temples, family feasts and the ignition of millions of explosive firecrackers. Midnight Monday marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the most i

World | February 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

AN IRANIAN PASSENGER PLANE CARRYING 105 PEOPLE CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN...

An Iranian passenger plane carrying 105 people crashed into a mountain while trying to land in western Iran Tuesday, and there was no sign of any survivors, a witness told Reuters. He quoted doctors at a hospital as saying they had received the bodies of

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FORMER YUGOSLAV LEADER SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC HAS GONE ON TRIAL IN THE HAG...

Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic has gone on trial in The Hague for alleged war crimes during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Milosevic is charged by the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague with crimes against humanity in Croatia and K

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THE ISRAELI ARMY RAIDED A PALESTINIAN-RULED TOWN IN THE WEST BANK TUES...

The Israeli army raided a Palestinian-ruled town in the West Bank Tuesday, killing one Palestinian and arresting two suspected militants, Palestinian and Israeli officials said. The raid in the town of Halhoul followed Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Stri

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THE FBI ISSUED A TERRORISM ALERT MONDAY NIGHT FOR AUTHORITIES TO BE ON...

The FBI issued a terrorism alert Monday night for authorities to be on the lookout for a man from Yemen or Saudi Arabia and more than a dozen of his associates who may be planning an attack on U.S.

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PRINCESS MARGARET'S BODY HAS LEFT KENSINGTON PALACE, HER OFFICIAL RESI...

Princess Margaret's body has left Kensington Palace, her official residence, for the last time. The Queen spent an hour paying her private respects at the coffin of her sister before the body was moved to St James's Palace.

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ARGENTINA'S CURRENCY, THE PESO, HAS FALLEN SHARPLY ON THE CURRENCY MAR...

Argentina's currency, the peso, has fallen sharply on the currency markets after a one-week suspension of trading. It was the first day banks opened and the peso was allowed to float freely since the failure of the government's dual-exchange rate system o

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ROBBERS HAVE GOT AWAY WITH MORE THAN $6M IN CASH AFTER A RAID ON A BRI...

Robbers have got away with more than $6m in cash after a raid on a British Airways security vehicle at Heathrow Airport. Police are hunting at least two men who held up a van in a supposedly secure area near Terminal Four, escaping in another vehicle whic

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FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC ENDED WEEKS OF SPECULATION MONDAY BY S...

French President Jacques Chirac ended weeks of speculation Monday by suddenly announcing he would run for re-election, opening the door for two months of intense campaigning before voting starts in April. Chirac, 69, is expected to face a tight race again

World | February 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

ISRAEL LAUNCHED AIR STRIKES IN THE GAZA STRIP MONDAY IN FURTHER RETALI...

Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip Monday in further retaliation for Palestinians' first use of a new rocket that threatened to escalate a bloody 16-month-old conflict.

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CAMBODIA'S PRIME MINISTER URGED THE UNITED NATIONS TO RECONSIDER ITS D...

Cambodia's prime minister urged the United Nations to reconsider its decision to withdraw from a planned tribunal to try surviving Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity.Hun Sen said Monday that Cambodia could wait "two or three more months" but

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN WARNED AGAINST U.S. MILITARY ACTION A...

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against U.S.

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KENNETH LAY, THE FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF ENRON CORP., WILL EXERCISE...

Kenneth Lay, the former chairman and CEO of Enron Corp., will exercise his Fifth Amendment right not to testify at a Senate hearing Tuesday, his spokeswoman told CNN on Sunday.

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SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC GOES ON TRIAL TUESDAY ACCUSED OF MASTERMINDING ETHN...

Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial Tuesday accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing in the Balkans in the 1990s in the biggest European war crimes trial since Hitler's henchmen were tried at Nuremberg. The former Yugoslav president is charged by the U.

World | February 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

INDONESIA UNCOVERED A DOCUMENT DETAILING PLANS TO BOMB THE U.S. EMBASS...

Indonesia uncovered a document detailing plans to bomb the U.S.

World | February 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

ISRAELI TANKS AND TROOPS BRIEFLY RAIDED AN AREA OF THE PALESTINIAN-RUL...

Israeli tanks and troops briefly raided an area of the Palestinian-ruled West Bank city of Nablus Monday and clashed with gunmen in an incursion launched in response to Palestinian attacks on Israelis.

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THE MAIN EVENT IN RIO DE JANEIRO'S SPECTACULAR CARNIVAL IS UNDER WAY A...

The main event in Rio de Janeiro's spectacular carnival is under way at a stadium packed with more than 70,000 people. The city's samba schools are parading and competing at the Sambadrome for the honour of having the most lavish costumes and displays.

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IRAN IS PREPARING TO STAGE A MASSIVE SHOW OF DEFIANCE AGAINST THE UNIT...

Iran is preparing to stage a massive show of defiance against the United States in a rally marking the anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Leaders across the political spectrum have called on people to turn out and demonstrate their opposition to the U

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AFGHAN DEFENCE MINISTER GENERAL MOHAMMAD FAHIM IS IN MOSCOW FOR TALKS ...

Afghan Defence Minister General Mohammad Fahim is in Moscow for talks aimed at securing hardware for Afghanistan's fledgling national army.

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34 FURTHER DETAINEES CAPTURED IN AFGHANISTAN HAVE ARRIVED AT THE US NA...

34 further detainees captured in Afghanistan have arrived at the US Naval Base in Guant?namo Bay, in Cuba. Following US President Bush's announcement Thursday that former Taliban fighters would be treated according to the Geneva Convention, US military pe

World | February 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

THE RECOVERY IN THE WORLD ECONOMY HAS ALREADY BEGUN, AND THE US AND EU...

The recovery in the world economy has already begun, and the US and Europe can expect to see growth strengthening as the year wears on, according to the finance ministers and central bankers who met in Ottawa at the weekend for the meeting of the Group of

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