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Friday, March 12, 2004
'It looked like a platform of death'
MADRID, MARCH 11. Dismembered bodies entangled in the metal wreckage of train carriages. Amputated legs and arms scattered on station platforms. Thousands of people, many of them schoolchildren, fleeing in panic. In possibly the biggest ...
Guantanamo Britons' ordeal ends
LONDON, MARCH 11. All the five Britons, released from Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday, were finally reunited with their families today as the British authorities allowed them to go home after keeping them in police custody for a day. While one of ...
Putin urges high voter turnout
MOSCOW, MARCH 11.The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has launched a passionate appeal to the nation to vote in the March 14 presidential poll, as a low turnout is seen as the only threat to his re-election for a second term. "It is only ...
Key Indonesian Minister resigns
SINGAPORE, MARCH 11. Indonesia's key Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, today resigned as a step towards running for presidency later this year. The State Secretary, Bambang Kesowo, said in ...
'Intelligence of dubious value'
WASHINGTON, MARCH 11. The Pentagon is paying $340,000 a month to the Iraqi political organisation led by Ahmad Chalabi, a member of the interim Iraqi government who has close ties to the Bush administration, for ``intelligence collection'' about ...
Olympics, economy are Caramanlis' priorities
BRUSSELS, MARCH 11. Even as the scale of the Conservative victory has left campaigners on both sides stunned, the transfer of power in Greece from the Socialists to the centre-right New Democracy Party has been quick and swift. The Prime ...
India & World
India and Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty
DHAKA, MARCH 11. Bangladesh and India have agreed to sign an extradition treaty that would allow them to hand-over criminals who cross over the border to escape the law. This was decided at a meeting between the Bangladesh Home Minister, Altaf ...
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