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Nigerian prisoners go home
Bangkok, March 29: More than 300 Nigerian prisoners were handed over to representatives of the Nigerian government yesterday before returning home, where they will serve the remainder of their terms. A total of 339 inmates - 237 from the Klong Prem central penitentiary system, 55 from the female p...
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US Navy launches 650 cruise missiles into Iraq
Aboard USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier, March 28 (Xinhuanet): The United States Navy has launched about 650 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Iraq, since the US-led war on Iraq broke out on March 20, a senior navy official said here Friday. Captain Dick Corpus, Chief of Staff of the Kitty Hawk battle...
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Three Main National Causes - utmost importance for strengthening Union Spirit in Myanmar.
Yangon, March 17: Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe delivered an address at the 58th Anniversary Armed Forecs Day Parade in the Resistance Park on U Wisara Road here today. The following is a translation of the address: Comrades, Today is the 58th Anniversary Armed...
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Rajitha: No WB stances on state banks, land titles
by Rohan Mathes The Island- March 29: Lands Minister Rajitha Senaratne denied recent reports in the media which he claimed had misinterpreted the World Bank’s stand on the privatization of the State Banks, stating that the World Bank had not said it will withhold aid allocated to support the Pove...
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233 migrant worker deaths
by Kalinga Weerakkody
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US views economic relations with SL seriously - US Trade Rep
The Island- March 29: Deputy US Trade Representative, Jon Huntsman, addressing the Investment Roundtable hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce on the theme, Sri Lanka — gateway to South Asia" said that the United States had great confidence in Sri Lanka and was taking its economic relations with th...
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LTTE releases carts on reduced ransom payment
By Kalinga Weerakkody The Island - March 29: The LTTE, which wanted a ransom of Rs. 5000 each for the release of seven carts belonging to Muslim villagers of Muttur, have release four carts on payment of sum of Rs. 2000 each on Thursday. The carts in question were taken into custody at Uppadachche...
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EU fourth co-chair of Sri Lanka Donor Conf.
The Island-March 29: The European Union yesterday agreed to become a fourth co-chair of the Tokyo Donors Conference in June. This news brings in fifteen more nations within the European Union determined to support aid for Sri Lanka at a critical time in the Peace Process, a Government communing he...
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Saddam will prefer death to surrender: Lt-Gen. Randhawa
New Delhi, Mar. 29 (ANI): A retired Lieutenant General, who once trained Iraq's army, said on Saturday that the President of that country would ready die than surrender to the allied forces. Lieutenant General K.S. Randhawa also said in an interview that Saddam Hussein knew he could not win the wa...
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Karunanidhi demands repeal of POTA
Chennai, (PTI), March 29: DMK, a constituent of the ruling NDA at the Centre today demanded the repeal of POTA, alleging that it was being 'misused' by state governments. DMK President M Karunanidhi, who sat on fast demanding the immediate release of MDMK leader Vaiko and Tamil National Movement...
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Iraqi missile hits Kuwait; US warns Syria against helping Iraq
Dubai, (PTI), March 29: Avoiding detection by the American defence system, an Iraqi missile for the first time hit Kuwait on the 10th day of US-led invasion of Iraq damaging a seaside shopping mall even as Washington accused Syria and Iran of "helping" Saddam Hussein's forces and warned them they...
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US War: Zarif condemns US military action against Iraq
United Nations, New York, March 27, (IRNA): Iranian ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the military code-name Operation Iraqi Freedom, to bring democracy to Iraq. "Democracy is not something that can be imposed by tanks and helicopter gunships," Zarif said. "The Ira...
09.09.2009 - 01:56
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Baghdad "will be encircled in days"
Baghdad, March 28: Iraq's defence minister said yesterday he expected that US-led forces would manage to encircle Baghdad within five to ten days but that they would then have to face fierce street-to-street fighting. "We set up our (main) defences in Baghdad. It will be no surprise that in five t...
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Exclusive: Bush, Blair Rethink Strategy at Camp David
By Naseer Al-Nahr, Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, March 28: US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed yesterday to wage war for as long as it takes to eliminate Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, as fierce Iraqi resistance raised questions about how long the figh...
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Singapore closes all its schools
Singapore, March 28: Singapore yesterday closed all schools to prevent public panic after a mystery flu-like illness killed two people in the city-state. The parents of some 600,000 school children were scrambling to make care arrangements. The closures are the latest in a series of aggressive mo...
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Govt sets aside Bt10 million for humanitarian aid to Iraq
Bangkok, Mar. 28, (TNA): The government is to give the Thai Red Cross an initial budget of Bt10 million for the immediate supply of medicine and first aid equipment to Iraq, and has promised to send army medical staff to Iraq once the conflict has ended. And underlining the government’s humanitari...
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TELO MP urges PM to get India release 6 fishermen and boats
The Island - March 28: TELO MP A. Adaikalanathan has urged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to secure the release of six fishermen and their boats held by India. The fishermen were from the Mannar district. Earlier Mannar district fishermen led by the LTTE launched several attacks on Indian fis...
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A-9 can be used by forces say monitors
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island - March 28: Truce monitors yesterday said that the government should take advantage of a ceasefire agreement reached in February last year to use the Jaffna-Kandy A9 road for the transport of off-duty police and service personnel. "We don’t see any problem in wo...
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U.S. to add 100,000 troops to Iraq force - officials
By Charles Aldinger Washington, (Reuters), March 28: The U.S. military plans to double its forces on the ground in Iraq to about 200,000 in the next month as the United States and Britain press to oust Iraq's President Saddam Hussein, U.S. officials said on Thursday. There are currently about 1...
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American delegation stages walkout at UN Security Council meeting
United Nations, New York, (PTI), March 28: In a dramatic ending to the two-day debate at UN Security Council on the US-led attack against Iraq, America's UN Ambassador John Negroponte along with his delegation stormed out of the chamber after Iraqi envoy Mohammed Aldouri accused Washington and...
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