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Fifth Potter book out in June
It has been revealed that the world's most anticipated book, the latest Harry Potter adventure, will be out on June 21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will be the fifth book of adventures about the boy wizard by author JK Rowling. It has been three years since the publication of the Gob...
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Myanmar: Production jump puts more fuel on market
By Win Kyaw Oo Yangon, Jan. 13 - 19: A 42 per cent increase in domestic petrol production since early December has enabled more fuel to be made available for private and commercial vehicles, a senior government official said last week. Production at the state-owned Thanlyin refinery, on Yangon’s...
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NSCN leaders to extend stay by at least four days
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 15: Bouyed by the progress in their peace talks with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and other leaders, major Naga insurgent group NSCN(I-M) leaders will hold two days of parleys with top government officials beginning January 20 and extend their stay here by at least...
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Human Rights Watch charges cover up by authorities in Gujarat
Washington, (PTI), Jan. 15: A US-based non-governmental rights group has charged the authorities in Gujarat with embarking upon "a cover-up of their own rule and that of the Sangh Parivar in the attacks against Muslims." "While numerous police reports filed by eyewitnesses specifically named loc...
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Sri Lanka rebels to start upgraded radio broadcasts
Jaffna, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 15: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels will upgrade their radio broadcasts, reaching a wider area with more programs, to educate Tamils about ongoing peace talks, officials said Wednesday. The Voice of Tigers will expand its services using a newly opened broadcast station...
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Explosion kills at least six in Sri Lanka
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 15: At least six people, including five children, were killed in Sri Lanka Wednesday when they tried to open an abandoned package that contained explosives, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosion was...
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Ranil-TNA talks on HSZs, N-E local bodies
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday discussed a range of issues including the re-settlement of people in High Security Zones (HSZs) in the Jaffna peninsula and ways and means of running north-east local bodies when their life-term ends next month, wi...
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UNHCR Representative on Myanmar Refugees.
Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand, emphasized that the UNHCR attempts to maintain the highest moral and ethical standard in its work. Jahanshah Assadi the Regional Representative of the UNHCR categorically refuted the allegations that his offi...
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I Can Sack the Prime Minister By Issuing Just One Letter – Sri Lankan President
Colombo, Jan. 15: "I can sack the Prime Minister by issuing just one letter. He and his entire cabinet will have to go. If I do that and I know that the entire world will support my decision," said Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the President of Sri Lanka. She furtherer elaborate, “I will not...
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We based our decision not on the correct answers.
Compiled by - V.Rajeny We based our decision not on the correct answers. Two young engineers applied for a single position at a com- puter company. They both had the same qualifications. In order to determine which individual to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test by the Department manag...
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Iraq ready to answer any question raised by UN inspectors
Iraq's foreign minister Naji Sabri said that "Iraq is ready to answer any questions by top UN weapons inspectors when they come here next week, but insisted a 12,000-page arms report submitted to the united nations last month was comprehensive," INA reported today. He dismissed "Washington's assert...
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Iran: Press Crackdown Intensifies
New York, Jan. 15: uman Rights Watch today deplored Iran’s closure of two leading independent newspapers on Saturday and called on the authorities to permit them to reopen without delay. "Iran’s remaining independent press has been a key public forum, such as the public debate about parliament’s ef...
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Dalai Lama against 'thrusting war' on Iraq
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), (PTI), Jan 16: Describing war as an organised and legalised form of violence, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, today disfavoured "thrusting" war on Iraq as it would only lead to destruction. The Dalai Lama, who is here for the ongoing Kalchakra puja, called war an org...
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Anger over Naga talks, Manipur on the boil
By Syed Zarir Hussain, Indo-Asian News Service Guwahati, Jan. 16, (IANS): Indian troops were put on high alert in the northeastern state of Manipur after a powerful pressure group threatened to launch a secessionist movement Thursday night. "We have put security forces on maximum alert. Emotions ar...
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Stem-Cell Research OK in N.J.?
Following in California's footsteps, New Jersey legislators are poised to approve a bill that would allow embryonic stem-cell research. The move, reported Monday in The New York Times, would be a symbolic stamp of approval on the controversial research that could lead to treatments for diseases su...
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Forgotten People - Initiative
On January 15, (Today) Refugees International would initiate a program called "Forgotten People." Each month Refugee International an American based refugee organization intends tol spotlight a humanitarian crisis that has been forgotten or neglected by the international community. According to t...
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New Survey Documents Global Repression: U.S. Human Rights Leadership Faulted
Washington, D.C., Jan. 14: Global support for the war on terrorism is diminishing partly because the United States too often neglects human rights in its conduct of the war, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2003. Terrorists violate basic human rights principles because t...
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Burma – World Report 2003.
Human Rights Watch released its World Report 2003. Herewith the full text of the World Report 2003 on Burma is given. With the release of opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in May after nineteen months of de facto house arrest, hope arose that the military junta might take steps to improve it...
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Underground train service in Thailand to be launched next year
Bangkok, Jan 15 (TNA): - People will celebrate the Songkran Festival, or traditional Thai New Year, next year with a new gift--the long-awaited mass underground train system, according to radio and T.V. news reports. The cabinet, at its weekly meeting here yesterday, was informed by the Ministry of...
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From Thaksin, PhD
Bangkok, Jan. 15: A poem widely-circulated on the Internet titled "Winner versus Loser" impressed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra so much he had it reprinted on metal plates and handed them out to people as New Year souvenirs. Certain government officials who received the gift, which carries a t...
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