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Marines Move Within 4 Miles of Baghdad
By Ellen Knickmeyer South of Baghdad, Iraq, (Reuters), April 03: (news - web sites) — U.S. Marines and infantry moved with surprising speed toward Baghdad on Thursday, passing down roads littered with black combat boots as Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s loyalists shed their uniforms and swi...
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Australian journalist says expelled from Baghdad
Sydney,(Reuters) April 01: Australian journalist Ian McPhedran was expelled from Baghdad for filing an eyewitness report on a U.S. missile strike on Iraq's Information Ministry, his newspaper reported on Wednesday. Sydney's Daily Telegraph tabloid said McPhedran had to take a terrifying taxi rid...
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U.S. Using Cluster Munitions In Iraq
Washington D.C., April 01: U.S. ground forces in Iraq are using cluster munitions with a very high failure rate, creating immediate and long-term dangers for civilians and friendly soldiers, Human Rights Watch reported today. While use of the weapon has not yet been confirmed by official U.S. mil...
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Iraq: US must investigate civilian deaths
London, April 01: Amnesty International is extremely concerned at the increasing number of incidents in the conflict in Iraq which have led to civilian deaths and casualties. "United States authorities must conduct an independent and thorough investigation into an attack yesterday on a civilian ve...
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Non-Muslims Fear Talibanization of Northern Pakistan After Move to Introduce Shariah Law
London, April 01: Non-Muslims in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan (NWFP) fear the Talibanization of the region after the Provincial Cabinet unanimously adopted the Islamic Shar'iah Act. If enacted by the Provincial Assembly, the Act will give Shari'ah law supremacy in the province whi...
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India reacts sharply to remarks made by Colin Powell.
New Delhi, (PTI), April 01: India today reacted sharply to US Secretary of State Colin Powell's remarks that he hopes to take up the Indo-Pak issue after Iraq saying the role of outsiders was "limited" to the central issue of cross-border terrorism. "It is our war," External Affairs Minister Yash...
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British tabloid hires sacked NBC correspondent Arnett.
New York, (PTI), April 01: Veteran war correspondent Peter Arnett, fired by America's NBC TV network after he said the US war plans in Iraq had failed, has been hired by a British tabloid. The British newspaper 'Daily Mirror' said it was hiring Arnett so that he can continue to tell truth about t...
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U.N.: Key Human Rights Resolutions May Fail
Geneva, April 01: Several important resolutions censuring repressive governments may fail at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights this month, Human Rights Watch warned today. The U.N. body, now holding its annual six-week session in Geneva, will begin today (1 April) to debate the human...
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Saddam issues written statement calling for jihad
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Alan Elsner Baghdad / Washington (Reuters), April 02: President Saddam Hussein in a written statement on Tuesday urged Iraqis to wage a holy war against invaders, as the United States made clear that only an unconditional Iraqi surrender would end the war. In a statemen...
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Exclusive: "Liberated’" by US Bombs
By -Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent Hilla, Iraq, April 02: Reports of US/UK forces killing dozens of Iraqi civilians yesterday stoked growing international anger at the US-led war, already high after seven women and children were shot dead at a US checkpoint in central Iraq. Thirty...
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Arnett says US does not want credible reporting from Iraq
By Khalid Hasan Washington, April 02: Peter Arnett, the celebrated foreign correspondent who was fired by National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) for appearing on Iraqi television, has said that the US government is very sensitive to reports coming out of Iraq. “They don’t want credible news org...
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Thailand-Germany agree on export inspection standard
Bangkok, Apr 02 (TNA) Thailand and Germany have agreed on a deal that will pave the way for a single standard of food export inspections for both nations, Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Newin Chidchob announced yesterday. Mr. Newin said after meeting with Mr Olaf Schaffer from German...
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Chinese delegation here for funerals of ill-fated vessel crew
The Island - April 02: A delegation from the provincial administration of the Fujian Province in China led by the Deputy Director General for Oceanic Fisheries of the Fujian Province met Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando at the Foreign Ministry on Monday (31). The delegation which includes the Dep...
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Navy sure Tigers attacked Lanka Muditha
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island - April 02: The navy is convinced that the Sea Tigers were responsible for Monday night’s firing at the Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC) vessel Lanka Muditha off Trincomalee. The incident occurred approximately 14 nautical miles North of Foul Point. "We have no...
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US Human Rights report castigates LTTE
By Bandula Jayasekara The Island - April 02: The Country Report on the Practice of Human Rights released by the US Department of State yesterday states that the LTTE has implemented its court system through threat of force and expanded the operations of its court system into areas previously unde...
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Amnesty joins U.N. envoy in asking for Myanmar to release prisoners
Bangkok, Thailand (AP), April 01: The human rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday renewed its call for Myanmar's military government to release political prisoners, which it said number more than 1,200. The London-based group's call came a day after a similar plea from the special U.N. en...
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Airports alerted to screen pneumonia infected passengers
New Delhi, (PTI), April 02: Government has alerted all airports in the country to screen passengers coming into the country from the places where the incidence of mysterious pneumonia have been reported. "Authorities have been asked to keep a close watch on passengers coming from 15 countries whe...
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Negotiations only for Iraq surrender: Rumsfeld
Washington, (PTI), April 02: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has denied reports that Washington was engaged in negotiations for ending the war in Iraq, saying the only "negotiations" with Saddam Hussein will be for "unconditional surrender" by Iraq. "The only thing the coalition will discuss w...
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Suspected SARS victims face 14-day quarantine in houses
Bangkok, Apr 02 (TNA): In an effort to contain the possible epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the cabinet yesterday acknowledged the Public Health Ministry’s move to put people suspected of contracting the disease in quarantine in their houses. Public Health Minister Sudarat Ke...
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Day 13 of the War
* Eight Iraqi civilians shot to death at US checkpoints, stoking Arab anger; US says not changing engagement rules. * US strike kills at least 15 civilians, mostly children, near Hilla in central Iraq. * President Saddam, in message read on state TV, tells Iraqis to fight invaders "everywhere," say...
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