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MOC:Website of major rice exporting countries to be opened soon
Bangkok, Dec 11 (TNA): A new website linking information among major rice exporting countries, including Thailand, will be opened soon, according to an official report. The official report of the Ministry of Commerce's Department of Foreign Trade, which was sent to TNA, said that Thailand was esta...
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Thai PM downplays concern on effect from possible US-Iraq war
Bangkok, Dec 11 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday expressed confidence Thailand would not be adversely affected as many worried if the war between the United States and Iraq broke out. In particular, he believed oil prices would neither overly increase nor the fuel shortage would...
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Study Faults Australia for Accepting Refugees - By Invitation Only.
Sydney, December 10, 2002: Many refugees who come uninvited to Australia are compelled to do so because they cannot find effective protection anywhere else, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released to mark International Human Rights Day. The 94-page report, "By Invitation Only: Australian...
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Row over handing over of uncensored Iraqi declaration to US
United Nations, (PTI), December 10, 2002: Resentment is brewing within the UN Security Council after its President handed over the first copy of uncensored version of the Iraqi declaration to the United States, ignoring other members. The remaining permanant members and all non-permanent members...
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Myanmar burns massive quantity of opium poppy seeds
Yangon, Myanmar, Dec. 10: - Myanmar's military authorities have burned more than 8,500 kilograms (18,700 pounds) of opium poppy seeds, stimulant pills and other drugs in their latest show of determination to stamp out the drug trade, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The event was part of a new drug e...
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Swiss govt. places Lanka on equal terms with LTTE: recognises Karuna as Military Commander of East.
The Island:The government of Switzerland has recognised Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna as the "Military Commander of East Sri Lanka" and said that Swiss support for the peace process was based on "principles of equality with both sides". Following is the text of a press release of the Sw...
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Hafrath, Subairdeen, Athaullah sacked from SLMC High Command
by Zacki Jabbar The Island: The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) on Monday sacked its rebel General Secretary A. L. M. Hafrath MP and other dissident members S. Subairdeen, A. L. M. Athaullah MP and Deputy Leader A. Uthuman Lebbe from its decision making body - the High Command. An SLMC spokesman t...
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Three Escaped Tiger Girls are lodged safely at Gangodawila Rehabilitation Center.
Batticaloa, Dec. 10: Three Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) female cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who managed to escape from LTTE clutches and arrived at the Army camp at Batticaloa town on 07 December around 10 a.m. have been referred to the Rehabilitation Center at...
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Ensure principles of democracy, pluralism and human rights - India
New Delhi, Dec. 10: The Indian side noted the positive signals that have come out from the latest round of talks in the Oslo Peace Process,” the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said in a statement at the conclusion of the two-day official visit to Colombo by Indian Foreign Secretary Kanwar Siba...
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Human Rights more significant in Sri Lanka than ever before – President
Colombo, Dec. 10: “The people of Sri Lanka commemorate Universal Human Rights Day this year at a time when its significance has increased than ever before,” President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in her International Human Rights Day message today. The UN declared December 10 as the International Hum...
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International year of Freshwater to be launched by the United Nations.
Paris, December 10: - The International Year of Freshwater, 2003, will receive its official launch at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York on December 12. The aim of the year is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and managing freshwater. The UN General Assembly resolution pr...
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Civil Societies and Rights Organizations pledges support for the UN Human Rights Commission
Bangkok Dec. 10: Asia is the region where the most crucial tragedy had taken place in which international community can witness, declares the civil society and Human Rights Organization in Thailand and Asia- pacific. In a letter addressed to Sergio Vieria de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner...
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Human Rights Violation is the Way of Life in Burma.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Dec.11: In Burma more than 50 percent of the budget allocation goes to meet the military expenses, which includes the purchase of sophisticated modern lethal weapons to kill those democratic minded, ordinary, innocent Burmese, who long for a change in the country. Dr....
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Bottom Deodorant – To apply push up bottom
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A blonde woman walks into a pharmacy and asks the ssistant for some om deodorant. The assistant, a little emused, explains to the woman that they don't sell bottom deodorant, and never have. The blonde, unfazed, assures he lady behind the counter that she has been buying the t...
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Overwhelming liquidity in banking system drops significantly
Bangkok, Dec 11 (TNA): – The overwhelming liquidity in the banking system has dropped to less than 500 billion baht as a result of the issue of the country-saving bonds and the increase in new lending and restructured loans, according to the Bank of Thailand. Tarisa Watanagase, deputy governor in c...
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Bangladesh frees Channel 4 journalists.
Dhaka, Dec. 11: Bangladesh has released two European journalists from Britain's Channel 4 television station, who were detained last month on suspicion of spreading anti-state propaganda. The government decided to deport the journalists, Zaiba Naz Malik of Britain and Leopoldo Bruno Sorrentino of...
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Sri Lanka formally accepts federal formula to end civil conflict with Tamil Tigers
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 09: - The government said Monday it formally supported the establishment of a federal system through which it would share power with the Tamil Tiger rebels and end 19 years of bloody civil war. "We are indeed heading in that directi...
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Today - Nagas celebrate Human Rights day in Kohima.
Kohima, India, Dec. 10:United Nations 54th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights is celebrated today at Kohima. The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights are organizing the celebrations. Kohima Science College, located at Jotsoma will ho...
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Kofi Anan appeal to recommit on the application of Rule of Law.
Today is the 54th anniversary of the Human Rights day. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan, in his message on the Human rights day emphasized on the application of the Rule of Law He said that that everyone should come forward nurture, develop, strengthen and defend the Rule of Law. He furt...
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Do not hesitate, for anything and everything Bomb Iraq
Compiled by: V.Rajeny If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq. If the markets hurt your Mama, bomb Iraq. If the terrorists are Saudi And the bank takes back your Audi And the TV shows are bawdy, Bomb Iraq. If the corporate scandals growin', bomb Iraq. And your ties to them are showin', bomb Iraq. If...
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