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Why Do People Hate You? Reporter Asks Bush

By Susan Jones - Morning Editor

Mr. President, if I could ask you, with thousands on the street...marching today here in London, a free nation, what is your conclusion as to why apparently so many free citizens fear you and even hate you?"

Sudan peace accord 'likely soon'

Sudanese rebel leader John Garang says he sees a good chance of reaching a peace agreement with the government by the end of the year.

FM explains Thailand's \"parallel economy\" to international forum in Australia

The international community was given an insight into Thailand’s "parallel economy" policy when Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai addressed the 3rd Coolum Forum workshop in Australia, stressing the need to strengthen the local and regional economy in the face of global economic fluctuation.

Car bombs kill 11 in Iraq

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 20 wounded in separate car bomb attacks on police stations north of the Iraqi capital.

EU external relations chief to meet LTTE

The Commissioner of External Relations of the European Commission Chris Patten, will visit Sri Lanka next week and meet the Liberation Tigers, President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe [in that order], the pro-LTTE website reported quoting a press release issued by the Delegation of the European Commission.

Maheswaran gives ultimatum to UNF Government

Hindu Religious Affairs Minister T. Maheswaran speaking in Parliament on the budget debate said that he supported the Government expecting it to be of some service to his people and if no such service is forthcoming by December 31, he will decide whether to remain in the Government or not.

Saxena's Bank Deposits: AMLO asks UK for $3 million back

The Anti-Money Laundering Office has asked the British authorities to remit US$3 million (Bt120 million) found in a bank account in Britain and suspected to be part of the Bt2 billion allegedly embezzled by fugitive financier Rakesh Saxena from the Bangkok Bank of Commerce.

Sex workers say no to registration

Sex workers and activists yesterday expressed opposition to any effort by the government to register such workers, and called upon the authorities to abolish legal provisions that punish their trade.

No plan to withdraw Thai troops from Iraq: MOD

The government has no plan to withdraw Thai troops from Iraq as they are safe, despite rounds of mortar shooting at the Lima Camp, where the Thai troops and their counterparts from other countries stay, according to Defence Minister Gen.Thamarak Isarangura.

Jackson makes music as abuse claims leak

Duncan Campbell: in Los Angeles

Boy at centre of case said to be cancer patient whom singer met at children's hospital and invited to Neverland.

Magazine says Qaeda vows big strike by February

By Firouz Sedarat

A London-based Arab magazine said on Friday that Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network has vowed to carry out a major attack by February, and to target Japan if it sent troops to Iraq.

UNESCAP course on drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

Despite having some of the toughest laws against drug trafficking and drug use, Asia is losing the war on drugs,especially among its youth population. In recent years the sharpest increases in drug abuse has been in the Greater Mekong Sub-region among youth using amphetamine type substances.

Indian jobseekers face gallows in Malaysia

Eight persons from southern districts of Tamil Nadu, who
went to Malaysia in search of jobs, are facing the gallows

Government of India-NSCN (IM) crucial talks on December 5 in Bangkok

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The upcoming talks between the representatives of the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) will be crucial in the backdrop of the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's acknowledgement of the uniqueness of Naga history publicly, while visiting Nagaland from October 27 to 29 last.