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Threats fly in Iraq's Sunni, Shi'ite flashpoints

A rebel Shi'ite cleric threatened on Friday to unleash suicide bombers if U.S. forces attacked Iraq's holy city of Najaf and U.S. Marines said they might renew an assault on the Sunni bastion of Falluja.

Thai massage services offered at Don Muang airport

In a move to promote good health and good impression with a unique Thai touch,the Ministry of Public Health joins hands with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited,the national flag carrier, to offer massage services for top-class fliers at Don Muang airport.

Bangkok fire leaves thousands homeless

A huge fire has raged through a densely populated slum area in central Bangkok, with hundreds of firefighters battling the blaze near the Australian and German embassies and several luxury hotels, officials and witnesses said.

Victoria's Secret deny images are that of Buddha, concerted global protest continues

The Buddha Bikini controversy took another turn today when concerned Buddhists who contacted Victoria's Secret was told that "we do not believe that the personage depicted on the tankini is Buddha."

Without a parliament, whence human rights in Nepal?

“Democratic groups in Nepal are now demonstrating in the capital daily, putting lives and limbs at risk demanding an end to 'regression'--the abolition of parliament by the king, who has taken both legislative and executive power himself. This was pointed in the statement issued by the Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission.

Woman Loses Her Job Over Coffins Photo

A military contractor has fired Tami Silicio, a Kuwait-based cargo worker whose photograph of flag-draped coffins of fallen U.S. soldiers was published in Sunday's edition of The Seattle Times.

Monks voted with TNA is unacceptable -

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The response of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) in joining the pro-Tamil Tigers was expected, since the Buddhist monk parliamentarian’s election campaigns were financed by anti-national elements and the monks had to serve their masters said Professor Nalin de Silva in an interview with this correspondent.