WORK TO CUT OFF KURSK FIRST COMPARTMENT MIGHT END IN 24 HOURS
According to expert estimates, 80% of the work to cut off the Kursk nuclear submarine's first compartment has been completed by now. Provided the cutting saw operates non-stop, the first compartment might be cut off within 24 hours, reported the North Fleet staff with reference to the information received from Vice Admiral Mikhail Motsak, the head of the special purpose expedition.
US AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA: OSAMA BIN LADEN CAN STAND BEHIND US TRAGEDY
US ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow does not rule out that international terrorist #1 Osama bin Laden can stand behind the series of terrorist acts which occurred in the USA on Tuesday. Mr Vershbow stressed that Osama bin Laden has already got blood on his hands.
RUSSIA'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH US SECRET SERVICES
After the terrorist attack on the USA, Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service /FIS/ has kept in touch with the secret services of the United States and other countries, reported Tatiana Samolis, the press secretary to the FIS director.
RUSSIAN SENATOR CONVINCED OSAMA BIN LADEN STANDS BEHIND US TERROR ACTS
The terror acts of last Tuesday are certain to have been committed by international terrorists led by Osama bin Laden. Deputy chairman of the Federation Council /upper house/ defense committee Vladimir Kulakov said as much adding he had no doubt about it.
MIKHAIL MARGELOV: U.S. AIRLINES EMPLOYEES HELPED ORGANISE TERRORIST ACTS
Terrorist acts in the USA could not have been organised without the help of US airlines employees, believes Mikhail Margelov, the deputy Chairman of the International Committee of the Federation Council, or the upper house of the Russian parliament.
OSAMA BIN LADEN CLAIMS TERRORIST ACTS IN USA WERE COMMITTED BY SOME AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP
Notorious international terrorist Osama Bin Laden denies his involvement in the US terrorist acts. The Pakistani Khabrein daily with reference to some Taliban sources quotes him as saying that the terrorist act was committed by some American terrorist group and that he had nothing to do with it.
WAR PLANES BROUGHT PENNSYLVANIA JET DOWN? U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN SAYS NO
Ari Fleischer, press spokesman to US President George W. Bush, flatly denied allegations that the last of the hijacked Boeings, which crashed in Pennsylvania, had been brought down by the US Air Force "for precaution's sake".
FLIGHT CONTROLLER HEARD TERRORIST
"Don't you play the fool," a hijacker snapped in English in the cabin of the Boeing 767 doomed soon to hit the World Trade Centre in New York City.
UP TO 800 PEOPLE MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED IN PENTAGON HIT BY AIRCRAFT, SAY WASHINGTON FIRE OFFICIALS
Up to 800 people may have been killed in the Pentagon as the building was hit by an airplane in the morning of September 11, FOX TV reports with reference to a spokesperson for the Washington fire department.
The building is still in blaze, and efforts to extinguish the fire continue.
FBI SENDS THOUSANDS INVESTIGATING BLASTS: ASHCROFT
The entire US law enforcement staff are investigating yesterday's hair-raising terror acts in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA CALLS ON GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO JOIN EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORISM
Patriarch Alexis II of Moscow and all Russia said the Russian Orthodox Church had been stunned by Tuesday's acts of terrorism in the United States.
PENTAGON DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN KABUL EXPLOSIONS
Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral Craig R. Quigley says the United States has nothing to do with today's explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
U.S. SECRET SERVICES TRACK BLASTS DOWN TO BIN LADEN
As far as US secret services know, Ossama Bin Laden, the world's most notorious international terrorist, masterminded yesterday's blasts in Washington, D.C., and New York City, says the Fox television company.
U.S. BLASTS START TERROR WARFARE: HAKAMADA
Yesterday's American tragedy brings in terror warfare, says Vice-Speaker Irina Hakamada of the State Duma, Russia's lower parliamentary house.
40-STOREY WORLD TRADE CENTRE HOUSE COLLAPSES IN FLAMES
A forty-storey house--Building 7 of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan--collapsed in a blaze which started as a terror act demolished the centre's two 110-storey skyscrapers.
