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A timeline of events in the news for November, 2002.

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Table of contents
1 November 30, 2002
2 November 28, 2002
3 November 27, 2002
4 November 26, 2002
5 November 25, 2002
6 November 24, 2002
7 November 23, 2002
8 November 22, 2002
9 November 20,2002
10 November 19, 2002
11 November 18, 2002
12 November 17, 2002
13 November 16, 2002
14 November 15, 2002
15 November 13, 2002
16 November 12, 2002
17 November 11, 2002
18 November 10, 2002
19 November 8, 2002
20 November 7, 2002
21 November 6, 2002
22 November 5, 2002
23 November 4, 2002
24 November 3, 2002
25 November 2, 2002
26 November 1, 2002

November 30, 2002

November 28, 2002

  • Kenyan hotel bombing: Three suicide bombers detonated themselves at a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, killing a number of people, including Israeli tourists who have been presumed to be the targets of the attack. At the same time two anti-aircraft missiles were fired at a passenger aircraft, which only narrowly missed. The two attacks are suspected to be connected, and it is suspected that al-Qaeda may be involved in the attacks.
  • Henry Kissinger has been appointed as the chairman of the supposedly independent panel investigating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. This has made many people on the political left suspicious of the motives for appointing such a controversial figure as Kissinger to such a sensitive position, given his past association with political intrigue.

November 27, 2002

  • The controversial physician Severino Antinori has claimed that a project to clone human beings has succeeded, with the first human clone due to be born in 2003. His claims were received with scepticism from many observers. The even more controversial organization Clonaid then announced that they had five clones waiting to be born, one of whom, they claimed, would be born in December 2002.

November 26, 2002

November 25, 2002

November 24, 2002

November 23, 2002

November 22, 2002

  • Cosmology: The BBC has reported that a group of researchers at Southern Methodist University has reported the possibility that strange matter may have been responsible for unexplained seismic events recorded in 1993.
  • Because of continuing violence in Nigeria, in which more than 100 people died, the Miss World competition was decided to be moved to London.

November 20,2002

November 19, 2002

  • José Bové, member of the anti-globalization movement, will have to carry out a fourteen months time in prison for destruction of the transgenic rice seedlings in France.
  • The tanker Prestige, which has been leaking oil off the north-west coast of Spain for several days, split into two at 8 o'clock in the morning (0700 GMT). The vessel was reported to be about 250 km away from the Spanish coast at that time. The entire load of oil is 70,000 ton; most of it is still in the two parts of the ship; if all leaks out the resulting damage could be twice that of the Exxon Valdez disaster off the coast of Alaska in 1989. Despite efforts, the oil reached the coast. See : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2488229.stm
  • Recent celebrity deaths: James Coburn, actor, age 74, of a heart attack.

November 18, 2002

November 17, 2002

November 16, 2002

November 15, 2002

November 13, 2002

November 12, 2002

  • Ethiopian famine: Meles Zenawi, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia is reported as saying that the famine that threatens his country could be worse than the 1984 famine. He is reported as saying that "if that was a nightmare, this will be too ghastly to contemplate", and has appealed for famine relief for Ethiopia.
  • Antibiotic resistance: A woman in the US city of Detroit who was infected in July by a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to vancomycin, the antibiotic often viewed by doctors as the "antibiotic of last resort", is now reported to have tested to be clear of the infection. She is still being kept in isolation to prevent the infection from being spread to others.
  • Anti-Semitism: Harvard University canceled an invitation to Irish poet and Oxford University lecturer Tom Paulin after some statements attributed to him in an article in an Egyptian newspaper, al-Ahram, were labelled anti-Jewish by university officials. Paulin is quoted (amongst other things) as saying that American Jewish settlers in Israel should be "shot dead. ... I think they are Nazis, racists. I feel nothing but hatred for them." He is also quoted as saying that he understands "how suicide bombers feel", and recommends that Palestinians take up guerrilla warfare against civilians in order to create a sense of solidarity. Paulin, whilst outspoken, is a prominent supporter of many liberal causes.

November 11, 2002

  • A three day general strike begins in Nepal. According to Outlook India, "the capital Kathmandu virtually came to a standstill... Maoists have called the strike to oppose the King's appointment of Lokendra Bahadur Chand... as prime minister after dismissing the government of Sher Bahadur Deuba." [1] Also, 30 Maoist guerrillas were killed in a renewed assault on the revolutionary forces the country's government is currently fighting against. See also politics of Nepal.
  • The Burrell affair takes a turn for the worse as further scandalous rumours begin to circulate about the British royal family and their servants.

November 10, 2002

November 8, 2002

November 7, 2002

  • An unofficial referendum in Gibraltar showed that 99% of those who voted wanted to retain the colony's governmental status quo and rejected a United Kingdom proposal to grant Spain a share of sovereignty over the colony. The turnout for the referendum was 88%.
  • Colombian drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, one of the leaders of the Cali drug cartel, was released from prison (for "good behavior") after serving less than half of his sentence, despite objections from the governments of Colombia and the United States.
  • Iran banned advertising of US products and an Iranian, believing a sorcerer had made him invisible, tried to rob a bank in Tehran.

November 6, 2002

November 5, 2002

November 4, 2002

November 3, 2002

November 2, 2002

November 1, 2002