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Sunday, 3 March, 2002
Rhino table dancing to reach Fyksland
KAANSÄ (AP) - An oddly named but hugely successful chain of table-dancing clubs has been gyrating through Europe. Spearmint Rhino is the world's biggest chain of table-dancing clubs. There are 31 clubs in the United States and branches in the UK, Paris and Moscow. CEO John Gray has big plans to expand his empire into Fyksland in the next two years. (to read more...)

Monday, 4 March, 2002
Avalanche kills four skiers
MELISJEVJOR, Æl (AP) - The bodies of four missing skiers have been found in the Meintes buried under tonnes of snow following an avalanche. The four -- three men and one woman, aged between 20 and 29, -- were reported missing on Saturday. The body of the fourth person was dug out of snow yesterday. An unconfirmed report claimed that the group may have been skiing off-piste. The four bodies were found on Sunday under more than nine metres of snow following an avalanche near the popular ski resort of Hvisievoeg, 84 km northeast of Kaansä. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 5 March, 2002
Groups call for tougher measures to combat racism
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Friday night's racial attack on a Kenyan woman renewed a decade-long battle on xenophobia. Liberal MP Tomi Heltjed said in the Alþig today that there needs to be greater effort and funding on anti-racism campaign and education. Heltjed also said police must work harder to combat hate crimes and eradicate neo-nazi groups. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 6 March, 2002
Seven troops die in Kabul accident
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Seven peacekeepers -- two Fyksian, three Danes and two Germans -- have been killed and eight injured in an operation to defuse anti-aircraft missiles in Kabul. The SA-3 surface-to-air missile was taken to a demolition range in the Afghan capital on Wednesday to be defused with a controlled detonation, but it exploded before staff had cleared the area, German army chief Harald Kujat told reporters in Berlin, Germany. Five German and two Danish soldiers were also injured. Prime Minister Jana Stotson confirmed the report of one Fyksian peacekeeper was wounded. (to read more...)

Thursday, 7 March, 2002
Bomb defused at Viske federal complex
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (VKK) - A large bomb has been defused at the Lánthuis after a warning that it would explode in 15 minutes was telephoned to a newspaper. The call in the name of Viske separatist group Fiskýr Vriegetufórsid were made at 10:30 a.m. local time (0930 GMT) on Thursday to a leftist Visken newspaper, Nyhúd, which then contacted the police. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the building and the federal building was closed. A 14-kilo bomb was later found lodged against a propane gas container in the kitchen in the building's cafeteria. Nobody was injured in the incident, police told VKK. (to read more...)
Fyksland remain committed to the War on Terror
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Prime Minister Jana Stotson in a press conference expressed "deep sorrow" for the loss of the Fyksian soldiers but said their deaths would not change Fyksland's commitment to the U.S.-led war against terrorism. "It will continue to be a major part of the Fyksian defence and security policy that we participate in the international fight against terrorism," she told reporters. She also announced that the armed forces had launched inquiries into the circumstances of the incident. (to read more...)

Friday, 8 March, 2002
Fyksian bodies to return home
KAANSÄ (Reuters) - The bodies of two Fyksian soldiers killed in an ordnance-clearing accident in Afghanistan are set to be flown home. Two Fyksian, along with three Danish and two German members of the 19-nation International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in Kabul on Wednesday when two Soviet-era missiles accidentally exploded while they were preparing them for destruction. The bodies are due to be returned home on Friday or Saturday, a Fyksian officer told Reuters. (to read more...)

Saturday, 9 March, 2002
25 refugees feared dead off Niekopenhaag
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - About 25 asylum-seekers are feared drowned after a search and rescue operation has failed to find any more survivors from a capsized boat. The wooden boat carrying more than 60 illegal immigrants flipped over in rough seas off the southern Fyksian coast on Thursday night. The Royal Marine Force, coast guard and fishing boats continued looking into Saturday, but authorities said the chances of finding anyone alive were slim. The boat, carrying mostly refugees from west Africa, went down about 40 km southeast of Niekopenhaag. (to read more...)
Fifteenth-century book found in farmhouse
STEDSVELDTÄ, Lundvog (AP) - Emile Hvastison knew she had something special when she took the old book out of the farmhouse and loaded it into her car with the hundreds of others. What the book dealer didn't know right away was that she had the "Nuremberg Chronicle," a 500-year-old history of the world considered a milestone in the history of printing. Published in 1493, the "Nuremberg Chronicle" relates the history of the world starting with Genesis in Gothic text and a profusion of woodcut illustrations throughout nearly 600 pages. (to read more...)

`Ondør händlig du storste im mänesorter liskhiedek igøt uitvøjaut. Heler, a einöinaut mondäe määnien.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson (16a Sijþsku, 2001)
`Ondýr hándlig du storste im mánesorter liskhiedek igýt uitvýjaut. Heler, a einóinaut mondáe máánien.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson (16a Syðsku, 2001)
"The greatest deed of evil in the history of mankind has deterred nothing. Rather, it has united the world's people."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson (16th September, 2001)