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Saturday, 2 June, 2001, 14:52 GMT 15:52 UK
Pick of the Week

28 May - 3 June 2001

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


Security forces try to prevent Wahid supporters storming the parliament building.
Security forces try to prevent Wahid supporters storming the parliament building.

Wahid faces impeachment

Supporters of President Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia broke into the grounds of the parliament building. But inside the chamber, politicians voted to press for his impeachment over allegations of corruption. The hearing will take place on 1 August.


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Faisal Husseini advocated co-existence with Israel rather than confrontation
Faisal Husseini advocated co-existence with Israel rather than confrontation

Palestinians mourn Husseini

Tributes have been paid to the leading moderate Palestinian politician, Faisal Husseini, who has died aged 61. He was a pioneer in establishing political dialogue with the Israelis. The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat cut short a visit to Europe to attend his funeral.


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Rooftop prison drama
Rooftop prison drama

French jailbreak attempt

It could have been the Great Escape, but a daring helicopter break-out from a prison near Paris did not go quite according to plan. A local resident videoed the dramatic moment the helicopter failed to pick up two convicts, turning the escape attempt into a hostage crisis.


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Helicopter tragedy

The helicopter hit a sculpture on a bridge
The helicopter hit a sculpture on a bridge

A South Korean military helicopter crashes into a bridge in Seoul, killing all three people on board. The accident happened shortly before rush hour when the bridge would have been packed with traffic.


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Paralatitan Stromeri was a vegetarian

New species of Dinosaur

Scientists have found the remains of a new giant species of dinosaur in the Egyptian desert. Paralatitan stromeri, as it's been Christened, would have weighed 80 tons and measured up to 100 feet from nose to tail.


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