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Gorbachev upbeat on US-Russia relations

February 15, 2001 

  

MOSCOW-- (AP) - Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday dismissed grim forecasts about U.S.-Russian relations under President George W. Bush, but warned of two potential threats: U.S. plans for a national missile defense and Russian corruption.

 

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Arafat dismisses attack as road accident

February 15, 2001 

  

ANKARA-- (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat dismissed as a "road accident" the attack on an Israeli bus stop that killed eight Israeli soldiers and civilians and injured 20 others.

 

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Russian planes fly along Japanese & Norwegian borders

February 15, 2001 

  

MOSCOW-- (AP) - The Russian military held air exercises near two neighboring nations Wednesday, demonstrating its might and eliciting a strong protest from Japan.

 

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Paris dedicates garden to Princess Diana

February 15, 2001 

  

PARIS-- (AP) - The city of Paris dedicated a garden and children's nature center on Wednesday to the late Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in the French capital more than three years ago.

 

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Las Vegas bookmakers give odds on Oscar contenders

February 15, 2001 

  

LAS VEGAS-- (AP) - Las Vegas bookmakers like "Gladiator," Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts as favorites to win Academy Awards this year.

 

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Top UN official to discuss human rights with hardline Taliban

February 14, 2001 

  

KABUL--(AP) - After visiting a World Food Program bakery that provides bread to Kabul's poor women, a top United Nations official said Tuesday that he was saddened by the tragedy of Afghanistan, shattered by war and drought.

 

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Israeli helicopter gunship kill Palestinian security agent

February 14, 2001 

  

JERUSALEM--(AP) - Israeli helicopter gunships unleashed a fatal pinpoint strike on a car carrying a leader in Yasser Arafat's security detail as the man drove on the outskirts of a refugee camp Tuesday, drawing heavy criticism from the Palestinians but "congratulations" from Israel's caretaker prime minister, Ehud Barak.

 

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NATO peacekeepers & UN police find evidence officials spied on by Croats

February 14, 2001 

  

SARAJEVO--(AP) - An unannounced inspection of a military base and a nearby building in a Bosnian-Croat controlled town revealed that the facilities might have been used to eavesdrop on international officials, NATO and U.N. officials said Tuesday.

 

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Israel's Sharon to seek peace in `small steps'

February 14, 2001 

  

PARIS--(AP) - Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon intends to pursue a Middle East peace plan "on a different basis" than his predecessor, which will advance in "small steps, one after the other," an envoy of the incoming leader said Tuesday.

 

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'Gladiator' leads field with 12 Oscar nods

February 14, 2001 

  

BEVERLY HILLS--(AP) - "Gladiator," Hollywood's high-tech return to the glories of Rome, led Academy Awards contenders Tuesday with 12 nominations, including best picture, actor and director.

 

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Sudanese president sworn in before meeting of Sahelian leaders

February 13, 2001 

  

KHARTOUM--(AP) - Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir, dressed in full military uniform, was sworn in for a second term Monday in the presence of 14 heads of state who were in Khartoum for a meeting of the Group of Sahel and Sahara States.

 

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Ousted Estrada's wife declares senatorial candidacy

February 13, 2001 

  

MANILA--(AP) - The wife of ousted leader Joseph Estrada declared her candidacy for the Senate on Monday in a move aides say was an attempt to vindicate the family name through the ballot box.

 

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Khatami warns of explosion if establishment fails to meet people's demands

February 13, 2001 

  

TEHRAN--(AP) - In one of his strongest attacks against hard-liners, President Mohammad Khatami on Monday warned of an all-out social explosion in Iran if "dirty hands" in the establishment continued to disappoint the Iranian people, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

 

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Spacecraft lands on asteroid

February 13, 2001 

  

COLUMBIA--(AP) - Scientists prepared for a series of rocket firings Monday that would send an 1,100-pound (495-kilogram) spacecraft toward a space rock known as Eros in man's first attempt to land an object on an asteroid.

 

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Barak makes demands for joining coalition Government

February 12, 2001 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) Ehud Barak and his Labor party on Sunday demanded that Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon adopt a policy of compromise toward the Palestinians as a condition for joining a coalition government.

 

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Families Await Sub Probe Outcome

February 12, 2001 

  

HONOLULU (AP) Relatives of the Japanese fishermen and students missing after their ship was rammed and sunk by a U.S. submarine brought their vigil to Hawaii on Sunday as rescuers continued searching for their loved ones.

