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UN: Global Action Needed on Small Arms

The global spread and rampant
misuse of small arms and light weapons requires a
reinvigorated international response, Human Rights Watch
said today. More than 100 governments will gather in New
York July 7-11 to assess progress in stemming the trade in
small arms since a U.N. Program of Action was agreed two
years ago.

Thailand emerges as world’s 19th most populous nation

Thailand is the 19th most populous nation in the world, with the population increasing at a rate of one person a minute, according to new data released today by the National Statistical Office.

Both Iranian twins die after separation operation.

Iranian conjoined twins Ladan and Laleh Bijani both died on Tuesday after a historic operation to separate them, hospital officials said.

2,000 attend Tamil meet in U.S.

By Gloria Suhasini, Indo-Asian News Service

Around 2,000 Tamils from North America and other parts of the world gathered in New Jersey for an annual meet, bringing with them the vibrancy and richness of their heritage.

Gunmen attack Sri Lankan minister's home

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the house of Sri Lanka's Commerce Minister today and escaped with a handgun after wounding a lone security guard, police officials said.

No compromise on Gandhi's leadership: Cong

Congress appears to be pulling out all the stops at its brainstorming camp here to project Sonia Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate in the event of a secular coalition replacing the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA.

One Iranian twin dies after separation operation

Ladan Bijani died on Tuesday shortly after a historic operation to separate her from her twin sister Laleh, hospital officials announced.

Doctors tease apart brains of Iranian twins

By Katherine Espina : with additional reporting by Jacqueline Wong

Neurosurgeons trying to separate Iranian twins joined at the head teased apart tightly packed brain tissue and blood vessels on Tuesday as the life-threatening operation moved into its third day.

Anandasangaree emerges unscathed as TULF chief

by Kesara Abeywardena

TULF leader V. Anandasangaree on Sunday emerged unscathed gaining a confidence vote in favour of his leadership despite moves by sections within the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) to oust him on the behest of the LTTE, at a party Central Committee meeting on Sunday.

'Quit now or we hit your wives and kids' - LTTE, to intelligence operatives

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The LTTE in its strategy of eliminating the cream of government’s intelligence operatives is now holding the lives of the close kith and kin of these officers to ransom — ‘Quit now, or those dearest to you will pay with their lives’.

Twins battle unstable blood circulation

Conjoined Iranian twin sisters will endure longer surgery than expected to separate their fused brains after a risky bypass led doctors to struggle against unstable blood circulation between them early today.

Prisoner Warning for Israel

by Nazir Majally • Asharq Al-Awsat

Palestinian Authority ministers yesterday warned their Israeli counterparts that the peace process would be damaged if members of radical groups were not freed from prison, amid further signs of a thaw in relations between the two sides.

Mass sacking triggers job rush in Tamil Nadu

By Papri Sri Raman - Indo-Asian News Service

About 200,000 jobs are up for grabs in Tamil Nadu and employment exchanges across the state are doing brisk business since the government sacked about half of its striking employees.

Atal peace push with Naga November date

By Nishit Dholbhai

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is slated to visit Nagaland in the first week of November with the aim of bolstering peace initiatives in the state.

Singapore, Iran mourn twins' deaths

Iranian sisters Ladan and Laleh Bijani's tragic struggle for an operation to separate their fused heads was driven by an unwavering determination that inspired close friends, strangers, doctors and even presidents.