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October 10, 2001

Three share Nobel award for chemistry
Two Americans and a Japanese scientist have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for molecular research used in making medicines. William S. Knowles and Ryoji Noyori of Nagoya University in Japan shared half the $943,000 award. The other half went to K. Barry Sharpless of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

Islamic students march on Indonesia's parliament
Hundreds of Islamic fundamentalist students tried to storm Indonesia's parliament building in Jakarta, chanting their support for Osama bin Laden and jihad against the West. Riot police forced them back with water cannons and teargas.

Palestinians protest against police
Palestinian students in the West Bank protested against the use of force by their police in Gaza, after two students were killed in demonstrations in support of Osama bin Laden. Sit-ins were staged at the universities of Nablus and Bethlehem, and 1,500 students from al-Najah University demonstrated against US air strikes and international sanctions on Iraq.

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