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Chennai college students up in arms
Chennai, April 05 (ANI): College students in Chennai are up in arms over the state government's move to demolish a heritage college building for a new secretariat. Students of Queen Mary's College took to the streets on Saturday to protest against Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha's statement in...
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Saddam message urges army, people to fight
Baghdad, (Reuters), April 05: Iraq's information minister read a message he said was from President Saddam Hussein on Saturday urging the Iraqi armed forces and ordinary citizens to step up attacks to defeat the U.S.-led invasion. "The criminals will be humiliated," Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sah...
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Animal disease likely SARS cause, no evidence yet
By Simon Pollock Guangzhou, April 05, (Kyodo) A mysterious flu-like virus that has killed some 80 people worldwide and infected more than 2,300 others most likely originated from animals, but evidence remains inconclusive, members of a World Health Organization (WHO) investigative team said Satur...
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CNN footage not shot in Baghdad:Iraqi Information Minister
Baghdad, April 05, (Xinhuanet): Iraqi Information Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahaf on Saturday denied reports that US troops have entered a Baghdad district. He said in an interview with Qatar's Al Jazeera television the footage aired by CNN was not shot from any district in Baghdad. Rather, he...
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In Panic Mode
Singapore Schools will remain closed for nine more days as a precaution against SARS and to give teachers training in safeguarding students. The government is “using this additional time to manage the education efforts on SARS”. The island-state has the world’s fourth-highest number of cases, but...
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Iraqi TV did not say when or where the meeting had been held
Baghdad, April 05, (Xinhuanet): Iraqi TV late Saturday night aired pictures of President Saddam Hussein chairing a meeting attended by his two sons and senior military officers. A smiling Saddam, wearing military fatigues, sat in a room with his two sons Qusay and Uday near him. The Iraqi TV did no...
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Fighting for Iraqi cities rages
Baghdad, April 06: The US military said it entered Baghdad in force for the first time on Saturday, but Iraq denied there had been an incursion. War correspondents in Baghdad said they had seen no US troops in the city. Military spokesman Major General Victor Renuart said US forces could now enter...
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Moragoda explains progress of peace process
From Sujeeva Nivunhella - Our London corr. The Island - April 06: Minister Milinda Moragoda met with British Overseas Development Secretary Claire Short at her Ministry in London last Friday. Minister Moragoda who met European Union Commissioner for External Relations Chris Patten and Dr. Javier...
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No bias, says truce monitors
by Namini Wijedasa The Island - April 06: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) yesterday refuted allegations of bias and said that sharply contradicting information from the government and LTTE had made it impossible to verify either the recent attack on a Chinese fishing trawler or the abortiv...
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Navy chief convinced Tigers sank own ship
The Island - April 06: Navy Commander Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri is convinced that a Tiger-owned tanker intercepted by the navy off Mullaitivu last month was sent down to the bottom of the sea by flooding the ship. "They must have opened the vessel’s sea valves to take in sea water to flood the t...
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Mixed reactions to proposed referendum
The Sunday Leader - April 06: The proposed referendum drew mixed reactions from political parties. While most Tamil parties welcomed the referendum, the SLFP opposed it arguing that only President Chandrika Kumaratunga had authority to call a binding referendum. MP and Member, All Ceylon Tamil Co...
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Thundering Blasts Shake Central Baghdad
By Hamza Hendawi - Associated Press Writer Baghdad, Iraq, (AP), April 06: Deafening explosions rocked central Baghdad early Sunday as Iraqi troops, members of President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Fedayeen militia and teenage soldiers patrolled streets to protect the capital from U.S.-l...
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Myanmar: Secretary-1 inspects development sites in Kachin State, Mandalay Division
Yangon, April 05: Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council General Khin Nyunt yesterday went to Mohnyin Township and Hopin in Kachin State, Mandalay in Mandalay Division and Taungtha in Myingyan District and Bagan-NyaungU and inspected regional development, human resource development...
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US, Iraqi troops face off in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 06: Concerted action continued throughout southern and central Iraq on the eighteenth day of the war even as the battle for Baghdad looked set to begin in earnest. Iraqi television Saturday showed footage of President Saddam Hussein chairing a meeting of top political and military a...
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Former general to head post-war administration - Al Jazeera
Qatar, April 06: The United States plans to install the first stages of a civil administration to run post-war Iraq in the southern port of Umm Qasr within days, a US official said on Saturday. The official, who was quoted by Reuters and asked not to be named, said members of the Pentagon’s office...
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86 inmates die in Honduran prison riot
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 06: Soldiers and police were searching Sunday for escaped inmates after a prison riot in northern Honduras left 86 prisoners dead and dozens more injured. The riot began Saturday with a fist fight between rival gang members at the 1,600-inmate El Porvenir prison outsid...
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Six mn euros to resettle displaced Sri Lankans
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - Indo-Asian News Service Colombo, April 06, (IANS): The European Commission has granted aid worth six million euros to resettle Sri Lankans who were internally displaced or sought refuge in India's Tamil Nadu state due to ethnic strife in the island nation. Following the...
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Global SARS death toll up to 89, infections rise to 2,416: WHO
Tokyo, April 06, (Kyodo): The latest worldwide death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus rose to 89, while infections have risen to 2,416 cases in 20 countries and regions, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. As of Saturday, the U.N. health agency said the cumulative number of deaths f...
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Sri Lanka to host World Hindu Congress
Colombo, (IANS) April 04:Sri Lanka is making elaborate plans to host the World Hindu Congress next month, bringing in scholars and religious leaders to discuss the faith in the context of global peace. Hindu Cultural Affairs Minister Thyagarajah Maheswaran said the government was delighted to host...
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India announces 20mn US dollar assistance in cash, kind to WFP
New Delhi, (PTI) , April 04: Responding to the UN emergency appeal for immediate humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq, India today announced assistance of 20 million US dollars in cash and kind, including 50,000 mt of wheat to the World Food Programme (WFP). "The modalities are being wo...
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