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Centre files affidavit correcting stand on Vaiko
New Delhi, (PTI), March 31: In a bid to correct a major faux pass, the Union government today approached the Supreme Court with a fresh affidavit seeking to delete paragraphs in its earlier one accusing MDMK leader Vaiko of indulging in activities banned under POTA. "Government of India fully...
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Pentagon claims Iraq secretly bought 1,000 Kornet missiles
New York, (PTI), March 31: Iraqis have secretly bought as many as a thousand Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles which are lightweight, very powerful and easy-to-use, Pentagon officials claimed. The sellers are Ukrainian arms dealers and possibly some entrepreneurial Syrian generals or the S...
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Gunmen massacre 15 in southern Pakistani town
Islamabad, March 31 (Kyodo): Fifteen people were shot dead by unidentified gunmen Monday morning in southern Pakistan, while an equal number were injured, a private Pakistan television station reported. Geo-TV reported that attackers riding in three pickup vehicles opened indiscriminate fire on p...
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Bunker Sadam built, Stands Tough
The German architect of one of Saddam Hussein's main bunkers in Baghdad said on Friday the Iraqi leader can survive anything short of a direct hit with a nuclear bomb if he stays within its four-feet-thick walls. "It could withstand the shock wave of a nuclear bomb the size of the Hiroshima one de...
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Britain allays Kuwaiti fears over Iraqi chemical arms
Kuwait, March 29: It is difficult for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, WMD, to become a threat on Kuwait especially after coalition troops have entered Iraqi territories, deputy commander of the US-British land forces, Maj Gen Albert Whitely said in an interview published yesterday. However, he...
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Saddam appears on television, chairing meeting
Baghdad, (Reuters), March 30: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was shown on Iraqi state television on Saturday chairing a meeting of his ministers and senior aides. The television announcer said the footage was shot on Saturday but there was no way to verify that independently. Saddam has appeared...
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Excavation: 18 articles recovered
Ayodhya, (PTI), March 29: A stamp stone, a few pieces of glass bangles, a copper coin and earthern toys were among 18 articles recovered during digging at the acquired land here today. The other articles found during excavation were a small piece of terracotta, a figurine and a sand stone, the sou...
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US War: Iran sets up 1,000 tents for Iraqi refugees in Sarvabad
Marivan, Kurdestan prov, March 29, IRNA: Governor of the city of Sarvabad in this western province said on Saturday that some 1,000 tents have been set up in Dezli and Bahramabad camps for probable Iraqi refugees. Ali Ahmad Babakhas told IRNA that several heavy explosions emanating from Iraq cou...
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European monitors: No conclusive evidence Sri Lanka rebels behind attack on Chinese boat
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP) March 28: European peace monitors in Sri Lanka said Friday there was no conclusive evidence to show that separatist rebels were behind an attack on a Chinese fishing boat that killed 17 people. Nine people on the boat survived the March 21 attack, and they later said reb...
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Brother of missing US marine still hopeful
Bangkok, March 30: The older brother of a Thai-American marine who went missing in action in southern Iraq is optimistic that his brother was just lost and will return alive. "I heard that there was a sandstorm while the fighting took place. My brother might have got disoriented during that time a...
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Iraq threatens more suicide bombings on US troops
Baghdad, March 29 (Xinhuanet): Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said on Saturday that there would be more suicide bombings against the US troops in Iraq. The remark came after a suicide bomb killed four US soldiers at a military checkpoint near Najaf in cental Iraq. Addressing a news confe...
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Money and sex for visas: Scandal rocks British High Commission
By Chris Kamalendran The Sunday Times- March 30: The British High Commission in Colombo has been rocked by a money and sex-for-visa scandal amidst reports that Scotland Yard detectives are probing the alleged racket. A British High Commission official who stands accused of charging Rs. 500.000 fo...
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Northern province to be surveyed
By Chandani Kirinde The Sunday Times - March 30: A re-drawing of survey maps of the northern peninsula will commence shortly with assistance from the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), Lands Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said. NORAD has already agreed to finance the project an...
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TULF leader would not bow to LTTE orders: Challenges LTTE claim of sole representative of Tamil
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times - March 30:TULF President V. Anandasangaree, at serious odds with the LTTE over the past few months, yesterday challenged the LTTE's position as the sole representative of the Tamil people. In a hard-hitting interview, the TULF leader said he was not ready to be...
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140 more civilians killed in a day
Baghdad, March 30: The civilian casualties of war in Iraq continued to rise, with 140 killed and over 350 injured in the last 24 hours, the Iraqi foreign minister said on Saturday. The US said it was checking to see whether it was responsible for an explosion in a crowded Baghdad market on Friday...
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Iraqi civilians feed hungry U.S. Marines
Central Iraq, March 30: Iraqi civilians fleeing heavy fighting have stunned and delighted hungry US marines in central Iraq by giving them food, as guerrilla attacks continue to disrupt coalition supply lines to the rear. Sergeant Kenneth Wilson said Arabic-speaking U.S. troops made contact with...
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U.S. court ruling means potential trial for Unocal over Myanmar project
Los Angelles, (AP), March 29: A California appellate court ruling could lead to a trial against Unocal Corp. over allegations that it shares responsibility for abuses allegedly conducted by troops guarding a pipeline project in Myanmar.
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Baghdad explosions rock the complex of Saddam son.
By Nadim Ladki Baghdad (Reuters), March 30: Explosions thudded around the edges of Baghdad at first light on Sunday, after a night of attacks on the Iraqi capital and nearby areas where Republican Guard defenders are based. Earlier on Sunday four deafening explosions shook central Baghdad, as o...
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Fujimori will be brought back "by the ears," says Peru
Lima, March 30: Peru's President Alejandro Toledo pledged disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori "sooner of later will be brought back by the ears" from Japan to face trial. "Sooner or later Fujimori will have to pay for what he has done, but it must be through legal channels," Toledo said, a...
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Interior Minister concerned at news of Muslims signing up to fight in Iraq
Bangkok, Mar 30 (TNA): Interior Minister Wan Muhamad Nor Mattha yesterday voiced concern at rumours that Muslims from the south were joining up to fight in Iraq, saying that while he could not ban anyone from going, the situation in Iraq was extremely dangerous and that there were better ways to h...
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