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International drug ring busted in US
Buffalo, Feb. 14: US state and federal authorities arrested 61 people in four cities and seized more than $300,000 in a sting operation they said dismantled a large international drug trafficking ring. The investigation, dubbed Operation Deja Vu, began in July and targeted heroin and cocaine traff...
09.09.2009 - 12:54
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Thai prime minister admits 350 die in war on narcotics
Bangkok, (AFP), Feb. 15: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra admitted yesterday a staggering 350 people have been killed in the war on drugs he launched two weeks ago, but fiercely defended the battle against traffickers. The figure amounts to 25 deaths per day since the crackdown began Februar...
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Suu Kyi calls for talks, generals defiant
Yangon, Feb. 15: : The gulf between Myanmar's opposition and military appeared to widen on Wednesday with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calling for talks while the ruling generals railed against threats to stability. Speaking at a ceremony to mark Union Day, Suu Kyi said Myanmar's economy...
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Lanka troop should withdraw from Jaffna: LTTE
Jaffna, Feb. 15: Thousands rallied on Friday in northern Sri Lanka to demand the withdrawal of government troops after a fistfight between soldiers and Tamil rebels dealt a blow to a year-old truce. At least 8,000 people carrying placards and shouting slogans rallied in the northern town of Jaffn...
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Only Cong can solve Naga row: Sonia
Dimapur, Feb 15: AICC President Sonia Gandhi on Friday called for a comprehensive dialogue with all the underground Naga factions to hammer out a lasting solution to the Naga problem, adding that only the Congress was capable of delivering the solution. Addressing a rally here, Sonia stated that it...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
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Lankan army jeopardises peace talks: LTTE
Colombo 14 : Condemning the attack on its unarmed female cadres by the Army soldiers in Manipay on Wednesday, LTTE has said the ongoing dialogue with the Lankan government would be 'seriously jeopardised' if such incidents continued to recur. Describing the Manipay incident, where the Army soldie...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
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International drug ring busted in US
Buffalo, Feb. 14: US state and federal authorities arrested 61 people in four cities and seized more than $300,000 in a sting operation they said dismantled a large international drug trafficking ring. The investigation, dubbed Operation Deja Vu, began in July and targeted heroin and cocaine traff...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
  Read More Here
Thai prime minister admits 350 die in war on narcotics
Bangkok, (AFP), Feb. 15: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra admitted yesterday a staggering 350 people have been killed in the war on drugs he launched two weeks ago, but fiercely defended the battle against traffickers. The figure amounts to 25 deaths per day since the crackdown began Februar...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
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Suu Kyi calls for talks, generals defiant
Yangon, Feb. 15: : The gulf between Myanmar's opposition and military appeared to widen on Wednesday with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calling for talks while the ruling generals railed against threats to stability. Speaking at a ceremony to mark Union Day, Suu Kyi said Myanmar's economy...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
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Lanka troop should withdraw from Jaffna: LTTE
Jaffna, Feb. 15: Thousands rallied on Friday in northern Sri Lanka to demand the withdrawal of government troops after a fistfight between soldiers and Tamil rebels dealt a blow to a year-old truce. At least 8,000 people carrying placards and shouting slogans rallied in the northern town of Jaffn...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
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You cannot tell the difference between a blessing and the Last Rites
One afternoon he noticed a strange sight. Just before the first race, a Priest visited one of the horses in the stable area and gave it a blessing. Bernie watched the horse race very carefully, and, sure enough, the blessed horse came in first. Intrigued, Bernie followed the Priest before the next...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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SSA Leader, Sao Yawd Serk: On the mediatory role proposed by Thai Prime Minister
Chiang Mai, Feb. 13: According to a news item that appeared in a Bangkok based newspaper, it said that, "Rangoon has agreed to let Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to help and persuade its ethnic rebels to come to the negotiating table". Although it was a perfect and brilliant offer of the Prime...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Iraq: Prepare for Humanitarian Crisis
New York, February 13, Iraqi civilians could face tremendous hardship if war disrupts their access to food and water or forces them to join hundreds of thousands of people already displaced from their homes, Human Rights Watch said today. A 25-page briefing paper released today by Human Rights Watc...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Bahraini activists head for Iraq in a solidarity trip
A Bahraini activist has announced that 100 Bahraini activists will head for Iraq on the dock of a ship on February 17 in a one- week solidarity trip to Iraq. The chairman of the Bahraini people's committee in support of the Iraqi people Hassan al-Alli said that the " committee called for the organi...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Hope of Cassino in Pattya city effectively dashed
Thailand, Feb. 13: – As reported by the Bangkok Post: “The prime minister yesterday effectively dashed Pattaya resort city's hope of running the country's first legal casino, when he said he did not want Thais to be addicted to gambling. "Thaksin Shinawatra said gambling was a source of social ill...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Water ice on Mars poles, but not a drop to drink
By Deborah Zab Washington, (Reuters), Feb. 14: - Mars' north and south poles are loaded with frozen water trapped under a crust of "dry ice" -- frozen carbon dioxide -- but this is not necessarily good news for any earthly visitor looking for a drink, scientists reported on Thursday. That is beca...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Second Indian woman chosen for NASA space mission
Ahmedabad, (PTI), Feb. 13: Space missions have something "Indian" about them, once again. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently appointed Sunita Lyn Williams, a graduate of US Naval academy and, a close relative of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya, as backu...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Advani plans to pen analysis of Indian politics
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 13: A voracious reader and a political pamphleteer during the Emergency, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani plans to pen an analysis of political developments in the country since independence but is unable to pursue it for want of time. "I have been wanting to share my exp...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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India to make Bangla accept that illegal migration is a fact
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 13: India will try to persuade Bangladesh accept that large-scale illegal immigration from that country was a problem being faced by New Delhi for a long time during talks Foreign Minister Mohd Morshed Khan will have with Indian leaders on Friday, highly-placed sources s...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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Report: Rebel leader warns belt flap could jeopardize peace process in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Feb. 13: - A Tamil rebel leader warned that a flap over whether women in their ranks should be allowed to wear military-style belts in areas controlled by government troops could "seriously jeopardize" a year-old truce, a newspaper reported Thursday. The Sri Lankan army h...
09.09.2009 - 02:16
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