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7,118 more bodies recovered in Indonesia
BANDA ACEH, JAN. 7.The U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, described the devastation on Indonesia's tsunami-battered Sumatra island on Friday as the worst he has ever seen, while authorities there pulled 7,118 new bodies from the rubble bringing ...
Barghouti detained on eve of poll
MANAMA, JAN. 7. Israeli police today detained Palestinian Presidential candidate, Mustafa Barghouti, as he tried to enter the Old City of Jerusalem to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last day of campaigning before Sunday's elections. This ...
U.S. pledges more aid to Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, JAN. 7.The U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, today assured the Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, of "continued U.S. assistance" to rebuild the island-nation's tsunami-devastated economy. Mr. Powell, who flew in from ...
Japan too prefers veto right
JAKARTA, JAN. 7.Although Japan has not yet firmed up its stand on the question whether it should insist on being granted the veto right as a possible new permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Tokyo is, in principle, opposed to ...
"U.S. did not share tsunami intelligence"
LONDON, JAN. 7. The controversy over accusations that American authorities did not share their intelligence over the tsunami disaster with the rest of the world was given a new edge on Friday after a British newspaper claimed that it had ...
Claiming the clouds
MOSCOW, JAN. 7.There is a latter-day Don Quixote on the horizon. A Russian lawyer has claimed ownership rights of all the clouds across the world in order to protect them from pollution. Vladimir Osipov, from the town of Yeisk in Russia's ...
14 die in Italy train crash
BOLOGNA, JAN. 7.A passenger train and a freight train collided in thick fog on Friday in northern Italy, killing 14 people and injuring dozens, rescue officials said. The crash, on a line between Bologna and Verona, left several train cars in ...
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