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Cause of chopper crash unclear
BAGHDAD, JAN. 26.Thirty-one U.S. Marines were killed on Wednesday in a helicopter crash, marking the worst loss of life in a single day since the American invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Pentagon sources said the helicopter had gone down in bad ...
Bush declines comment
WASHINGTON, JAN. 26.The U.S. President, George W. Bush, refused to speculate on what caused the crash of the Marine helicopter, the CH-53 Sea Stallion, that resulted in the loss of 31 lives in Iraq. The President was asked to comment on this ...
Guantanamo Britons return home
LONDON, JAN. 26.It is freedom at last for the four young Britons who spent three years, without trial, in the notorious U.S.-run detention centre in Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of terrorism. The four men Feroze Abbasi, Moazzam Begg, ...
Senate votes to confirm Rice
WASHINGTON, JAN. 26.The United States Senate today voted 85 to 13 to confirm Condoleezza Rice as the next Secretary of State. Ms. Rice's confirmation was in no doubt but she got the most "no" votes for a Secretary of State since World War Two. ...
E.U., Pakistan to set up joint panel
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 26.Pakistan and the European Union (E.U.) have agreed to establish a joint ministerial commission at the Foreign Ministers' level for enhancing economic and political ties. The decision followed the Prime Minister, Shaukat ...
Rice misled America: Democrats
WASHINGTON, JAN. 26.Senate Democrats have slammed the Bush administration for its "failed" foreign policy initiatives especially in Iraq and accused Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State nominee, of lying to lawmakers, misleading Americans and ...
India & World
Live up to promise: Amnesty
LONDON, JAN. 26. Amnesty International has urged the Manmohan Singh Government to "live up'' to its commitment to protect the human rights of the victims of the 2002 violence in Gujarat, and punish its perpetrators. In a report, released here on ...
Japan for "full permanent member" status
SINGAPORE, JAN. 26. Japan has indicated its desire to seek the status of a "full permanent member" of the U.N. Security Council. Responding to a question from The Hindu , the Japanese Ambassador to Singapore, Takaaki Kojima, has said ...
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