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Pope calls for speedy change in Iraq
PARIS, JUNE 4. Pope John Paul II today told the U.S. President, George W. Bush, that the situation in Iraq "should be normalised as quickly as possible" with a speedy Iraqi return to sovereignty and the involvement of the U.N. and the ...
British MPs want intelligence chief sacked
LONDON, JUNE 4.After the CIA chief, George Tenet's surprise resignation, knives are out for his British counterparts for pushing `false'' intelligence claims about the threat from Saddam Hussein to justify the invasion of Iraq. MPs have called ...
U.S. forces, militia to withdraw from holy cities
KUFA (IRAQ), JUNE 4.The U.S. military and the radical cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr's militia agreed on Friday to withdraw from the holy cities of Najaf and Kufa and turn over security there to the Iraqi police in a deal to end the bloody two-month ...
Missile test not intended to send political signals: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 4. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, who witnessed the test-firing of the Ghauri missile today, was quoted as saying that "the test was not intended to send any political signals outside the country but was necessary for ...
Blast kills nine at Russian market
MOSCOW, JUNE 4.A bomb blast in a market in central Russia killed nine people and wounded over 30 on Friday, officials said. The bomb containing 1 kg of plastic explosives went off at the Kirov outdoor market in Samara, 800 km southeast of ...
LTTE should give up pre-condition: JVP
COLOMBO, JUNE 4. Sri Lanka's governing ally, the left-nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), has urged the international community to exert pressure on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to give up the "pre-condition'' linking its ...
S. Korea, U.S. to discuss security
SINGAPORE: South Korea on Thursday said a panel would prepare for discussions with the U.S. on "diplomatic and security issues'' to fine-tune the anticipated `readjustments' in their five-decade-long military alliance. It was not immediately ...
SARS hero `disappears'
Beijing: The Chinese doctor who exposed the country's SARS cover-up last year has disappeared in what is believed to be part of a Government crackdown on potential dissidents before Friday's 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. ...
Computer snag grounds flights
London: The travel plans of thousands of passengers across the U.K. were thrown into chaos on Thursday, with the worst problems at London-Heathrow airport, where about 60 flights were cancelled. Services were back to normal by mid-afternoon, with ...
India & World
Natwar draws media attention
KATHMANDU, JUNE 4.Key Ministers used special aircraft to travel to neighbouring countries whenthe National Democratic Alliance Government was in power. The former External Affairs Minister, Jaswant Singh, was the one who began using an Aviation ...
India has stake in Nepal's political stability, says Natwar
KATHMANDU, JUNE 4. India has an important stake in the restoration of political stability in Nepal, the visiting External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, told King Gyanendra during a 70-minute meeting at the Narayanhiti palace this evening. ...
`Kashmir a potential theatre for jihad'
SINGAPORE, JUNE 4.The Singapore Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong, tonight cautioned the international community about the possibility of Kashmir turning into a "new theatre for jihad" and the potential for a nuclear conflict over the ...
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