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05/23/2003

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At Least 700 Dead in Algerian Quake

The most devastating earthquake to hit Algeria in two decades struck in the east of the capital Wednesday night, killing at least 700 people and injuring more than 5,000.

New Tape Calls for Terrorism

Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant called on Muslims to carry out more suicide attacks against Western targets amid terror warnings in Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Security Council Ends Iraqi Sanctions

The UN Security Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday giving UN backing to the U.S.-led administration of Iraq and lifting economic sanctions against that country.

N. Korea Paying Its Bills With Drugs

North Korea has been involved in the drug trade since at least 1976, when a North Korean diplomat in Egypt was arrested with 2 tons of hashish.

Nuclear Material Missing

At the Tuwaitha nuclear research center looting continues and scientists are worried that missing nuclear material could result in a slew of safety and health problems.

Congress Strikes $318Bln Tax Cut Deal

U.S. House and Senate leaders reached an agreement Wednesday night on a tax-cut bill that is expected to clear Congress before the week is out.

Florida Throws Out $145Bln Tobacco Award

A Florida appeals court threw out a landmark $145 billion punitive damage award against U.S. cigarette makers on Wednesday.

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