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'India possesses 50 to 100 nuclear devices' <br>

India has 50 to 100 nuclear devices and can deliver them
against targets in Pakistan by Mirages and SU-30
fighter-bombers and indigenous Agni medium-range
missiles, a media report Monday said.

Vietnam: Protest Trial of Dissident: Charges Include Testimony to U.S. Congress<br>

The international community should protest the trial of a Vietnamese dissident on spying charges scheduled for December 31, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said.

Security Council Updates List of Al-Qaida Operatives <br>

United Nations Security Council committee has added the name of an Al-Qaida operative and information on two groups associated with Al-Qaida to its list of those subject to international sanctions for their involvement with the terrorist group.

Bodies of two Thai troops arrived home <br>

Bodies of two Thai troops who died from suicide bomb attacks in Iraq on Saturday are returned to Bangkok this morning, and are recieved with the greatest honour, according to T.V. and radio news reports.

Lima Camp Suicide Arrack: Five bomb suspects held in Iraq <br>

Five suspects are being held in connection with Saturday's deadly wave of attacks in the Iraqi city of Karbala, which included a suicide truck-bomb attack on a multinational military coalition camp resulting in the deaths of two Thai soldiers.

Gangs attack two churches <br>

Police said yesterday they had stepped up security at churches after two Christian sites were attacked amid continuing inter-religious tension.

MDMK ministers resign from Vajpayee Govt <br>

A day after deciding to pull out of NDA, two MDMK Ministers M Kannappan and Gingee N Ramachandran today resigned from the Vajpayee Government, paving the way for formation of a new alliance in Tamil Nadu under the leadership of DMK which could involve Congress.

Manila parades Americans accused of terror links <br>

By Manny Mogato

The Philippines on Tuesday paraded two Americans it suspects of having links to Muslim militants but one of the detained brothers noisily objected to the accusation.

Religious strife will not be tolerated

Amidst growing religious tension in the country, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had ordered the police to take stern action against those rabble rousers who foment tension and religious dissension in the country.

US to look for way ahead in Sri Lanka, with Japan, Norway and EU<br>

The United States delivered a sharp warning that the bitter political struggle between Sri Lanka's prime minister and president was denting hopes for peace with Tamil Tiger rebels.

Refugee group urged to help end Nauru protest <br>

Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone has called for refugee support group A Just Australia to immediately urge the 42 hunger strikers on Nauru to end their protest.

Saddam Giving Information on Funds, Official <br>

Saddam Hussein has given his U.S. captors ‘earthshaking’ information on hidden weapons and as much as $40 billion he may have seized while he was Iraq's president.

PM:Thai rescue team to be sent to Iran <br>

Thailand is sending a rescue team to Iran to help search for survivors and bodies of victims of a recent strong quake in country, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Influential monk Ven. Sobitha on fast-unto-death against Proselytizing. <br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The island wide uproar among the Buddhists and Hindus against what they call unethical and immoral conversions by fundamental Christian missions financed mostly by US money, took a new turn, when Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha, an influential Buddhist monk started a fast unto death in front of the Ministry of Buddhist Affairs, demanding anti-conversion legislation by the government.

<font size = 2>Vajpayee loses Vaiko, Sonia gets headache</font><br> Jaya link prompts MDMK pullout<br>

By M.R. Venkatesh

Vaiko's MDMK today pulled out of the BJP-led coalition, robbing Atal Bihari Vajpayee of another Dravidian ally and adding a ticklish element to the Congress' drive to forge a secular front.

'India possesses 50 to 100 nuclear devices' <br>

India has 50 to 100 nuclear devices and can deliver them
against targets in Pakistan by Mirages and SU-30
fighter-bombers and indigenous Agni medium-range
missiles, a media report Monday said.

PM:Thai rescue team to be sent to Iran <br>

Thailand is sending a rescue team to Iran to help search for survivors and bodies of victims of a recent strong quake in country, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Influential monk Ven. Sobitha on fast-unto-death against Proselytizing. <br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The island wide uproar among the Buddhists and Hindus against what they call unethical and immoral conversions by fundamental Christian missions financed mostly by US money, took a new turn, when Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha, an influential Buddhist monk started a fast unto death in front of the Ministry of Buddhist Affairs, demanding anti-conversion legislation by the government.

<font size = 2>Vajpayee loses Vaiko, Sonia gets headache</font><br> Jaya link prompts MDMK pullout<br>

By M.R. Venkatesh

Vaiko's MDMK today pulled out of the BJP-led coalition, robbing Atal Bihari Vajpayee of another Dravidian ally and adding a ticklish element to the Congress' drive to forge a secular front.

Girl Among 4 Iran Quake Survivors Found <br>

By Ali Akbar Dareini - Associated Press Writer

As search crews despaired of finding more survivors from Iran's devastating earthquake, Monday brought moments of hope: Rescuers pulled a girl out alive from the rubble of her caved-in house, and three men believed dead stirred in their white burial shrouds.


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