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Compromise is the world of the day at United Nations.
That, as the U-S and Britain set a deadline for Iraq to disarm.
A live update, coming up.
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And fire forces residents of a Roanoke apartment building to evacuate in the middle of the night.

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Clouds hang tuff across the region today but a big warm up heads our way tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Another last chance for Saddam Hussein.
The Iraqi dictator is facing a brief deadline to comply with U-N inspections, or face war.
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Just moments a go, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the latest report from U-N weapons inspectors is a ''catalog of non-cooperation'' by Iraq.
Powell says any cooperation that is coming from Iraq is coming in a ''grudging manner'' -- and is the result of the threat of military force.
Powell told the Security Council that Iraq is still refusing to offer the ''immediate,'' ''active'' and ''unconditional'' cooperation that was demanded by the U-N.
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Meanwhile the U-N's chief weapons inspector delivered another mixed report on Iraq's compliance with a U-N resolution that it disarm.
Hans Blix says Iraq's cooperation has not been ''immediate..
This, as the U-S and Great Britain agree that a final short deadline will be offered to Iraq, before a war is launched.
The two countries will call for a vote early next week on the amended resolution.
Scott Rapoport reports.
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((All eyes were on Hans Blix as the Chief UN weapons inspector made what could be his final report on Iraq to the Security Council. Foreign ministers from around the globe gathered for the latest assesment on the disarming of Saddam Hussein's arsenal.

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While Blix confirms that Iraq has stepped up its compliance with UN resolutions, there are many questions that remain unanswered.

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The latest report will have a dramatic effect on a vote to authorize a U.S. led attack on Iraq. Chief Nuclear Inspector Mohammed ElBaradei lobbied for more inspections as long as Iraq continues to cooperate.

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This comes after President Bush's latest address where he confirmed that time has run out for Hussein and prepared the nation for war.

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"I will not leave the American people at the mercy of the Iraqi dictator and his weapons."
While the President says the rewards outweigh the risk, it remains to be seen if the members of the Security Council with veto power will see things the same way.

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In another major development--
A Pakistani official says two of Osama bin Laden's sons have been arrested in southeastern Afghanistan.
He says the two were arrested in a joint operation involving U-S forces.
But U-S officials have their doubts.
They say they have no information that would suggest any of bin Laden's sons have been detained.
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Meanwhile, a London-based Muslim cleric accused of supporting bin Laden has been sentenced to nine years behind bars.
Jamaican-born Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal had urged his followers to use chemical and nuclear weapons in an Islamic holy war.
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103 people were killed when an Algerian plane crashed yesterday in the Sahara desert.
Authorities say one passenger, however, did survive but was seriously injured.
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The engine caught fire on take- off. But authorities still not sure what led to the fire.
It was the worst air accident in Algeria since the North African country gained independence from France 41 years ago.
In January, an unarmed man who'd been using drugs tried to hijack an Algerian airliner, but was overpowered by the crew.
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Residents of a Roanoke apartment building got a rude awakening this morning.
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Firefighters were called to Caru Apartments located at 36th and Donna Streets around 3:45. A fire that had started in a basement apartment filled the entire building with smoke. Residents were forced to evacuate. No one was injured. Authorities are still investigating. They say no one was in the basement apartment at the time of the blaze.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see how a few weeks of frenzy have left a group of penquins looking for love.
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Zoo keepers at the San Francisco Zoo are still trying to figure out what exactly caused all the fuss in the penguin pool earlier this winter.
They have a few theories, but for now, they're just glad things have returned to normal.
John Blackstone explains.
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((It's peaceful again in the penguin pool at the San Francisco Zoo. Most everybody's out of the water...and getting ready for romance.
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"that's rosy and her husband tomato is in the burrow, //charles and louise is this couple//melvin and sophia
For penguin keeper Jane Tollini it's a welcome change from the swimming frenzy (SUPER JAN 16, 2003) that gripped the pool for weeks. It all started after 6 new penguins arrived from a zoo in Ohio
JANE TOLLINI, PENGUIN KEEPER "hey these guys came out here, what are you doing fools, get into the pool."
All apparently decided it was time migrate. The sedentary San Francisco birds had never done that before.
JANE TOLLINI, PENGUIN KEEPER "this is what they did they just sat around they didn't do anything"
STANDUP NOW WITH THE IMAGINARY MIGRATION AT ITS END THERE'S STILL NO SOLID EXPLANATION WHY IT STARTED. BUT THE PENGUIN KEEPERS HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED WITH THEORIES. JANE TOLLINI, PENGUIN KEEPER "endoRphins in the pool, magnetic field, predicting earthquakes...
there's relief the furious swimming ended just in time for breeding season.
JANE TOLLINI, PENGUIN KEEPER you can't go get in there breed, breed, you can't make them." Penguin keeper Tollini figures the urge to swim was overcome by the urge to merge. JB cbs news sf ))
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Coming up after the break,
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we'll meet the world's best air hockey player...just don't expect to shake his hand.
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Florida State lost to Duke last night
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As a result of last night's game, Florida State locks up last place in the ACC. Take a look at the bottom five teams in the league - as they stand right now. There are three huge games this weekend that will determine if Virginia ends up going against FSU in the Thursday night play-in game. On Saturday, Clemson is at Georgia Tech.
Sunday afternoon -Duke is at UNC, and on Sunday night Virginia hosts Maryland. UVa really needs to win because the tiebreaker does not favor the Cavs. They lost both games to Clemson this year, both games to Ga. Tech and split with FSU and Carolina.
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Liberty University's Vines Center is again the setting for the final four for both the men and women in the Big South Tournament. Tonight the men hit the court with UNC-Asheville and defending champ Winthrop playing in the six o'clock opener.
Radford and Liberty will meet in the nightcap. Travis Wells has more on the second meeting in a week between the schools.
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Researchers in Japan have invented a robot that knows the pride of winning, but not the agony of defeat.
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A Japanese professor developed the robot that can beat almost anyone in air hockey, thanks to a high- quality artificial eye.
Air hockey pucks move so quickly, players must have sharp vision and fast reflexes.
The robot's computer analyzes the data and calculates the position and direction of the puck as it moves across its field of vision.
There are no plans at the moment to commercialize the robot.
But perhaps in a few years time, air hockey lovers will be able to test their skills against the machine.
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