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140 more civilians killed in a day
Baghdad, March 30: The civilian casualties of war in Iraq continued to rise, with 140 killed and over 350 injured in the last 24 hours, the Iraqi foreign minister said on Saturday. The US said it was checking to see whether it was responsible for an explosion in a crowded Baghdad market on Friday...
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Iraqi civilians feed hungry U.S. Marines
Central Iraq, March 30: Iraqi civilians fleeing heavy fighting have stunned and delighted hungry US marines in central Iraq by giving them food, as guerrilla attacks continue to disrupt coalition supply lines to the rear. Sergeant Kenneth Wilson said Arabic-speaking U.S. troops made contact with...
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U.S. court ruling means potential trial for Unocal over Myanmar project
Los Angelles, (AP), March 29: A California appellate court ruling could lead to a trial against Unocal Corp. over allegations that it shares responsibility for abuses allegedly conducted by troops guarding a pipeline project in Myanmar.
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Baghdad explosions rock the complex of Saddam son.
By Nadim Ladki Baghdad (Reuters), March 30: Explosions thudded around the edges of Baghdad at first light on Sunday, after a night of attacks on the Iraqi capital and nearby areas where Republican Guard defenders are based. Earlier on Sunday four deafening explosions shook central Baghdad, as o...
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Fujimori will be brought back "by the ears," says Peru
Lima, March 30: Peru's President Alejandro Toledo pledged disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori "sooner of later will be brought back by the ears" from Japan to face trial. "Sooner or later Fujimori will have to pay for what he has done, but it must be through legal channels," Toledo said, a...
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Interior Minister concerned at news of Muslims signing up to fight in Iraq
Bangkok, Mar 30 (TNA): Interior Minister Wan Muhamad Nor Mattha yesterday voiced concern at rumours that Muslims from the south were joining up to fight in Iraq, saying that while he could not ban anyone from going, the situation in Iraq was extremely dangerous and that there were better ways to h...
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Britain probing visa racket in Lanka, suspends official
Colombo, (PTI), March 30: British High Commission here has suspended one of its officials for his alleged involvement in a visa racket in Sri Lanka, even as a police team from London began probing the case, press reports said here today. The long-standing visa officer is accused of taking upto...
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Jazeera Reigns Supreme in Arab Airwaves During War
The United States and Britain have slammed its coverage as gory and biased, but Qatar's Al Jazeera channel remains the number one source of news for the millions of Arab viewers fixated upon the war in Iraq. Arabs from Cairo to Riyadh are tuning into Jazeera for an Arab perspective on a conflict th...
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Japan to offer $100 mil to U.N. for Iraqi refugees
Toykyo, March 29: The Japanese government has decided to offer $100 million to the United Nations for relief activities to help Iraqi refugees fleeing to surrounding countries due to the U.S.-led war, government sources said Friday. The decision is expected to be officially announced early next we...
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Refugees International Proposes Identity System That Protects Neutrality of Relief Agencies in Iraq
Larry Thompson, RI's Director of Advocacy - reported from Amman, Jordan. An important issue for humanitarian organizations that are planning to provide humanitarian assistance to Iraq is unimpeded access to people in need, wherever they may be located. To pass through territory controlled by the m...
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North Korean Escapees Tell United Nations of Appalling Human Rights Abuses in Prison Camps.
Two North Korean escapees spoke yesterday of the appalling conditions inside North Korean prison camps, which drove prisoners to cannibalism and suicide. Kang Chul Hwan was arrested aged nine along with several members of his family because of his grandfather's alleged political crimes. He spent te...
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Israeli Phalcon sale to India may be frozen
Jerusalem, (IANS) March 28: A $1 billion deal for the sale of Israeli Phalcon spy planes to India may be frozen because of American fears that they could increase tensions with Pakistan in the subcontinent, an Israel Army radio report said. A U.S. official approached the Israeli embassy in Washing...
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Thai army will ask Myanmar rebels to withdraw from border
By - Nirmal Ghosh Bangkok, March 28: The Thai army is set to persuade ethnic Shan and Wa forces to withdraw from their bases on the Myanmar border as a first step towards stamping out the cross-border drug trade. Clearing the border of the two ethnic groups will allow the Thais to work with Yango...
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Iraq: Impending Inter-Ethnic Violence in Kirkuk
Arbil, March 28: As U.S. and coalition forces prepare an assault on the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, U.S. forces have a responsibility to prevent the eruption of inter-ethnic violence, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said widespread reprisal killings, retaliatory forced displace...
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Assistance for Poppy Eradication in the Shan State of Myanmar by the Trust Fund for Human Security
Tokyo, March 28: The Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend a total of 1,203,935.07- dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Drug Control and Development in the Wa Region of the Shan State" in the Union of Myanmar to be implemented by...
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China lets long-imprisoned Tibetan nun leave for United States
Beijing, (AP), March 28: A Tibetan nun, China's longest-serving female political prisoner, was allowed to leave for the United States Friday, a U.S.-based activist said. Ngawang Sangdrol flew to the United States accompanied by a U.S. diplomat, said John Kamm, president of the Dui Hua Foundation i...
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BOT chief pushes for regional currency
Bangkok, Mar 29 (TNA): Governor of the Bank of Thailand M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula yesterday made an impassioned speech setting out the need for a nine-nation regional currency to reduce dependence on the US dollar and boost regional trade. Speaking at a special lecture on “Regional trade: the hop...
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First fossilised faeces discovered
By - Sirinart Sirisunthorn Bangkok, March 29: A Thai student has discovered the Kingdom's first examples of coprolites - fossilised faeces - while carrying out a research project funded by the Science Ministry. The discovery by Suriwan Nuancharoen, 17, was announced yesterday by the Science Mini...
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Nigerian prisoners go home
Bangkok, March 29: More than 300 Nigerian prisoners were handed over to representatives of the Nigerian government yesterday before returning home, where they will serve the remainder of their terms. A total of 339 inmates - 237 from the Klong Prem central penitentiary system, 55 from the female p...
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US Navy launches 650 cruise missiles into Iraq
Aboard USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier, March 28 (Xinhuanet): The United States Navy has launched about 650 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Iraq, since the US-led war on Iraq broke out on March 20, a senior navy official said here Friday. Captain Dick Corpus, Chief of Staff of the Kitty Hawk battle...
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