The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Truce offer a ploy, says US
The US dismissed yesterday a conditional truce offered in a tape attributed to Osama bin Laden and said it “does not negotiate with terrorists.” ...  | Read.. 
Japan bill for woman in throne
Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi pledged today to submit a bill to parliament early this year to allow women to ascend the Chrysanthemum throne for the first tim ...  | Read.. 
Iraq victory
Iraq’s Shia Islamists were confirmed in power by election results today that gave them a near-majority and paved the way for negotiations to begin on a national unity go ...  | Read.. 
Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of her new film Friends with Money at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Reuters)
Russia freeze
China unrest
Pope shooter
Judas plans
US smokers sue firm to pay for scans
A group of long-time Marlboro cigarette smokers have sued Philip Morris USA, asking the tobacco gia..  | Read.. 
Under pressure, Iran shifts assets
Embroiled in a nuclear standoff with the West, Iran said today it was moving its foreign assets to ..  | Read..