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    A spontaneous outpouring of emotion
    MANAMA, NOV. 12. Thousands of Palestinians poured out into the streets of Ramallah to bid final farewell to Yasser Arafat, their revered leader, who was both a symbol of their hopes and an icon for the liberation of Palestine. While Mr. ...

    U.S. claims control of Fallujah
    FALLUJAH, NOV. 12.United States-led forces now control almost the whole of Fallujah but it will still take some time before the militant enclave is secure, a U.S. Marine spokesman said today. ``What is left (to take), comparatively speaking, ...

    Bush hopes for peace
    WASHINGTON, NOV. 12. The U.S. President, George W Bush, has said the death of Yasser Arafat is a "significant moment" in Palestinian history and hoped that this will clear the way for successful negotiations with the new emerging ...

    Nominated as Attorney-General
    Washington: The U.S. President, George W Bush, has nominated the White House Counsel, Alberto Gonzales, to be the next Attorney-General. The soft speaking Mr. Gonzales, upon confirmation in the Senate, will succeed one of the highly polarising ...

    Russia clamps down on smoking
    MOSCOW: The Russian Parliament has voted to curb smoking in public places. A bill unanimously approved by the lower house, the State Duma, on Friday will ban smoking in the workplace, in municipal public transport and on under 3-hour flights. It ...

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    Cautious welcome in Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, NOV. 12. In a cautious reaction to the decision announced by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, on reduction of troops in Kashmir for winter, Pakistan has said that it looked forward to ``physical manifestation'' of the announcement ...

    Important step forward: Benazir
    ISLAMABAD, NOV. 12. The former Pakistan Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, today welcomed the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's announcement of troop reduction in Kashmir. "Troop reduction by New Delhi in the disputed area is an important step ...



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