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SriLankan takes safety measures against SARS
by Roy Silva The Island - April 08: SriLankan Airlines is taking all preventive measures against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), an airline official said yesterday. "All passengers and flight crews checking into our flights in SARS in affected countries in which SriLankan operates a...
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Mystery over Saddam as battle rages
Baghdad April 08: As U.S. officials tried to determine whether Saddam Hussein survived a massive bombing in Baghdad, the battle for control of the Iraqi capital raged Tuesday with American forces blasting government targets and foiling an apparent Iraqi counterattack. A U.S. warplane dropped fou...
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Indian Parliament- Lok Sabha unanimously adopts resolution "deploring" Iraq war
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: Overcoming differences on its wording, the Lok Sabha today unanimously adopted a resolution "deploring" the US-led war on Iraq with Government maintaining that India cannot be subdued or subjected to similar unilateralism by any country. "India, a country of a billion...
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SARS will affect S-E Asian economy: Singapore Premier
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: The deadly pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), has badly hit air travel and hospitality industry in South-East Asian nations and would affect their economy. "I think it will be very bad. First, the air travel has came down and the hospitality industry...
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India to participate in key international meet on Sri Lanka
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: Ahead of talks between Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunge and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India today confirmed its participation in a key international meeting in Washington next week to discuss development and reconstruction assistance for the island...
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Al Jazeera reporter killed, Four Reuters Staff injured
Dubai, (PTI), April 08: An Al Jazeera correspondent today became the ninth media casualty in the 20-day old Iraq War as the Baghdad office of the popular TV channel was struck in an air raid and four staff of Reuters news agency were injured as US forces fired at a downtown hotel that housed its...
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Sri Lankan president holds talks with Indian intellectuals
New Delhi, April 08, (IANS): Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, on a four-day working visit to India, Tuesday met Indian intellectuals and discussed with them the difficulties in the path of the current peace process in the island. The discussions took place over a luncheon hosted in he...
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Arab TVs deny reporting the death of Saddam
Dubai, (Reuters), April 08: Three major Arab television networks rejected on Tuesday suggestions that they were reporting President Saddam Hussein had been killed in U.S. military strikes on the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Qatar-based al-Jazeera, Dubai-based Al Arabiya and Abu Dhabi TV all denied a ru...
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Al Jazeera correspondent killed in US attack
Qatar, April 08: Al-Jazeera correspondent Tariq Ayoub was killed on Tuesday when two US missiles struck the Baghdad offices of the Qatar-based channel. Two more journalists died and four others were injured when a US tank round later hit the Palestine Hotel where at least 200 international correspo...
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Who Was Ali Hassan Al-Majid (“Chemical Ali”) ?
New York, April 07: Iraqi General Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of President Saddam Hussein, was the architect of the 1988 genocidal Anfal campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, which resulted in the murder and “disappearance” of some 100,000 Kurds. Al-Majid was widely known in Iraq as “Chemical Ali” f...
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Suspected WMD site in Iraq turns out to contain pesticide
Baghdad, April 08: A facility near Baghdad that a US officer had said might finally be "smoking gun" evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons production turned out to contain pesticide, not sarin gas as feared. A military intelligence officer for the US 101st Airborne Division's aviation brigade, Captai...
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SARS kills 2 more in Singapore
Singapore, April 08: A mysterious and highly contagious pneumonia has killed another two people in Singapore, bringing the death toll here to eight, while six more people have been infected, the Health Ministry said Monday. The latest fatalities are a doctor who worked at the Tan Tock Seng Hospita...
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Chandrika detour to meet Jaya
Chennai, April 07: Jayalalithaa today urged visiting Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga for early repatriation of Tamil refugees and their resettlement in their homeland. At a meeting held on short notice, the chief minister met Kumaratunga for over an hour at the Raj Bhavan this morning t...
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Court gives Chennai heritage college a breather
Chennai, April 07, (IANS): The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of an old college in this city known for its heritage buildings by signing an order keeping the government's demolition squads at bay for three days. Judge K. Govindarajan passed the order from his home Sunday night even as t...
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Exclusive: Former Jail Mate Accuses Saddam of Betraying Him
By - Abdul Rahman Almotawa - Arab News War Correspondent Iraqi Front, April 08: “The whole Iraq will be happy if the news about Saddam’s death is confirmed,” says Hussein Al-Rekabi, a prominent Iraqi opposition leader who spent several months in Al-Rasheed Jail with Saddam Hussein during the rei...
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Chemical Ali Found "Dead" in Basra
Basra, Iraq, April 08: As troops tightened their grip on the southern Iraqi city of Basra Monday a British officer told reporters in the city that General Ali Hassan al-Majid had been found dead. The cousin of Saddam Hussein known as "Chemical Ali" had been tasked with the defense of the southern...
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Dalai Lama: Envoy will visit Beijing by next month
New DelhiI, India, (AP), April 07: A representative of the Dalai Lama will visit Beijing by the end of May to discuss Tibetans' desire for ''genuine autonomy'' within China, the Dalai Lama said Monday. ''There is a possibility of a mutually agreed solution,'' the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader o...
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Global Campaign to Extradite Fujimori Launched: U.S. Should Back Extradition
Washington, DC, April 07: Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori should be extradited from Japan to Peru, where he faces trial on charges of human rights violations and corruption, Human Rights Watch and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) said today. The two organizations called on...
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Yala medical workers set up Red Crescent Association to help Iraq
Yala, April 07, (TNA): Public sector doctors and nurses from across Thailand’s Muslim southern region today set up a Red Crescent Association in Yala to help the people of Iraq. The association was launched after 50 medical workers met in Yala this morning to discuss the Iraqi situation and ways...
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Postwar Humanitarian Aid Plans in Disarray
Critical humanitarian action for postwar Iraq is in disarray as the endgame approaches in Baghdad. Near-riots break out at feeding stations near Basra. Nobody can agree on how relief should be delivered and who should do it. This squabbling has gone on for months, while Iraq's civilians get by on f...
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