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WHAT HAPPENED ON 17th January 2001?

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16th January 2001

INDIA Paramilitary forces in Kashmir say they have foiled a bid by militants to storm the heavily guarded airport at Srinagar. Two militants died & four police were hurt in a gun battle. GERMANY Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has appeared in court as a character witness for a friend Hans Joachim Klein ` a violent political extremist charged with three murders. CZECH REPUBLICOfficials have widened a ban on beef imports to include Italy and Austria following cases of BSE reported in both countries.

17th January 2001

INDIA

A second test-launch of the Agni-II intermediate ballistic missile has been reportedly carried out. After the first test-fire last year Pakistan responded by firing its own missile. IRAQ President Saddam Hussein marked the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War with a TV address claiming Iraq had triumphed over its enemies in the war and would triumph again with God's help

17th January 2001

INDIAN STATE BANS BULL-CART RACING

The north-east Indian state of Punjab has banned one of the region's most popular sports ` bull-cart racing. The ban follows complaints from an animal rights group led by Social Justice Minister of State Maneka Gandhi that the bulls are treated cruelly. A senior civil servant in Ludhiana district where the races are held each year said the bulls were drugged & then flogged to run all the faster. Race organisers say steps are needed against those who abuse the animals.

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16th January 2001

TWO UK FIRMS IN TALKS OVER IRAQI OIL

Ten years after the Gulf War at least two British oil companies have been holding meetings with Iraq about developing the country's oil fields. Shell has said it could invest up to #2bn in the oil fields. Premier Oil is also considering setting up there. There is growing pressure to lift UN sanctions on Iraq but Britain & the US still oppose the move. Iraq the second biggest oil resource is allowed only to trade oil for food.

17th January 2001

INDIA

A second test-launch of the Agni-II intermediate ballistic missile has been reportedly carried out. After the first test-fire last year Pakistan responded by firing its own missile. IRAQ President Saddam Hussein marked the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War with a TV address claiming Iraq had triumphed over its enemies in the war and would triumph again with God's help

17th January 2001

CATHOLIC AID AGENCIES WANT IRAQ RETHINK

Europe's Catholic aid agencies including Britain's Cafod are calling for economic sanctions against Iraq to be suspended. The sanctions are "humanly catastrophic and politically ineffective " said Cafod director Julian Filochowski. The call follows a visit to Iraq by a delegation from the European agencies. Iraqis are being "de-developed de- skilled & reduced to penury " says the agencies' report.

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16th January 2001

GERMANY

Five neo-Nazis beat up a Greek bar owner then had a mass brawl with the customers Munich police said. The skinheads continued kicking the man when he fell to the ground and were cheered on by other neo-Nazis shouting "Heil Hitler" & "Foreigners out". Police later detained 15 skinheads & are looking for four more of the group SAUDI ARABIAA Pakistani has been beheaded for heroin smuggling. Abdel-Rahim Shah Qulshawal was executed in the eastern port of Al-Khobar.

17th January 2001

INDIA

A second test-launch of the Agni-II intermediate ballistic missile has been reportedly carried out. After the first test-fire last year Pakistan responded by firing its own missile. IRAQ President Saddam Hussein marked the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War with a TV address claiming Iraq had triumphed over its enemies in the war and would triumph again with God's help

17th January 2001

TALEBAN DENY MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS

The Taleban Islamic movement which controls most of Afghanistan has rejected UN reports that its forces killed civilians in the central region. Its leader Mola Mohammad Omar Mojahed said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's allegation of at least 100 deaths in Bamian Province was "completely false". He accused the UN of trying to "confuse world opinion" about the Taleban the Pakistan-based news agency AIP said. According to the UN the massacre came after fighting with opposition forces.

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16th January 2001

BLAIR HEADS TO BELFAST FOR PEACE TALKS

Prime Minister Tony Blair is flying to Belfast later this afternoon to try to break the deadlock in the Northern Ireland peace process. A spokesman played down hopes of an imminent breakthrough but said talks might establish whether agreement on oustanding issues could be achieved. Mr Blair will try to speak to Ulster unionists & the SDLP before leaving. He is likely to speak to President Clinton by telephone this evening.

17th January 2001

INDIA

A second test-launch of the Agni-II intermediate ballistic missile has been reportedly carried out. After the first test-fire last year Pakistan responded by firing its own missile. IRAQ President Saddam Hussein marked the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War with a TV address claiming Iraq had triumphed over its enemies in the war and would triumph again with God's help

17th January 2001

PHILIPPINES CORRUPTION TRIAL SUSPENDED

President Estrada's Philippines corruption trial has been suspended. The Supreme Court judge said the case would resume once the resignation of the prosecution team had been resolved. All 11 prosecutors quit after claiming that a government ruling showed they could not get a fair verdict. The Senate voted to stop lawyers examining bank records they say would prove the president grew rich off corruption during 18 months in office.

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16th January 2001

SADDAM SPEECH FOLLOWS "STROKE" RUMOURS

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has delivered a televised speech appearing to contradict speculation that he may be ill. The Iraqi regime earlier denied reports that Saddam had suffered a stroke. His speech marked the 80th anniversary of Iraqi armed forces' formation. Meanwhile Britain has dismissed claims that the trade embargo on Iraq is hurting civilians saying it is up to Baghdad to get the sanctions suspended.

17th January 2001

INDIA

A second test-launch of the Agni-II intermediate ballistic missile has been reportedly carried out. After the first test-fire last year Pakistan responded by firing its own missile. IRAQ President Saddam Hussein marked the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War with a TV address claiming Iraq had triumphed over its enemies in the war and would triumph again with God's help

17th January 2001

ARMED HIJACKER FORCES FLIGHT DIVERSION

An armed man claiming to be an Iraqi supporter of Saddam Hussein has been ovepowered after diverting a plane with the US ambassador to Yemen aboard. Two shots were fired but the 91 passengers on board the Boeing 727 on an internal flight within Yemen were not injured. The crew managed to overpower the hijacker who was holding a pistol. Most passengers including US envoy Barbara Bodine disembarked at Djibouti

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