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Lull in LTTE battles in the east
COLOMBO, APRIL 11. A lull in fighting has been reported from eastern Sri Lanka, where rival factions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) started armed battles on Friday. ``There is no fighting now, but we expect a major one in a few ...

Pentagon halts homecoming of troops
WASHINGTON, APRIL 11. One year after the U.S. tanks rolled into the heart of Baghdad, the Pentagon has been forced to step up its firepower dramatically, cancelling the demobilisation of some 25,000 soldiers who had been due to go home after ...

Campaign in favour of Musharraf's continuation as army chief
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 11. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, has said that there was no need to be "impatient" on the issue of the President, Pervez Musharraf's continuation as Chief of the Army Staff. Talking to journalists ...

`Bush was warned of Al-Qaeda plans'
WASHINGTON, APRIL 11. The U.S. President, George W Bush, was warned a month before the attacks of September 11, 2001 that the FBI had information that terrorists were planning hijacking and other types of attacks in the U.S. and "federal ...

Not a civil war, says Blair
LONDON, APRIL 11. Breaking his silence over the latest turn of events in Iraq, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has dismissed reports that the country is sliding into a civil war and described the growing resistance to the occupation ...

`I survived four bombs — I need a break'
JERUSALEM, APRIL 11. Every time there's a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, Abby Spero hears the same wisecrack: "What, they didn't send you an invite?' She usually smiles, having been hit by four blasts before she reached her twenty-second ...

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    Lakshmi Mittal makes a record house deal
    LONDON, APRIL 11. Lakshmi Mittal, the U.K.-based Indian steel magnate, is reported to have bought what is claimed to be Europe's most expensive house — a 12-bedroom sprawling mansion in London's Kensington Palace Gardens, near Kensington ...

    Sonu Nigam goes ahead with concert despite blast
    ISLAMABAD, APRIL 11.The India-Pakistan peace concert staged by singer Sonu Nigam, along with Pakistani musicians in Karachi went ahead despite a car bomb blast nearby which killed a local resident and injured eight others seriously. ``Despite ...



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