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<font size =2><u>President – Prime Minister dialogue drags on:</u> </font> <br>Consensus deludes, but Desolution looms Large<br>

For the third time they met and the talks seesawed without any breakthrough. Yet again they agreed to meet for the fourth time by December 10, fully aware that the deadline of 15 December must be kept, just three days before the conclusion of the voting on the national budget in the Parliament.

Torn summit leaders delay decision on defiant Mugabe <br>

By Michael White in Abuja, Nigeria and Andrew Meldrum in Pretoria

Commonwealth leaders were last night struggling to remain united in their tough stance against Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe as African leaders sought a compromise which would give him hope of rehabiliation within two years.

Political parties take a break from Babri anniversary <br>

By Deepshikha Ghosh: Indo-Asian News Service

For the first time in many years, India's political parties passed up on ritual showdowns as the country marked an unusually tame 11th anniversary of the Babri mosque razing Saturday.

LTTE bunker near Muttur police? <br>

By Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya

Police claimed that the LTTE was building a large bunker in the Navaladi area in close proximity to the Muttur police station.

Four new police posts in East <br>

by Sarath Malalasekera

Four new police posts-Poovarasanthivu, Nadduttu, Mahamawa Kulam and Surangal have been set-up in the Eastern Province to protect Muslims in this area.

Burma:: Buddhist Abbot to be hanged <br>

By Zin Linn

Much to everybody's shock and consternation, the Burmese military regime has again condemned, this time a Buddhist abbot. The military court in Mandalay Prison has sentenced to death a venerable Buddhist abbot Sayadaw U Cendhimar from Kyauk-se.

Drug War Killings: Police chief orders probe <br>

National police commissioner Sant Sarutanond has ordered that a probe into the deaths of some 2,500 people during the government's war on the trade in illegal drugs be completed within seven days.

CHOGM reappoints McKinnon as head <br>

Former New Zealand foreign minister Don McKinnon has been re-elected secretary-general of the Commonwealth (CHOGM) , but not without facing a challenge.

\"I will contest polls against Musharraf,\" says Zardari<br>

Asif Ali Zardari, husband of former prime minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, has said he would be a candidate against President Gen Pervez Musharraf if he contested the presidential election in future.

Politicians welcome Tutut's bid to be president <br>

Indonesian officials and politicians have welcomed plans by former president Suharto's eldest daughter, Ms Siti 'Tutut' Hardiyanti Rukmana, to run for the presidency in next year's elections.They say that
the daughter of deposed leader Suharto is free to join the race, as Indonesia is a democracy.

Fire at Sabrimala temple <br>

A fire broke out at the Sabrimala temple in Kerala Friday evening but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

US funeral for Uday Singh at home<br>

By Gajinder Singh

The US army will give Uday Singh a military funeral here sometime next week.

Did British arms company pay bribes for an India deal? <br>

BAE - Britain's biggest arms company, paid commission in
secret deals signed in Geneva for arms deals with India in
the 1980s, a Guardian investigation reveals.

UN Refugee Agency Launches $1 Billion Appeal <br>

With unresolved crises making "enormous demands," the United Nations refugee agency today launched a $1 billion appeal, $70 million more than in 2003, to fund its work for next year to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide.

<font size = 2font><u>10-nation meeting On Myanmar road map:</u></font><br> Thailand urged to invite NLD & other Parties<br>

Thailand which has planned to host a 10-nation meeting on December 15 to discuss Myanmar’s proposed “road map” towards democratic reform must extend invitation to the National League for Democracy, the Party that was elected by the people; the United Nationalities League for Democracy; and the United Nationalities Alliance.