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Powell demands UN action over Iraq
By Guy Dinmore - at the United Nations United Nations, Feb. 06:Colin Powell, secretary of state, on Wednesday demanded that the United Nations Security Council respond "effectively and immediately" to a catalogue of defiance by Iraq. Using satellite photos, intercepted conversations and reports fr...
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India plans test of long-range missile this year
Bangalore (Reuters), Feb. 06: - India plans to test this year a long-range version of its nuclear-capable Agni missile that will be able to strike deep into China. V.K. Aatre, scientific adviser to Defence Minister George Fernandes, said the Agni III missile will have a range of more than 3,000 km...
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Human rights to take center stage at Sri Lanka peace talks
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Berlin, (AP) Feb> 05: - Human rights are expected to take center stage during this week's talks between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tigers rebels, officials said Wednesday. The two sides have not yet discussed human rights since peace talks bega...
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Thailand joins the world in following up US report to UN on Iraq weapon case
Bangkok, Feb 6 (TNA): Thailand on Wednesday joined the world in closely following up the United States' report to the United Nations on evidences of Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction. During his 90-minute presentation, which began at 10:30 p.m. (Thailand's time), US Secretary of Stat...
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SSA seizes ya ba haul bound for Thailand
By - Wiwatchai Somkam Bangkok, Feb. 06: A Shan rebel leader said yesterday that his troops have seized 280,000 methamphetamine pills destined for the streets of Thailand's major cities after a major clash with drug traffickers on the Thai-Burmese border. One ethnic Lisu was killed and three other...
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Narcotics Crackdown: FDA drug warehouse nearly full
Bangkok, Feb. 06: The Food and Drug Administration's warehouse for storing seized narcotics pending disposal is nearly full, creating bad smells in the neighbourhood, in the wake of the government's stepped-up crackdown on illicit drugs, FDA officials said yesterday. Meanwhile, police revealed tha...
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Donors see foreign aid to Sri Lanka doubling
TOKYO, Wednesday (Reuters): International donors said today economic aid to Sri Lanka could double in the next few years to support a delicate peace process to end two decades of conflict that had devastated the South Asian nation. The country needs urgent help to rebuild its northeastern region a...
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Tamil Nadu Government should stop Indian Fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
Mannar, Feb. 06: Indian fishermen continue to poach in the Sri Lankan waters in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait regions. Unfortunately the Tamil Nadu Government closes its eyes to the breach of law by its fishermen. Again the story of the arrest of the Indian fishermen while poaching in the Sri...
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Bangladesh takes back immigrants
Kolkata, Feb 6: Bangladesh on Thursday took back 213 migrants, mostly snake-charmers, who had been stranded at the Indo-Bangladesh border after being denied entry by Indian authorities, an official said. The group was stopped Friday by the Border Security Force (BSF) after they apparently tried...
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Railroad closed after train crash
Bangkok, Feb 6 (TNA): - The Bangkok-Nong Khai railroute has been temporarily closed since last night followng a train crash in Lop Buri province, which killed five passengers and injured about 45 others, according to a T.V. news report. The Bangkok-Nong Khai railroad was expected to be closed over...
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Thai Muslims Urge Boycott at U.S. Embassy Rally
Bangkok (Reuters), Feb. 06: - Hundreds of Thai Muslims rallied outside the U.S. embassy in Bangkok Thursday, accusing Washington of unfairly vilifying Iraq and calling for a boycott of American products. Some 300 protesters blocked one lane of a busy six-lane street in front of the embassy, waving...
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Yaseen Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 6 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik was put under preventive detention here on Thursday. He was leading a protest march demanding the return of the remains of a separatist leader hanged and buried in Tihar jail 19 years ago. The agitating protesters w...
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Bangkok governor spurns human rights committee
Bangkok, Feb. 4, (TNA): The maverick Bangkok governor today brushed aside a request by the National Human Rights Committee to give an explanation over the way he had dealt with demonstrators against Pak Mul dam, describing the committee as ‘interfering’. Mr Samak Sundaravej, who protestors against...
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Phnom Penh Riots: Normal ties must wait
Supalak Kanjanakundee & Marisa Chimprabha Bangkok, Feb. 05: Thailand will "to some degree" accept Cambodia's apology and explanation for last week's anti-Thai riots but it will take time to restore bilateral relations as the rampage, which destroyed the Thai embassy and scores of Thai-owned bu...
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Chief suspect in Katunayake bomb blast to be indicted
by Chitra Weerarathne The Island: The Attorney General will shortly indict, P. Nirmala Ranjan (Sea Tiger), the chief suspect of the Katunayake airbase bomb blast, in July 2001. Riyaz Hamza, State Counsel yesterday requested the Supreme Court for further time to finalise the documents, pertaining t...
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Ceremony at Independence Square marks national unity
By Kesara Abeywardena The Island: The 55th Independence anniversary was celebrated in a dignified ceremony that marked national unity and harmony at the Independence Square yesterday graced by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other dignitaries. The official...
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Black flags in the Jaffna as Sri Lanka president calls for a new start for war-battered nation.
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 04: - For the first time in 20 years, Sri Lanka marked its independence day Tuesday without the specter of civil war. But in the once troubled Jaffna Peninsula, home to most of Sri Lanka's 3.2 million Tamil minority, the mood wa...
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Karens on the 56th Anniversary of KNU Day
February 5: Today is the 56th Anniversary Day of the founding of the Karen National Union (KNU). On this anniversary day, Karen National Union issued the following statement: 1. On the 5th of February 1947, 4 Karen organizations - the Karen National Association (KNA), the Karen Central Organizatio...
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Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Yangon, Feb. 4: On the occasion of the Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka which falls on 4 February 2003, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council and Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent messages...
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Pongal Celebration of All Myanmar Tamil (Hindu) Foundation held
Yangon, Feb. 3: Organized by All Myanmar Tamil (Hindu) Foundation held in commemoration of Pongal Celebration at Inya Lake Hotel yesterday. Present on the occasion were Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Aung Ko, Director-General of Department of Religious Affairs Dr Myo Myi...
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