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WHAT HAPPENED ON 29th January 2001?

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28th January 2001

CHINESE POLICE HOLD DOVER LORRY SUSPECT

Police in China have arrested the head of a gang suspected of organising the smuggling racket which left 58 illegal immigrants dead in a lorry at Dover. Chen Xiaokong was caught in a disco in Fujian Province four days ago according to the Xinhua News Service. Xinhua said Mr Chen was a "snakehead" ` or illegal immigration broker. Customs officers found the 58 bodies in a sealed lorry container at Dover's Eastern Docks on June 19 last year.

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

GERMANY SEEKS "SON OF STAR WARS" TALKS

German leaders have called on President Bush to consult his European allies before embarking on his planned new missile defence system known as NMD. Defence Minister Rudolf Scharping said "comprehensive consultations" were needed on the plan which has attracted sharp criticism from Russia & China. An opposition leader was more positive but also called for consultations. Europe & the US are both at risk from "rogue states" so the NMD'S benefits should be shared Friedrich Merz said.

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28th January 2001

FOOTBALLERS' ASSAULT TRIAL ADJOURNED

The trial of three Leeds United footballers charged with assaulting a student has been adjourned to tomorrow. Lee Bowyer 24 Jonathan Woodgate 21 and Tony Hackworth 20 are charged with grievous bodily harm with intent on 19-year-old Sarfraz Najeib. The three players deny the charge & one of affray. It is alleged Mr Najeib was attacked in Leeds city centre last January. The trial is expected to last six weeks.

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

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28th January 2001

BRITON TAKES LEAD IN GLOBAL YACHT RACE

British yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur has fought her way to first place in the single-handed Vendee Globe race. MacArthur 24 moved up from second in the 24 000-mile round-the-world race shortly after crossing the equator. She held a five-mile advantage at 10am today as the crews heading back to France approached the Doldrums. It is where the northern & southern hemispheres meet & is known for its unpredictable weather & long lulls.

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

HAND TRANSPLANT MAN HAS IT AMPUTATED

The world's first hand-transplant patient has had his new hand amputated after his body began to reject it. removed as he had no feeling in it. Australian microsurgeon Earl Owen who co-led the team which performed the transplant in France in 1998 said Mr Hallam failed to look after it properly He went without drugs for weeks & did not follow the treatment plan he said.

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28th January 2001

POLICE FOIL BOMB ATTACK ON CORSICA

French police say they have arrested two armed men caught red-handed as they planned to blow up a public works office on the island of Corsica. The men who were found in possession of guns & a bomb are suspected members of the Corsican separatist group Armata Corsa French media said. The arrests came after a police alert across France in response to a warning by Armata Corsa of imminent attacks. The group is demanding a probe into the killing of one of its top members.

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

EX-ELF EXECUTIVE TO AWAIT EXTRADITION

A German court has ruled that a French fugitive is to be held in custody until extradition proceedings begin next week Alfred Sirven 74 was detained at Frankfurt airport after deportation from the Philippines. A former executive of French oil firm Elf Aquitaine he is a key figure in the corruption trial of ex-French foreign minister Roland Dumas. A judge said regional authorities would decide if he can be returned to France.

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28th January 2001

MILBURN HINTS AT LAWS ON ORGAN DONATION

The Health Secretary has indicated that new laws will be introduced to protect patients treated under the NHS. Changes in the laws governing consent to operations & organ donation are needed to restore the public's trust in the NHS Alan Milburn said. He stressed that patients should be properly informed about their treatment An independent report into the organs scandal at Alder Hey children's hospital is due to be released tomorrow

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

NHS MOVES PATIENTS INTO NEW HOSPITAL

Hundreds of women patients & newborn babies have been moved across Sheffield into a new state-of-the-art £27m building in the city. The Jessop Wing Women's Hospital will replace the city's Victorian Jessop Hospital for Women & the women's unit at the Northern General Hospital. The new mothers included some on stretchers & one in a wheelchair. NHS manager Maggie Taylor said the move was planned with military precision.

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28th January 2001

WORKERS TELL OF SHOCK EXPLOSION ORDEAL

Lucky-to-be-alive staff who walked to safety after a blast ripped through a factory have been speaking of their horrifying ordeal. One worker at the Clydebank plant told reporters: "We just heard a massive bang. Everybody's a bit shaken up at the moment." She added: "At least nobody was killed and that's the main think." Frank Logan who lives near the works remarked: "How nobody was killed I don't know. I heard a huge explosion."

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

KIDNAP GIRL FREED IN ISLAND GUN BATTLE

Philippino troops have rescued the six- year-old stepdaughter of an Inverness man in a 15-minute gun battle. Eiman Grant was taken to safety from the island of Basilan after the kidnappers abandoned the girl when they realised troops were closing in. Military sources said none of the abductors was killed or injured in the fight & no ransom had been paid. Eiman was kidnapped by a Muslim separatist group from her mother's home three weeks ago.

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28th January 2001

RESPECT PRINCE'S PRIVACY STUDENTS TOLD

Staff & students at the University of St Andrews could be expelled if they talk to the press about Prince William while he is a student. Principal Dr Brian Lang said: "At worst a perpetrator might find him or herself having to find another university." The Prince begins a four-year history of art degree in September. A St Andrews spokesman said the threat of expulsion was directed at people who sold confidential details to tabloids.

29th January 2001

CHINA

A state-run hospital is insisting that patients' families sign a contract saying that it is not responsible if their relative dies in an operation. The move by a hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu follows a sharp rise in the number of lawsuits filed against Chinese medical staff. FRANCE An avalanche in the Alps has killed two snowboarders in the eastern region of Megeve French radio reported A skier who took a route outside the marked zone in Chamonix also died after falling into a crevasse.

29th January 2001

REFUGEES "STARVE UNDER VOUCHER SYSTEM"

Asylum seekers are starving while they wait to learn whether they can stay in Britain the Refugee Council has said. Problems in issuing vouchers to asylum seekers in place of benefits means they are going "days or weeks" without food council chief Nick Hardwick said. His staff found it "impossible" to get through to the Home Office to take up " grievances he told BBC Radio Four. The voucher system was "under siege" and had broken down he said.

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