 

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Bodies found in India quake rubble

February 12, 2001 

  

BHUJ, India (AP) Authorities clearing mountains of rubble in western India have recovered 400 decomposed bodies and a heap of gold coins from the debris of homes destroyed by the nation's worst earthquake in 50 years.

 

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Chechen rebel commander apprehended by Russians

February 11, 2001 

  

URUS-MARTAN-- (AP) - Russian Interior Ministry troops apprehended Chechen rebel commander Ali Zhabazov and 18 insurgents in a special operation, rebel sources and Russian officials said Saturday.

 

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Saudi prince performs ritual of washing Islamic shrine

February 11, 2001 

  

RIYADH-- (AP) - A brother of King Fahd on Saturday led the ritual of washing the Kaaba, the sacred ancient stone structure that Muslims face during their five daily prayers.

 

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German doctor to examine Anwar - on certain conditions

February 11, 2001 

  

KUALA LUMPUR-- (AP) - The Malaysian government said Saturday that it would allow a German medical specialist to fly in to examine and if necessary perform surgery on jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, hospitalized with a back problem.

 

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Buddhists in central Vietnam claim government harassment

February 11, 2001 

  

HANOI-- (AP) - Police and government officials have been harassing and intimidating Vietnamese Buddhists during a week of special prayers in the central city of Hue, monks said Saturday.

 

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Wahid announces date for Australia visit

February 11, 2001 

  

SYDNEY-- (AP) - Embattled Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid said Saturday he will visit Australia for the first time despite strong opposition to the trip. Wahid said he would visit in the first week of April.

 

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Indian bathing festival boosts economy

February 11, 2001 

  

ALLAHABAD-- (AP) - A Hindu bathing festival that is the world's largest religious gathering has pumped more than 20 billion rupees (dlrs 429 million) into the north Indian city of Allahabad, the festival administrator said Saturday.

 

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Bush to meet South Korean President Kim in March

February 11, 2001 

  

SEOUL-- (AP) - President Kim Dae-jung plans a summit with U.S. President George W. Bush in mid-March, South Korea's foreign minister said Saturday.

 

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U.S. sub hits boat off Honolulu

February 10, 2001 

  

HONOLULU (AP) A Navy submarine collided with a commercial boat nine miles off Honolulu Harbor on Friday, and 10 people on the boat were missing.

 

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Sharon indicates he wants peace

February 10, 2001 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon assured Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a first phone call Friday that he is interested in resuming peace talks, provided violence stops and also invited defeated rival Ehud Barak to join the new government as defense minister.

 

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Bush faces opposition on Arctic drilling

February 10, 2001 

  

WASHINGTON (AP) To win the centerpiece of his energy plan, President Bush will have to change some minds among seven Republican senators who staunchly oppose oil drilling in Alaska's pristine Arctic wildlife refuge.

 

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Sri Lankan government waits for rebels to name date for talks

February 9, 2001 

  

COLOMBO-- (AP) - The Sri Lankan government is awaiting a date from Tamil Tiger rebels to begin peace negotiations, a Cabinet minister said Thursday.

 

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Okinawa governor warns top Marine not to inflame anti-US sentiment

February 9, 2001 

  

NAHA-- (AP) - Accepting a personal apology from a U.S. Marine general who called local leaders "a bunch of wimps," the governor of Okinawa warned on Thursday that such inflammatory talk could fan smoldering opposition to the U.S. military presence here.

 

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U.S. sends aid for victims of Afghanistan's devastating drought

February 8, 2001 

  

PESHAWAR-(AP) - A plane loaded with U.S. emergency supplies for drought-hit Afghans dying of cold and hunger arrived Wednesday in the Pakistani border city of Peshawar.

 

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Aristide begins second term amid hope & criticism

February 8, 2001 

  

PORT-AU-PRINCE-(AP) - Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in Wednesday for a second term as Haiti's president, promising to bring change to a country devastated by poverty and divided by political allegiances.

 

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Bush closing White House offices on AIDS & race relations

February 8, 2001 

  

WASHINGTON-(AP) - President George W. Bush has decided not to keep White House offices on AIDS and race relations created by his predecessor, shifting the issues to other White House offices.

