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Kerry cements nomination
NEW YORK, MAR. 3. Senator John Kerry cemented his Democratic nomination to challenge Republican, George W. Bush, in the U.S. Presidential polls after a strong showing in primaries in 10 states forcing his main rival John Edwards to quit the race. ...

Rebel leader threatens to arrest PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE (HAITI), MARCH 3.Rebels began patrolling the streets of the capital as their leader, Guy Philippe, declared himself the new chief of Haiti's military and threatened to arrest the country's Prime Minister. U.S. Marines barely ...

Malaysian PM calls snap polls
SINGAPORE: The Malaysian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (in the picture) on Wednesday announced the dissolution of Parliament and a snap general election. The country's tenth Parliament is being dissolved with effect from Thursday. ...

Differences in LTTE?
COLOMBO, MARCH 3.A rift is reportedly brewing in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam over the deployment of cadres in northern Sri Lanka and the recent killing of non-LTTE political activists in the eastern Batticaloa district. According to ...

Probe finds evidence that water existed on Mars
WASHINGTON, MARCH 3.Water percolating through the soil once created a friendly environment that would have been ideal for life to flourish on Mars, NASA scientists say. It is not known how long this environment lasted or if any organism ...

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    `Advani's statement on confederation a mirage'
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 3. Pakistan has characterised the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's remarks that India and Pakistan should consider forming a confederation as a "mirage." At the weekly news briefing, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, ...

    U.S. explains disparity in aid
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 3. The disparity in the budgetary allocations to India and Pakistan has to be seen in the context of a "different" relationship the United States has with those two countries; and when it comes to allocation to Islamabad much of ...



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