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Burma junta denies Suu Kyi verdict - politically motivated.
Burma's military government has denied opposition charges the guilty verdict delivered to democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi last week in a wrongful restraint case was politically motivated. "The government of Burma categorically rejects the charge by the National League for Democracy (NLD) that a r...
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UN Expert On Extrajudicial Executions Expresses Concern Over Recent Killings In Thailand
The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Asma Jahangir, has expressed deep concern at reports of more than 100 deaths in Thailand in connection with a crack down on the drug trade. Ms. Jahangir cites allegations of ex...
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US ambassador questions govt on drug killings
Bangkok, February 23, (TNA): – Signs of global disquiet over the government’s role in the hundreds of drug-related killings emerged today during a meeting between the US ambassador and the justice minister. While part of the reason that US ambassador Mr Darryl M Johnson requested the talks with M...
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PM urges NAM to give priority to people
Bangkok, Feb 25 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned to Bangkok last night after attending the 13th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, held in Kuala Lumpur, in which he called for NAM's 116 member countries to give priority to their people for the sake of the people's well-being and...
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Hundreds killed in Xinjiang earthquake
A devastating earthquake hit Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Monday morning, killing at least 257 people, injuring more than 1,000 and flattening more than 1,000 buildings. Officials said it was difficult to give precise figures for the number of injured since the tally was conti...
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Sri Lankan leftist party protests against release of Tamil rebels
Colombo, Feb. 24 (Xinhuanet): Sri Lanka's leftist JVP or People's Liberation Front on Monday protested against the government for the release of seven armed separatist Tamil Tiger rebels detained by the navy in the east of the country. "By freeing the seven LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam)...
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Truce monitors avert showdown between government troops and Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka: officials
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Feb. 24: Swift mediation by European monitors of a fragile truce between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels may have averted a clash over the weekend in an eastern port city, officials said Monday. The incident late S...
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India, Pakistan give summit taste of bad blood
By Simon Cameron-Moore Kuala Lumpur (Reuters): Bad blood between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan spilled over at a summit of developing nations on Monday as the two countries clashed bitterly over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Delhi and Islamabad have been at odds over Kashmir for de...
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Math Problems - peculiarity clarified!
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Thibodeaux, Jr. was at home doing his Math homework. He said to himself, "Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven. Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine". In that moment, his mother comes in and hears what he is saying. "Thibodeaux, what are you doing? Why are you s...
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VHP threatens to intensify stir over "undisputed" land
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 24: In a show of strength on the Ayodhya issue, thousands of VHP-affiliated religious leaders today held a 'Dharam Sansad' near the Parliament House here flaying political parties and threatening to intensify their stir if the "undisputed" land was not returned by March 25...
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Sri Lanka PM to visit India
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 24: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to visit India this week, officials said. Wickremesinghe, who travels to New Delhi on February 27, will hold talks with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and return on March 2, officials said.
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U.N. drug agency: Myanmar success in cutting opium brings hardship for farmers
By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Feb. 24: Myanmar's success in cutting opium production by half in the past seven years is posing serious problems to poor farmers who were dependent on the crop for a living, a United Nations (( news - web sites) ) drug official sai...
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U.N. Security Council Resolution Should Protect Iraqi Civilians
New York, February 24: Any U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing war against Iraq must contain explicit protections for civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The United States and United Kingdom are slated to introduce a new resolution today authorizing military action to force Iraq’s co...
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Myanmar to introduce tougher punishment for antique smugglers
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Feb. 24: - Myanmar is to introduce tougher penalties to prevent antique smuggling from the country, a newspaper reported Monday. The Ministry of Culture will increase the maximum fine and prison term for illegal export of antiques, currently punished with up to 6 months jail...
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NE MPs meet PM today on Muslim representation
The Island: North-East Muslim Parliamentarians’ group headed by Vanni Rehabilittion Minister Noordeen Mushoor will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today, to discuss Muslim representation as an independent group in the future. A statement by Minister Mashoor said: "We will also meet Her Ex...
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Along the India-Myanmar border, a people celebrate _ and worry about _ their culture
By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer Lekhapani, India< (AP), Feb. 24: Khaong Imphum left home more than two weeks ago, hiking and taking car rides through the mountains of Myanmar and into India to reach this small town. I'm very excited," said Khaong, a petite 20-year-old woman wearin...
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Mahanayake invites retired SC judge to lead study on proposed federal system
by Cyril Wimalasurendre The Island - Kandy: The Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte Most Ven. Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi has invited a group of intellectuals led by the former Attorney General (AG) and retired Judge of the Supreme Court R. S. Wanasundera to appoint a committee of inquiry to study the propo...
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Britain Submits Iraq Resolution to U.N.
By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press Writer United Nations, (AP), Feb. 24: Seeking U.N. approval for war, the United States and key allies Britain and Spain submitted a resolution Monday to the Security Council declaring Saddam Hussein (news - web site) lobbying efforts with top officials in Be...
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Stand-off resolved:LTTE cadres exchanged for soldier and policeman
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: The stand-off between the Navy and seven armed LTTE cadres in Kuchchuveli - Thiriyaya road was solved with the intervention of the SLMM after striking a deal to exchange a police constable and a soldier held by the LTTE for the seven armed cadres who entered the...
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Opposition demands Advani, Joshi resignations over Babri razing
By Liz Mathew, Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS): The opposition Monday demanded the resignations of Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani and Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi as a lawsuit had been filed against them for their alleged involvement in the demolitio...
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