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India official: Myanmar says it won't support anti-India insurgent groups
By Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 21: Myanmar has assured New Delhi that it won't allow anti-India insurgent groups to operate from its territory, an Indian spokesman said Tuesday. The assurance was given by visiting Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung to his In...
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Dissidents to be forced out ahead of Burma talks
Supalak Ganjanakhundee The Nation, Jan. 22: At least seven Burmese dissidents will be deported from Thailand today in a bid to clear the western border areas of anti-Rangoon groups before a visit to Burma by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra next month, police said yesterday. A court in Kanchanab...
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Relations With Rangoon: Number of Burmese spies rising
The Nation, Jan. 22: A growing number of Burmese spies have infiltrated Thailand, blending in with illegal foreign workers and posing problems for local residents and the nation's security, according to an official report and intelligence sources. The report was prepared for Prime Minister Thaksi...
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Cabinet gives nod to Bangkok as Fashion City
Bangkok, Jan 21, (TNA): The government looks set to push Bangkok to the forefront of the world’s fashion industry, after endorsing plans to turn the capital into the fashion hub of Asia with financial support of Bt54 million. Government Spokeswoman Sunsanee Nakphong said that the cabinet had appr...
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Yawd Serk willing to testify on drugs trade
Wiwatchai Somkam Chiang Mai, Jan. 22: The Leader of the Shan State Army expressed his willingness yesterday to cooperate with the United Nations and the international community to verify that his outfit is not involved in drug trafficking. Colonel Yawd Serk said he would be willing to testify to a...
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Furuhovde-Tamilchelvan pow-wow
by Sumadhu Weerawarne The Island: Head of the SLMM Trond Furuhovde is scheduled meet LTTE’s S Tamilchelvan end of this month, ahead of the next session of peace talks where he will raise the issue of child recruitment. The tentative date for the meeting is January 29, 30 or 31, according to SLMM s...
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India against Japan mediating in Sri Lanka
India against Japan mediating in Sri Lanka The Island: New Delhi, Jan. 20 — India would like Japan to restrict its role in Sri Lanka to reconstruction and rehabilitation and not to extend it to problematic areas as playing "mediator" or "facilitator" in an already tortuous peace process. Informed...
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Lankan Air Force spy plane crashes
Colombo, (PTI), Jan 22: An unmanned spy plane of the Sri Lankan Air Force crashed today during a test flight over the island's northern Jaffna peninsula, officials said. They said the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which took off from Palaly airport, was on its way back when it lost contact with...
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India appeals Parliamentarians to work on ways to end terrorism
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 22: India today appealed to Parliamentarians world over to strengthen mutual cooperation to tackle terrorism which posed a threat to global peace and harmony and also work for further empowerment of democratic institutions. The issue of terrorism was brought into sharp fo...
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Strong earthquake in Sumatra felt in Thailand
Bangkok, Jan 22 (TNA): A strong earthquake which rocked Sumatra Island of Indonesia this morning had a far effect, as it shaked high buildings in some areas in Bangkok and other provinces, according to local T.V. and radio news reports. People in high buildings in Sathon, Silom, Ploenchit, Sukhum...
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Israel - Myanmar sign air agreement
By - Tal Muscal Jan. 21: Israel and Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) signed an aviation agreement on Wednesday, allowing for the start of commercial flights between both countries. The agreement, signed in Myanmar after extensive negotiations between aviation authorities of both countries, allow...
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India Expels Four Pakistanis from Embassy
New Delhi (Reuters): India Wednesday expelled two senior Pakistani diplomats and two officials from Islamabad's mission in New Delhi, ordering them to leave within 48 hours. Indian foreign ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters the four "have been found indulging in activities incompatib...
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Lanka talks venue shifts to Europe
New Delhi, Jan 22: The fifth round of peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE, scheduled to be held in Thailand next month, would be held in a European country. The shifting of the venue from Thailand to a European capital is due to the ill health of chief LTTE negotiator Anton...
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Okaz: Saudi intelligence denies preparing to topple Saddam Hussein
The chairman of the Saudi intelligence Prince Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz has denied that his country had practiced pressure on Iraqi army officers to prepare for a coupe to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. In a statement issued by the Saudi daily Okaz on January 18 replying to news stated by Time mag...
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Malaysia: Restriction of freedom of expression hits the Internet
London, Jan. 20: The police investigation of the independent internet news site, Malaysiakini, under the Sedition Act calls into question the pledge by Malaysian authorities not to censor the internet, Amnesty International said today. "This demonstrates, yet again, how restrictive laws are used...
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Thai dogs go for drugs training
Bangkok, January 20, (TNA): A new school opened its doors for the first time today in Bangkok to admit 50 pupils – but none of them are human. Instead the new students, fresh off the streets, are the first batch of Thai dogs to train as police sniffer dogs as part of a new crackdown against the dr...
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Project to map Thai DNA variations
By - Pennapa Hongthong Jan. 21: Thirty-two healthy Thais will be selected by a team of doctors at Ramathibodi Hospital as a group of sample subjects for a Bt3-billion national project to isolate and map 300,000 common DNA sequence variations among Thais. The SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) pr...
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Burmese generals are not in favour of an immediate dialogue.
By - K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Jan. 21: According to diplomatic sources, the chances of a dialogue between Aung San Suu Kyi, the Leader of the National League for Democracy and Burmese Army Generals are very bleak. The present political situation clearly indicates that the army generals who run th...
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U.S. congressman, British lord, tour camp for Myanmar refugees
Mae La Refugee Camp, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 20: A British lord investigating human rights with a U.S. congressman branded Myanmar as "one large concentration camp" as they toured a refugee camp at the border in northwestern Thailand on Monday. Also Monday, Thai officials arrested nine Myanmar anti-g...
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