HIJACKED PLANES WERE CALIFORNIA-BOUND, HAD FULL TANKS
All the four airliners hijacked for terror were bound for California. The planes had been chosen for full tanks, which were to come ablaze as the craft rammed buildings in New York City and Washington, D.C.--a conspicuous detail which indicates thorough preparations, the NBC reports with reference to the police.
PRESIDENT BUSH HOLDS NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SESSION
U.S. President George W. Bush held an extraordinary session of the National Security Council from a bunker near the city of Omaha, Nebraska.
KIRKENES RECEIVES BARGE TO BE EMPLOYED IN KURSK RETRIEVAL
The barge Giant, to be employed in the raising of the Russian Kursk nuclear submarine from the bottom of the Barents Sea, arrived in Norway's port of Kirkenes on Monday morning.
"PETER THE GREAT" CRUISER SETS OFF SUNDAY NIGHT TO THE SITE OF "KURSK" SALVAGE OPERATION
The heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Peter the Great" sets off Sunday night to the site of the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk salvage operation, a spokesman for the Russian Northern Fleet's Headquarters told journalists.
A CAR WAS BLOWN UP IN MAKHACHKALA
Sunday morning, a Mercedes car was blown up in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan (a north Caucasian republic within the Russian Federation). The blast took place near the Vostochny retail and wholesale city market.
RUSSIAN "AVIOR" REFRIGERATOR SHIP SUNK IN TSUGARU STRAIT
After a 24-hour drift in the Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu the Russian refrigerator ship "Avior" sank early Sunday morning. The sea depth at the site of the incident is about 1,000 metres.
TAJIK MINISTER OF CULTURE ASSASSINATED IN DUSHANBE
Tajikistan's Minister of Culture Abdurakhim Rakhimov was assassinated on Saturday morning when he was about to leave his apartment house in the western part of the Tajik capital Dushanbe
EXPLOSION IN RAFAH: ONE PALESTINIAN KILLED, ONE WOUNDED
One Palestinian was killed and another heavily wounded in an blast which went off on Friday night in a deserted building in the town of Rafah (southern Gaza, not far from the Egyptian border)
ALL ENTERTAINMENTS IN MURMANSK TO BE CANCELLED DURING LIFTING OF KURSK SUBMARINE
Murmansk Mayor Oleg Naidenov via the local mass media has asked the chief executives of cultural institutions and the entertainment industry to cancel all entertainments planned for late September-early October, the time when the operation to raise the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine is expected to enter its most important stage.
MI-8 HELICOPTER FELL INTO RIVER IN THE NORTH OF KHABAROVSK TERRITORY
A Mi-8 helicopter of the Airborne Forestry Security fell into the Shevli river in the north of the Khabarovsk Territory (Far East) close to the Ekichman aerodrome on Friday morning, the Russian Emergencies' Ministry press service reported.
ACCIDENT AT THE KHABAROVSK REFINERY
The oil refinery in Khabarovsk (Russian Far East) has been stopped because of an accident.
REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CRIMINALS WHO ESCAPED FROM THE BUTYRKA PRISON
The Russian Ministry of Justice has promised a reward for information about the three hardened criminals who escaped from the Butyrka Prison in Moscow the other day. Complete anonymity is promised to those who provide such information.
ENGINE FAILURE CAUSED THE CRASH OF MI-2 HELICOPTER IN SIBERIA
Engine failure cause the crash of a Mi-2 helicopter in Tyumen Region (Western Siberia). According to the press service of the Emergencies Ministry, the Mi-2 flew from Kagalym to Langkpas on Friday morning at the request of the LUKoil-Western Siberia company.
DIVERS RESUME WORKS ON KURSK'S FIRST COMPARTMENT AFTER REPLACING CABLE SAW
Having replaced the cable saw, deep-sea divers resumed their effort to cut off the first compartment of the Kursk submarine.
MI-2 HELICOPTER CRASHES IN SIBERIA
A Mi-2 helicopter has crashed in the Tyumen Region, Western Siberia, Friday.