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War begins with bombs in Baghdad
By Nadim Ladki Baghdad, (Reuters), March 20: Explosions rocked Baghdad at dawn on Thursday as the United States launched a war to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Reuters correspondents in the city centre heard jets roar overhead, Iraqi anti-aircraft batteries open up and air raid sirens sound about...
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“Reckless” Bush Will Be Beaten, Saddam Tells Iraq
By Hassan Hafidh Baghdad, (Reuters), March 20: A defiant Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) appeared on television on Thursday soon after the United States launched a war on Iraq (news - web sites) to overthrow him, vowing to fight and defeat the "reckless and criminal" George W. Bush. The Iraqi...
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USA: President Bush sanctions another killing
London, March 16: As he prepares his country for war in Iraq, President George Bush has maintained his support for state-sanctioned killing at home, Amnesty International said after former soldier Louis Jones was killed by federal executioners in Indiana earlier today. "We deeply regret that the P...
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"Brutality and viciousness" of North Korean Regime Highlighted in House of Lords Debate
London, March 17:The nuclear threat from North Korea was linked with the "unbelievable brutality and viciousness" with which it treats its citizens in a debate introduced by Lord Alton in the House of Lords last week. He said: "Becoming a Christian in North Korea is a serious crime. Many are throw...
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Persian Gulf: U.S. Cluster Bomb Duds A Threat Warning Against Use of Cluster Bombs in Iraq
Washington DC, March 18: Dangerous explosive duds from cluster munitions used by allied forces in the 1991 Persian Gulf War are still being found and destroyed in Kuwait at the startling rate of 200 per month, according to official documents obtained by Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch relea...
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Khmer Rouge Tribunal Brings Hope For Cambodia
London, March 18: The Cambodian government and the UN have agreed arrangements to set up a Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Commenting on the agreement Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien said: 'I welcome the draft agreement signed by the UN and Cambodian negotiating teams. I hope that this agreement is now...
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UN rights envoy to arrive in Burma on Wednesday
UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is to arrive in Burma on Wednesday for a week-long mission to probe the human rights situation. It comes two weeks after he called for recognition of the changes taking place in the military-ruled state. The UN expert will look at what is happening with p...
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Court rejects students’ case against English language theses
Bangkok, Mar. 18, (TNA): The Supreme Administrative Court today rejected a bid by students to force Mahidol University to back down on its requirements that dissertations and theses be written in English, saying that the requirements were neither fair nor unreasonable. But the students, led by Mas...
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Thailand to "wait and see" on Bush ultimatum
Bangkok, March 19: Thailand has adopted a wait-and-see position after US President George W Bush gave Saddam Hussein two days to flee Iraq or face a US-led invasion. "Our position at this time is to take the 48 hours and wait and see. I have told the Foreign Ministry to co-ordinate with other Asea...
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Khaleda to seek balanced bilateral trade with Myanmar
Dhaka, March 19: Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will leave on a three-day visit to Myanmar on Wednesday for talks on broadening the cooperation between the two neighbours in the fields of trade, commerce and communication. She is visiting on the invitation of Myanmar’s State Peace and Development Cou...
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Timeline on uneasy peace bid of Sri Lanka.
Hakone, March 19: Sri Lanka’s warring parties opened a fresh round of peace negotiations in Japan Tuesday amid mounting tension at home over repeated violations of their fragile truce. The talks here underscore Japan’s increased political role in Sri Lanka, a small south Asian island of 18.66 mil...
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Shipping links tops PM Myanmar agenda
Dhaka, March 19: Coastal shipping links between Bangladesh and Myanmar will top the agenda when Prime Minister Khaleda Zia holds talks with her Myanmar counterpart today at Yangon. A coastal shipping deal is likely to be signed linking Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Teknaf to the Myanmar ports of Yan...
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Blair wins parliamentary backing for war
By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin London (Reuters), March 19: - Britain's parliament gave Prime Minister Tony Blair a green light on Tuesday to wage war on Iraq, despite a massive revolt within his own party, rejecting a motion which said the case for action had not been made. Members of par...
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Bangladesh leader to visit Myanmar to bolster trade, transport links
Dhaka, Bangladesh, (AP), March 18: Bangladesh's prime minister will seek to improve trade and diplomatic ties with neighboring Myanmar during a three-day visit starting Wednesday, the government said. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is expected to discuss creation of a road link between the two capit...
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Party general secretary meets Myanmar leader
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 18: Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh has said he is very delighted with the growing multi-faceted co-operation between Vietnam and Myanmar. Talking with Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar, in Hanoi on March 17, Mr Manh said the two...
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Joint Vietnam-Myanmar communique
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 18: A joint Vietnam-Myanmar communique was issued in Hanoi on March 17 at the end of a three-day official visit to Vietnam by Senior General Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council. The communique says: "During the visit, Chairman Senior General Than Sh...
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Sea Clash Dominates Sri Lankan Talks
Hakone, Japan, (AP), March 18: Peace negotiators on Tuesday settled a dispute over a deadly clash at sea that threatened to derail efforts to end Sri Lanka's 19-year civil war, a government official said. ,br> Negotiators meeting in this town in the foothills of Mount Fuji spent nearly four hours...
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Sea clash sunk: Talks get going on warm note
By Amal Jayasinghe Daily Mirror - March 19: Hakone, Japan, Tuesday (AFP): Sri Lankan negotiators salvaged their formal peace talks in this Japanese spa resort today thanks to Norwegian diplomacy and the prospect of Japanese cash, diplomats and officials said. Sri Lanka's chief negotiator G. L. P...
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Tigers warn of new course if UNF falls
By - Thushara Gunaratne Daily Mirror - March 19: Hakone, Japan Tuesday: As the sixth session of peace talks began here today, the LTTE warned it would be compelled to look for an alternative to the peace process in the event of a sudden ouster or a collapse of the UNF government. LTTE Chief nego...
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Senior General Than Shwe and Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from Vietnam
Yangon, March 17: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrived back here this evening after paying a state visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the invitation of President of the SRV Mr Tran Duc Lu...
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