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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 23:07 GMT 00:07 UK
AMERICAS


George Bush Bush vows action after scandals
The US president defends himself against criticism of past business dealings, and says he will pursue executives who break the law.
Boston skyline 'White supremacists' on trial in Boston
The trial begins of a mixed race US man and his partner accused of plotting to blow up Jewish and black landmarks to ignite "racial holy war".
Former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers WorldCom chiefs refuse to testify
WorldCom's executives take the Fifth before a Congressional committee investigating how the firm overstated profits by $3.8bn.
Canada blazes send smoke south
Firefighters in Quebec attempt to contain fires that have destroyed large swathes of forest and triggered health alerts in several US states.
Pentagon team to examine bomb error
A team of US military experts is to travel to Afghanistan to investigate the accidental bombing of an Afghan wedding party by US forces.
Hundreds mourn LA airport victims
Crowds of mourners turn out for the funerals of two Israelis shot dead at Los Angeles airport, as security is beefed up to prevent similar attacks.
New hope for Aids vaccine
Scientists give details of a potential vaccine and announce the biggest-ever trial at an international conference on Aids.
Texas pleads for more flood aid
The governor of the state of Texas asks President Bush to make more counties eligible for aid after an aerial tour of flood ravaged areas.
Search for 'spy' pilots in China
The Pentagon is sending a team to north-eastern China to look for the remains of two pilots who died during a spy mission 50 years ago.
US plans mass smallpox vaccination
Health officials in the US devise a huge inoculation campaign to counter threats of bioterror attack using illegal stockpiles of the killer disease.
Carter starts Venezuela talks
The former US president meets Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, before talks with media editors strongly opposed to his policies.
Spielberg refused Star Wars trial
Director Steven Spielberg discloses that Star Wars helmsman George Lucas will not allow him to make even one of the hit sci-fi series.
Huge bomb deactivated in Colombia
Colombian police deactivate a massive bomb in the town of Florencia discovered a few hours before a visit by the Colombian President.
Cash boost for Caribbean Aids fight
Caribbean countries say six leading pharmaceutical companies have agreed to supply them with anti-Aids drugs at huge discounts.
BUSINESS
Merck 'exaggerated' revenue in accounts
As investors fret over company accounts, a unit of the US drug giant says it booked $12.4bn in revenue that was never collected.
Enron board 'ignored financial warnings'
Directors at the failed energy giant were aware of the problems the company faced, a US Senate subcommittee concludes.
Argentina 'will not force savings swap'
Thousands of savers will not be compelled to swap their bank deposits for government bonds, the country's president says.
Net body accused of bullying tactics
The net's top body has been accused of putting pressure on European domain administrators to hand over confidential databases.
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Awesome Hewitt wins Wimbledon
Lleyton Hewitt thrashes David Nalbandian to take his first Wimbledon title, and confirm his world number one status.
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More joy for Williams double act
Wimbledon singles champion Serena Williams teams up with sister Venus to clinch the women's doubles title.
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Inkster claims Open title
American Juli Inkster shoots a closing round 66 to win the US Women's Open for the second time in her career.
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