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Saturday, December 25, 2004
Too few troops in Iraq, Powell told Bush
MANAMA, DEC. 24. The embattled U.S. Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, visited Mosul today where an explosion at a military dining hall of a forward base killed 22 persons including 18 Americans. Mr. Rumsfeld said he had come to thank the ...
Yushchenko pledges to work for unity
KIEV (UKRAINE), DEC. 24. Ukraine's Opposition presidential candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, said on Friday that his top priority if he wins this weekend's rerun election would be to heal divisions within society. Mr. Yushchenko, who garners support ...
Russia test-fires Topol-M
MOSCOW, DEC. 24.Russia has successfully test-fired a mobile version of its latest Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday. The Topol-M system, fired from the Plesetsk base in the far northern region of Arkhangelsk, hit the designated ...
Remains of Siloam Pool found
JERUSALEM, DEC. 24. Archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered the stone remains of the biblical Siloam Pool, were the Bible says Jesus restored a blind man's eyesight underlining the link between the works of Jesus and ancient Jewish ...
India & World
A courageous, wise leader: Lee
SINGAPORE, DEC. 24. Singapore today led the member-countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in paying tributes to the former Indian Prime Minister, P. V. Narasimha Rao, who passed away in New Delhi on Thursday. The ...
`Subcontinent has lost a statesman'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 24. In the demise of the former Prime Minister, Narasimha Rao, the subcontinent has lost a statesman, according to Pakistani peace activist, Mubashar Hasan. Dr. Hasan, who had known Rao for several years, said it was Rao who took ...
Pakistan for mutual flexibility on Kashmir, says Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 24. Ahead of the second round of Foreign Secretaries' meeting on the composite dialogue, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has made it known that Islamabad is ready to show "flexibility" ontheKashmir issue if India is ...
Indian citizen set free in Singapore
SINGAPORE, DEC. 24.An Indian citizen, Vidya Shankar Aiyar, was set free by the authorities here on Thursday following remission of his 16-month prison sentence in respect of two charges of sexual offence, according to well-informed sources. ...
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