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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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Prime Minister Goh cancels trip to China due to SARS
Singapore, April 07, (Kyodo): Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has canceled an official trip to China scheduled for this month due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in some areas of the country, his office said Monday. Goh told a press conference for the local me...
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Sri Lankan president meets Jayalalitha
Chennai, April 07, (IANS): Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived here Monday on a "working visit" to India and held talks with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha about Tamil Tiger guerrillas, their common foe. Kumaratunga, who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt thr...
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450 U.S., 4,000 Iraqi Troops Killed
Tehran, April 07: The Iraqi Army has shot down 11 aircraft and 14 helicopters and destroyed 165 tanks and armored vehicles of the invading forces, killing 450 and wounding 730, said a high-ranking Iranian military spokesman on Sunday, quoting sources in Iraq. "U.S. forces are not in Baghdad and in...
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Appointment of APEC Counter Terrorism Task Force Chair From Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia, April 05: Dr. Makarim Wibisono, a former Indonesian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and former Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council, has been confirmed as the Chair of the APEC Task Force on Counter Terrorism. Dr. Makarim, who...
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US, UK demand for dialogue with Pak "insensitive": Sinha
New Delhi, (PTI), April 05: India has termed as "insensitive" the US and British demand for resumption of a dialogue with Pakistan in the wake of the Nadimarg massacre of Kashmiri Pandits and asserted that it will not not talk to Islamabad till it stops cross-border terrorism. "It was clearly ins...
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At least 62 Bangladeshis drown as boat capsizes
Dhaka, (PTI), April 05: At least 62 people, mostly women and children, were killed and several more went missing after a boat carrying Bangladeshi workmen capsized in a river near here. "So far 62 bodies have been found as search for more victims is underway," the state-run BSS reported quoting...
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Chennai college students up in arms
Chennai, April 05 (ANI): College students in Chennai are up in arms over the state government's move to demolish a heritage college building for a new secretariat. Students of Queen Mary's College took to the streets on Saturday to protest against Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha's statement in...
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Saddam message urges army, people to fight
Baghdad, (Reuters), April 05: Iraq's information minister read a message he said was from President Saddam Hussein on Saturday urging the Iraqi armed forces and ordinary citizens to step up attacks to defeat the U.S.-led invasion. "The criminals will be humiliated," Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sah...
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Animal disease likely SARS cause, no evidence yet
By Simon Pollock Guangzhou, April 05, (Kyodo) A mysterious flu-like virus that has killed some 80 people worldwide and infected more than 2,300 others most likely originated from animals, but evidence remains inconclusive, members of a World Health Organization (WHO) investigative team said Satur...
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CNN footage not shot in Baghdad:Iraqi Information Minister
Baghdad, April 05, (Xinhuanet): Iraqi Information Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahaf on Saturday denied reports that US troops have entered a Baghdad district. He said in an interview with Qatar's Al Jazeera television the footage aired by CNN was not shot from any district in Baghdad. Rather, he...
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In Panic Mode
Singapore Schools will remain closed for nine more days as a precaution against SARS and to give teachers training in safeguarding students. The government is “using this additional time to manage the education efforts on SARS”. The island-state has the world’s fourth-highest number of cases, but...
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Iraqi TV did not say when or where the meeting had been held
Baghdad, April 05, (Xinhuanet): Iraqi TV late Saturday night aired pictures of President Saddam Hussein chairing a meeting attended by his two sons and senior military officers. A smiling Saddam, wearing military fatigues, sat in a room with his two sons Qusay and Uday near him. The Iraqi TV did no...
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Fighting for Iraqi cities rages
Baghdad, April 06: The US military said it entered Baghdad in force for the first time on Saturday, but Iraq denied there had been an incursion. War correspondents in Baghdad said they had seen no US troops in the city. Military spokesman Major General Victor Renuart said US forces could now enter...
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Moragoda explains progress of peace process
From Sujeeva Nivunhella - Our London corr. The Island - April 06: Minister Milinda Moragoda met with British Overseas Development Secretary Claire Short at her Ministry in London last Friday. Minister Moragoda who met European Union Commissioner for External Relations Chris Patten and Dr. Javier...
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No bias, says truce monitors
by Namini Wijedasa The Island - April 06: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) yesterday refuted allegations of bias and said that sharply contradicting information from the government and LTTE had made it impossible to verify either the recent attack on a Chinese fishing trawler or the abortiv...
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Navy chief convinced Tigers sank own ship
The Island - April 06: Navy Commander Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri is convinced that a Tiger-owned tanker intercepted by the navy off Mullaitivu last month was sent down to the bottom of the sea by flooding the ship. "They must have opened the vessel’s sea valves to take in sea water to flood the t...
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