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SARS Epidemic: THAI flights scrapped
Bangkok, April 01:Thai Airways Interna-tional (THAI) has cancelled dozens of flights to Hong Kong and other cities affected by a deadly virus. The cancellations of 28 flights are part of a set of measures to guard against the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a THAI statement...
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Missing US marine alive, says Thai family
Bangkok, April 01: Relatives of missing Thai-American marine Kemaphoom Chanawongse believe he's still alive and will not be left behind by his fellow soldiers in Iraq. Family members dismissed reports that he had been killed in action. "No matter how long it takes, we will wait for him," said Kema...
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Indonesian Hindus to pray for Iraqis
Jakarta, March 31 (Xinhuanet): Indonesian Hindus, particularly in West Nusa Tenggara province, will continue to pray during the Day of Silence (known locally as Nyepi) for Iraqis caught up in the US-led war against Iraq, head of a local Hindu organization I.Gde Mandya said on Monday. "During the D...
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India, Russia to set up joint group on counter-terrorism
New Delhi, (PTI), March 31: India and Russia have set up a joint group on counter-terrorism, a meeting of which would be held later this year. The decision to set up the counter-terrorism group was taken during talks visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin had with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpa...
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U.S. says 8,700 bombs, missiles launched at Iraq
By Charles Aldinger Washington, (Reuters), April 01: More than 8,700 bombs and missiles have been launched by U.S.-led forces in the war on Iraq, the Pentagon said on Monday, including escalating strikes against Republican Guard divisions protecting Baghdad. "We are seeing significant degradati...
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Exclusive: " Will of God is Stronger Than US Weaponry."
By - Mohammed Alkhereiji - Arab News War Correspondent Amman, April 01: There are over 40,000 Iraqi exiles already in Jordan, but since the start of the war it has become obvious that predictions of thousands more arriving as refugees were Iraqi gross miscalculations. What in fact appears to be h...
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16 die in China mine blast
Beijing, March 31: Gas exploded inside a coal mine in northeastern China, killing at least 16 people and leaving 10 others missing, a mine official said Monday. The blast at the state-owned Mengjiagou coal mine in Fushun, an industrial city in Liaoning province, happened Sunday evening and rescue...
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Iraq: Feigning Civilian Status Violates the Laws of War
New York, March 31:– Feigning civilian or noncombatant status to deceive the enemy is a violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 29 at a U.S. military roadblock near Najaf, an Iraqi noncommissioned officer reportedly posing as a taxi driver detonated a car bomb that ki...
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Saddam is alive and in full command: Tariq Aziz
Washington, April 01: President Saddam Hussein is alive and well and in total command of his country, Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz told ABC NEWS in an exclusive interview on Sunday. He told Richard Engel of the US television network that there would be more suicide attacks, one of the means t...
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Myanmar: Gems Emporium sales strong
By Aung Kyaw Tha Yangon, March 24 - 30: Sales at 40th annual Myanmar Gems Emporium have been brisk, totalling US$14.5 million after the first three days of trading, according to an official from the organising body, Myan-ma Gems Enterprise. "We are hopeful that after the full nine days trading t...
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U.S. says it has great confidence in Sri Lanka
The Island- April 01: Deputy US Trade Representative Jon Huntsman said last week that US had great confidence in Sri Lanka, and was taking its economic relations with the country very seriously". Ambassador Huntsman made this observations when he addressed an Investment Roundtable hosted by the US...
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Norwegians as facilitators in Iraq
By Sama Samaraganasinghe in Oslo The Island - April 01: The Norwegians who are facilitators of the Sri Lanka peace process have been called in by the United Nations to mediate in the Iraq war to bring about a negotiated settlement according to well informed sources in Norway. They gained much re...
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Monitors want LTTE to avoid unauthorised cadre movement
by Kalinga Weerakkody The Island - April 01: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has strongly recommended to the LTTE not to make armed Tiger movements in the night either in unauthorised places or high security zones, controlled by the Sri Lankan security forces and has strictly informed the...
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ABBL participates in Bangladesh Trade Fair in Yangon
Dhaka, April 01: A 4-day long Bangladesh Trade Fair in Yangon has concluded in Myanmar recently. Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurated the fair. Among other companies.of Bangladesh, Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd also took part in the fair. AB Bank Ltd has a representative office in Myanmar, acco...
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Bangla-Thai move to boost export-import trade
Dhaka, April 01: A high-powered Bangladesh trade delegation will visit Thailand in May to ensure greater market access of Bangladeshi products in that country. It will also invite Thai investment in Bangladesh in areas that have already been identified by both sides. The disclosure was made at a m...
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Myanmar: Limited human rights improvements -- serious concerns persist
London April 01: Almost two months after its first-ever visit to Myanmar, Amnesty International welcomed some limited improvements in the human rights situation, but at the same time expressed disappointment that other urgent steps have not yet been taken by the State Peace and Development Counc...
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Bill Gates Foundation gives $60 mn for AIDS research
Washington, (IANS), April 01: An organisation funded by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has donated $60 million for developing a gel that can prevent the spread of AIDS among women in developing countries. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave the sum to the International Partnership for Micr...
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Iraq says bus carrying foreign activists attacked
Washington, April 1, (Kyodo News): Iraq said Tuesday that U.S. warplanes attacked two buses bringing European and American peace activists to Baghdad from Jordan, injuring many of them, while U.S. aerial bombardment has killed dozens since Monday. Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahh...
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Airports alerted to screen pneumonia infected passengers
New Delhi, (pti), April 01: Government has alerted all airports in the country to screen passengers coming into the country from the places where the incidence of mysterious pneumonia have been reported. "Authorities have been asked to keep a close watch on passengers coming from 15 countries whe...
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Vehicle explodes outside UK embassy in Tehran, killing driver
London, (PTI), April 01: A pick-up truck crashed into the compound wall of the British embassy in Tehran and exploded, killing the driver but injuring no one inside the building. "Somebody drove a vehicle at the British Embassy in Tehran and whatever it was exploded. The driver was killed but nob...
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