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Firemen inside the tunnel Gotthard police find no more bodies
Swiss police say the number of dead in the Gotthard tunnel blaze may not rise past 11, even though more than 100 are listed as missing.
Rumsfeld: 'We'll get Bin Laden'
US Defence Secretary Rumsfeld says his comments to a newspaper that Bin Laden may never be found have been overstated.
Lauren Wright, her father Craig and stepmother Tracey Lauren's killers sent to jail
The father and stepmother of a six-year-old Norfolk girl who died after being starved and beaten are sent to prison.
Trimble accused of treachery over arms
Ian Paisley accuses Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble of "treachery" for accepting the IRA had put some arms beyond use.
Gulzar charged with assault on child
The former husband of Spice Girl Mel B is formally charged with common assault on a three-year-old boy during a visit to London Zoo.
World
Africa
Nigerian army told to end attacks
President Obasanjo orders a halt to army hostilities in the central state of Benue where they are accused of killing more than 200 people.
Americas
Anthrax spreads on Capitol Hill
US investigators say they have found anthrax in a fifth area of the Capitol in Washington as the authorities stockpile the drug Cipro.
Asia-Pacific
Explosions rock Thai army base
At least two people were killed and about 70 injured in a series of explosions at an army munitions depot in north-east Thailand.
Europe
Middle East
Israel discusses West Bank pull-out
Top-level consultations are called in Israel after an army incursion into a Palestinian-ruled village resulted in a bloodbath.
South Asia
Tribesmen volunteer for Taleban
Pakistan steps up border controls as several thousand men rally to a call to fight for the Taleban in neighbouring Afghanistan.
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England five seek more time
Eleven of England's cricketers commit to the tour of India, but five will wait before making a final decision.
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Barnsley sack Spackman
First Division Barnsley dismiss manager Nigel Spackman after a poor start to the season.
UK News
Crime rate continues to fall
Crime in England and Wales fell sharply again last year according to new figures, but people are still overestimating the problem of crime.
UK Politics
UK ground troops on Afghan alert
An announcement is expected on Friday about the deployment of British troops in the Middle East ready for action in Afghanistan.
Business News
Windows XP hits the streets
Software giant Microsoft has launched Windows XP, its latest operating system for personal computers, with a $250m marketing drive.
Entertainment News
Tate Modern wins Blair's award
London's Tate Modern, which has attracted seven million visitors since it opened, wins the first prime minister's award for Better Public Building.
Science News
Bid to protect marine wildlife
The UK Parliament is being urged to protect marine sites important for wildlife.
Technology News
BT tests music download service
BT and Microsoft combine to trial a music download service which will offer music from the Stereophonics among others.
Health News
Ministers act over casualty waits
Ministers have warned that NHS managers who fail to eradicate excessive waiting times in casualty will be replaced.
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Software giant Microsoft has launched Windows XP with a $250m marketing drive.
Windows XP launched


Parents 'support private schooling'
Would you go private?


On its 40th birthday, Private Eye editor Ian Hislop is in no mood to celebrate
'An unhappy birthday'


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Parts of Shipman inquiry to be filmed

The Orkney Islander who uses pot and sends 'care parcels' to other sufferersGone to pot
Dope-smoking MS sufferer on the law change

BT trials online music subscription serviceTrial run
BT tests internet music download service

Workers on short-term contracts will benefit from a rule change, which means they qualify for paid holidays from day one.Temp treat
New rules mean paid holiday from day one

Chart-topping singer spells out the message of his hit single Grass warning
Afroman on the dangers of cannabis

London's Tate Modern wins the first prime minister's award for Better Public BuildingBlair's winner
Tate Modern wins prime minister's award


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Jeweller hangs on to Moulin Rouge necklace, which was up for auction at Christie'sNot for sale
Jeweller hangs on to Moulin Rouge necklace