Three suicide bombers drove a vehicle packed with explosives into an Israeli-owned resort near Mombasa, Kenya, killing themselves and 13 other people. Just before, two shoulder-launched missiles were fired at a nearby airport in an unsuccessful attempt to bring down an Israeli airliner flying to Tel Aviv.
Likud Party voters overwhelmingly picked Ariel Sharon over Benjamin Netanyahu to run for prime minister in next month's Israeli elections. Six voters died when two Palestinian gunmen - who were also killed - opened fire on a polling place in the northern town of Beit Shean.
Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel's center-right People's Party won the largest plurality in national elections in 36 years, capturing 42 percent. The far-right Freedom Party won 10 percent of the vote.
A leftist former army colonel, Lucio Edwin Gutierrez, defeated a wealthy banana tycoon in the race for president of Ecuador.
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, denied news reports that he called Princess Diana a "harlot" and a "trollop."
An aide to Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who was overheard calling President Bush "a moron," resigned.
Islamic militants attacked a Hindu temple in Kashmir, killing nine.
U.N. weapons inspectors searched two areas outside Baghdad, Iraq. Chief inspector Hans Blix said the inspections are off to a "good start."
Israel, which receives more U.S. aid than any country in the world, has asked the Bush administration for about $4 billion more in military aid and $8 billion to $10 billion in loan guarantees to support its economy.
Truck drivers in France blocked roads, seeking higher wages.
Greece's former King Constantine will get $11.9 million for two palaces and 19,000 acres of land that were taken over by the government, the European Court of Human Rights ruled.
An Italian doctor claimed that a woman would give birth to a clone in January.
For the first time, about as many women as men are infected with HIV, said the U.N. World Heath Organization.
Two top Palestinian militants wanted by Israel died in an explosion in the Jenin refugee camp. Palestinians blamed an Israeli missile.
Nigerian Muslims issued a death decree against the journalist who wrote that Islam's prophet, Muhammad, might have chosen a wife from the Miss World pageant, which moved from Lagos to London after that remark sparked deadly riots.
West Coast shippers and the longshoremen's union reached an agreement on a six-year pact.
A federal judge approved a settlement between WorldCom Inc. and federal regulators that calls for an undetermined fine and continued government oversight of the telecommunications company.
United Airlines' mechanics rejected a package of wage and benefit concessions, dealing a blow to the air carrier's attempt to avoid bankruptcy.
The Federal Election Commission ruled that candidates running for office can pay themselves a salary out of campaign funds.
President Bush signed a bill creating the Department of Homeland Security, nominating Tom Ridge as its first secretary.
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, 85, was in a coma after an automobile accident.
Hate crimes against Arabs and others who appeared to be Muslim increased from 28 in 2000 to 481 in 2001, a jump of 1,600 percent, the FBI reported.
A Texas judge ruled the jury deliberations of a murder trial can be taped for a PBS documentary, but an appeals court delayed the trial to consider the issue.
Philip Cummings, 33, who worked on a computer help desk, was charged in New York with stealing financial information of 30,000 people in an identity theft scheme.
Former Enron executive Lawrence M. Lawyer, who helped design the off-the-books accounting for the bankrupt energy trading firm, pleaded guilty to tax charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
The Department of Education said the No Child Left Behind Act means any child in a school deemed failing must be allowed to transfer to another school even if that school is full.
Visas were issued to 105 men even though their names were on lists of terror suspects, congressional investigators found.
Two U.S. astronauts - Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington - spent Thanksgiving taking a spacewalk outside the international space station to work on a new 45-foot beam. Herrington is the first Native American in space.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist had knee surgery after a fall at home.
A convicted Georgia murderer whose death sentence was commuted due to mental illness committed suicide. Alexander Williams, 34, hanged himself.
Claritin, the popular prescription allergy medicine, will be available over the counter next month, the Food and Drug Administration ruled.
Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. prodded the Federal Communications Commission as a member of Congress last year to move more quickly on requests by a Maryland media firm closely linked to the company that offered him discount air travel during his gubernatorial campaign.