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Monday, August 30, 2004
Muslims urge hostages' release
PARIS, AUG. 29. Muslim leaders on Sunday condemned the kidnapping in Iraq of two French reporters and said there should be no negotiation over the hostage-takers' reported demand that France overturn a law banning Islamic head scarves in schools. ...
Talks on to end Baghdad fighting
BAGHDAD, AUG. 29. Iraqi tribal leaders, Shia politicians, officials and U.S. military officers agreed on Sunday to a one-day truce amid peace talks aimed at ending violence in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City, a day after clashes there killed 10 ...
Pakistan not for arms race in South Asia
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 29.Pakistan has said it favours "strategic restraint" and is opposed to an `open-ended' arms race in South Asia. In a cautious reaction to the test-firing of the `Agni' missile by India, Pakistan Foreign Office said that it ...
'Blair bullied BBC over Iraq reports'
LONDON, AUG. 29.The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has been accused of `bullying' the BBC over its reporting on Iraq in the run-up to the war. A week before the invasion, he is reported to have written to the then BBC chairman, Gavyn ...
Australian polls on October 9
SINGAPORE: The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, on Sunday called a general election, setting October 9 as the poll date and spelling out the question of `trust' as the main campaign theme. Mr. Howard is bidding for a fourth consecutive ...
FBI broadens espionage probe
Washington: Even as Israel denies having anything to do with a senior Pentagon official under scrutiny for passing secrets, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has broadened the scope to include interviews at the Departments of State and Defence, ...
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