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450 U.S., 4,000 Iraqi Troops Killed

The Iraqi Army has shot down 11 aircraft and 14 helicopters and destroyed 165 tanks and armored vehicles of the invading forces, killing 450 and wounding 730, said a high-ranking Iranian military spokesman on Sunday, quoting sources in Iraq.

SARS Fallout: Anxiety creates more problems

Thailand's strong measures to counter the spread of the new, deadly form of pneumonia in the country have had negative side effects that need to be addressed urgently.

Myanmar rejects latest US rape accusation

Myanmar’s military junta labeled as “too ridiculous” a report released in Washington last week which found the country’s armed forces used systematic rape as a weapon of war against ethnic women.

US "friendly fire" kills 18 in Kurdish convoy: witnesses

A US warplane bombed American special forces and their Kurdish allies on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in a "friendly fire" attack in northern Iraq, witnesses and Kurdish sources said.

Retired Myanmar ambassador criticizes US for war against Iraq

Official newspaper The New Light of Myanmar on Sunday carried a signed article criticizing the United States for its war against Iraq and calling for an end to it with peaceful solution.

India to test fire long-range missile

India was making all efforts to fire a long-range surface-to-surface missile, codenamed Agni-III which was designed to carry nuclear warheads before the end of this year, Defense Minister George Fernandes said on Sunday.

Thailand to be drugs-free by year-end: PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today pledged to the nation that Thailand would be free of drugs by the end of the year, while vowing to continue to take stringent action to crack down on the narcotics trade.

450 U.S., 4,000 Iraqi Troops Killed

The Iraqi Army has shot down 11 aircraft and 14 helicopters and destroyed 165 tanks and armored vehicles of the invading forces, killing 450 and wounding 730, said a high-ranking Iranian military spokesman on Sunday, quoting sources in Iraq.

Sri Lankan president meets Jayalalitha

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived here Monday on a "working visit" to India and held talks with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha about Tamil Tiger guerrillas, their common foe.

Iran says bodies found in Basra are of its troops

Iran said the remains of as many as 200 people found near Basra were Iranian soldiers killed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and demanded their immediate repatriation, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Myanmar labels latest rape accusations as

Myanmar's military junta labelled as "too ridiculous" a report released in Washington last week which found the country's armed forces used systematic rape as a weapon of war against ethnic women.

SLMM proposals aimed at averting clashes at sea: April 17 deadline for Govt and LTTE to respond

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The SLMM wants the government and the LTTE to respond to its proposals, aimed at averting clashes between the navy and the LTTE, on or before April 17.

Sri Lankan president meets Jayalalitha

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived here Monday on a "working visit" to India and held talks with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha about Tamil Tiger guerrillas, their common foe.

Prime Minister Goh cancels trip to China due to SARS

Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has canceled an official trip to China scheduled for this month due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in some areas of the country, his office said Monday.

US says three Baghdad palaces seized

US forces have secured the central Iraqi city of Karbala after two days of intense fighting, a US military spokesman says.

Iraq says U.S. "infidels" slaughtered in Baghdad

Iraq said on Monday that Iraqi forces had slaughtered U.S. forces attacking Baghdad and denied that U.S. tanks had thrust to the heart of the city and smashed palaces of President Saddam Hussein.

LTTE to meet TULF leader to mend fences

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - Indo-Asian News Service

With an eye on upcoming local elections, Sri Lanka's powerful Tamil separatists are planning to talk to a top Tamil moderate leader after he made a surprise but scathing attack on the deadly guerrilla group.

Exclusive: Baghdad Besieged

Naseer Al-Nahr : Arab News War Correspondent

US forces said they had almost encircled the battered Iraqi capital amid heavy bombardment and artillery fire yesterday, leaving hundreds of Iraqis dead or injured, while in northern Iraq 18 people were reported killed by “friendly fire” when US aircraft mistakenly bombed a US-Kurdish convoy.

Meeting with Jayalalitha to begin Chandrika’s India visit today

From S. Venkat Narayan Our Special Correspondent

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will begin her four-day "working visit" to India on Monday with a meeting with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha in Chennai (Madras).

Balasingham would not attend talks if not called for US "aid talks" — Mangala

by Rohan Mathes

PA spokesperson Mangala Samaraweera at a PA press briefing on Friday, alleged that according to reliable sources, Anton Balasingham has said that if he is not invited for the aid talks on the 14th of April, he may also not participate in the scheduled peace talks to be held in Japan. "There is no reason why he should be invited anyway. If Balasingham is invited then Douglas Devananda too should be invited. Balasingham is only a representative of the LTTE," he said.


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