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Celebrations, looting as US tanks roll into Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09:US tanks rolled into the heart of Baghdad, ready to take full control of the Iraqi capital amid scenes of jubilation after three weeks of war. Iraqi gunmen offered only sporadic resistance during the morning to American troops, after 48 hours of fighting on the west bank of the...
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Reporters Without Borders accuses US military of deliberately firing at journalists
Iraq, April 08: Reporters Without Borders called today on US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld to provide evidence that the offices of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera and the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad were not deliberately fired at by US forces earlier in the day in attacks that killed three j...
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U.S. Plans for Iraq Tribunals “A Mistake”: International Tribunal Needed
New York, April 07: Iraqis responsible for past crimes should be prosecuted before an international tribunal, not the U.S.-sponsored, Iraqi-led judicial process outlined at the Pentagon today, Human Rights Watch said. A tribunal composed of Iraqi jurists selected by the United States would not have...
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Blair asks Bush for UN role; Invasion tanks incurred in Baghdad test defenses
In the 19th day of the invasion of Iraq, the American invasion forces made a "show of muscles" in the downtown of Baghdad by reaching the extent of breaking into a presidential complex, saying it was a " strong message " to the regime of Saddam Hussein which seemed yesterday for the first time as n...
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Myanmar: Thousands of people are displaced and starving
Mr. Ali Saleem of the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) made an oral intervention on behalf of the ALRC on 'Food insecurity in Myanmar' at the 59th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights under the Agenda Item 10: Economic, social and cultural rights. This intervention was made on the 07 Apri...
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India court rejects Buddhist organizations claim it owns site of demolished mosque
Lucknow, India, April 08, (AP): A court rejected a Buddhist organization's claim that it owns a northern Indian religious site at the center of a deadly dispute between Hindus and Muslims, an official said Tuesday. Three judges of the Allahabad High Court in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, r...
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S.Lankan negotiator leaves for S.Africa study tour
Colombo, April 08, (Reuters): Sri Lanka's chief peace negotiator G.L. Peiris leaves for South Africa on Tuesday to study its transition from apartheid as the island seeks international help to end a civil war with Tamil rebels. Sri Lankan officials are interested in the African National Congress'...
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POTA accused can seek bail before one year in jail
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: Government today told the Supreme Court that adequate safeguards had been provided under POTA and sought to clarify that a person arrested under it could apply for bail even before completing a year in jail. "The Centre's stand regarding bail under POTA is that an appl...
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Pak to respond appropriately if India test-fires Agni III
Islamabad, (PTI), April 08: Pakistan has said it would take "appropriate" steps if India test-fired Agni III long-range ballistic missile while asserting that it also has a right to launch a pre-emptive strike if the other side thinks the same way. Pakistan would take "appropriate" steps on how to...
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Security Council would decide UN role in post-war Iraq - spokesman
United Nations, April 08: Reacting to statements by the leaders of the United Kingdom and United States today that the United Nations would play a "vital role" in post-war Iraq, a UN spokesman welcomed such suggestions but stressed that any potential involvement of the world body could come only...
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Allies tighten control over Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09: US forces tightened their grip on Baghdad on Tuesday, blitzing targets in the heart of the capital and seizing an airbase and a bridge over the Tigris. “We are sitting in the centre of the city with almost an armour brigade right now, which is extraordinary,” Major General Stanl...
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PM vows to tighten crackdown on drugs
Bangkok, April 09, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday moved to keep up the momentum in the government’s war against drugs, vowing that he would tighten the knot on drug traders, while denying reports that heroin was set to surge into the country to replace amphetamines. Mr Thaksi...
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PM: Virus sows seeds of regional mistrust
Bangkok, April 09: The deadly SARS virus is undermining regional cooperation and sowing mistrust among Asian countries, many of whom are still on the road to recovery from the 1997 economic crisis, several political leaders and analysts said yesterday. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who came i...
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Sri Lankan President rejects truce monitor ruling on Chinese trawler attack
Colombo, April 08, (Xinhuanet): Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has rejected as bias the final report presented by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission(SLMM) on the sinking of a Chinese trawler in the northeastern seas off Mullaitivu last month, her office said on Tuesday. In a letter to bot...
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Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar junta just are not talking, say analysts
Yangon,(AFP), April 08: Nearly a year after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the hopes of seeing the opposition leader begin a political dialogue with Myanmar's military junta appear dashed. The pro-democracy campaigner and the generals are just not talking to each other, analysts and diplomats sa...
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Exclusive: The Evil of Cluster Bombs
By - Essam Al-Ghalib - Arab News War Correspondent Najaf, April 09: Six days after the “liberation” of Najaf, Iraqis of all ages continue to pack the corridors of Saddam Hussein General Hospital. They are mostly victims of unexploded munitions that are strewn throughout various residential neig...
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Saddam may have survived bombing: reports
Bulletin Posted: Wednesday April 9 2003 2:01pm AEST US forces tried to extend their hold in Baghdad as new reports threw cold water on Washington's hopes that a mighty air strike had killed Saddam Hussein. After another night with US troops and tanks holding chunks of his capital, intelligence sou...
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U.S. Forces Should Stay in Iraq for at Least Two Years: Chalabi
Tehran, April 09: A member of the leadership council of the National Congress of Iraq, Ahmad Chalabi, expressed his view on Monday that following the overthrow of Saddam U.S. forces should stay in the country for at least two years, IRNA reported. The Elaph Internet site yesterday quoted Chalabi a...
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Proposed ‘Peace Bill’ referendum ‘a joke’ — Amunugama
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island - April 09:The opposition People’s Alliance yesterday termed the proposed Peace Bill referendum of the government as a "lunatic act" and said that it was useless to ask the people whether they like peace or not when even the government does not know what the fina...
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LTTE agrees to stop night travel
By Sunimalee Dias Daily Mirror - April 09:The LTTE has agreed to suspend the movements of its members in the night through the government-controlled areas until April 21, a Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission spokesman said. Spokesman Bekka Vihervas said the LTTE gave the assurance during a meeting the...
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