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THE LAWYER FOR THE CHIEF SUSPECT IN THE KIDNAPPING IN PAKISTAN OF MURD...

The lawyer for the chief suspect in the kidnapping in Pakistan of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl has dismissed his indictment in America as "absurd". Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, also known as Sheikh Omar, was indicted on Thursday for hostage taking and

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A GROUP OF 25 NORTH KOREAN ASYLUM SEEKERS WHO SOUGHT REFUGE IN THE SPA...

A group of 25 North Korean asylum seekers who sought refuge in the Spanish embassy in Beijing is due to arrive in the Philippines, en route to South Korea. The group took a commercial flight to Manila shortly after Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji announ

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THE FATE OF ANDREA YATES, CONVICTED IN THE DROWNING DEATHS OF HER CHIL...

The fate of Andrea Yates, convicted in the drowning deaths of her children, will be in the hands of an eight-woman, four-man jury after closing arguments are held today in a Texas courtroom. Yates faces either life in prison or death by lethal injection.

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FORMER YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC HAS STARTED CROSS-EXAMINI...

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has started cross-examining British politician Paddy Ashdown at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Mr Milosevic is conducting his own defence in his trial for alleged war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo

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THE ISRAELI ARMY SAYS IT HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THREE WEST BANK TOWNS - TO...

The Israeli army says it has withdrawn from three West Bank towns - to coincide with United States peace envoy Anthony Zinni's visit to the region. Dozens of tanks were seen heading out of Ramallah, which houses Yasser Arafat's West Bank headquarters, acc

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EUROPEAN UNION LEADERS BEGAN A TWO-DAY SUMMIT IN BARCELONA AMID THE BI...

European Union leaders began a two-day summit in Barcelona amid the biggest security operation the city has ever seen. The discussions focus on economic and social reforms, including measures to liberalise labour and financial markets, and reduce bureaucr

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HARDLINE HINDU LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS HAVE BEGUN A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED A...

Hardline Hindu leaders and followers have begun a highly anticipated and controversial march in northern India as thousands of troops and paramilitary forces look on. Authorities had estimated that about 2,000 Hindu activists would take part in the proce

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THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGED ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP WITH OBSTRUCTION OF...

The Justice Department charged Arthur Andersen LLP with obstruction of justice Thursday for shredding Enron Corp. documents, the first indictment related to the collapse of the energy trader.

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ARGENTINA'S CENTRAL BANK ON THURSDAY INTERVENED IN THE FOREIGN EXCHANG...

Argentina's Central Bank on Thursday intervened in the foreign exchange market for the third consecutive day to offer dollars at around 2.325 pesos to prop up the peso, traders said.

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MONTENEGRO SHELVED ITS INDEPENDENCE PLANS ON THURSDAY TO FORM A NEW UN...

Montenegro shelved its independence plans on Thursday to form a new union with Serbia, consigning Yugoslavia to history in a deal the West hopes will avoid more violent redrawing of Balkan borders. "We have taken an important step forward for the stabilit

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VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY ON THURSDAY WON YEMENI SUPPORT FOR WASHINGT...

Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday won Yemeni support for Washington's drive to prevent the poor Arab country from becoming "another Afghanistan" and to stop al Qaeda forces regrouping there. But Yemen told Cheney it opposed any U.

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ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON ORDERED A PHASED TROOP WITHDRAWAL ...

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered a phased troop withdrawal from the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday as a U.S.

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BELEAGUERED ACCOUNTING FIRM ANDERSEN HAS BLASTED A U.S. GOVERNMENT THR...

Beleaguered accounting firm Andersen has blasted a U.S.

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THE LIBYAN MAN FOUND GUILTY OF THE LOCKERBIE BOMBING HAS LOST HIS APPE...

The Libyan man found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing has lost his appeal against the conviction. Abdelbaset ali Mohmed al-Megrahi will now be taken to a jail in Scotland to begin a sentence of at least 20 years.

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INTERNATIONAL DONORS HAVE APPROVED A $515 MILLION PACKAGE TO REBUILD M...

International donors have approved a $515 million package to rebuild Macedonia's economy after last year's conflict with ethnic Albanian rebels - more than doubling their initial target. Meeting in Brussels, about 40 countries and international organisati

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THE UNITED STATES ON FRIDAY WILL MAKE A SIXTH ATTEMPT TO INTERCEPT AND...

The United States on Friday will make a sixth attempt to intercept and shoot down a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean in a controversial missile defense test program opposed by Moscow, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The test is part of President Bush's

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A ROADSIDE BOMB EXPLODED NEXT TO A LARGE VEHICLE IN THE GAZA STRIP THU...

A roadside bomb exploded next to a large vehicle in the Gaza Strip Thursday, killing at least three Israelis, military sources said. They said the attack occurred on a road leading from the Karni crossing with Israel to the Jewish settlement of Netzarim i

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U.S. VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY SAID WEDNESDAY THE "BURDEN IS ON BOTH"...

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PRESIDENT BUSH ON WEDNESDAY SAID HE IS "DEEPLY CONCERNED" ABOUT IRAQ. ...

President Bush on Wednesday said he is "deeply concerned" about Iraq. "We are going to deal with him," Bush said of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and added that the United States would consult with its allies before taking any action.

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ISRAEL DECIDED WEDNESDAY ON THE EVE OF A NEW U.S. PEACE MISSION TO KEE...

Israel decided Wednesday on the eve of a new U.S.

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THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL HAS FOR THE FIRST TIME PASSED A RE...

The United Nations Security Council has for the first time passed a resolution calling for a Palestinian state alongside Israel. The US-drafted document "affirming a vision" of a Palestinian state was backed by 14 out of 15 members of the Security Council

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