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Prithvi - testfired successfully.

India today successfully test fired its short-range missile 'Prithvi', capable of carrying nuclear weapons, from the test range at Chandirpur-on-Sea near here as part of user trials by the Army.

Bomb explosion in Myanmar capital kills one, three injured

By Aye Aye Win - Associated Press Writer

A bomb went off in front of a state telecommunications office in Myanmar's capital Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding three as the country marked Armed Forces Day.

Govt. blamed for killing of army informants by LTTE

By Kasun Yapa Karunaratne

Media spokesman of the SLFP Mangala Samaraweera in a statement issued has expressed the party's strong concern over the failure of the UNF government to stop the killing of informants in the intelligence unit of the army by the LTTE under cover of the ceasefire. Over 20 such informants have been killed by the pistol gang of the LTTE the statement alleged.

Iraq: Investigate civilian deaths

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate and impartial investigation into the deaths of civilians during the conflict in Iraq

Iraq says more than 350 civilians killed in war

Iraqi Health Minister Umeed Midhat Mubarak said on Thursday that more than 350 Iraqi civilians had been killed since the United States and Britain launched a war to topple President Saddam Hussein one week ago.

War far from over: Bush

US president George W Bush has said the war in Iraq is far from over and the coalition forces are prepared for battle ahead.

Exclusive: Fierce Clashes Slow US/UK Forces Advance on the Capital

By -Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal warned yesterday that Saudi Arabia’s long-standing alliance with the United States may be damaged if the war against Iraq drags on or turns into a blood bath for Iraqi civilians.

Govt prepares emergency budget to cope with impacts of war in Iraq

The government has set aside an emergency reserve budget of Bt20 billion for use as a contingency fund to cope with possible impacts from the war in Iraq, or for foreign investment once the war ends, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak announced yesterday.

Army prevented voters from exercising their franchise

by Chitra Weerarathne

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that the Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake and the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. General, L. P. Balagalle, violated the fundamental rights of five electors of the Batticaloa District, who, attempted to reach their polling stations, in the areas controlled by the Sri Lanka Army, on the day of the last Parliamentary poll, held on December 5, 2001.

Struggle to defeat US-UK attack: LSSP declares solidarity with people of Iraq

Batty Weerkoon, General Secretary, LSSP on Tuesday declared its solidarity with the people of Iraq in their struggle to defeat the US-British attack.

Iraq: Coalition Attack on TV Station May Be Unlawful

Iraqi TV may not be targeted solely because it is being used for propaganda purposes, Human Rights Watch said today. The U.S. military command in Qatar announced that on March 26, coalition forces attacked Iraq’s main TV station in Baghdad. The United States said that the attack was intended to damage Iraq’s
“command-and-control assets."

Pakistan test-fires Abdali missile

Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired a short range Abdali missile, according toForeign Office Spokesman Aziz Khan.

Thailand to send 100 wheelchairs to Afghanistan

With world attention firmly focused on the war in Iraq, Thailand’s government is demonstrating that it had not forgotten the victims of other wars, by sending 100 wheelchairs to the people of Afghanistan.

Al-Jazeera calls on U.S. to ensure free press

By Merissa Marr - European Media Correspondent

Banned on Wall Street and wiped off the Internet, Arab news channel al-Jazeera defended its controversial coverage of the Iraq war on Wednesday and demanded the United States come to its aid in the name of a free press

Russia to seek immediate halt to US-led attack on Iraq

Concerned over the "humanitarian and ecological disaster" posed by the US-led attack on Iraq, Russia today said it will ask the United Nations Security Council to seek an immediate end to the military operations.

U.S. transforming ties with India with eye on future: Rocca

The U.S. is continuing to transform its relationship with "rising global power" India with an eye on the future, says Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca.