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33 killed as cold intensifies in North and Central India <br>

A thick blanket of fog threw life and communications out of gear in Northern India as intense cold swept across the region and spread towards Madhya Pradesh where two persons died taking the countrywide toll to 33.

PMK sticks to coalition <br>

The Pattali Makkal Katchi today broke ranks with the DMK, refusing to follow it out of the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre.

At least 90 killed in Benin plane crash <br>

At least 90 people have been killed when a Boeing 727 crashed into the sea after take off from the West African state of Benin.

Rockets and Mortars Rain on Baghdad <br>

By Naseer Al-Nahr: Arab News Staff

Rockets and mortars rained on Baghdad on Christmas Day, hitting hotels, embassies and the vicinity of the US-led administration in Iraq. The bombings, the widest in scale in the Iraqi capital since the Dec. 13 capture of Saddam Hussein, followed warnings of a wave of spectacular attacks during the holiday season.

<font size = 2> <I>Paddy Procurement Representatives:</I></font><br>Appointment Letters for Muslim withheld.

Recently, appointment letters for representatives of paddy procurement of Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships, Arakan State, were sent from Ministry of Commerce and Trade, but concerned authorities in the Township levels refused to handover the letters to the selected persons.

Vietnamese Rebel: Leaflet bomber gets seven years in jail <br>

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Ly Tong won't appeal Rayong court's decision, hopes to be extradited to the US.

Maximum rescue efforts urged in gas well blowout <br>

- Death toll rises to 191 in gas field blowout

- Investigation team arrives at the gas blowout spot

- Work safety watchdog urges effective rescue efforts after gas blowout

- Chinese leaders called for unreserved efforts in searching and rescuing victims of a gas field blowout.

Where is the gentleman’s ceasefire agreement leading?<br>

Interview with Karen National Union’s spokesperson Saw Sarky.

JVP condemns Govt's attitude on MPs' high-handed acts <br>

by Anura Maitipe

The JVP has condemned the lethargic attitude of the Government for not taking proper actions against the UNP MP who had allegedly assaulted Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretary P.D. Siriwardena, JVP MP for Kalutara District Nandana Gunatillka told the 'Daily News'.

Stronger voice for Tamil rights - CWC <br>

Deputy Chairman CWC, M. S. Sellasamy expressed hope that a strong voice for the protection of the rights of the Tamil community could be raised in Parliament in future as 41 Tamil members are expected to be elected at the forthcoming general elections. He hoped that 24 Tamil members will be returned from the North and 17 members form the estate sector.

Question marks over Vajpayee's Islamabad visit <br>

Indian intelligence agencies were Friday re-assessing the security aspects of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to Islamabad next month in the wake of a second assassination attempt on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

Iran Quake Wrecks Buildings, Death Toll 'Very High' <br>

By Parisa Hafezi

A powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran Friday, wrecking many buildings in the historic city of Bam and killing a "very high" number of people, officials said.

More join Nauru hunger strike <br>

The hunger strikers on Nauru say they will end their protest if the Federal Government agrees to a review of the status of all the detainees on the island.

33 killed as cold intensifies in North and Central India <br>

A thick blanket of fog threw life and communications out of gear in Northern India as intense cold swept across the region and spread towards Madhya Pradesh where two persons died taking the countrywide toll to 33.

Sangaree exposes the browbeating of the LTTE.<br>

Anandasangaree spoke to “Asian Tribune” and told how he has been threatened and intimidated by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the pressure tactics they adopted to make Sampanthar, Mavai Senathirajah, Raviraj and Joseph Pararajasingham, the Members of Parliament from the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) to submit to their threats and how they became unashamedly subservient to the Tiger outfit.

PMK sticks to coalition <br>

The Pattali Makkal Katchi today broke ranks with the DMK, refusing to follow it out of the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre.

At least 90 killed in Benin plane crash <br>

At least 90 people have been killed when a Boeing 727 crashed into the sea after take off from the West African state of Benin.

Rockets and Mortars Rain on Baghdad <br>

By Naseer Al-Nahr: Arab News Staff

Rockets and mortars rained on Baghdad on Christmas Day, hitting hotels, embassies and the vicinity of the US-led administration in Iraq. The bombings, the widest in scale in the Iraqi capital since the Dec. 13 capture of Saddam Hussein, followed warnings of a wave of spectacular attacks during the holiday season.

<font size = 2> <I>Paddy Procurement Representatives:</I></font><br>Appointment Letters for Muslim withheld.

Recently, appointment letters for representatives of paddy procurement of Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships, Arakan State, were sent from Ministry of Commerce and Trade, but concerned authorities in the Township levels refused to handover the letters to the selected persons.

Vietnamese Rebel: Leaflet bomber gets seven years in jail <br>

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Ly Tong won't appeal Rayong court's decision, hopes to be extradited to the US.


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