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Bush takes pride in economy, war on terrorism
WASHINGTON, JAN. 21. The U.S. President, George W Bush, has laid out the framework of his re-election campaign theme stressing that the economy is strengthening and that the country is successfully fighting the war on terrorism. In his State of ...

Shia protests gather further momentum
MANAMA, JAN. 21.Protests by Iraqi Shias against the U.S. plan to position an unelected Iraqi transition government by June are gathering further momentum, with thousands marching on Wednesday in the southern town of Samawa. The demonstrators ...

U.K. `favours' direct polls in Iraq
LONDON, JAN. 21. In what amounts to a major concession to the Iraqi Shia leadership, the British Government is reported to be in favour of holding direct elections in Iraq before the proposed transfer of power on June 30 as it apparently believes ...

U.S. made Iraq a hotbed of terrorism: Russia
MOSCOW, JAN. 21.In its most damning indictment of the U.S war in Iraq yet, Russia accused the U.S. of putting Iraq on the brink of disintegration and turning it into a hotbed of terrorism and instability that may fuse with the Israeli-Palestinian ...

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    Polls will not hamper Indo-U.S. ties: Sinha
    WASHINGTON, JAN. 21. The elections in India and in the United States later, will not interfere with the progress taking place in the bilateral relationship, the External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, says. "Clearly, there is a conviction ...

    U.K. court imposes cost on Quattrocchi
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 21. The apex court in the United Kingdom has upheld the decision of the High Court to freeze the accounts of Bofors scam accused, Ottavio Quattrocchi, which contain more than 3,000,000. CBI sources said the Court of Appeal of ...



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