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Baghdad suicide attack injures 4 Marines
Baghdad, April 11: In a stark reminder the war is still on, U.S. troops skirmished with bands of Saddam Hussein loyalists in parts of Baghdad on Thursday. A suicide attacker set off a bomb, wounding four Marines, and Iraqi artillery shells apparently hit an Army-held compound. Earlier fighting aro...
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Economies in the Region React to New Shocks: Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, April 11: Although the global economy lost momentum in 2002 in the face of weak investment activity in the private sector compounded by mounting geopolitical uncertainties, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) region remained largely unaffe...
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Seventh round venue not Thailand due to SARS, Oslo likely
The Island - April 11: The venue of the seventh session of peace talks scheduled to be held in Thailand from April 29 to May 2 had been changed due to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in East Asia, sources said. However, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo told ‘The Isla...
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Rauff reminds LTTE of their responsibilities towards Muslims
The Island - April 11: SLMC leader Minister Rauff Hakeem recently reminded the LTTE that the group’s responsibilities would not end with the handing over of lands belonging to the Muslims. Hakeem expressed gratitude for the return of the agricultural lands of Muslims in LTTE-controlled areas of th...
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Prabakaran should be extradited
Chennaoi, April 10: The State president of the Janata party, V.S. Chandralekha has expressed surprise at the LTTE spokesman, Anton Balasingham's reported statement that India should `forgive and forget' the assassination of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. In a statement issued here, she...
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Myanmar Govt praises Pinheiro for ‘constructive’ role
By Thet Khaing Yangon, April 07 - 13: The government has urged the United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, to continue in his role, describing his work as “constructive and positive”. “The Government of Myanmar hoped that the Special Rapporteur would...
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Myanmar: Deadly SARS prompts isolation action
By Health Reporter Nwe Nwe Aye Yangon, April 07-13: THE government has stepped up measures aimed at isolating Myanmar from a deadly form of pneumonia that has caused scores of deaths throughout the world, most of them in East Asia. The temporary measures include an order for the Myanmar embassies...
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Pro-US Shia religious leader assassinated
Qatar, April 11: Senior Iraqi Shia leader Abdul Majid al-Khoei and a mosque caretaker were killed by a mob in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf on Thursday, the Khoei family foundation said. Majid was the son of the late Grand Ayatollah al-Khoei, spiritual leader of Iraq's Shia at the time of the 1991...
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Iraqi resistance continues, looting rife in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 11: At least two Marines have been killed in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, including one in a suicide bomb attack at a military checkpoint. At least five former government ministry buildings were also on fire, as looting and lawlessness continue to challenge US forces trying to quell r...
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Bush, Blair speak on Iraqi TV as forces sweep into north
Baghdad, April 11: U.S. President George Bush, launching a sweeping media campaign in war-torn Iraq, said in a televised address Thursday, "Your nation will soon be free," while British ally Tony Blair assured Iraqis that coalition soldiers are "friends and liberators, not your conquerors." The T...
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Space scientists put INSAT-3A in intermediate orbit
Bangalore, (PTI), April 11: In the first critical orbit raising manoeuvre, India's multi-mission satellite, INSAT-3A was placed in the "Intermediate Orbit" today, a day after it was hurled into space by the European rocket Ariane-5. Indian Space Research Organisation said the INSAT-3A perigee (clo...
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China conducts animal tests to determine SARS source
Beijing (PTI), April 11: China, worst-hit by SARS epidemic, has begun animal experiments in an effort to determine the source of the killer disease that has claimed over 100 lives world-wide, the state media reported today. After conducting case studies, Chinese scientists have 'strong evidenc...
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North Korea - Kim says air force ready to beat "enemy"
By Martin Nesirky Seoul, (Reuters), April 11: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited an air base just hours after Iraq's leadership crumbled and told pilots he was confident they could "beat back the enemy", the North's media reported on Friday. North Korean television showed photographs of Ki...
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Kumaratunga wants India involved in peace process
By P. Jayaram - Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi, April 11, (IANS): Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has pleaded with India to get actively involved in her country's peace process, warning of ominous developments if that does not happen, but the once-bitten-twice-shy New Delhi wants t...
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LTTE to be on terror list until it gives up terrorism
Washington, April 11, (IANS): The U.S. administration has made it clear that Sri Lanka's Tamil guerrillas will remain on its terror list until the rebels give up terrorism "in word and in deed". But administration officials say the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could be removed from the...
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PM: Arrest of the dad of the Minister will not affect the Cabinet work.
Bangkok, April 11, (TNA): The cabinet's team work is unlikely to be affected by an arrest of a minister's father, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told reporters today that he did not think that the police's arrest of Mr. Somchai Kunplome, known as "Kamnan Poh", father of To...
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Saddam Worked For The CIA
Washington, April 11: Saddam Hussein, the toppled Iraqi leader, worked for the CIA, was paid by the agency, trained by them, and at one time housed by them. He was also involved in a CIA assassination attempt of a former Iraqi Prime Minister. According to former U.S. intelligence diplomats and int...
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Tamil Tiger demo in Geneva to press homeland demand
Daily Mirror - April 10: Thousands of expatriate Tamils from the UK, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, France and other European countries joined on Monday in a march to the United Nations building in Geneva where sessions on Human Rights issues were being held at the UN, the Tamil daily Uthayan in...
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INSAT-3A successfully launched into space
Bangalore, (PTI), April 10: In another significant milestone in India's space programme, multi-purpose satellite INSAT-3A was successfully launched on board the European Ariane-5 rocket from the French Guyanese spaceport of Kourou in South America in the early hours today. The launch, delayed by...
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Iraq war is warning to all violent groups:Cheney
Washington, (PTI), April 10: The Iraq war sent a clear message to all violent groups that U S has the capacity and will wage war on terrorism, Vice President Dick Cheney has said. Cheney, who was addressing the annual convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, yesterday scoffed at t...
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