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October 9, 2001

Nobel prize physicists named
American physicists Eric A. Cornell (JILA and National Institute of Standards and Technology), Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT) and Carl E. Wieman (JILA and University of Colorado) have been awarded the 2001 Nobel prize for physics "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates".

Palestinian students killed in demonstration
Two Palestinian students were shot dead and a third injured as they demonstrated in support of Osama bin Laden in Gaza. Most of the demonstrators dispersed by Palestinian police were from the Islamic and al-Azhar universities.

Islamic rector supports US air-strike
Ibragim Yalumov, rector of the Higher Islamic Institute in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, has publicly supported the air-strike on Afghanistan as part of the fight against terrorism "which is a phenomenon incompatible with the Islamic religion".

Student expelled for appearing in porn film
A female student has been expelled from the Padjadjaran University in Bandung, West Java, after appearing in a pornographic video. The video was on sale in shopping malls in the city and had been purchased by Padjadjaran students.       

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