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<font size = 2> <u>Expiry of President's Second Term:</u> </font> <br> Supreme Court to interpret<br>

The subject of the beginning and the end of the second term of office of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has created a new constitutional crisis.

USDA Investigates Mad Cow Case <br>

Federal officials raced on Wednesday to find out where a Washington state cow, apparently infected with mad cow disease, was born and may have been infected.

Khurana quits parliament <br>

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Madan Lal Khurana
Wednesday took a giant step away from electoral politics
as he resigned from parliament in preparation for a
gubernatorial assignment.

Police fire teargas at mourners of Buddhist monk in Lanka <br>

Police fired teargas at rampaging mourners here today at the funeral of a controversial Buddhist monk who had campaigned against Christian conversions and family planning.
Mobs attacked a police bus in which two men were being held after they were arrested for distributing leaflets provoking violence, a police official said.

Glimmer of Christmas cheer in encircled Bethlehem <br>

By Matthew Tostevin

Students sang and bands played in Bethlehem's Manger Square on Wednesday, briefly lifting spirits on another bleak Christmas in the town of Jesus's birth encircled by the Israeli army.

Explosion rocks central Baghdad hotel <br>

A loud explosion has rocked the Sheraton hotel in central Baghdad late on Wednesday night.

OTOP City welcomes visitors seeking for Christmas and New Year gifts <br>

Now it's time to say "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year", and the ongoing grand trade fair, OTOP City, aimed at showcasing locally-made products under the government's one tambon, one product (OTOP) scheme, is warmly welcoming visitors, both Thai and foreigners, looking for presents for their friends and loved ones during this season's greeting festival.

Thai-funded hospital set to open in Burma <br>

It's a drop in the ocean, but the government is pushing ahead with its controversial crop-substitution project in an area controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), which Washington calls the world's largest armed drug-trafficking army.

Mad-Cow Dissease: US beef banned by govt <br>

Thailand yesterday banned all beef imports from the United States after news broke of the first suspected case of "mad cow" disease there.

Time to work with unity, harmony - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister <br>

"Christmas is an opportunity for us to dedicate ourselves to work with unity and harmony," Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Credit scheme for displaced families in Vanni region <br>

The Vanni Rehabilitation Ministry, under its Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) project to enhance the livelihood of the displaced families in the Vanni Region, has allocated 11.65 million rupees to commence micro level enterprises during this year (2003).

Thousands bid farewell to Ven. Soma Thera <br>

By Pujitha Wijetunga, Gagani Weerakoon and Munza Mushtaq

Hundreds of thousands of people either lined the streets or converged at the funeral of the Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thera at the Independence Square yesterday evening with state honours.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee turns 79 <br>

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned 79 today and had a rare birthday with the celebrations first taking place past midnight on Delhi-Jaipur highway.

World celebrates Christmas amid terror alerts <br>

By Ralph Gowling

The world ushered in a Christmas of terror alerts, appeals for peace from Pope John Paul and other religious leaders as fresh violence erupted in Iraq.

Move to destroy Centuries Old Village Foiled <br>

Recently local women and students foiled an attempt to destroy centuries old village in the city’s predominantly Rohingya Muslims area of Myo Ma Kayan Dan (Shikdar Para) village of Maungdaw town in Arakan State, after clashes ensued between police and village women and students.

Tight Christmas security in Sri Lanka after funeral of monk<br>

Christmas was celebrated under tight security in Sri Lanka after 15 people were injured at the funeral of a Buddhist monk known for campaigning against Christian conversion.

<font size = 2> <u>Expiry of President's Second Term:</u> </font> <br> Supreme Court to interpret<br>

The subject of the beginning and the end of the second term of office of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has created a new constitutional crisis.

Musharraf survives latest attack - minister <br>

By Mian Khursheed - Additional reporting by Amir Zia, and Sheree Sardar

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly survived a second assassination bid in less than two weeks on Thursday when suicide car bombers attacked his motorcade, killing at least seven people and wounding 17.

USDA Investigates Mad Cow Case <br>

Federal officials raced on Wednesday to find out where a Washington state cow, apparently infected with mad cow disease, was born and may have been infected.

Khurana quits parliament <br>

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Madan Lal Khurana
Wednesday took a giant step away from electoral politics
as he resigned from parliament in preparation for a
gubernatorial assignment.


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