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Ranil and Mahinda to fight for the rights of Jathika Hela Urumiya monks.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the controversial minister in Ranil Wickremesinghe’s former government Mahinda Wijesekera - both have come to the defense of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), the political party of the Buddhist monks in parliament, the BBC’s Sinhala service Sandeshaya, announced.

Speed smuggled into Thailand -- by cows

Even cows have become accidental drug runners, according to cattle traders coming to Maehongson, the kingdom's northwestern province.

Temple school with a difference

At about half past noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Phra Kru Nivitsatuwat, the abbot of Wat Chao Am in Bangkok Noi, climbs into the back seat of a Mercedes. His driver touches the accelerator and the car glides away, with all the temple’s work left in the care of the abbot’s assistant

Kidnapped Muslim girl cut with a sign of cross

A Christian religious fanatic abducted a Muslim teenager on her way to school and slashed her with a razor. He cut a cross into her hand, slashed her upper arms and side, and tried to force the terrified 17-year-old to recite the holy trinity during an hour-long ordeal. “I was really scared. You do not expect it to happen to you. I didn’t expect to come out alive,” the teenager told, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Thailand insurgency leader admits separation motive for latest violence

One insurgent captured in Wednesday's attacks against Thai government admitted that the latest violence was aimed to set up a separate Muslim state in theregion, the state-run Thai News Agency (TNA) reported on Friday.

LTTE has not renounced terrorism despite peace efforts - Report

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have not renounced terrorism or disbanded its "Black Tiger" suicide squads despite the progress of the peace process, a US State Department report has said.

Speed smuggled into Thailand -- by cows

Even cows have become accidental drug runners, according to cattle traders coming to Maehongson, the kingdom's northwestern province.

Temple school with a difference

At about half past noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Phra Kru Nivitsatuwat, the abbot of Wat Chao Am in Bangkok Noi, climbs into the back seat of a Mercedes. His driver touches the accelerator and the car glides away, with all the temple’s work left in the care of the abbot’s assistant

Kidnapped Muslim girl cut with a sign of cross

A Christian religious fanatic abducted a Muslim teenager on her way to school and slashed her with a razor. He cut a cross into her hand, slashed her upper arms and side, and tried to force the terrified 17-year-old to recite the holy trinity during an hour-long ordeal. “I was really scared. You do not expect it to happen to you. I didn’t expect to come out alive,” the teenager told, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Thailand insurgency leader admits separation motive for latest violence

One insurgent captured in Wednesday's attacks against Thai government admitted that the latest violence was aimed to set up a separate Muslim state in theregion, the state-run Thai News Agency (TNA) reported on Friday.

First Muslim Lady Peer to the House Lords - Liberal Democrat.

Liberal Democrats will have for the first time a Muslim, a woman, in the British Parliament – House of Lords. Mrs Kishwer Falkner, 49, was selected among 46 new working peers appointed today to the House of Lords.

Europe reunites in blaze of joy at EU enlargement

With a blaze of fireworks and street celebrations, the European Union threw open its gates to 10 new members on Saturday, reuniting a continent scarred by decades of Cold War conflict.

Requirements for the removal of American sanctions

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The battle to restore freedom and democracy in Burma is now in its 15th year. During this difficult and lengthy battle, the weak surrendered and the corrupt was bribed by the Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar.

Launching of Neruppu - Fire – an online daily of Colonel Karuna group.

Neruppu. Com – literally meaning The Fire, a new online Tamil daily has been launched to prpogate the ideals of the Batti-Amparai Liberation Tigers Organization led by Colonel Karuna.

LTTE has not renounced terrorism despite peace efforts - Report

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have not renounced terrorism or disbanded its "Black Tiger" suicide squads despite the progress of the peace process, a US State Department report has said.


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