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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...
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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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Airlines turn away 11 passengers suspected of killer pneumonia
Chachoengsao, Mar 28 (TNA) Thailand is following stringent regulations to ensure that it stays off the World Health Organization list of countries at risk from the new killer pneumonia that is sweeping across Asia, with airlines having turned away 11 passengers with suspicious symptoms over the pas...
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Civilians under fire by Iraqi forces in Basra, British military says
Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar (AP), March 28: Iraqi paramilitary forces in Basra fired mortars and machine gunfire Friday on a "couple of thousand" Iraqi civilians trying to flee the city, British military officials said. Members of Britain's 7th Armoured Brigade were trying to neutralize the fire, eva...
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Iraq says bombs kill 49, Najaf worst hit
Baghdad (Reuters), March 28: U.S.-British bombing on Thursday killed 49 civilians and injured some 208 people, with the central city of Najaf suffering the heaviest losses, Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said on Friday. "The enemy hit civilian areas in Najaf before our valiant forces...
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Prithvi - testfired successfully.
Balasore (Orissa), (PTI), March 26: India today successfully test fired its short-range missile 'Prithvi', capable of carrying nuclear weapons, from the test range at Chandirpur-on-Sea near here as part of user trials by the Army. The surface-to-surface missile, which has strike ranges varying f...
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Russia to seek immediate halt to US-led attack on Iraq
Moscow, (PTI), March 26: Concerned over the "humanitarian and ecological disaster" posed by the US-led attack on Iraq, Russia today said it will ask the United Nations Security Council to seek an immediate end to the military operations. "If the US and British missiles and bomb strikes would conti...
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Al-Jazeera calls on U.S. to ensure free press
By Merissa Marr - European Media Correspondent London (Reuters), March 27: Banned on Wall Street and wiped off the Internet, Arab news channel al-Jazeera defended its controversial coverage of the Iraq war on Wednesday and demanded the United States come to its aid in the name of a free press....
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Thailand to send 100 wheelchairs to Afghanistan
Bangkok, Mar. 27, (TNA): With world attention firmly focused on the war in Iraq, Thailand’s government is demonstrating that it had not forgotten the victims of other wars, by sending 100 wheelchairs to the people of Afghanistan. Citing the continuous conflict that has ravaged Afghanistan since the...
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