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    U.S. forces prepare for final assault
    BAGHDAD, AUG. 11.United States and Iraq forces are preparing for a final assault on Shia militia positions in the holy town of Najaf, U.S. military said today. ``Iraqi and U.S. forces are making final preparations as we get ready to finish ...

    `Sudan suppressing report of abuses'
    CAIRO, AUG. 11. The Sudanese Government is pressing people not to report human rights abuses in Darfur, Amnesty International said in a statement on the conflict-torn province. The Government has arrested 49 people since June 30 for speaking ...

    Britons are new recruits for Mehdi Army
    NAJAF, AUG.11. The two young men sitting cross-legged in a small room off the courtyard of the Imam Ali shrine looked like any of the fighters around them. Their beards were short and neat, their feet bare and their dress the simple dishdasha, ...

    Karuna for co-existence of ethnic groups in Sri Lanka
    COLOMBO, AUG. 11. The former military commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, V. Muralitharan (`Col.' Karuna), has said that he is in favour of co-existence of all three main ethnicities of eastern Sri Lanka — Tamils, Muslims and ...

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    `Japan hoping to have talks with India on Security Council reform'
    SINGAPORE, AUG. 11.The Japanese Foreign Minister, Yoriko Kawaguchi, has said that Tokyo intends to "fundamentally boost" its economic relationship with India while sustaining "vigorous cooperation" on security and defence aspects. In ...



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