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Lanka hopes for the participation of India at Washington meet
Colombo, (PTI), April 03: Sri Lanka today said it hoped that India would participate at a crucial aid-related meeting, called by the US to help support the island's peace bid, in Washington this month. Constitutional Affairs Minister G L Peiris told reporters that he expected New Delhi to send a...
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Naga peace talks next week
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): The Centre's interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah is likely to hold informal discussions with the NSCN(I-M) leaders sometime next week, it was reported on Thursday. The proposed talks are aimed at furthering the Naga peace process. Official sources said the informal talks would be...
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Fourteen large explosions rock central Baghdad
Baghdad, (Reuters), April 04: Fourteen large explosions rocked central Baghdad early on Friday as war planes roared overhead, a Reuters witness said. Correspondent Nadim Ladki said the blasts in the centre of the city came shortly after a series of explosions were heard in the south and southwest...
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Exclusive: US Takes Baghdad Airport as World Awaits Republican Guard Response
Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, April 04: The battle for the control of Baghdad began in earnest yesterday as US forces captured the Iraqi capital’s airport after earlier racing to the outskirts of the city. US troops captured the airport with tanks and armored units against...
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WHO experts arrive at site in China of first and largest SARS outbreak
Seeking to find the source of a deadly new respiratory disease, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) experts arrived in Guangdong Province, China, today (April 03) and immediately started work at the site of the first and largest outbreak of the illness, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome...
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Allies reach Baghdad airport
Baghdad, April 04: US forces attacked Iraqis dug in at Baghdad’s main airport on Thursday after armoured units thrust to the edge of the city. According to ABC television network, US troops had captured Baghdad airport against almost no opposition from Iraqi forces. The US military said troops had...
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Iraqi Landmines Found in Mosque: Condemned as Violation of International Law
Iraq has violated international humanitarian law by storing antipersonnel landmines inside a mosque in Kadir Karam in northern Iraq, and placing them around the mosque before abandoning the area on March 27th, Human Rights Watch said today (April 02). The British demining organization, Mines Adviso...
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Iraq: Condemnation of British use of cluster bombs
Amnesty International today condemned the British Government for using cluster bombs in Iraq. Responding to an admission from Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon that these weapons had been used in Iraq, Amnesty International said: "We had asked the US and UK governments to confirm that they would not use...
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Naga Human Rights Secretariat Ransacked
Kohima, Nagaland, April 04: The Secretariat of the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights was broken and ransacked by unidentified persons. According to a press release by the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights it is alleged that the attack on the secretariat might have been committed somet...
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SARS death toll in Singapore rises to 5
Singapore, April 04: The Singapore government on Thursday reported one fatality and two new infection cases involving the contagious pneumonia that has been spreading in Asia, prompting a tentative suggestion from the top Singapore health official that the disease might be contained in the city-st...
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Myanmar to shut checkpoint after Mae Hong Son limits trade area
Mae Hong Son, Apr. 3, (TNA): Myanmar today prepared to close the Baan Na Mon checkpoint in retaliation for a decision by the Mae Hong Son provincial administration to limit the area in which Myanmar nationals can purchase consumer goods from Thailand. TNA reporters learnt that Chao Maha Cha, lead...
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WHO: Thailand still on risk list
Bangkok, April 04: Thailand remains on the risk list for countries hit with by outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, the World Health Organisa-tion’s (WHO) Bangkok office said yesterday. This contradicted media reports last month that Thailand had been removed from the list afte...
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New round of airstrikes starts with coalition warplanes flying over central Baghdad
Baghdad, April 04, (Xinhuanet): The US-led coalition forces launched pre-dawn air raids on central Baghdad early on Friday, with more than ten large explosions heard, a Xinhua reporter said. The new round of airstrikes started at about 2:25 a.m. local time (22:25 GMT), with coalition warplanes fly...
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Myanmar to take precautionary measures against SARS
Yangon, April 02, (Xinhuanet): The Myanmar health authorities are preparing to take precautionary measures against a strange pneumonia disease called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spreading in Asia and Southeast Asia. According to the National Health Committee Wednesday, it will take s...
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Possibility of 3rd party operation not ruled out — SLMM.
The Island- April 04: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission yesterday said it could not rule out the possibility that armed elements not recognised by the government and the LTTE were operating in the government or LTTE - controlled areas. The statement said that it did not have sufficient proof to be...
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US Air Force Commander here
The Island- April 04: US Air Force Pacific Commander General William J. Begert arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day trip yesterday. He arrived at the Ratmalana Airport in his own aircraft "Gulf Stream." He will meet Air Force Commander Donald Perera and Defence Minister Secretary Austin Fernando.
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Tyronne to the rescue of UN
The Island - April 04: The cabient including the Premier, has empowered the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando to take measures to strengthen the United Nations Organisation, in case the organisation splits consequent to the ongoing war in Iraq, a Foreign Ministry statement said yesterda...
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Nokia delivers total GPRS solution to Advance Information Service of Thailand
Bangkok, April 04: Nokia is to supply its GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) core system to Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) in Thailand. Deliveries have already begun of the Nokia GPRS solution, the industry's strongest and most efficient core GPRS system. The Nokia solution for advanced mobile...
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Iraqi Capital Loses Power, Running Water
By David Crary Baghdad, April 04: U.S. armored units backed by warplanes fought building by building to clear Iraqi forces from Baghdad's airport Friday, while civilians inside the city lost electricity and running water and wondered if a siege was imminent. By the thousands, U.S. Marines and in...
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PM:All Thai households to be lit up by 2004
Bangkok, Apr 04, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has pledged that all Thai households will be accessible to electricity by the end of 2004. The Thai leader made the pledge when he visited the Provincial Electrictiy Authority (PEA) yesterday. The Premier was accompanied by Interior Minist...
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