 

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After overwhelming victory Sharon faces immediate challenges

February 8, 2001 

  

JERUSALEM-(AP) - A day after his lopsided election win, Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon stood before the massive tan stones of the Western Wall on Wednesday and proclaimed Jerusalem the "eternal and indivisible capital of Israel."

 

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Hindu priests chant for the dead of India's quake

February 8, 2001 

  

BHUJ-(AP) - At an altar fashioned from shipping crates, Hindu priests prayed Wednesday for the victims of India's quake, chanting Sanskrit verses and name after name into the dusty air, remembering those killed by the worst earthquake to hit India in 50 years.

 

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Food-for-work program in India's quake-ravaged region

February 7, 2001 

  

AHMADABAD- (AP) - With shovels, pickaxes and their bare hands, homeless villagers in western India will help rebuild their quake-ravaged countryside in an extensive food-for-work program, officials said Tuesday.

 

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The inside story on Florida recount

February 7, 2001 

  

WASHINGTON- (Bangla2000/AP) - The election that wouldn't quit is now begetting at least a half-dozen books recounting the recount and the chaotic Florida flip-flops on Election Night.

 

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Sharon's promise to end turmoil brings favor in Israel's election

February 7, 2001 

  

JERUSALEM- (Bangla2000/AP) - Ariel Sharon, pledging to halt months of violence and take a tough line with the Palestinians, appeared headed to a sweeping victory in Tuesday's election against Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who staked his job to a peace treaty he has been unable to deliver.

 

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Talks break down between Haiti's opposition and Aristide's party

February 7, 2001 

  

PORT-AU-PRINCE- (AP) - Talks between Haiti's opposition and President-elect Jean-Bertrand Aristide's party broke down Tuesday, and the opposition immediately announced its own alternative president, setting up a struggle for power one day before Aristide's inauguration.

 

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Palestinians wage gun battles with Israeli troops

February 6, 2001 

  

GAZA CITY-- (AP) - Palestinians said Monday they would turn Israel's election into a "day of rage," Islamic militants threatened to set off bombs and the Israeli army announced a tight closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to contain violence.

 

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Military court begins hearings in mob killings of soldiers

February 6, 2001 

  

BEIT EL, West Bank-- (AP) - An Israeli military court on Monday began hearings in the case of two Palestinians charged with taking part in the mob killings of two Israeli soldiers, with testimony centering on the role of Palestinian police in the slayings.

 

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Germany prepares to extradite key French corruption suspect

February 6, 2001 

  

FRANKFURT-- (AP) - Germany plans to extradite former oil industry executive Alfred Sirven, a central figure in a corruption scandal involving French politicians, to France by Tuesday evening, a German prosecutor said.

 

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Pakistan asks India to halt use of force in Kashmir

February 5, 2001 

  

ISLAMABAD-- (AP) - Pakistan Sunday urged its uneasy neighbor India to announce a permanent end to hostilities with Kashmiri secessionists on its territory.

 

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Real estate czars blamed for deaths in Indian quake

February 5, 2001 

  

AHMADABAD-- (AP) - When they churned out dreams for Gujarat's middle class, India's real estate czars were king: they drove in swank cars, lived in posh penthouses, and made fortunes.

 

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Anyone Listening? Ham radio operators: first voices

February 5, 2001 

  

GANDHINAGAR, India-- (Bangla2000/AP) - "Everything here is panicky! Everything has collapsed!" was one of the first messages out of western India after hundreds of villages crumbled in an earthquake that killed thousands.

 

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Israel: Election Issues

February 5, 2001 

  

UNDATED-- (AP) -A brief look at the main issues in Israel's election Tuesday for prime minister:

 

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First of American C-17 cargo planes lands in quake-hit Indian state

February 4, 2001 

  

AHMEDABAD, FEB 4 (AP) - U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo planes loaded with aid began arriving in India's devastated quake-zone Saturday as relief workers race to distribute food, medicine and supplies among hundreds of thousands of survivors before disease spreads.

 

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Indonesia's embattled president meets with ministers, generals

February 4, 2001 

  

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - In a show of unity two days after parliament censured President Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia's government vowed on Saturday to stick together and crack down on corruption.

 

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Pentagon steps up probe of reported POW sightings

February 4, 2001 

  

WASHINGTON, FEB 3 (AP) - Despite misgivings in Moscow, U.S. Defense Department investigators are intensifying their search for Cold War-era Russian records that could confirm reports that American servicemen from World War II and the Korean War were held and died in the network of labor camps known as the gulag.

