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Dalai for bilateral talks for Tibet autonomy
Patna, India, (PTI), Jan. 08: The spiritual head of Buddhists, the Dalai Lama has said he favoures bilateral talks with China for grant of autonomy to Tibet under the constitution of the people's republic of China. "I have been making efforts for bilateral talks to secure the long-cherished desir...
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Sect Claims Second Clone Is Born
Amsterdam, Netherlands, (AP) Jan. 05: Clonaid, the company that claims to have produced the first human clone, said Saturday it has produced a second one, a girl born to a Dutch lesbian. Neither baby has been confirmed to be a clone by genetic testing, and mainstream scientists are skeptical of t...
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Bahraini women demand unified civil status law
Bahrain, Jan. 06: Scores of Bahraini women yesterday organized a silent sit in, in the courtyard of the ministry of justice in Manama demanding a unified civil status law. The sit in lasted for one hour and was attended by 70 women who raised banners saying "we demand a unified civil status law" an...
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Sri Lanka Peace Talks Start on Calm Note
Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, (Reuters), Jan. 06: The Sri Lanka government and Tamil Tiger rebels ended a first day of peace talks Monday by agreeing to speed up rehabilitation projects while pushing back acrimonious military negotiations. Successful aid projects are needed for a donor conference set fo...
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Myanmar junta leader departs on visit to China
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 05: The leader of Myanmar's ruling junta left Monday for a six-day state visit to China, a close economic and military ally of a regime that is shunned by the West for suppressing democracy. Senior Gen. Than Shwe, the chairman of the ruling State Peace and Development...
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Sri Lankan government negotiators, Tiger rebels open crucial round of peace talks
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 6: Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebel negotiators began a new round of peace talks Monday amid tension over disarming the guerrillas and closing army camps in Tamil areas. The Sri Lankan army insists that the rebels disarm before they can close military camps...
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Buddhism is the Panacea for curbing terrorism and other sins - Aung San Suu Kyi
Special interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's leader of the Opposition, conducted by South Korea’s "Buddhism" newspaper appeared when the newspaper recently celebrated its 43rd Anniversary. Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1991. She is the leader of the opposition in Burma, an...
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Suu Kyi not allowed to phone in message
By W. Chandrakanth Hyderabad, Jan. 6: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate, fighting for restoration of democratic rights of the Myanmarese was allegedly not allowed by the military regime on January 2 to deliver a message over telephone to the first Asian Social Forum summit being held...
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Resettling IDPs in HSZs lower down in 4th round: Humanitarian issues top talks agenda
by Zacki Jabbar The Island:The fourth round of government - LTTE peace talks got off to a delayed start at the Rose Garden Golf Resort in Nakhom Pathom,Thailand yesterday after the two sides had to first sort out the agenda in view of the dispute over the process of Internally Displaced Persons(ID...
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HSZ issue: Ball in LTTE court, says govt.
by Namini Wijedasa The Island: A solution to the High Security Zones issue can be found if the LTTE allows the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to verify that their long range weapons are out of range of strategic locations such as Palaly airbase and the Kankesanthurai port, a government official close...
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Govt ready to evacuate Thai workers from Middle East
Bangkok, Jan 7 (TNA): The government is prepared to evacuate Thai workers from Israel and other countries in the Middle East if conflicts in the region escalate, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told reporters on Tuesday that once requested, the government through the...
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BJP fact-finding team visits gangrape victims
Lakhisarai (Bihar),(PTI), Jan. 07: Bihar unit of BJP today demanded arrest within 48 hours of armed desperados who allegedly abducted six women and gangraped two of them at Gopalpur village in Lakhisarai district on New Year's day, besides transfer of the officer-in-charge of the Barahiya police...
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Sri Lanka peace talks side-step disarming issue
By Scott McDonald - Reuters Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, (Reuters), Jan. 6: The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers on Tuesday side-stepped the divisive issue of disarming the rebels inside military zones during peace talks to end the island's two-decade ethnic war. On the second day of talks at a...
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Sri Lankan government, Tamil Tiger rebels agree to resettle families during peace talks
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 7: Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday agreed to work to resettle families displaced by the 19-year ethnic war, but sidestepped the contentious issues of disarming the guerrillas and troop withdrawals. After more than three hours of negotiati...
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Dalai Lama arrives for Kalchakra Puja
Gaya (Bihar), (PTI), Jan. 07: Amidst tight security, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here today to participate in a nine-day long Buddhist festival, Kalchakra Puja. The Dalai Lama will inaugurate the festival Wednesday in which the 17th Karmapa Lama, Urgen Trinley Dorjee, will al...
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Help combat terror, Singapore to India
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Singapore President S R Nathan on Sunday called upon India to help combat regional terrorism. Addressing a small gathering of mediapersons from Singapore a few hours ahead of his departure to Bangalore, he expressed concern about the scourge of terrorism, and said, "terroris...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Sinhala Sabha accuses Maheswaran of racism
The Island:The Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabha yesterday accused Minister T. Maheswaran of making statements without responsibility and of a racist nature. The statement issued by president of the Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabha Nath Amarakoon said: "While we appreciate the cessation of war during the last yea...
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Uncertain agenda for fourth round of talks
by Zacki Jabbar The Island: The fourth round of government-LTTE peace talks will commence at the Rose Garden Resort in Nakhon Pathorn, Thailand today amidst uncertainty as to what its agenda would be. At the end of the third round of talks that was held in Oslo, Norway last month the government agr...
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Thailand already rides out economic crisis, says leading academic
Bangkok, Jan 6 (TNA): Thailand has already ridden out the economic storm as the government has played a crucial role in stimulating the economy, according to a leading academic. Assessing the overall economy, society and culture following the economic crisis, Theerayuth Boonmee, lecturer of Thamma...
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Myanmar opposition calls for beginning of dialogue
Yangon, Jan. 06: Myanmar’s democratic opposition on Saturday reiterated its call for the ruling junta to begin a long-promised political dialogue it hopes could end four decades of military rule. The National League for Democracy (NLD) said in a statement to mark the 55th anniversary of Myanmar’s i...
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