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Afghan boy refugee on Iranian border UN to tackle Afghan 'catastrophe'
President Jacques Chirac of France says the UN has agreed to hold an international conference on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Motorbike thefts outstrip sales
Police believe organised gangs are stealing �3m worth of motorbikes in the UK every month.

Israeli troops pull out of Ramallah
The Israeli army ends its re-occupation of the centre of Ramallah in the West Bank but keeps up a stranglehold on the town.

Concorde passenger flights resume
Concorde is to resume commercial flights after an extensive refit in the wake of the fatal crash of an Air France Concorde last July.

Secret pregnancy tests on children
One in five emergency nurses are carrying out secret pregnancy tests on children as young as nine-years-old, a survey suggests.

Republicans clinch New York race
Republican Michael Bloomberg wins the contest to succeed Rudolph Giuliani as Mayor of New York city.


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Brad Pitt had breakdown
Hollywood star Brad Pitt reveals he had a breakdown leading to almost two years of therapy and even considered hospital treatment.

Altman kickstarts bumper festival
London's 45th film festival gets off to a strong start with the world premi�re of director Robert Altman's lavish Gosford Park.

Empty room up for Turner Prize
This year's Turner Prize show is unveiled, with Martin Creed's empty room with flashing lights set to attract comment.

Springsteen legal victory upheld
The Law Lords foil a last-ditch challenge to Bruce Springsteen's victory over the ownership of the copyright of his early songs.

Lennon pictures go on display
A collection of pictures drawn by Beatle John Lennon for his son's nursery is to be displayed in Gloucestershire.

The Others tops UK box office
Horror movie The Others, starring Nicole Kidman, leaps straight to the number one spot at the UK box office in its first weekend.


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Frank Maloney and Lennox Lewis Sacked Maloney accuses Lewis
Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is accused of treating sacked manager Frank Maloney like a slave.

Fleming waves white flag
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming says his team has little chance of beating Australia in their three-Test series.

Franchises under threat
Major League Baseball owners authorise the elimination of two struggling teams before the 2002 season.

Warm words for Wieghorst
Celtic manager Martin O'Neill praises the display of Morten Wieghorst after his comeback game against Stirling Albion.

Super 12 may get Pacific entry
A combined Pacific team from Tonga, Samoa and Fiji could be playing in a revamped Super series in 2003.


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