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India Denies Bali Government Sought Help To Promote Hindu Culture

India denied media reports that the Governor of Bali had written to it requesting cooperation in protection and promotion of Hindu culture among younger generations in Bali in Indonesia.

Increasing concern over AIDS as prostitution rises

A doctor from a northern hospital has warned a team from the Global Fund for AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis that the rise of the sex trade is making huge setbacks in Thailand’s success in curbing the growth of the HIV virus.

Muslim nations wrestle with how to help Iraq

Muslim nations were trying to overcome differences on the way forward in Iraq on Monday, hours after a fresh suicide bombing in the capital Baghdad spread fears of further instability.

Senegalese president in search of a small car

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, on a four-day visit to India, has a dream - a small car for not only the 10 million people of his northwestern African nation but also for the whole of Africa.

Wickremesinghe defends foreign involvement in peace bid

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defended foreign involvement in the island's peace process and said Tamil Tiger rebels would not have sat down to settle the conflict if not for international pressure.

\"Tamil Polity Under the Gun of the LTTEE,\" - President Office.

"Perhaps the supreme price paid by such leaders such as Mr. Amirthalingam, Sam Thambimutthu and Dr. Tiruchelvam among a host of other leaders of the TULF, slain by the LTTE to ensure its status of 'sole representative' led to the TULF's decision to withdraw support to constitutional reforms granting devolution of power," - President Office.

Tiger ‘IGP’ faults real IGP

by T. Chandrasekera - Divaina Corr.

The self-styled IGP of the LTTE, Balasingham Nadesan (a former police sergeant) on Friday censured the IGP for what he termed ‘acting irresponsibly.’

Interim admin. necessary step to achieve peace - GL

Interim Administration system is one of the steps needed to be taken to achieve a final resolution in the peace process said Minister of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion, Minister of Constitutional Affairs Prof. G.L.Peiris.

Don't enter Wan Ela camp, SLMM advises Sihala Urumaya

by Ranil Wijayapala

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Deputy Chief Hagrup Haukland yesterday came down hard on the Sihala Urumaya's decision to visit the controversial Wan Ela camp terming this as a "provocative act" by a third party.

VIisas For NGOS: 'Blacklist violates treaties'

Rights panel cites UN charter, warns of damage to Kingdom's image.

APEC Security: Ham radio operators' help sought

By Marisa Chimprabha

Intelligence agency ‘can’t do it alone.’ The National Intelligence Agency has called on ham radio operators to help ensure safety during the upcoming Apec summit, opening a hotline they can call to report suspicious people and behaviour.

APEC press centre opened at National Convention Centre

The Press Centre for the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which will be hosted by the Thai kingdom, was opened for international journalists yesterday at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre here.

Sheep inquiry head discounts export ban

The man heading an inquiry into Australia's live animal export industry says it is unlikely his investigation will lead to the trade being banned.

Syria Says Sanctions Against It Would Harm U.S.

Syria warned that the United States had most to lose from severing trade and diplomatic ties with the Arab state if Washington passed a proposed act to impose sanctions.

Baghdad Suicide Attack Foiled

By Naseer Al-Nahr & Asharq Al-Awsat

Suicide attackers in two cars detonated bombs on a busy commercial avenue yesterday after being stopped from reaching a hotel full of Americans, killing six Iraqi bystanders and wounding dozens of others. A member of Iraq’s interim Governing Council was among the injured.

Ebadi pleads for peace

Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has expressed hope that her homeland would not be subjected to any military strikes.

HIV Epidemic Higher Among Injecting Drug Users

By Sanjay Kaushik - UNODC, Bangkok

HIV is most often transmitted through needle sharing among injecting-drug users (IDUs) and unprotected sex. HIV infected IDUs can act as a bridge to the population through their sexual contacts - Warns UNDOC Bangkok.