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Thailand-Bahrain sign economic cooperation pact
Bangkok, January 16 (TNA): The Thai government yesterday put its name to an economic cooperation deal with the Gulf state of Bahrain in order to boost free trade and slash taxes on some of the most widely traded items between the two countries. The signing of the memorandum of understanding was wit...
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Tel Aviv offers to evacuate workers
By Supalak Ganjanakhundee With an attack on Iraq looking likely by the day, Israel yesterday announced that it was prepared to help Thailand evacuate some 30,000 Thai nationals working in the country. "We don't want anybody to be evacuated but if any workers from any country want to leave Israel we...
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Fifth Potter book out in June
It has been revealed that the world's most anticipated book, the latest Harry Potter adventure, will be out on June 21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will be the fifth book of adventures about the boy wizard by author JK Rowling. It has been three years since the publication of the Gob...
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Myanmar: Production jump puts more fuel on market
By Win Kyaw Oo Yangon, Jan. 13 - 19: A 42 per cent increase in domestic petrol production since early December has enabled more fuel to be made available for private and commercial vehicles, a senior government official said last week. Production at the state-owned Thanlyin refinery, on Yangon’s...
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NSCN leaders to extend stay by at least four days
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 15: Bouyed by the progress in their peace talks with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and other leaders, major Naga insurgent group NSCN(I-M) leaders will hold two days of parleys with top government officials beginning January 20 and extend their stay here by at least...
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Human Rights Watch charges cover up by authorities in Gujarat
Washington, (PTI), Jan. 15: A US-based non-governmental rights group has charged the authorities in Gujarat with embarking upon "a cover-up of their own rule and that of the Sangh Parivar in the attacks against Muslims." "While numerous police reports filed by eyewitnesses specifically named loc...
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Sri Lanka rebels to start upgraded radio broadcasts
Jaffna, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 15: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels will upgrade their radio broadcasts, reaching a wider area with more programs, to educate Tamils about ongoing peace talks, officials said Wednesday. The Voice of Tigers will expand its services using a newly opened broadcast station...
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Explosion kills at least six in Sri Lanka
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 15: At least six people, including five children, were killed in Sri Lanka Wednesday when they tried to open an abandoned package that contained explosives, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosion was...
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Ranil-TNA talks on HSZs, N-E local bodies
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday discussed a range of issues including the re-settlement of people in High Security Zones (HSZs) in the Jaffna peninsula and ways and means of running north-east local bodies when their life-term ends next month, wi...
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UNHCR Representative on Myanmar Refugees.
Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand, emphasized that the UNHCR attempts to maintain the highest moral and ethical standard in its work. Jahanshah Assadi the Regional Representative of the UNHCR categorically refuted the allegations that his offi...
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I Can Sack the Prime Minister By Issuing Just One Letter – Sri Lankan President
Colombo, Jan. 15: "I can sack the Prime Minister by issuing just one letter. He and his entire cabinet will have to go. If I do that and I know that the entire world will support my decision," said Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the President of Sri Lanka. She furtherer elaborate, “I will not...
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We based our decision not on the correct answers.
Compiled by - V.Rajeny We based our decision not on the correct answers. Two young engineers applied for a single position at a com- puter company. They both had the same qualifications. In order to determine which individual to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test by the Department manag...
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Iraq ready to answer any question raised by UN inspectors
Iraq's foreign minister Naji Sabri said that "Iraq is ready to answer any questions by top UN weapons inspectors when they come here next week, but insisted a 12,000-page arms report submitted to the united nations last month was comprehensive," INA reported today. He dismissed "Washington's assert...
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Iran: Press Crackdown Intensifies
New York, Jan. 15: uman Rights Watch today deplored Iran’s closure of two leading independent newspapers on Saturday and called on the authorities to permit them to reopen without delay. "Iran’s remaining independent press has been a key public forum, such as the public debate about parliament’s ef...
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Dalai Lama against 'thrusting war' on Iraq
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), (PTI), Jan 16: Describing war as an organised and legalised form of violence, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, today disfavoured "thrusting" war on Iraq as it would only lead to destruction. The Dalai Lama, who is here for the ongoing Kalchakra puja, called war an org...
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Anger over Naga talks, Manipur on the boil
By Syed Zarir Hussain, Indo-Asian News Service Guwahati, Jan. 16, (IANS): Indian troops were put on high alert in the northeastern state of Manipur after a powerful pressure group threatened to launch a secessionist movement Thursday night. "We have put security forces on maximum alert. Emotions ar...
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Thailand-Bahrain sign economic cooperation pact
Bangkok, January 16 (TNA): The Thai government yesterday put its name to an economic cooperation deal with the Gulf state of Bahrain in order to boost free trade and slash taxes on some of the most widely traded items between the two countries. The signing of the memorandum of understanding was wit...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Tel Aviv offers to evacuate workers
By Supalak Ganjanakhundee With an attack on Iraq looking likely by the day, Israel yesterday announced that it was prepared to help Thailand evacuate some 30,000 Thai nationals working in the country. "We don't want anybody to be evacuated but if any workers from any country want to leave Israel we...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Fifth Potter book out in June
It has been revealed that the world's most anticipated book, the latest Harry Potter adventure, will be out on June 21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will be the fifth book of adventures about the boy wizard by author JK Rowling. It has been three years since the publication of the Gob...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Myanmar: Production jump puts more fuel on market
By Win Kyaw Oo Yangon, Jan. 13 - 19: A 42 per cent increase in domestic petrol production since early December has enabled more fuel to be made available for private and commercial vehicles, a senior government official said last week. Production at the state-owned Thanlyin refinery, on Yangon’s...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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