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<font size = 2><u>Burma Arakan Foundation:</u></font><br> Urges Bangladesh PM not to allow pipeline to India<br>

The Arakan Muslim Community Development Foundation of Burma has urged Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, not to allow a proposed gas pipeline construction to India by Burma, through Bangladesh

<font size = 2> <u>2004 to dawn with dim prospect:</u></font><br> Northeast Provincial Council Elections Is On The Card.<br>

New Year 2004 is expected to dawn with a dim prospect of ending the political crisiss between the feuding President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, which eventually result in the prolonging the "stall mode," in the limbo positioning of the peace process.

Indonesia: Military Must Control Conduct in Aceh <br>

Indonesia must take public responsibility for abuses committed by its armed forces in Aceh, Human Rights Watch
said today. An Indonesian former defense minister claimed that the
soldiers' actions were "beyond the control" of the country's
military.

Christmas under fire, mufti warns <br>

By Cameron Stewart

Australia's radical Muslims are trying to sabotage Christmas, according to the nation's most senior Islamic leader, Sheikh Taj Din al-Hilali.

Assam offers amnesty; raid on Myanmar lips <br>

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today announced "general amnesty" for all militants who surrender before January 31, hoping those on the run because of the military offensive in Bhutan will readily accept the offer.

Occupation forces bomb Baghdad <br>

Some 15 explosions have shaken the Iraqi capital as witnesses said that US Apache helicopters pounded the al-Dura area after an American convoy came under attack.

Thaksin slams agency over poor spelling <br>

The administration's embarrassment over disastrous proof-reading mistakes in two bills passed by Parliament did not hold the prime minister back from criticising a state agency yesterday for allowing spelling errors to appear on the back cover of student notebooks.

Mong Yawn Visit: : PMs' meeting in Burma called off <br>

The prime ministers of Thailand and Burma will not jointly preside over the opening of a hospital in Burma's Wa-controlled Mong Yawn on Friday due to their tight schedules.

Bar girls blitz shy Hugh <br>

London newspaper - The Sun said: British actor and heartthrob Hugh Grant fled a Bangkok bar chased by dozens of bar girls trying to grab his manhood.

Defence portfolio fattens <br>

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has promulgated a gazette notification dated 19.12.2003 proclaiming the "takeover" of several institutes and subjects hitherto have been under the purview of the Interior Ministry into the fold of the Ministry of Defence.

Only a firing position, says SLMM <br>

by Ranga Jayasuriya

Scandinavian truce monitors investigating an alleged LTTE bunker set up in Pullimalai, Batticaloa the government controlled area said yesterday that it was a "firing position" and not a bunker.

United Nations Peoples Organization to be revamped again <br>

The Hague-based Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, known as the shadow UN by some, and whose membership includes Chin, Karenni, Mon and Shan from Burma, is currently undergoing a "re-launching" process after years of financial setbacks.

Is Rahul Gandhi married? <br>

By M K Tayal

Among the guests accompanying the Gandhi family for New Year celebrations on the Lakshadweep Islands is Rahul Gandhi’s girlfriend Juanita, a Columbian.

UN to review Afghan asylum claims in Nauru <br>

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says a decision to review the status of some of the Afghan detainees on Nauru is not a result of their hunger strike.

First case of mad cow disease in U.S. <br>

By Randy Fabi and Richard Cowan

The first U.S. case of the deadly mad cow disease, which devastated parts of the European agriculture industry in the 1990s, was found in a dairy cow in Washington state threatening the $27 billion cattle industry.

First case of mad cow disease in U.S. <br>

By Randy Fabi and Richard Cowan

The first U.S. case of the deadly mad cow disease, which devastated parts of the European agriculture industry in the 1990s, was found in a dairy cow in Washington state threatening the $27 billion cattle industry.

UN to review Afghan asylum claims in Nauru <br>

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says a decision to review the status of some of the Afghan detainees on Nauru is not a result of their hunger strike.

Thai researcher prepares for Antarctic survey <br>

To go from Thailand’s tropical temperatures to the freezing wastes of the Antarctic would be a huge adjustment for anyone to make, and the 40 year-old Dr. Woranob Wiyakan, the first Thai scientist chosen to participate in an Antarctic survey, is already gearing up for his first foray to the South Pole next May.

India, Myanmar, Thailand to launch highway to prosperity <br>

India, Myanmar and Thailand Tuesday decided to immediately start work on a 1,360-km trilateral highway project that will provide transport linkages and promote trade and tourism.

Vanstone urges Nauru hunger strikers to reconsider <br>

Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone has urged a group of hunger striking asylum seekers on Nauru to consider the efforts of local hospital staff and end their protest.


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