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2001 Sep 14
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Six chartered flights carrying mostly Saudi nationals departed from the US. [see Sep 20]
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2002 Sep 14
Lolita Torres (72), a singer and one of the top actresses of Argentina's golden era of cinema, died of complications from a lung infection.
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2002 Sep 14
In Lackawanna, New York, 5 men of Yemeni descent were charged with supporting foreign terrorist organizations. They reportedly were schooled in the tools of terror, including the use of suicide as a weapon, in camps run by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. A 6th member of the cell was arrested in Bahrain.
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2002 Sep 14
In China 38 (49) people died and hundreds were hospitalized with food poisoning after eating breakfast snacks, sesame cakes, fried dough sticks and fried glutinous rice balls, in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. A man jealous of a business rival later confessed to spiking his competitor's breakfast snacks with rat poison. The man was convicted and sentenced to execution.
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2002 Sep 14
In Congo DRC it was reported that some 1,200 people had died from a cholera epidemic and that another 18,000 were infected.
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2002 Sep 14
In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, demonstrators threw homemade firebombs at police who retaliated with tear gas during a fourth day of violent protests over electricity blackouts that have left 2 dead.
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2002 Sep 14
President Bush said the United States was willing to take Iraq on alone if the United Nations failed to "show some backbone" by confronting Saddam Hussein.
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2002 Sep 14
In France Tim Montgomery, American sprinter, set a 9.78 second record in the 100-meter dash at the IAAF Grand Prix in Paris. In 2004 he admitted to using steroids and a growth hormone.
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2002 Sep 14
In Italy tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Rome, accusing conservative Premier Silvio Berlusconi of using political power for his personal benefit, and saying opposition parties were not doing enough about it.
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2002 Sep 14
In Ivory Coast’s Azagny National Park there were only 39,000 western chimpanzees left of an original 600,000. The western chimpanzee, one of four subspecies of the common chimpanzee, was already extinct in the wild in Benin, Gambia and Togo. It was almost extinct in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Ghana.
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2002 Sep 14
President Emile Lahoud said Lebanon will start pumping water from a shared border river for its southern villages despite Israeli military threats.
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2002 Sep 14
In Liberia Pres. Charles Taylor lifted the state of emergency he imposed eight months ago, declaring that the rebel insurrection against his government had been all but crushed.
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2002 Sep 14
In Macedonia an ethnic Albanian was killed and two were wounded in a clash with police, as tensions soared on the eve of key elections.
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2002 Sep 14
South and North Korea have set a date to begin mine clearing and establish a military hotline during reconstruction of railway links across their fortified border divided for 50 years.
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2002 Sep 14
In Syria 2 buses collided in the northeast, killing 13 people and injuring four others.
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2003 Sep 14
Hafiz Abdul Rahim, a top commander of the former Taliban regime who allegedly led rebel fighters in southern Afghanistan, was killed along with 14 other fighters in a shootout with Afghan forces.
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2003 Sep 14
Estonians passed a referendum to join the European Union.
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2003 Sep 14
Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi," the story of a mythical blind swordsman, and Denys Arcand's "The Barbarian Invasions" took top awards at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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2003 Sep 14
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich directed the state Special Advocate to draft a plan for busing inexpensive medications from Canada for state employees and retirees.
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2003 Sep 14
The Lasker foundation presented awards for medical research to Dr. Robert Roeder for his work on gene transcription, and to Dr. Marc Feldman and Sir Ravinder Maini for their anti-TVF work that led to drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
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2003 Sep 14
Yetunde Price (31), older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, was shot and killed in LA County. Suspect Aaron Michael Hammer (24) was arrested 2 days later.
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2003 Sep 14
In the West Africa country of Guinea-Bissau the army launched a coup, arresting the president and ordering government ministers detained. Verissimo Correia Seabre and fellow senior officers arrested the elected president, Kumba Yala.
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2003 Sep 14
In Iraq a roadside bomb attack on a convoy in the troubled city of Fallujah killed one US soldier and injured three others.
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2003 Sep 14
In Cancun, Mexico, the WTO talks collapsed when delegates from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia walked out accusing wealthy nations of failing to offer sufficient compromises on agriculture and other issues.
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2003 Sep 14
A Saudi importer of some 58,000 Australian sheep was reported to be trying to give them away for free. The sheep had been stranded for five weeks on the ship, the Cormo Express, due to a 6% infection rate for scabby mouth disease. Australia in 2002 had imposed tougher rules on ships exporting livestock to the Persian Gulf after it was revealed that 14,500 sheep had died from heat stress in one month. Some 5,700 sheep aboard the Cormo Express died before Eritrea accepted the animals.
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2003 Sep 14
Dhaher bin Thamer al-Shimry, a Saudi marijuana trafficker, was beheaded, bringing the number of beheadings in the kingdom this year to 41.
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2003 Sep 14
Pope John Paul II wrapped up a pilgrimage to Slovakia by beatifying two clerics, Greek Catholic Bishop Vasil Hopko and Roman Catholic Sister Zdenka Schelingova, who were jailed and tortured under the former communist regime.
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2003 Sep 14
Sweden voted 56-42% "No" in a referendum on whether to adopt the euro.
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2003 Sep 14
Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the US military commander in Iraq, authorized the use of loud rock music, "to create fear, disorient ... and prolong capture shock." The tactic became common in the US war on terror, with forces systematically using loud music on hundreds of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
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2004 Sep 14
More than 35,000 Colombian Indians marched in a violence-wracked region to protest attacks against Indians and a free-trade pact pursued by the US.
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2004 Sep 14
Hurricane Ivan whipped western Cuba with 160 mph winds. The hurricane knocked some 25 million barrels of oil off world markets by causing undersea mudslides in the Gulf of Mexico.
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2004 Sep 14
Arizona, California and Nevada joined with the federal government to undertake a 50-year, $620 million project to restore wildlife habitat along 342 miles of the lower Colorado River.
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2004 Sep 14
Firefox, developed by Mozilla, released a new Web browser.
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2004 Sep 14
A car bomb ripped through a busy market near a Baghdad police headquarters where Iraqis were waiting to apply for jobs on the force killing 47 and wounding 114. Gunmen opened fire on a van carrying police home from work in Baqouba, killing 12 people.
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2004 Sep 14
Saboteurs blew up a junction where multiple oil pipelines cross the Tigris River in northern Iraq, setting off a chain reaction in power generation systems that left the entire country without power.
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2004 Sep 14
Senior Israeli Cabinet ministers approved the payment of cash advances to Jewish settlers who will be removed from their homes under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip.
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2004 Sep 14
Mount Asama, one of Japan's largest and most active volcanoes, began spewing gray smoke into the air. Its last major eruption was in 1783.
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2004 Sep 14
Russia announced it was pouring $5.4 billion in additional funding into its security agencies.
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2004 Sep 14
A UN World Health report said 6-10 thousand people were dying from disease and violence in Sudan’s Darfur region.
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2004 Sep 14
President Bush told veterans in Las Vegas he was proud of his time in the Texas Air National Guard as he sought to deflect questions about his Vietnam-era service.
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2005 Sep 14
The Port of New Orleans resumed commercial operations. Officials said damage to agriculture in the Gulf states due to Hurricane Katrina has topped $3 billion.


