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India, Israel to sign Phalcon deal in January <br>

India and Israel will sign an agreement next month
on the sale of three Phalcon early warning radar
systems worth $1.1 billion, Israeli defence ministry
director general Amos Yaron has said.

Milosevic, Saddam and North Korea<br>

By Myint Thein : Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

SLORC/SPDC Foreign Minister Win Aung traveled those days to Baghdad and signed an Alliance Treaty with Saddam Hussein. The capture of Saddam Hussein worried SLORC/SPDC so much that there is no mention of Saddam's capture in The New Light of Myanmar. Today SLORC/SPDC is acting the same way they did when Suharto was toppled in Indonesia.

LTTE’s bid to obtain a clean chit from India on Tamil Nadu Fishermen <br>

The Peace Secretariat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in one of its news release has highlighted a statement purported to have made by the Southern Regional Chief of the Indian Navy Commadore Uthayanarayanan Citna providing a clean chit about the Sea Tigers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Quake Kills 20,000 in Ancient Iranian City <br>

By Parisa Hafezi - with Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Tehran

A pre-dawn earthquake razed much of the ancient Silk Road city of Bam in Iran on Friday, killing more than 20,000 people and injuring tens of thousands more, government officials said.

Michael Jackson denies sex charges in TV interview <br>

By Steve Gorman

In his first interview since being charged with child molestation, pop star Michael Jackson vehemently denies the allegations but insists there is nothing wrong in sleeping with children, according to excerpts released on Friday by CBS News.

Assam for crackdown on rebels in Myanmar, Bangladesh <br>

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Bhutan's military offensive against anti-India rebels should be backed up by similar action against militants in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

US troops killed in Iraq <br>

Three US soldiers have been killed in separate resistance attacks as occupation forces bombarded targets in Baghdad for the fourth successive night.

Bt1 million price tag on head of Mujahidin leader <br>

The hunt for the president of the southern separatist Mujahidin group entered a new phase yesterday when the regional police force upped the price tag on his head from Bt300,000 to Bt1 million.

388 arrests in 3 hours <br>

Metropolitan police arrested 388 suspected criminals around Bangkok in a three-hour swoop yesterday.

Wa ask for help in fight against drugs <br>

By Napanisa Kaewmorakot & Don Pathan

The leader of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), an organisation accused of being the world’s largest drug army, yesterday reached out to Thailand, calling for greater cooperation and an end to its demonisation.

I will undertake task with dedication, honesty and impartiality - Maj. Gen. Chandrapala <br>

Major General, Susil Chandrapala: "I shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding the five lakhs of people and fifty thousand army personnel in the Jaffna peninsula. I will undertake this task with dedication, honesty and impartiality. I always discharge my duties without racial or religious distinction. If the public have any complaint they can come straight to me. Let there be no reservation of fear to approach me."

Muslim proposals next week <br>

by Ranga Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) proposals for the North-East interim administration will be handed over to the Government and the LTTE next week.

Jaffna's Bishop pleads with President and PM <br>

The Bishop of Jaffna Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam in his Christmas message has appealed to the President and the Prime Minister not to let the current power struggle between them ruin the opportunity for the Tamil people to achieve a prosperous future.

Lankan cabinet to seek explanation from President Kumaratunga <br>

Sri Lankan Cabinet has decided to seek an official clarification from President Chandrika Kumaratunga on the reports that she had secretly extended her term of office by one year - Lanka's Minister for Hindu Religious Affairs T Maheswaran said.

Rare species of cuttle fish discovered <br>

Scientists in Tuticorin district have discovered two new and rare species of cuttle fish in the Gulf of Mannar region.

India, Israel to sign Phalcon deal in January <br>

India and Israel will sign an agreement next month
on the sale of three Phalcon early warning radar
systems worth $1.1 billion, Israeli defence ministry
director general Amos Yaron has said.

Avoid SAARC, security agencies tell Vajpayee <br>

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is reportedly being urged to avoid going to Pakistan to attend the 12th SAARC summit in Islamabad by his security detail.

Milosevic, Saddam and North Korea<br>

By Myint Thein : Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

SLORC/SPDC Foreign Minister Win Aung traveled those days to Baghdad and signed an Alliance Treaty with Saddam Hussein. The capture of Saddam Hussein worried SLORC/SPDC so much that there is no mention of Saddam's capture in The New Light of Myanmar. Today SLORC/SPDC is acting the same way they did when Suharto was toppled in Indonesia.

LTTE’s bid to obtain a clean chit from India on Tamil Nadu Fishermen <br>

The Peace Secretariat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in one of its news release has highlighted a statement purported to have made by the Southern Regional Chief of the Indian Navy Commadore Uthayanarayanan Citna providing a clean chit about the Sea Tigers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Quake Kills 20,000 in Ancient Iranian City <br>

By Parisa Hafezi - with Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Tehran

A pre-dawn earthquake razed much of the ancient Silk Road city of Bam in Iran on Friday, killing more than 20,000 people and injuring tens of thousands more, government officials said.


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