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Anti-Muslim Bias Crimes Rose 1700 Percent After September 11
New York, November 14, 2002 - Public officials tried vigorously to contain a wave of hate crimes in the United States after September 11, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Nevertheless, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 1700 percent during 2001. The report document...
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Thai FM hails Iraqi move to accept UN resolution
Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) - Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai on Thursday joined the international community in hailing a final decision of the Iraqi government on accepting a key UN resolution unconditionally, saying it was a positive move toward the world peace. Surakiart told TNA that the deci...
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Sri Lanka navy and Sea Tigers in historic first meeting
By Lindsay Beck Yahoo News: Colombo (Reuters), Nov. 13 - Sri Lanka's navy and the sea-borne guerrilla squads of the Tamil Tiger rebels met for the first time on Wednesday in the latest step to end a war that has killed 64,000 people. The Sea Tigers, as they are known, comprise about 1,200 cadres an...
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Thai PM brushes aside concern on adverse impact from war
Bangkok, Nov 13 (TNA) – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Wednesday expressed confidence the country’s economy would be slightly affected if the United States-led military action against Iraq occurred. His comment came after Iraq's parliament yesterday unanimously recommended rejection of a UN res...
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Tourism remains likely to grow despite bomb attacks: TAT
Bangkok, Nov 14 (TNA) – Local tourism remains likely to grow 27.06% this year although it has been affected by bomb attacks in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and the Philippines, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Mana Chobtum, director of TAT’s Office of Governor, said the committ...
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UN Special envoy Razali in Rangoon - The last trip?
The mediator of Burmese affairs, the UN special envoy Mr. Razali Ismail has arrived in Rangoon on 12 November. The deputy SPDC Foreign Minister U Khin Maung Win welcomed him at the airport and later on, he met Secretary No.1 Khin Nyunt and Foreign Minister U Win Aung. In the evening, of 12 th Nove...
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Suu Kyi tests Myanmar juntas nerve with Shan trip
Yangon (Reuters), Nov. 13 - Myanmar pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi left Yangon for Shan State in the east of the country on Wednesday in a trip likely to test the military junta's nerve while a key U.N. envoy is visiting. Since the military released Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi fr...
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At last, some good news from Burma - Editorial The Age
Tuesday 13 March 2001:In 1990 a democracy movement led by Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of the Burmese prime minister (General Thakin Aung San) who had been assassinated in 1947, won a landslide victory in the country's general election. But the military regime refused to allow Ms Suu Kyi's Nation...
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Dangerous scenario emerging in Govt., LTTE alliance, charges JVP
by SumadhuWeeerawarne and KesaraAbeywardena - The Island The JVP on Tuesday condemned the government’s continuing dealings with the LTTE, even in the face of a 200 year prison sentence imposed on its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran by the Colombo High Court. JVP parliamentary group leader Wimal Wee...
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LTTEers in Australia urge Aussie govt. to lift ban
By Bandula Jayasekara - The Island Thr Island:There has been a concentrated effort by the LTTE supporters in Australia to get the ban on the LTTE lifted since the ceasefire and more after the peace talks began between the government and the LTTE in Thailand. On November 5, Australia’s Special Broad...
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You get in and drive over her.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The taxi stopped for a red light. As the light changed, an elderly woman was on her way across the street in front of the cab. Naturally the taxi didn't start up, but the driver of the car behind it, seeing only that the light was now green, let go with a series of furious bla...
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AIDS in India: Money Wont Solve Crisis : Rising Violence Against AIDS-Affected People
New York, November 13, 2002: A rising tide of violence against people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India threatens to undermine the generosity of international donors, Human Rights Watch said today.The U.S.-based Gates Foundation this week announced a $100 million grant to combat the HIV/...
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New Phase of Asian Highway Announced
Bangkok, Nov 14: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and Pacific (UNESCAP) member and associate-member Governments have taken another step towards the finalization of an Asian Highway network, UNESCAP officials said here today. According to them, the draft proposes formal regio...
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Iraq approves UN resolution, Russia prepares for talks on lifting sanctions
Baghdad, Nov, 14:Iraq yesterday announced its consent of the UN security council resolution 1441 provides for the return of UN inspectors back to Iraq. Iraq's permanent representative to the UN Muhammad al-Douri said that Iraq will deal with the UN security council resolution, expressing his count...
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President proposes an Ethnic Reconciliation Commission, for Sustainable Peace
President Chandrika Kumaratunga, while admitting publicly for the first time that, the negotiation between the Sri Lankan Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is progressing in the right direction, she also proposed that a National Commission for Ethnic Reconciliati...
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LTTE Conducts war Exercises off the North coast of Mullaitivu
Whilst negotiating Peace with the Sri Lankan Government Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam unabatedly continue with war exercises of the coast of Mullaitivu. Residents in Vanni confirmed that they continuously heard firing sound few days, in the last week. Even Sri Lankan Army news release confirm...
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Chamber of Commerce introduces Commercial Mediation process in line with international practice.
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce announces that it is now geared to handle mediations in all the three languages - English, Sinhala and Tamil, at its Commercial Mediation Centre. Furthermore, when two disputing parties are unable to settle a dispute of a commercial nature by direct negotiation, they can...
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Celebrations to mark 8th anniversary of presidency PM and Ministers keep away
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Island: Celebrations to mark the eighth anniversary of President Chandrika Kumaratunga took place at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday without Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, his ministers and government parliamentarians with the exception of CWC’s H...
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Speaker orders minister, govt. MP out of House chamber
By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island: Speaker Joseph Michael Perera yesterday ordered Minister T. Maheswaran and UNP MP Olitha Prematirathna out of the parliament chamber, due to continuing disturbance from the two members. Parliament proceedings plunged into crisis soon after sittings beg...
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SU says beware of Ottawa convention
The Island: The Sihala Urumaya wishes to urgently alert the people on the dangers of the Government of Sri Lanka being a signatory to the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines, whereby, we as a legitimate state will be compelled to desist and refrain from laying, manufacturing etc. of land mine...
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