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2005 Sep 14
In Australia the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Total Wellbeing Diet book was reported to have already sold 370,000 copies. Publishers targeted sales of one million to the country of just 20 million people.
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2005 Sep 14
Britain declared that the Ulster Volunteer Force, a major outlawed Protestant group in Northern Ireland, has abandoned its 11-year-old truce and is an enemy of the peace once again.
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2005 Sep 14
Egypt said it had found an arms-smuggling tunnel under the Gaza border, and Palestinians crossing the frontier were warned to return by sunset when passport controls will be reimposed.
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2005 Sep 14
A leading Shiite lawmaker said Iraq's draft constitution has been finalized and will be sent to the United Nations to be printed.
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2005 Sep 14
More than a dozen explosions ripped through Baghdad in rapid succession, killing at least 160 people and wounding 570 in a series of attacks that began with a suicide car bombing that targeted laborers assembled to find work for the day. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility.

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2005 Sep 14
Gunmen wearing military uniforms surrounded a village north of Baghdad and executed 17 men.
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2005 Sep 14
In Nepal police fired tear gas and beat protesters with batons as 7,000 people poured into the center of the Nepalese capital in continuing pro-democracy rallies.

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2005 Sep 14
In Pakistan gunmen on a motorcycle murdered a minority Shiite Muslim in Quetta before fleeing.
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2005 Sep 14
In Geneva the UN refugee and food agencies' chiefs made a joint appeal to donors for more money to alleviate shortages of survival rations for people displaced by war across Africa.
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2005 Sep 14
Taiwan failed for the 13th straight year to get a seat at the United Nations, a move that has been blocked annually since 1993 by archrival China and its allies.
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2005 Sep 14
In NYC UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to world leaders marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations to help restore confidence in the world body. He also said that UN members had failed to achieve the profound reform the global organization needed on its 60th anniversary. President Bush urged compassion for the needy and pressed the global community to "put the terrorists on notice" by cracking down on any activities that could incite deadly attacks.
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2005 Sep 14
It was reported that Iraqi government subsidies accounted for 51% of the gross domestic product. A foreign debt of $190 billion, inherited from Saddam Hussein, was reported as a 2nd major weakness and impediment to economic growth.
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2005 Sep 14
The US Coast Guard, acting on Colombian intelligence, intercepted a ship towing an unmanned submarine-like vessel that held more than 2 tons of cocaine. Separately, 2.5 tons of cocaine were discovered hidden in the oil tanks of a ship docked in the Colombian Pacific port of Buenaventura.
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2005 Sep 14
Robert Wise (91), film editor turned director, died of heart failure. He was nominated for seven Academy Awards, had hits in a variety of genres and worked with Orson Welles on "Citizen Kane." But he gained his greatest acclaim and four Oscars, with the big-budget productions of "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music." In 1996 he became the 26th recipient of the American Film Institute’s life achievement award.
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2005 Sep 14
In Afghanistan about 40 gunmen attacked a police post in the mountainous Char-Chilo district of Uruzgan province. Police killed three of the attackers and arrested one after a two-hour gunbattle. A bomb exploded along a road frequently traveled by U.S.-led and Afghan army forces near Tirin Kot, the provincial capital, blowing up a civilian vehicle and killing three passengers.
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2005 Sep 14
Brazil’s police arrested 43 people during raids on clandestine rings sneaking an increasing number of Brazilians into the United States, Europe and Mexico.
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2005 Sep 14
Chile’s Supreme Court stripped Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution, paving the way for a trial of the former dictator for his alleged role in the disappearance and killing of 15 dissidents during his 1973-90 regime.
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2005 Sep 14
Former Russian PM Mikhail Kasyanov said he plans to run in the 2008 presidential election. He urged Russia's fragmented opposition to unite or face at least another decade of undemocratic rule.
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2005 Sep 14
A US federal judge in Sacramento ruled that requiring children to recite a Pledge of Allegiance that contains the phrase “under God” in public schools is unconstitutional.
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