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Karunanidhi discharged

DMK president M Karunanidhi, who was hospitalised here this afternoon following low blood pressure and profuse sweating, was discharged this evening, hospital sources said.

Saving holiest tree of Buddhism from pollution and pests.

By Imran Khan: Indo-Asian News Service

From a ban on burning oil lamps near it to regular use of pesticides, a team of scientists has suggested a slew of measures to protect the holy tree at Buddhism's birthplace from certain death.

ASEAN + 3 calls on Thailand to create SARS control network

Public Health Ministers from across the region meeting in this Malaysian new city of Putrajaya yesterday threw their weight behind Thai efforts to control the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), endorsing Thailand’s suggested containment measures and urging Thailand to establish a regional control network.

Chandrasekeran holds talks to get LTTE back

By Chris Kamalendran

Minister and Up-Country People's Front leader P Chandrasekeran at a meeting with LTTE Political Wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan on Friday urged the Tigers to get back to the peace talks.

Another Army informant killed

By Chris Kamalendran

Another operative of the Army's Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), who helped in operations of Long Range Reconnaisance Patrols (LRRPs) in the east, was shot dead by a suspected Tiger guerrilla hit squad in Kohuwala last night, Police said.

Tigers must agree to Indian role: SLMM

by Shamindra Ferdinando

A change in the composition of the Norwegian-led SLMM to include India as demanded by the joint opposition will not be possible unless the Tigers agree to alter the cease-fire agreement.

Demerge north, east says Athaullah

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday afternoon returned from Trincomalee after pacifying SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem, under heavy fire over his failure to ensure the safety and security of Eastern Province Muslims, as Hakeem’s political opponents stepped up a campaign to further undermine his leadership.

India invited to monitor LTTE’s sea activities <br>

By P Karunakharan

Expressing their ‘distrust and dismay’ with the monitoring activities of the Nordic truce monitors, the main Opposition parties of Sri Lanka on Saturday jointly called for a ‘change in the composition’ of the Monitoring Mission and invited India to send its representatives to monitor ‘unlawful LTTE activities at sea’.

Suicide bombers hit Srinagar radio<br>

By Zafar Meraj

* 14 killed in attack and other violence

* Movement of border residents restricted

* Ali Gilani vows to continue fight for independence

Saudi Hospital in Baghdad Evokes Good Response <br>

By Ali Al-Anazi: Arab News Staff

A Saudi relief convoy consisting of 140 military vehicles carrying food, medicine, ambulances and a field hospital has arrived here in Baghdad.
The aid was ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd to help alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people hit hard by the US-led war.

Anger MountsAfter Iraqi Arms Dump Carnage<br>

By Peter Ford: Staff writer of

Munzen Sabr Hassoun had thought the war was over. But as he sat in a blood spattered robe at a window in Zafaraniyah hospital Saturday morning, heaving with sobs while medical workers laid his wife's body in a plywood coffin outside, peace was more painful.

Air Tragedy: Business duo killed in crash

Single-prop plane piloted by Ken Sarasin, and carrying Italthai’s Adisorn, goes down in bad weather in Lop Buri. Well-known businessmen Ken Sarasin and Adisorn Chara-nachitta were killed in a plane crash yesterday during heavy rain in Lop Buri while on their way to the northern province of Chiang Mai, police said.

Laos-Myanmar to cooperate with Thailand in SARS control

Two close neighbours of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, have agreed to cooperate with the kingdom in preventing and controlling a new deadly flu, widely known now as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), as many countries want Thailand to be in charge of preventing and controlling the spread of SARS in Southeast Asia, according to Public Health Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan.

Mae Hong Son in discussions with Myanmar’s economic leaders

Officials from the Mae Hong Son Chamber of Commerce have met with economic and political leaders from Myanmar’s Shan State for talks aimed at opening up a border market for goods from both countries, the chamber’s president announced today.

Asian health officials plan ways to fight SARS

Health officials from across Asia came up with a joint plan Saturday to fight SARS with tighter screening of travelers, while a health minister blamed for China's slow response to the outbreak there was replaced.

China and India should enhance bilateral ties: Jiang Zemin

Top Chinese leader and former president Jiang Zemin today underlined the need for enhancing Sino-India bilateral ties, including military ones, which was in the "fundamental interest" of the two countries.

Chief Iraqi liaison with U.N. weapons inspectors captured by US forces

Lt. Gen. Hossam Mohammed Amin, chief Iraqi liaison with U.N. weapons inspectors, is in custody, the U.S. Central Command announced Sunday.