|IRAN: 'Oil will not be used as weapon in atomic row'
TEHRAN, (Reuters): IRAN WILL not hold back its vital oil exports as a weapon in its nuclear dispute with the West, a move that could push crude oil prices to fresh record highs, a senior Iranian oil official said yesterday.
MEXICO: Rescuers dig for 65 trapped coal miners
SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico (Reuters): RESCUE WORKERS with picks and shovels dug frantically yesterday to reach 65 miners trapped underground after a blast at a Mexican coal mine but there was little hope of finding the men alive.
DENMARK: Gov't, Norway condemn cartoon bounty as 'murder'
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Reuters): DENMARK AND Norway yesterday condemned as incitement to murder, a Pakistani cleric's offer of a reward to anyone who kills any of the 12 Danish cartoonists who lampooned the Prophet Mohammad.
SOUTH AFRICA: Aristide 'may return'
BARBADOS (The Nation): SOUTH AFRICAN President Thabo Mbeki said yesterday that former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide may be able to return home after consultation with Haiti's new president, local media reported.
AUSTRIA: Gov't jails Irving for three years on Holocaust denial
VIENNA (Reuters): BRITISH HISTORIAN David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison for denying the Holocaust 17 years ago, an Austrian court ruled yesterday. He was sentenced by a court of eight lay jurors and three judges in a case based on remarks