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Mubarak calls for settling the Iraqi issue according to UN resolutions
Cairo, Jan 02:President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt has renewed his country's total rejection to any military act against Iraq or undermining its unity and territorial integrity. He warned that any attack against Iraq will inflect losses on the region as a whole. In statements to the Egyptian daily al-A...
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Manned spacecraft planned for this year - official
Jan. 02:China expects to launch its first manned spacecraft in the second half of this year, a senior aerospace official said Wednesday. Yuan Jie, director of the Shanghai Aerospace Bureau, was reported by the China News Service to have revealed the time on his return to Shanghai after witnessing t...
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Scouts hit a high orbit in science city
By Jessada Salathong Bangkok, Jan. 03: Making rockets, digging up dinosaur fossils and decoding DNA are activities you're not likely to see happening all in the same place, but then this is a Scout Jamboree. "3 … 2 ... 1 ...Yeah!" cry German Scout Nicolas Brunce and his friends as their "Apollo III...
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DMK would reject Hindutva: Karunanidhi
Chennai, (Stify News) Jan. 02: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M Karunanidhi on Thursday indicated that his party would reject the Hindutva ideology outright if it went against the ideals of his party. Talking to mediapersons, Karunanidhi, whose party is a key ally of the BJP-led NDA coalition...
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Sri Lanka to release 36 Indian fishermen allegedly detained with Tamil rebel help
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo,Jan. 02: Authorities on Thursday were set to release 36 Indian fishermen, allegedly detained with the help of Tamil rebels, officials and Tamil sources said. Indian fishermen have previously been detained for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, bu...
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Sri Lankas rebels to start upgraded radio broadcast Jan.16, may reach Tamils in India
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, (AP), Jan.02: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers will start their upgraded radio broadcast services from Jan. 16, reaching a wider area with more programs, sources close to the rebels said Thursday. The Voice of Tigers will expand its services using a newly...
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Jaffna security in jeopardy: MEP
By Kesara Abeywardena The Island: MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena criticising the government’s peace process yesterday said peace is the wish of all in the new year but it should not be "peace made at the point of a gun to appease the LTTE." Speaking at a press conference he said the government had p...
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Tigers pursue plans to expand VOT to mark death anniversary
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Amidst a simmering dispute over Norway helping the LTTE to acquire radio equipment to boost its clandestine Voice of Tigers (VOT) broadcasts, the LTTE is going ahead with its plans to expand broadcasts to areas outside the north-east, security and political sourc...
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LTTE must disarm for resettlement: Balagalle
by Cyril Wimalasurendra The Island: Army Commander Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle yesterday stressed that civilians could not be allowed to resettle in High Security Zones (HSZs) unless the LTTE lays down heavy weapons to prove that they were no longer a threat. "The LTTE assured that the soldier would...
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Indian expedition to Antarctica launched
Panaji,(PTI), Jan 02: The 22nd Indian expedition to the icy continent of Antarctica, formally launched today, would concentrate on research on a number of scientific themes. It would carry out experiments in atmospheric, earth sciences, glaciological and global change, microwave remote sensing,...
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Jeweler says photos show FBI seeking wrong terrorist
(AP) Jan. 03: A Pakistani jeweler said Wednesday his picture is among those of five suspects who the FBI says may have entered the United States on falsified passports -- even though has never been to the United States. An Associated Press photograph of Mohammed Asghar taken at his shop in Lahore o...
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LTTE bought freedom to 36 rouge Indian fishermen
Jaffna, Jan. 03: Rouge Indian fishermen poaching in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka, especially in the Gulf of Mannar Sea has gradually emerged as one of the contentious issues that might affect bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka’s big neighbor India in the future. This is the first time the...
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Cabinet approves plan to repay US$4.8 billion debt to IMF
Bangkok, Jan 3 (TNA): The cabinet on Thursday approved a plan to repay the pending debt of US$4.8 billion Thailand has owed to the Internaional Monetary Fund (IMF) by mid 2003, according to a T.V. news report. Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told reporters that the plan was approved at the fir...
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Naga leaders to meet Vajpayee, Advani on Jan nine
New Delhi, (PTI) , Jan. 03: Leaders of the major Naga insurgent group NSCN(I-M) will meet Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani here on January nine for crucial peace talks to resolve the Naga issue. "They will be arriving here on January eighth and meeting th...
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Nepal massacre a grand design: G P Koirala
Kathmandu, Jan 2: Former prime minister of Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala has threatened to expose what he said was a 'grand design' behind the 2001 massacre which left 10 members of the royal family dead, a report said Thursday. "I deliberately choose to keep shut but I will expose everything at an...
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Thai officers join in monitoring team in Aceh
Banda Aceh, Jan. 3 (TNA): A group of Thai officers taking part in a foreign monitoring team in Aceh is now prepared for the assigned mission, according to a news report of Antara News Agency. At least six Thai members of the Henry Dunant Center (HDC) monitoring team arrived in Banda Aceh, the capi...
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Ensure the human rights of those in the North and East: President Kumaratunga
Colombo, Jan. 01: ”The guns of war have certainly fallen silent and that is a victory for all of us. The cessation of hostilities has brought relief to all sections of the society. We do know however that the absence of war is not peace. We have yet to trek a long distance to achieve a stable peac...
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Sri Lanka to review military alongside peace
By Chamath Ariyadasa Colombo,(Reuters) Jan. 1: Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it planned to restructure its military if a peace process with Tamil Tiger guerrillas that has led to an end to nearly two decades of ethnic war takes hold. Defence Minister Tilak Marapane said in a statement that a committ...
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National museum opens refurbished area of Thai history exhibition
Bangkok, Jan 1 (TNA): The Fine Arts Department opened the Gallery of Thai History this month after the 2-year restoration. The permanent exhibition entitled “Thai History” was established in 1982 at Sivamokhapiman Hall to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Bangkok foundation. The first exhibition...
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Daily News: Ankara, Washington and the Kurds establish joint committee
Jan. 01:The leader of the Kurdistani National Federation has unveiled that Turkish officials agreed to found a joint committee with the Iraqi Kurds and the USA to coordinate policies in case a Gulf war erupts in the region. Al-Talibani added in an exclusive interview with the Turkish daily Daily N...
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