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Kashmir A 'Nuclear Flashpoint', Warns EU

Describing the issue as “nuclear flashpoint”, a European Union (EU) delegation on Tuesday warned that India, Pakistan and the masses in Kashmir must resolve the Kashmir tangle "before it is too late".

Iran to free UK sailors

Iran is to soon release an eight-member British Royal Navy unit arrested for straying into its territorial waters along the border with Iraq.

Jayalalitha drops two ministers

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha Wednesday undertook a mini reshuffle of her cabinet, dropping two of her ministers.

Soldier killed, two others wounded in attack on army outpost in Southern Thailand

A group of 15 attackers armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked an army outpost in the southern province of Narathiwat, killing a soldier and wounding two others.

India's Tuticorin Port Trust Invites Bids for Canal Project Report

Tuticorin Port Trust has invited bids from national and international companies to prepare detailed project report on the proposed Sethusamudram Ship Canal project.
The project envisages creation of a ship canal in Adam's Bridge -- between Pamban island on south-eastern coast of India and Talaimannar of Sri Lanka -- and parts of Palk Bay.

EU should engage Myanmar constructively’

Malaysia is calling the European Union counterproductive for canceling meetings with Asian finance ministers because of their desire that Myanmar’s military junta be included.

Well being of Tamils and Tamil-speaking people is our cherished Goal – Maran Colonel Karuna's group spokesman.

In an exclusive voice interview, first of its kind after Colonel Karuna Amman withdrew from Batticaloa- Amparai region on 09 April, Maran the spokesperson of Eelam Liberation Tigers of Karuna group, aired over the Thamil Broadcasting Corporation - an independent Tamil radio station operating from London, denied allegation that they jointly operate with Sri Lanka army in the Eastern region of Sri Lank, against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

NSCN (K) ridicules NSF, NPMHR, NMA Accusing them of turmoil in Nagaland

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The NSCN (K) has ridiculed the joint statements of the three Naga NGOs---Naga Students' Federation (NSF), Naga People's Movement for Human Rights (NPHR) and Naga Mothers' Association (NMA)---that they (three NGOs) were proud to support the NSCN (IM).

The First Fatal Provincial Council Election Violence – One Ruling Party Supporter Killed And Another Critically Injured.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The first fatal election violence incident of the on going Provincial Council election occurred in the Ratnapura District when suspected opposition UNP supporters lobbed a hand bomb into a meeting of the ruling party candidate, which resulted killing one and seriously injuring another.

Bush says free world not intimidated by beheadings

President George W. Bush urged South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun not to be intimidated by Iraqi militants who beheaded a South Korean hostage.

Militants decapitate South Korean hostage in Iraq

Militants beheaded a South Korean hostage in Iraq on Tuesday after Seoul refused their demand to withdraw its troops and scrap plans to send more.

Indian President receives gun by mail

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday received an unusual package -- a indigenously made gun and a cartridge.

Sri Lanka's History: In Danger of Disappearing

Environmentalists warn that unchecked vandalism and neglect is destroying thousands of ancient rock caves in Sri Lanka dating back to 30,500 BC, with scores of Buddha statues rendered headless, and paintings defaced.

Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka to negotiate in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow with Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Lakshman Kadirgamar.