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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 22:13 GMT 23:13 UK

Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit Mass resignations rock Turkey
A new crisis hits the government of ailing Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit after his deputy and at least two ministers step down.
Mourners at crash victims' funerals in Ufa Crash pilots given conflicting orders
Investigators say the Russian airliner which hit a cargo plane over Germany last week was given conflicting instructions seconds before impact.
Ivan Nikolic Serbia jails first war criminal
A former Yugoslav soldier is jailed for eight years for war crimes committed during the Kosovo war, in the first trial of its kind.
New hope for Aids vaccine
Scientists give details of a potential vaccine and announce the biggest-ever trial at an international conference on Aids.
Ukraine mine death toll rises
Thirty-five miners are killed after a fire breaks out in one of Ukraine's notoriously dangerous coal mines.
Russian anti-Jewish sign explodes
Two men are injured trying to remove a booby-trapped placard in Siberia, in a copy of a similar incident near Moscow in May.
Sicilians dish up anti-Mafia pasta
A group of Sicilian farmers produce anti-Mafia pasta made from wheat grown on land seized from the mob.
Finland and Sweden plan 'Eurocity'
Twin towns in Finland and Sweden want to reunite, almost 200 years after being divided by a peace treaty.
Bosnia massacre suspect held
Nato arrests a Bosnian Serb suspected of involvement in the killing of several thousand people at Srebrenica.
Croat leader consults over new PM
President Stjepan Mesic is expected to look for a new prime minister after the resignation of the incumbent, Ivica Racan.
Babcock rescue talks fail
Babcock Borsig's hopes of a quick emergence from insolvency look dashed after banks reject the German engineering firm's rescue plan.
French town bans swimwear on streets
One mayor in the south wants tourists in his town to cover up, while his Parisian counterpart tries to attract them with a riverside beach project.
Analysis: Beginning of end for Ecevit
The latest cabinet resignations in Turkey and instability on the financial markets suggest the fall of the government is only a question of time.
Turkey: Should elections be held?
A new crisis has hit the government of Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit after his deputy and at least two ministers stepped down. Is it time that elections were held in the country?
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Racewatch: Tour stage two
All the action from stage two of the Tour de France, where Oscar Freire seals victory after a stunning sprint.
Grief amid the wreckage
The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby looks on as the families of the victims of this week's mid-air collision lay wreathes at the crash site in Germany.
In pictures: Sad journey for families
Families of the Russians who died in the mid-air collision over southern Germany visit the crash site.
What might have gone wrong?
With vast amounts of airspace, advanced air traffic control systems and technology, how can two planes come to collide in mid-air?
Swiss angst over air crash blame
Monday night's mid-air collision of two jets in Swiss-controlled airspace prompts the Swiss press to consider who is to blame.
Q&A: Mid-air crash
Air safety expert Chris Yates looks at some of the key questions which investigators will focus on, as they work out what caused the Germany tragedy.
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