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Navy searches for weapons
Naval authorities yesterday (Feb. 08) used divers to investigate the wreck of the blown up LTTE trawler. A high ranking officer of the Sri Lanka Navy who spoke in confidence to The Sunday Leader Saturday said the Navy was in the process of conducting diving operations in the waters off Iranaitiv...
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No request from Tigers to leave trawler, say monitors on board: Defence, SLMM differ over explosion
by Namini Wijedasa The Island: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) yesterday disputed an official defence ministry claim that LTTE cadres on board the fishing trawler which exploded on Friday had first requested SLMM members to jump overboard before setting it on fire. "According to our monito...
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Govt expands political links with LTTE
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: The government has expanded political links with the LTTE as the ongoing Oslo-led talks enter a crucial stage, political sources said. Malik Samarawickrema, UNP chairman and confidante of party leader Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe held talks on a range of issues...
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Illegal Entry: Thai woman, infant freed from Burmese prison after 8 months
A Thai woman and her 14-month-old child have been freed after serving eight months in a Burmese prison on charges of illegal entry, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Wandee Pailee, 26, and her child were released from Insein Prison in Rangoon and handed over to the Thai Embassy there on February...
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Roundup: Myanmar strengthens ties with ASEAN
Yangon, Feb. 09 (Xinhuanet - by Duan Tingchang ): To expand diplomatic space and attract more foreign investment from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Myanmar joined the ASEAN on July 23, 1997, thus becoming the ninth member of the regional grouping. Up to now, it has been more...
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Thai prime minister to discuss drug trade with Myanmar leaders
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Feb. 09: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived on a two-day official visit to Myanmar Sunday and was expected to ask the ruling military junta to help stem the deluge of illegal drugs from Myanmar into neighboring Thailand. Thaksin, who recently declared an all-out...
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For Cambodians, Angkor is heart and soul of nation
By Ed Cropley Angkpr Wat, Cambodia (Reuters), Feb. 09: It's on the national flag, bank notes, beer cans, passport stamps, police badges, cigarette packets and newspaper mastheads. Few countries rely so exclusively on one cultural icon for their national identity as Cambodia does on the ancient te...
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Bush, Blair to give 48 hrs to Saddam to leave Iraq
London,(PTI), Feb. 09: Britain and America plan to give Saddam Hussein just 48 hours to flee Baghdad or face war, if UN weapons inspectors report this week that the Iraqi dictator is still refusing to disarm fully, The Sunday Telegraph reported Sunday. This proposal will form part of the secon...
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Four Hindus killed in Pakistan
Islamabad,(PTI), Feb. 09: Four Hindus were killed by unidentified gunmen in a liquor shop in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. The incident took place last night when the armed gunmen entered the liquor shop in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, and tied the hands of six peo...
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Myanmar trip of Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra is to strengthen relations
Bangkok, Feb. 09, (TNA): The prime minister today embarked on an unofficial visit to Myanmar which the government hopes will cement Thailand’s relationship with the Rangoon regime and lead to collaborative efforts to stamp out the regional drugs trade. Speaking at Don Muang airport, Foreign Minist...
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The fearless first lady of Burma
Rangoon, Burma, Feb. 06: She's 5-foot-3-inches small and weighs less than 100 pounds. But every ounce of freedom advocate Aung San Suu Kyi radiates respect for human rights and dignity.br> We visited with this Nobel Peace Prize winner in the modest family home in which she was held under house a...
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Two top opposition parties of Sri Lanka, unite in attempt to oust the government
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP), Feb. 07: - Upset with rising prices and concessions made to Tamil rebels in peace talks aimed at ending the nation's 19-year civil war, Sri Lanka's two biggest opposition parties joined forces Friday in a bid to replace the current government. Sarath Amunugama, the spokesm...
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Sri Lanka peace talks make progress after avoiding crisis over rebel arms cache
Berlin, (AP), Feb. 07: - Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebel negotiators made progress on human rights and banning the use of child soldiers as a new round of talks began Friday on ending one of Asia's longest civil wars. Both sides agreed to entrust a former head of Amnesty International, Ian...
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Poll watchers sniff split mandate in Nagaland
Kohima, Feb. 7: Confusion reigned supreme in the pre-election scenario in Nagaland, with the Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM) appearing to be in a position to dictate terms in the event of a hung Assembly. Led by former chief minister K.L. Chishi, the NDM has become a force to reckon with an...
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SC upholds TN legislation banning all types of lottery
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 07: The Supreme Court today upheld a Tamil Nadu legislation banning all types of lotteries in the State and dismissed a petition by Mizoram challenging a Madras High Court order dismissing its plea for permission to allow operation of its lottery in the southern state. A Be...
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Claim for Security Council seat - France backs India .
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 07: France today backed India's candidature for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council and its fight against terrorism even as it expressed concern over the situation in South Asia and said war should be the last resort against Iraq. Asserting that France's...
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Suicide blast raises doubts over Tiger motives: Sri Lankan President
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 07: Even as the LTTE and Sri Lanka government began the latest round of peace talks Friday, President Chandrika Kumaratunga said the incident of three rebels blowing themselves up after the discovery of an anti-aircraft gun on their trawler raised doubts over the genuinen...
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Southern Muslims to hold anti-war prayer rally
Pattani, Feb. 7, (TNA): The Islamic committees of five southern provinces are to hold a mass prayer rally next Saturday to protest against the US stance on Iraq, which the organizers have said is likely to attract over 50,000 participants. Mr Suriya Panjo, secretary-general of the Islamic Commit...
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Burma: Anti Muslim riots in Katha Township.
This is the first information received relating to the anti Muslim riots that occurred in Katha Township on the 24th and 25th January. The Araby High School in Inywa, Katha Township, Sagaing Division was established over thirty years ago with classes from the infant to the tenth standard and about...
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Negotiations begin with Thai carrier on direct Bagan, Angkor Wat flights
By Myo Theingi Cho and Yin Min Tun Yangon, Feb. 03 - 09: Myanmar has begun negotiations aimed at launching direct flights between Bagan and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the director general of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, U Khin Maung Latt, told Myanmar Times last Wednesday. He said the neg...
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