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Wednesday, October 27, 1999 Published at 13:13 GMT 14:13 UK

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French food row deepens

The UK Government is to justify its refusal to ban French meat, as it battles to stem the beef war on several fronts.

Investigators probe mystery plane crash

The search for clues begins among the wreckage of the Learjet in which golfer Payne Stewart and at least four others died on Monday.

Timor UN force approved

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a force of nearly 11,000 troops and police to lead East Timor to independence in two to three years.

Shoppers urged to 'buy British'

As the trade row between Britain and France hots up, Britain's National Farmers' Union is campaigning to encourage shoppers to "buy British".

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