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Boost Bioenergy To Ease Poverty In Developing Countries - UN

With wood, charcoal and fuel-producing crops emerging as environmentally friendly and cost-effective sources of energy, especially for developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for the urgent inclusion of so-called bioenergy into agricultural and forestry programmes.

Priyanka proud to see Rahul take oath

It was a "very happy and proud" moment for sister Priyanka who on Thursday saw her brother Rahul Gandhi take the oath in the Lok Sabha.

DMK celebrates Karunanidhi's 81st birthday

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam celebrated the 81st birthday of its chief M Karunanidhi, who led the Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) in Tamil Nadu to an astounding victory.

Appeal to SLMM to dissuade Karuna’s Group from unleashing further violence in the East.

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission will ascertain whether there was any advance notice of caution extended in the form of bit-notices, pamphlets or as wall posters - warning the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to leave the Batticaloa – Amparai region immediately.

Funeral of former Shan leader on Saturday at Bangkok

Khun Thawda, who passed away on 30 May,will be cremated on Saturday, 5 June, at Bangkok's Sri Mahathat Temple in Bangkhen district.

Aljazeera airs tape of Italian hostages

Aljazeera has aired a tape of three Italian hostages held hostage in Iraq.
The tape which aired on Wednesday was made on 31 May, according to the station.

Martial law to remain until situation in South stable:DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh maintained yesterday that the current situation in Thailand's three southern border provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, and Pattani, still requires the presence of the martial law to enable the military to work efficiently.

Loud clatter in Fatimi's cupboard

Tainted RJD leader M M A Fatimi is back in business and so are the scandals and the criminal cases that he was in the middle of - long forgotten and buried.

LTTE seeking assistance from Sri Lankan armed forces

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has sought the assistance of the Sri Lankan Army to settle scores with the rival renegade factions in the Batticaloa- Amparai districts - in the East of Sri Lanka.

The Stench of Appeasement

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" of Great Britain, once warned about "the stench of appeasement". She told the elder President Bush when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 that "this is no time to go wobbly".

Stalled peace hampers development of war torn Sri Lankan regions

The delay in resuming Sri Lankan government's peace process with the Tamil Tiger rebels has hampered reconstruction in the war-torn north and east of the country.

Rajnikanth's Jaggubhai runs into trouble

Tamil actor Rajnikanth’s upcoming film ‘Jaggubhai’ has run into serious trouble with Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), a powerful Muslim outfit, which has warned director K S Ravikumar of legal action, and mass agitation, if the film hurts the sentiments of Muslims

Sri Lanka's ruling partners meet to strengthen ties

The two major partners of Sri Lanka' s ruling alliance have decided to meet once a week to sort out problems between them in a bid to strengthen ties.

\"We'll listen, but it won't make any difference\", govt. tells Liverpool opponents

Tourism and Sports Minister Sontaya Kunplome yesterday appeared to be holding out a concession to opponents of the proposed Thai purchase of a share in the Liverpool Football Club by promising to listen to dissenting opinions.

Birthday celebration of Karunanidhi

DMK chief M Karunanidhi who led the Democratic Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu to an astounding victory turns to 81 today.