BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: World
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Friday, 6 April, 2001, 20:28 GMT 21:28 UK
Pick of the week

2 April - 9 April 2001

BBC News Online presents a round-up of some of the week's more remarkable stories covered by BBC correspondents.


Dover deaths driver jailed
Perry Wacker treated his victims as 'cargo'
Perry Wacker treated his victims as 'cargo'

Dutch lorry driver Perry Wacker is found guilty on 58 counts of manslaughter and, along with co-defendant Ying Guo, is also convicted of conspiracy to smuggle immigrants into the UK. But Wacker played a relatively small part in human trafficking as the BBc's Margaret Gilmore reports.

 Click here to watch


Buddha make-over
The massive statue under wraps during the clean-up
The massive statue under wraps during the clean-up

Some of the world's most important Buddhist statues were recently destroyed by the ruling Taleban in Afghanistan. But in China work is underway to restore some of the statues there. The Lu-shan Buddha is thought to be the world's oldest and biggest. And it has never been damaged in its 1,200 year history.

 Click here to watch


US actress Renée Zellweger - the natural wit for the role
US actress Renée Zellweger - the natural wit for the role
Bridget Jones's hit tracks

Bridget Jones, the 30-something neurotic immortalised in Helen Fielding's novel, arrives on the big screen this Easter. Backers are hoping the soundtrack proves to be as big a hit as the film, as the BBC's Sarah Pennells reports.

 Click here to watch


Anger at US global warming plans

President Bush opposes the Kyoto treaty
President Bush opposes the Kyoto treaty

The EU faces an uphill task in trying to persuade the United States to honour a climate agreement signed in Kyoto. Mr Bush says he is withdrawing his support for the agreement to fight global warming signed by President Clinton. The BBC's Stephen Sackur reports.

 Click here to watch


Aiming to remind visitors of the past
Aiming to remind visitors of the past
Stalinist themepark opens Lithuanians are coming to terms with one of the bleakest periods in their history in an unusual way. People are flocking to a replica of a Soviet gulag, a labour camp in which hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians were incarcerated. The BBC's Neil Ross reports.

 Click here to watch


Robbie Williams signs his bed
Robbie Williams signs his bed
In bed with Robbie

The pop star Robbie Williams is putting his bed up for sale. The bed is up for grabs as part of an auction for the charity he set up in partnership with Comic Relief. The BBC's Jane Warr reports.

 Click here to watch

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
See also:

30 Mar 01 | World
Pick of the week
23 Mar 01 | World
Pick of the week
09 Mar 01 | World
Pick of the week
16 Mar 01 | World
Pick of the week
23 Feb 01 | World
Pick of the week
09 Feb 01 | World
Pick of the week
Links to more World stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more World stories