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Comfortable Bull - , she will see COM-FOR-DA-BULL
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A blonde and a brunette are running a ranch together in Louisiana. They decide they need a bull to mate with their cows to increase their herd. The brunette takes their life savings of $600.00 dollars and goes toTexas to buy a bull. She eventually meets with an old cowboy...
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Wants EPDP Delft office shut: TNA backs out at Interior Ministry vote
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island: The government did not receive the TULF-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) support on Monday when the Interior Ministry heads were passed by a majority of 32 votes. The TNA did not vote with government members in protest against recent attacks on Tami...
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Meeting on De-escalation and Normalisation held without hiccups.
Vavunatheevu, Sri Lanka, Nov.21: The Committee meeting on de-escalation and normalisation was held without any hiccups here, between the Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) yesterday, presided over by Heikki Hulkkonen ofthe Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM)....
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Most Refugees Are in Developing Countries,
There are about 12 million refugees in the world, according to an analysis released by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently. Most of them -- 86 percent -- come from developing countries, and about 70 percent are hosted by developing countries. In view of those facts, the UNHCR S...
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Armed conflicts displaced 150,000 folk
By Zaff S. Solmerin - Today Correspondent Of the 25 million internally displaced people in 40 countries reported by a United Nations representative, around 150,000 Filipinos form part of the list, earning for the Philippines the distinction of being the third country in Southeast Asia with the mos...
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Situation in Bassein and Tharawaddy prisons in Burma
Some students imprisoned in Pathein Jail were released on the 5th November. According to information received in Bangkok, to the vacant wards, U Kyaw Mya and those transferred from Taungoo prison were moved. The person in charge of the special and death cell ward where U Kyaw Mya and the Toungoo gr...
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Thai workers overseas send over Bt50 billion back home
Bangkok, Nov 21 (TNA)– Thai nationals working overseas have generated billions of revenues for the country, as they sent over Bt50 billion back home in the 2002 fiscal year alone, according to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Chuthatavat Indrasuksri, Deputy Permanent-Secretary for Labour...
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Repo cut will have little effect on money market and forex: TFRC
Bangkok, Nov 21 (TNA)– The Bank of Thailand’s decision to cut the 14-day repurchase rate by 0.25% would have little effect on the money market and currency exchange rates, according to Thai Farmers Research Center. The BOT’s Monetary Policy Committee met on Tuesday and decided to reduce the repo...
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Heroes Day Speech of Prabhkaran to be aired on the Sri LankanTelevision
Colombo, Nov. 21: In an unprecedented gesture of goodwill, the Sri Lankan state TV will telecast on Tuesday the annual "Heroes' Day" address by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. This is the first time a speech by Prabhakaran will be covered by the state media. Ni...
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EPDP Office in Chavakachcheri Torched by armed wing of the LTTE.
Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Nov. 21 : Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, (LTTE) armed cadres has gone berserk in Chavakachcheri and torched the has torched the office of the Eelam People’s Democratic Front. According to EPDP reports, two of its men too are missing after the violent incident said to be ins...
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Low visibility blocks meteor shower
Bangkok, Nov 19 (TNA) - Thai people, particularly those living in Bangkok, did not enjoy a new Leonid shower over the past two nights as expected due to low visibility, according to the Astronomy Association of Thailand. Ms. Prapee Viraporn, President of the Astronomy Association of Thailand, told...
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Mike Tyson doing his homework
Compiled by: V.Rajeny As part of his parole agreement, Mike Tyson has to go back to school and finish grade five. This is Mike's Ebonics homework vocabulary assignment. He must use each new word in a sentence. 1. Catacomb I saw Don King at da fights the other night. Man, somebody get that cat a co...
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Partners for Justice and Peace - expression of solidarity between Baptist Churches and Naga People.
The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) are co-organizing a workshop “Partners for Justice and Peace” from the 25th and 26th of November 2002 at Hotel Japfü, Kohima. According to the Press release issued by Neingulo Krome, S...
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Two Conflicting Reports On the visit to Burma by Ismail Razali, U.N. Special Envoy.
There emerges two conflicting reports on the recent visit of Ismail Razali UN Special Envoy to Burma. According to the Myanmar Government spokesman, “The process is moving. But according to agency news report the United Nations envoy ended a visit to Myanmar on Saturday saying that he will soldie...
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BIMST-EC Trade Ministers & Business Forum to meet in Colombo
Sri Lanka is hosting the 4th BIMST-EC Trade Ministers Meeting and the 2nd BIMST-EC Business Forum Meeting in Colombo from November 22 to 25, 2002. BIMST-EC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Thailand) established in 1997, is a regional grouping of countries for greater economic co-opera...
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Philippines agree to import rice and sugar from Thailand
Bangkok, Nov 20 (TNA) – The Philippines has agreed to import rice and sugar from Thailand in exchange of the latter’s support for the delay in sugar import tariff reductions to 0-5% under the ASEAN Free Trade Area pact. Speaking after meeting with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Munuel...
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TNA abstain from voting; wants EPDP Delft office shut
Colombo Nov. 20:Tamil National Alliance, a constituent party of the UNF government abstained from voting on Monday when the Interior Ministry financial allocation was put to the vote during the committee stage debate. "The TNA parliamentary group decided not to vote for the Interior Ministry financ...
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President delegates powers to deal firmly with communal violence
Colombo, Nov. 20: President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday appointed Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana, as Presidential Representative to examine the cause of the civil disturbances that took place in the Southern and North Western Provinces and maintain law and order. "In order to ensure th...
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LTTE asks EPDP to vacate Jaffna
Colombo, Nov 20: Civilian groups loyal to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka have given an ultimatum to the anti-LTTE Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) to vacate northern Jaffna peninsula by December 31. The peninsula was gripped by tension today, as the groups, representing students, fishermen and...
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Sub Committee on Humanitarian and Rehabilitation decides to Appeal for financial Support
Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, Nov. 18: The first meeting of the Sub-Committee on Immediate Humanitarian and Rehabilitation Needs in the North and East (SIHRN) of Sri Lanka, took place today in Kilinochchi, one of the two districts in the Vanni region of Sri Lanka in North which is under the complete c...
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