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Myanmar releases 45 prisoners
Yangon, Mar 16: Myanmar's military government said Sunday it had released 45 prisoners from various facilities around the country, but did not identify those freed. "Among those released are elderly inmates, females either pregnant or with young children and those incarcerated for disturbing peace...
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Residents in Baghdad Prepare for War
By Hamza Hendawi - Associated Press Writer Baghdad, Iraq, (AP), March 17: The United States advised the United Nations ( news - web sites) to withdraw its inspectors from Baghdad, several nations closed their embassies and some foreign journalists left Iraq (news - web sites) on Monday in the...
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Protests flare worldwide against Iraq war
By Brian Love Paris, (Reuters), March 15: Hundreds of thousands of protesters worldwide took to the streets on Saturday to say "No" to any U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in the biggest anti-war demonstration since millions joined a global march for peace last month. As the wave of protest began in A...
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New RAW chief appointed
New Delhi, (PTI), March 15: C D Sahay, Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, has been appointed the new chief of India's external intelligence agency RAW, official sources said today. Sahay, a 1967 batch IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre, succeeds Vikram Sood, who will retire on March 31....
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Myanmar junta head arrives in Vietnam
Hanoi, March 16: Myanmar’s military leader Senior General Than Shwe arrived in Vietnam Saturday on a three-day official visit, the foreign ministry said. Than Shwe, accompanied by his wife, arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai international airport by special jet and was greeted by senior protocol officials...
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"Muslim Up" a drink to cock a snook at US
Tokyo, March 15 Three French Muslims of Arab descent have made their share of contribution to the boycott US products campaign, which has gained momentum recently, by setting up a beverage company under the name of 'Muslim Up for Beverages.' "No to War, Yes to Peace. We want to see birds of love h...
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Nagaland polls to completed by Mar 31: EC
Kohima (PTI), March 15: Election Commission has extended the date for completion of assembly election process in Nagaland from March 14 to 31. The Commission has withheld results of Arkakong and Kiphire-Pungro assembly segments after detecting gross irregularities during the last month's polling f...
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Lankan panel heads for peace talks in Japan
Colombo, March 15: Government negotiators left Sri Lanka for Japan on Saturday for a sixth round of peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels, despite a deadly naval clash that threatened to overshadow the discussions. Economic affairs minister Milinda Moragoda, head of the government's peace body Berna...
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THAI prepares alternative routes as threat of war looms
Bangkok, Mar. 15, (TNA): Thailand’s national carrier is preparing eight new routes to Europe to avoid possible conflict zones in the Middle East, and is coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draw up evacuation plans for Thai nationals abroad, its president said yesterday. Mr Kanok A...
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Threat on PM Life: Not us, says UWSA chief
By Don Pathan Bangkok, March 16: Warlord of world's largest drug army denies it hired a hit man. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) chairman broke his silence yesterday, denying reports that he and his deputy took out a contract to have Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra eliminated for his war on dru...
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Pulithevan apologises for giving slip to Commandos
The Sunday Times: LTTE Peace Secretariat Chief K. Pulithevan was compelled to extend an apology to the Sri Lanka Army when they threatened to withdraw a team of crack commandos assigned for his security whilst in Colombo. This came after he told the commandos they could take a break since he was l...
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Time to bring LTTE to heel: Norwegian Foreign Minister
By Hisham Hilaly The Sunday Times:Norwegian Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen on Friday declared that the time has come to draw the line in order that the LTTE ends its violations of the ceasefire agreement. Mr. Helgessen told a question and answer session, which followed a seminar in Colombo on 'P...
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JVP rejects Geneva bait
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times: The JVP has accused the government of misleading a parliamentary select committee in relation to a recent Geneva seminar on federalism.
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TULF explains violations by LTTE and Govt.
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times: TULF leader V. Anandasangaree met former Amnesty International Secretary General Ian Martin and discussed human rights violations by the Government and the LTTE. Mr. Martin had asked for an appointment with the TNA to collect details on human rights violations...
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U Lwin castigates - Resolutions on Burma so far are not put into force effectively.
U Lwin, the Secretary of the National League for Democracy let out his exasperation over those resolutions, which are yet to be implemented. He has expressed utter futility of the UN Special Envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro report to the Human Rights Commission and said, “ He (Paulo Sergio Pinheiro) has...
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Senior General Than Shwe and Daw Kyaing Kyaing leave on state visit to Vietnam
Yangon, March 15: At the invitation of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam His Excellency Mr Tran Duc Luong and Madame Nguyen Thi Vinh, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing left here by specia...
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Mexico-Thailand to join hands in tourism promotion
Bangkok, Mar 16 (TNA): Mexico and Thailand will join forces in promoting the tourism industry of the two countries, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Sontaya Kunplome. Sontaya told TNA on Saturday that Mexico had sought Thailand cooperation for tourism promotion, emphasizing on cultural pr...
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Global alert as WHO warns of killer pneumonia
Hong Kong (Reuters), March 16: Global health authorities were on the alert on Sunday for a contagious respiratory disease that has killed at least nine people, infected over 100 and sparked a warning from the World Health Organisation. A spokesman for the Geneva-based WHO said there were reports...
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Eleven killed in militant attack in J & K
Jammu, (PTI), March 16: In the second major strike in the past three days, militants targeted a police post in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday night with rockets and assault rifles killing nine policemen and two civilians and abducting four security force personnel. Five people,...
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NDF welcomes mediator role by Thailand to end conflict in Burma
The Central executive Committee of the National Democratic Front (NDF) has expressed warm welcome to the Prime Minister of Thailand and his government for the offer to participate in the process of seeking a peaceful solution to the longstanding conflict in Burma as a good neighboring gesture. In a...
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