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<font size = 2><u>India-Ghana IT centre opened</u></font><br> Kofi Annan - A demonstration of South-South cooperation. <br>

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee opened through
video-conferencing the India-Ghana Kofi Annan Centre of
Excellence for Communications and IT in Accra Tuesday,
describing it as a symbol of strong and enduring
bilateral partnership.

<font size = 2> Sri Lanka - Talks End unceremoniously:</fonts><br> Peace Process hangs in the balance.<br>

The country’s fate hangs in the balance, as Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, who met today, "managed to agree to disagree" on almost all the proposals put out for discussion. The discussion ended unceremoniously, without even agreeing to meet again.

TNA - LTTE talks focus on current political crisis <br>

Talks between Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians and the political leadership of the LTTE was held yesterday morning at the LTTE political secretariat, Killinochchi.

USDA is another face of the military junta - Exposed <br>

By Zin Linn

The USDA (Union Solidarity and Development Association) is a quasi Government terror organization – one half of it is said to be political, but the whole is a para-military outfit. In fact USDA is the another face of the military junta.

On the Human Rights Day, NCGUB/NCUB points out the Human Rights abuses in Burma.<br>

Burmese Military Government violates the basic human rights in the country, underscores National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma and National Council of the Union of Burma, in a joint statement released to mark the Human Rights day that falls today

Constitution clear on defence <br> <font size = 2>- Harim Peiris</font><br>

by Rohan Mathes

Presidential spokesman Harim Peiris yesterday re-iterated that the constitution provided ample clarity with regard to the full responsibilities of defence.

Premier Attraction: PM’s place of birth to be tourist lure <br>

By Choosak Jirasakunthai

Tourism and Sports Minister Sonthaya Kunplome said: The Chiang Mai birthplace of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to be developed and promoted as a major tourist attraction in the northern province.

Burma: Forced Labor Used to Construct Road in Arakan State <br>

A 16 kilometers long road from Da Byu Chaung to Palay Daung is being under constructed in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State with forced labor of villagers.

<font size= 2>No Start Date Set for One-Year Dispatch: </font><br>Cabinet approves plan to send SDF to Iraq<br>

By Junko Takahshi - Staff Writer

The Japanese government approves a basic plan to dispatch Self-Defense Forces units to Iraq, paving the way for the deployment of up to 600 ground troops in southeastern Iraq early next year.

<font size = 2> <u>Burma's roadmap to national reconciliation:</u></font><br>The Stage is set and the show can begin<br>

By Sai Wansai (Shan Democratic Union)

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's initiative on forum of Burma's roadmap to national reconciliation is to begin next Monday, on the 15th of December.

Dalai Lama anguished over human rights violations <br>

Buddhist spiriual leader, the Dalai Lama, living in exile for more than four decades, on Wednesday expressed solidarity with victims of human rights violation on the World Human Rights Day.