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All set for Bush's inauguration
WASHINGTON, JAN. 20.The U.S. President, George W Bush, will take the oath of office for his second term later today with many saying the road ahead is going to be quite bumpy given the kind of domestic and foreign policy challenges. Mr. Bush is ...
Britain plays down "fatwa'' remarks
LONDON, JAN. 20. The British Government on Thursday played down reported remarks of the Iranian spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, seen as "reaffirming'' the fatwa against Salman Rushdie who faced worldwide Muslim protests over his novel ...
Mixed reactions to new Bush term
WASHINGTON, JAN. 20.Even as George W. Bush assumes office for the second term, most Americans say they do not expect the economy to improve or that American troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the time Mr. Bush leaves the White House, and many ...
Eschew violence, says Saudi cleric
MECCA, JAN. 20. A leading Saudi cleric warned Muslims today against heeding militant calls to wage terror attacks in the name of Islam. Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Sudeis, the state-appointed preacher at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, told pilgrims in a ...
Democrats delay Rice confirmation
WASHINGTON, JAN. 20. In a snub to the White House, Senate Democrats have said they will not vote on the nomination of the Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, today. Dr. Rice cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday 16 to 2 ...
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Relics of the past abound here
YANGON, JAN. 20.The Burmese capital is where Bahadur Shah Zafar the last Mughal emperor and titular leader of the First Indian War of Independence finally got his do gaz zameen, or two yards of (burial) space. He died in ...
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