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You get in and drive over her.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The taxi stopped for a red light. As the light changed, an elderly woman was on her way across the street in front of the cab. Naturally the taxi didn't start up, but the driver of the car behind it, seeing only that the light was now green, let go with a series of furious bla...
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AIDS in India: Money Wont Solve Crisis : Rising Violence Against AIDS-Affected People
New York, November 13, 2002: A rising tide of violence against people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India threatens to undermine the generosity of international donors, Human Rights Watch said today.The U.S.-based Gates Foundation this week announced a $100 million grant to combat the HIV/...
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New Phase of Asian Highway Announced
Bangkok, Nov 14: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and Pacific (UNESCAP) member and associate-member Governments have taken another step towards the finalization of an Asian Highway network, UNESCAP officials said here today. According to them, the draft proposes formal regio...
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Iraq approves UN resolution, Russia prepares for talks on lifting sanctions
Baghdad, Nov, 14:Iraq yesterday announced its consent of the UN security council resolution 1441 provides for the return of UN inspectors back to Iraq. Iraq's permanent representative to the UN Muhammad al-Douri said that Iraq will deal with the UN security council resolution, expressing his count...
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President proposes an Ethnic Reconciliation Commission, for Sustainable Peace
President Chandrika Kumaratunga, while admitting publicly for the first time that, the negotiation between the Sri Lankan Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is progressing in the right direction, she also proposed that a National Commission for Ethnic Reconciliati...
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LTTE Conducts war Exercises off the North coast of Mullaitivu
Whilst negotiating Peace with the Sri Lankan Government Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam unabatedly continue with war exercises of the coast of Mullaitivu. Residents in Vanni confirmed that they continuously heard firing sound few days, in the last week. Even Sri Lankan Army news release confirm...
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Chamber of Commerce introduces Commercial Mediation process in line with international practice.
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce announces that it is now geared to handle mediations in all the three languages - English, Sinhala and Tamil, at its Commercial Mediation Centre. Furthermore, when two disputing parties are unable to settle a dispute of a commercial nature by direct negotiation, they can...
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Celebrations to mark 8th anniversary of presidency PM and Ministers keep away
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Island: Celebrations to mark the eighth anniversary of President Chandrika Kumaratunga took place at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday without Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, his ministers and government parliamentarians with the exception of CWC’s H...
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Speaker orders minister, govt. MP out of House chamber
By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island: Speaker Joseph Michael Perera yesterday ordered Minister T. Maheswaran and UNP MP Olitha Prematirathna out of the parliament chamber, due to continuing disturbance from the two members. Parliament proceedings plunged into crisis soon after sittings beg...
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SU says beware of Ottawa convention
The Island: The Sihala Urumaya wishes to urgently alert the people on the dangers of the Government of Sri Lanka being a signatory to the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines, whereby, we as a legitimate state will be compelled to desist and refrain from laying, manufacturing etc. of land mine...
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S’pore-Suez Canal ship sinks 88 miles off Hambantota
by Norman Palihawadana - The Island The Island: A vessel identified as "Hangin Pensilvania" had caught fire and is submerging in the sea 88 miles away from the coast of Hambantota in Sri Lanka. Two sailors were killed and 19 others were saved in this vessel according to messages from the vessel. Th...
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Thai PM urges people to buy goods through Thaitambon.com
Bangkok, Nov 13 (TNA) – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called on the public cooperation in helping purchase goods through Thaitambon.com website for New Year gifts to support the one-tambon (sub-district), one-product scheme, according to the government spokesman. Speaking after the cabinet mee...
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Journalist on police watch list
Bangkok Post:A Bangkok-based contributor to a report published in the Asian Wall Street Journal, that last month's Bali bomb attacks were planned in southern Thailand, could face police action if he is identified as the same person currently under probation. Defence Minister Thammarak Isarangkura n...
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We do not want to go back.- Razali Ismail UN special envoy to Burma
Razali Ismail spoke exclusively last week with Yap Mun Ching from the Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysiakini News Service. Razali spoke about his frustrations concerning the protracted negotiations, the potential for elections as well as the obstacles Burma must overcome before it will be viewed as a soun...
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God - just keeps taking pictures of me.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trip to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl fe...
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Thailand to restore diplomatic relations with Yugoslavia
Seoul, Nov 13 (TNA) - Thailand and Yugoslavia will soon restore diplomatic relations, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told TNA reporter yesterday after holding bilateral talks with his Yugoslav counterpart Goran Svilanovic in Seoul that Yugoslavia were interest in the...
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High-powered security committee appointed to safeguard Muslims in Sri Lanka northeast
Yahoo News: COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 11 - The government said Monday it appointed a security committee to safeguard Muslims in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated northeast. Muslims, the country's second largest ethnic minority after Tamils, have often accused the Tamil Tigers rebels — who have been figh...
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UN Special Envoy For Myanmar To Confer With Leading Figures in Yangon - 12 - 16
UN Special Envoy For Myanmar To Confer With Leading Figures in Yangon - 12 - 16 Razali Ismail, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar, will visit Yangon from 12 to 16 November 2002 to help facilitate the national reconciliation process in Myanmar. It will be his ninth mission as S...
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Comments on UN Special Envoy Mr. Razali visit to Burma
A UN spokesperson confirmed that the UN special envoy Mr Razali will be arriving in Rangoon on the 12th of November and he is expected to stay in the country until the 16th of November. This is going to be his 9th trip to Burma and if there is no progress this trip is going to be his last said poli...
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UNHCR Shame, Shame.... at the Demonstration in India
More than 300 Burmese youths including Chin and Kachin nationals demonstrated in front of the office UNHCR today in New Delhi. Slogans : UNHCR Shame, Shame.... We are refugees.... We are refugees.... We need human rights.... We need human rights.... The above are slogans from the demonstration i...
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