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US troops suffer heavy losses in Baghdad fighting
By - Dakshin Murthy Qatar, April 06: Fighting raged in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Sunday with United States-led forces meeting fierce resistance in their efforts to capture the city. Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said troops killed 50 US soldiers and destroyed or damaged 16 U...
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Ram temple issue to be solved through "negotiations": PM
Raipur, (PTI), April 06: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today said the Ram temple issue is "relevant" and would be resolved through negotiations. "Ram temple issue is very much relevant and it is to be solved through negotiations," Vajpayee told reporters at Mana airport here before leaving...
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Kumaratunga begins four-day visit to India on Monday
Colombo, (PTI), April 06: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga begins a four-day visit to India on Monday, with peace talks, the Iraq situation and a host of other issues expected to figure in talks with the Indian leaders. Kumaratunga will be accompanied by former foreign minister and her f...
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Dalai Lama calls for end to Gulf war
Hyderabad, Apr 6 (ANI): Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Sunday called for an end to the 18-day long hostilities in the Gulf. Although he refused to get embroiled in the war in Iraq, the Dalai Lama said promotion of non-violence was the only way to resolve all differences. The Dalai...
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Annan invites Security Council members to meet with him on Iraq
New York, April 06: United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has invited members of the Security Council to meet with him on Iraq on Monday morning, a spokesman for the world body announced today. Previously scheduled consultations on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire will be held in the af...
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Thailand to be drugs-free by year-end: PM
Bangkok, April 06, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today pledged to the nation that Thailand would be free of drugs by the end of the year, while vowing to continue to take stringent action to crack down on the narcotics trade. Speaking on his weekly radio address, Mr Thaksin showed ever...
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India to test fire long-range missile
New Delhi, April 06, (Xinhuanet): India was making all efforts to fire a long-range surface-to-surface missile, codenamed Agni-III which was designed to carry nuclear warheads before the end of this year, Defense Minister George Fernandes said on Sunday. "The test firing of the Agni-III is overdu...
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Retired Myanmar ambassador criticizes US for war against Iraq
Yangon, April 06, (Xinhuanet):- Official newspaper The New Light of Myanmar on Sunday carried a signed article criticizing the United States for its war against Iraq and calling for an end to it with peaceful solution. Being a sole super power in the world after the disintegration of the former So...
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US "friendly fire" kills 18 in Kurdish convoy: witnesses
Baghdad, April 07: A US warplane bombed American special forces and their Kurdish allies on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in a "friendly fire" attack in northern Iraq, witnesses and Kurdish sources said. A senior Kurdish official said that 18 Kurds were killed and over 45 wounded, including t...
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Myanmar rejects latest US rape accusation
Yangon, April 07: Myanmar’s military junta labeled as “too ridiculous” a report released in Washington last week which found the country’s armed forces used systematic rape as a weapon of war against ethnic women. The report by the Washington-based Refugees International Group (RI), based on inte...
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SARS Fallout: Anxiety creates more problems
Bangkok, April 07: Thailand's strong measures to counter the spread of the new, deadly form of pneumonia in the country have had negative side effects that need to be addressed urgently. With the general public gripped by fear of contracting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), relatives of i...
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Iran says bodies found in Basra are of its troops
Tehran, April 07: Iran said the remains of as many as 200 people found near Basra were Iranian soldiers killed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and demanded their immediate repatriation, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Iraq has said the bodies, discovered on Saturday by British soldiers in a mi...
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Myanmar labels latest rape accusations as
Yangon, April 06, (AFP): Myanmar's military junta labelled as "too ridiculous" a report released in Washington last week which found the country's armed forces used systematic rape as a weapon of war against ethnic women. The report by the Washington-based Refugees International Group (RI), based...
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SLMM proposals aimed at averting clashes at sea: April 17 deadline for Govt and LTTE to respond
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island - April 07: The SLMM wants the government and the LTTE to respond to its proposals, aimed at averting clashes between the navy and the LTTE, on or before April 17. "We submitted our proposals to both sides last Wednesday," Pekka Vihervas, SLMM legal advisor told...
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Balasingham would not attend talks if not called for US "aid talks" — Mangala
by Rohan Mathes The Island - April 07: PA spokesperson Mangala Samaraweera at a PA press briefing on Friday, alleged that according to reliable sources, Anton Balasingham has said that if he is not invited for the aid talks on the 14th of April, he may also not participate in the scheduled peace...
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Meeting with Jayalalitha to begin Chandrika’s India visit today
From S. Venkat Narayan Our Special Correspondent The Island: New Delhi, April 07: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will begin her four-day "working visit" to India on Monday with a meeting with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha in Chennai (Madras). It will be th...
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Exclusive: Baghdad Besieged
Naseer Al-Nahr : Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, April 07: US forces said they had almost encircled the battered Iraqi capital amid heavy bombardment and artillery fire yesterday, leaving hundreds of Iraqis dead or injured, while in northern Iraq 18 people were reported killed by “friendly fi...
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LTTE to meet TULF leader to mend fences
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - Indo-Asian News Service Colombo, April 07, (IANS): With an eye on upcoming local elections, Sri Lanka's powerful Tamil separatists are planning to talk to a top Tamil moderate leader after he made a surprise but scathing attack on the deadly guerrilla group. The Liber...
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Iraq says U.S. "infidels" slaughtered in Baghdad
Baghdad, (Reuters), April 07: Iraq said on Monday that Iraqi forces had slaughtered U.S. forces attacking Baghdad and denied that U.S. tanks had thrust to the heart of the city and smashed palaces of President Saddam Hussein. "The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Ba...
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US says three Baghdad palaces seized
Baghdad, April 07: US forces have secured the central Iraqi city of Karbala after two days of intense fighting, a US military spokesman says. 101st Airborne Division spokesman Major Hugh Cate says coalition forces killed 400 Iraqi paramilitary soldiers during the clashes. Maj Cate says the divisio...
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