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Thursday, 13 September, 2001, 18:53 GMT 19:53 UK
Attacks on US: World round-up
BBC News Online rounds up the main stories from around the world on the reverberations of the attacks in the United States.

Flowers outside the US embassy in London
Mourners place flowers outside the US embassy in London

In the German city of Hamburg, police arrest a man in connection with the terror attacks, while Russia and Nato issue a joint statement vowing to find and punish the perpetrators of the attacks. Tuesday's victims are commemorated across the continent, and the Council of Europe reiterates the call for three minutes of silence to be held by the region's 800 million citizens.

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Aide workers leave Kabul
Foreign aid workers have been leaving Afghanistan
South Asia

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf tells Washington his country will co-operate in the hunt for the terrorists. BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson reports on the nervousness of the Taleban rulers in Afghanistan, while international aid workers leave the country.

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Celebrating Palestinians
A few Palestinians celebrated the attacks
Middle East

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat warns his people not to behave in a way that might give Israel an excuse to attack Palestinian areas. Almost all governments and people across the region condemn the attacks, though a few Palestinians celebrate and Iraq hails the attacks saying they were a "lesson for all tyrants and oppressors".

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Police at the scene of the disaster
Hundreds of Asians are feared to have died at the Trade Center
Asia Pacific

Asia watches the rescue operation in New York closely because hundreds of Asian nationals are feared to have died in the disaster. In Thailand, amid a general tightening of security, police say they are on the lookout for 15 Arab nationals suspected by the CIA of having been involved in planning the attacks. Meanwhile, China calls on Nato to consult countries outside Europe before taking action in response to the attacks.

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South African press
African's have watched the unfolding of the tragedy closely

Across Africa, people with relatives in the US are desperately trying to contact them. Douglas Sidialo, a Kenyan who lost his sight in the American embassy bombing in Nairobi in 1998, advises "togetherness" and family unity as the best way to get through the trauma of the attacks. The BBC has received many letters from Africans expressing sympathy and grief, but urging a cautious response.

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