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Postwar Humanitarian Aid Plans in Disarray
Critical humanitarian action for postwar Iraq is in disarray as the endgame approaches in Baghdad. Near-riots break out at feeding stations near Basra. Nobody can agree on how relief should be delivered and who should do it. This squabbling has gone on for months, while Iraq's civilians get by on f...
09.09.2009 - 02:01
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Highest compensation to date awarded Sri Lanka torture victim
Hong Kong , April 04: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today awarded a torture victim a record amount in compensation. In the case of Gerald Perera, who was tortured by a group of police of the Wattala station on June 3, 2002, the Court awarded 800,000 Rupees cash, and full medical costs. Mr Perer...
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Annan sees vital UN role in post-war Iraq, names special adviser
United Nations, April 07, (Xinhuanet): United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday named a special adviser to draw up a framework for UN involvement in post-war Iraq, and planned to pay a whirlwind visit to Europe on a potential UN role in Iraq this week. Annan will travel to London, Ber...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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LTTE movements violating MoU continue
by Kalinga Weerakkody The Island - April 08: Despite many appeals made by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) to the LTTE not to make crossovers at night attired in uniforms and possessing arms in cleared areas and high security zones, the Tigers continue to violate the Memorandum of Understa...
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69 ex-soldiers on a fast-unto-death
The Island April 08: Sixty nine soldiers whose jobs were terminated about an year ago launched a fast unto-death yesterday (4) in front of the fort Railway station. The Co-Secretary of the union of the 69 soldiers, S. A. D. W. Kumara said they would continue the fast until they were treated in a f...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Sweden offers Rs. 3083b. for Lanka’s development
By Rohan Mathes The Island - April 08: A Development Cooperation Agreement, providing a Grant of Rs. 3083 billion (Swedish Kroner 270 million) to implement development projects in Sri Lanka during the period 2003 to 2005 was signed yesterday between the Swedish and Sri Lanka Governments at the Fi...
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SriLankan takes safety measures against SARS
by Roy Silva The Island - April 08: SriLankan Airlines is taking all preventive measures against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), an airline official said yesterday. "All passengers and flight crews checking into our flights in SARS in affected countries in which SriLankan operates a...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Mystery over Saddam as battle rages
Baghdad April 08: As U.S. officials tried to determine whether Saddam Hussein survived a massive bombing in Baghdad, the battle for control of the Iraqi capital raged Tuesday with American forces blasting government targets and foiling an apparent Iraqi counterattack. A U.S. warplane dropped fou...
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Indian Parliament- Lok Sabha unanimously adopts resolution "deploring" Iraq war
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: Overcoming differences on its wording, the Lok Sabha today unanimously adopted a resolution "deploring" the US-led war on Iraq with Government maintaining that India cannot be subdued or subjected to similar unilateralism by any country. "India, a country of a billion...
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SARS will affect S-E Asian economy: Singapore Premier
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: The deadly pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), has badly hit air travel and hospitality industry in South-East Asian nations and would affect their economy. "I think it will be very bad. First, the air travel has came down and the hospitality industry...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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India to participate in key international meet on Sri Lanka
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: Ahead of talks between Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunge and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India today confirmed its participation in a key international meeting in Washington next week to discuss development and reconstruction assistance for the island...
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Al Jazeera reporter killed, Four Reuters Staff injured
Dubai, (PTI), April 08: An Al Jazeera correspondent today became the ninth media casualty in the 20-day old Iraq War as the Baghdad office of the popular TV channel was struck in an air raid and four staff of Reuters news agency were injured as US forces fired at a downtown hotel that housed its...
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Sri Lankan president holds talks with Indian intellectuals
New Delhi, April 08, (IANS): Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, on a four-day working visit to India, Tuesday met Indian intellectuals and discussed with them the difficulties in the path of the current peace process in the island. The discussions took place over a luncheon hosted in he...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Arab TVs deny reporting the death of Saddam
Dubai, (Reuters), April 08: Three major Arab television networks rejected on Tuesday suggestions that they were reporting President Saddam Hussein had been killed in U.S. military strikes on the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Qatar-based al-Jazeera, Dubai-based Al Arabiya and Abu Dhabi TV all denied a ru...
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Al Jazeera correspondent killed in US attack
Qatar, April 08: Al-Jazeera correspondent Tariq Ayoub was killed on Tuesday when two US missiles struck the Baghdad offices of the Qatar-based channel. Two more journalists died and four others were injured when a US tank round later hit the Palestine Hotel where at least 200 international correspo...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Who Was Ali Hassan Al-Majid (“Chemical Ali”) ?
New York, April 07: Iraqi General Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of President Saddam Hussein, was the architect of the 1988 genocidal Anfal campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, which resulted in the murder and “disappearance” of some 100,000 Kurds. Al-Majid was widely known in Iraq as “Chemical Ali” f...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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Suspected WMD site in Iraq turns out to contain pesticide
Baghdad, April 08: A facility near Baghdad that a US officer had said might finally be "smoking gun" evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons production turned out to contain pesticide, not sarin gas as feared. A military intelligence officer for the US 101st Airborne Division's aviation brigade, Captai...
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SARS kills 2 more in Singapore
Singapore, April 08: A mysterious and highly contagious pneumonia has killed another two people in Singapore, bringing the death toll here to eight, while six more people have been infected, the Health Ministry said Monday. The latest fatalities are a doctor who worked at the Tan Tock Seng Hospita...
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Chandrika detour to meet Jaya
Chennai, April 07: Jayalalithaa today urged visiting Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga for early repatriation of Tamil refugees and their resettlement in their homeland. At a meeting held on short notice, the chief minister met Kumaratunga for over an hour at the Raj Bhavan this morning t...
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Court gives Chennai heritage college a breather
Chennai, April 07, (IANS): The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of an old college in this city known for its heritage buildings by signing an order keeping the government's demolition squads at bay for three days. Judge K. Govindarajan passed the order from his home Sunday night even as t...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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