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Biggest every protest in the east: Eastern Muslims demand traditional homeland
From A. M. Jazeel — Addalaichenai Corr. The Island: The student population in the East launching the biggest ever procession of Muslims in the history, numbering over 65000 yesterday, announced the ‘Oluvil Declaration’ at Oluvil which called for a separate Muslim region in the East claiming that t...
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Thai people from Cambodia return home safely
Bangkok, Jan 30 (TNA) Over 500 Thai people from Phnom Penh arrived safely in Bangkok Thursday morning amid warm welcome by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, top military leaders and their relatives, according to a T.V. news report. Five C-130 aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force were sent to rec...
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Government should immediately implement Official Language Act – Tamil MP
Colombo, Jan. 29: "We want the government to implement the Official Language Act immediately. More the delay, the more the animosity among Tamil people,” V. Anadasangari, Tamil United Liberation Front Member of Parliament said today. He said that all letters received by him from ministers were on...
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Hun Sen blames radicals for anti-Thai riot
Phnom Penh, Jan. 30: — Prime Minister Hun Sen accused a small group of radicals Thursday of orchestrating a riot in Phnom Penh the day before, in which angry Cambodians set fire to the Thai Embassy and vandalized Thai businesses to protest derogatory remarks allegedly made by a Thai actress. "The...
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Thais stage peaceful protest at Cambodian Embassy to Thailand
Bangkok, Jan 30 (TNA): - Protest in front of the Cambodian Embassy to Thailand has calmed down, as a group of Thai people is now rallying peacefully in front of the building, according to a T.V. news report. The group of about 100 Thai people had cooperated well with police officers who requested...
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Thailand closes border to Cambodians following riots
Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 30: Thailand has responded to anti-Thai riots in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh by barring Cambodians from entering the country across the Thai-Cambodia border, and threatened to expel hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. Thailand's defence minister Thamarak Is...
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Advani to hold wide-ranging talks with Thailand, Singapore
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 30: India will hold wide-ranging talks with Thailand and Singapore on the fight against terrorism, ways to further strengthen economic cooperation and issues relating to Asean during the six-day visit of Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani as part of the 'look east' policy....
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Sri Lanka Peace Process Stalls
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP), Jan. 28: Tamil Tiger rebels would refuse to lay down weapons as a condition for allowing the resettlement of ethnic Tamils displaced during Sri Lanka's 19-year civil war, a top rebel official was quoted as saying Tuesday. "What we are asking the government is to allow our...
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China: Tibetan Executed, Others Await Trial
New York, Jan. 28: China's execution of one Tibetan and the suspended death sentence upheld on appeal of another raise serious concerns about due process, particularly in politically sensitive cases, Human Rights Watch said today. On Sunday, January 26, China executed Lobsang Dhondrup, a Tibetan...
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IAEA chief: no evidence of revived Iraqi nuclear arms program
The UN said: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has so far found no evidence that Iraq has revived the nuclear weapons program it had eliminated in the 1990s, the head of the UN agency told the Security Council yesterday, while stressing that more time was needed for a conclusive assessm...
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India Frowns on Japanese Role in Sri Lanka
By Champika Liyanaarachchi - OneWorld South Asia Colombo, Jan 28 (OWSA): - Japan, the top donor to 55 Asian countries, is said to be disturbed by neighboring India's disapproval of its wide-ranging peace promotion initiative in Sri Lanka. Regional power India is reported to have asked Japan's sp...
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No starvation deaths in Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa
Chennai, (PTI), Jan. 28: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today denied reports of starvation deaths in the state. Intervening during a debate on a motion of thanks to Governor for his address to the state assembly, Jayalalithaa charged the opposition parties with making political mileage o...
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Exercise restraint, war no solution to Iraq crisis: Vajpayee
Ahmedabad, (PTI), Jan. 28: With America preparing for a possible war with Iraq, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today urged the US to exercise restraint asserting that war was not a solution to the Iraqi crisis. "I do not know what the Mahashakti (superpower) will do but they should show Mah...
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Speak the truth and you die, says Burmese commander to Shan people
As tongues start wagging following surprise invitation by Rangoon to Amnesty International, the UK-based human rights organization, reports have arrived that people in southern Shan State were already warned of the expected visit and instructed to "cooperate with the Army" or risk being punished fa...
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A new "tie" between Wa and Rangoon
Bangkok, Jan. 29: Some 4-500 Wa are still facing off besieging Burmese troops in the area north of the former Kuomingtang stronghold in eastern Shan State, according to a report by local Lahu and Shan sources. The area of dispute is between the Namyawng in the north and Namkai in the south, both...
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Local People in Mongton Region Pledge Never to Grow Opium Poppy
Chairman of the Work Committee for Drug Elimination in Shan State (East) Member of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control Minister for Labour together with officials concerned discussed drug elimination matters with township-level departmental officials, social organizations at Mongton Township P...
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Burma: Trade unions protest at waiver of EU visa ban on Burmese dictatorship
Brussels, 27 Jan, (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) have protested to the European Union over the attendance of representatives of the Burmese military dictatorship at a Ministerial meeting between the European Union and ASEAN countries in Brussels on 27 a...
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PM sets to visit China and US
Bangkok, Jan 29 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is set to resume his official trips overseas this year, starting off by visiting the People Republic of China late next month and the United States in June. Speaking after the cabinet meeting yesterday, Government Spokesman Sitha Tivaree sai...
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British Minister Mike O’Brien due tomorrow
The Island:British Foreign Office Minister Mike O’Brien will arrive in Colombo tomorrow (29) for a two-day visit. He will be meeting with the Prime Minister, Ministers G. L. Peiris, Moragoda and other senior officials, to discuss the progress of the peace process and other matters of bilateral int...
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LTTE remove anti-MoU cut out on Moragoda’s order
The Island: Economic Reforms Minister and peace negotiator Milinda Moragoda ordered the SLMM to get the LTTE to remove a cut-out depicting one of its cadres with the slogan "The land of the heroes" at the entrance to Batticaloa town saying it was violation of the Government-LTTE MoU. The cut-out w...
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