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Kathmandu offers to renew peace talks with Maoists
KATHMANDU, FEB. 2. King Gyanendra announced a 10-member Cabinet dominated by his own supporters on Wednesday, one day after he dismissed the Sher Bahadur Deuba government, declared emergency rule and virtually cut his nation off from the world. ...
Sri Lankan tsunami damage put at $1 billion
COLOMBO, FEB. 2. A preliminary damage and needs assessment report by the World Bank and two other international agencies has estimated that Sri Lanka would need around $1.5 billion to "effectively implement" a recovery and reconstruction strategy ...
U.K. terror policy run on a "whim''
LONDON, FEB. 2. The British Government has been accused of labelling people as terrorists on a whim after an alleged Egyptian terror suspect, who had been detained in a high-security prison for three years and described as a serious threat to ...
Russia to launch spy satellites for Iran
MOSCOW, FEB. 2. Russia will launch two spy and one telecommunications satellites for Iran in what may be a sign of strengthening strategic tie-up between the two countries. The Russian military space forces this year will place two Iranian ...
Court orders DNA test for tsunami ``Baby 81''
KALMUNAI (SRI LANKA), FEB. 2.A Sri Lankan couple claiming to be the parents of the tsunami survivor known as ``Baby 81'' were arrested on Wednesday for storming a hospital to see the child after a court ordered lengthy DNA tests to determine ...
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No change in trade, bilateral ties: Nepal
KOLKATA, FEB. 2. Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed its consular corps in India that there will be no change in trade and bilateral relations following the declaration of emergency in that country. Nepal's Consul-General in ...
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