 

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Pentagon chief dismisses Russian objections to missile defense

February 4, 2001 

  

MUNICH, FEB 3 (AP) - Russian leaders have nothing to fear from a U.S. national missile defense and are "off the mark" in calling it a threat to arms control, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday.

 

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Chavez appoints a civilian as Venezuela's defense minister

February 4, 2001 

  

CARACAS, FEB 3 (AP) - In an unexpected twist to his efforts to fuse Venezuela's military with its politics, President Hugo Chavez named a civilian as defense minister - angering some influential officers.

 

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North Korea lambastes Japan over nuclear fuel shipment

February 4, 2001 

  

SEOUL, FEB 3 (UNB/AP) - North Korea accused Japan on Saturday of stockpiling nuclear fuel to make atomic bombs.

 

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Defiant Indonesian president plans to sue lawmakers

February 4, 2001 

  

JAKARTA, FEB 3 (AP) - Indonesia's embattled president Abdurrahman Wahid is preparing legal action against lawmakers who recently censured him over his alleged role in two graft scandals, a news report said Saturday.

 

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Warriors refuse to stop fighting despite worsening refugee crisis

February 4, 2001 

  

KABUL, FEB 3 (AP) - Both sides in Afghanistan's bitter civil war rejected a United Nations appeal Saturday to call a truce to help their countrymen, who have been driven from their homes and are dying daily in squalid camps.

 

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In India earthquake building rules weren't followed

February 3, 2001 

  

CALCUTTA--(AP) - Experts reviewing the toll of death and destruction wrought by India's latest earthquake say builders weren't following rules meant to ensure homes and offices are quake-proof.

 

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Indian prime minister and Pakistani leader speak on earthquake

February 3, 2001 

  

NEW DELHI--(AP) - Disaster brought two rivals together Friday as India's prime minister and Pakistan's military ruler spoke by telephone about the earthquake that devastated the border state of Gujarat.

 

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Muslim scarves stir up religious feelings in Albanian high school

February 3, 2001 

  

TIRANA--(AP) - Two Muslim girls stayed away from classes Friday after their high school banned them from wearing head scarves in school - a decision that has sparked debate in this predominantly Muslim country.

 

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Rescue teams pack up as hopes of finding survivors dim

February 2, 2001 

  

BHUJ, India-- (AP) - International rescue teams packed to leave this devastated town Thursday and reports of people being found alive ceased six days after an earthquake ravaged India's western Gujarat state.

 

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Parliament censures president over graft scandals in landslide vote

February 2, 2001 

  

JAKARTA-- (AP) - In a first step toward possible impeachment, parliament voted in a 393-4 landslide on Thursday to accept the findings of an inquiry that implicates Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid in two corruption scandals.

 

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Hindu nationalists mobilize for quake relief

February 2, 2001 

  

BHUJ, India-- (AP) - Dressed in khaki shorts, saffron scarves wrapped around their necks and pickaxes and shovels slung over their shoulders, volunteers from the Hindu nationalist RSS walk in small groups down the streets of Bhuj, on their way to collect the dead.

 

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Russians rescue woman more than 5 days after quake

February 1, 2001 

  

BHACHAU--(AP) - Just as bulldozers smashed into the wall of a damaged three-story apartment building, Russian rescuers on Wednesday heard a woman screaming. She and her husband were still alive more than five days after India's earthquake.

 

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Official submits resignation saying Indian quake was God's punishment

February 1, 2001 

  

BANGALORE--(AP) - A government minister in southern Karnataka state submitted his resignation Wednesday over a remark that the earthquake in Gujarat state was God's punishment for attacks on Christians there.

 

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Putin holds his first phone conversation with Bush

February 1, 2001 

  

MOSCOW--(AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed the case of arrested Russian official Pavel Borodin during a phone conversation with U.S. President George W. Bush, a news agency said.

 

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Oscar hopefuls dominate British Academy nominees

February 1, 2001 

  

LONDON--(AP) - "Gladiator" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" dominated nominations Wednesday for the 53rd British Academy Film Awards, garnering 14 nominations apiece, while local favorite "Billy Elliot" - a film starring as well as produced and created by Britons - was close behind with 11 nominations.

 

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