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Japan to set up e-defence warning system
TOKYO, FEB. 7. Learning from experience in disaster management and reconstruction and more recently in the wake of the tsunami, the Japanese Government has initiated the process of setting up an e-defence system at Miki in the Hyogo Prefecture ...
U.S. to send peace monitors to West Asia
MANAMA, FEB. 7.The U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, ended her visit to Israel and the West Bank today, after stating that a "security coordinator" was being appointed for the region and pledging a $40-million aid package for the ...
Report baseless, says Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 7. Pakistan today dismissed as "baseless and highly speculative" a report in the Time magazine that the U.S. is investigating the possibility of A.Q. Khan having sold nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia and that some uranium ...
Iran vows to develop nuclear technology
MANAMA, FEB. 7.Iran has said that it was committed to acquiring nuclear technology and would retaliate if attacked by the United States or Israel. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rowhani, said that the West was incapable of paralysing his ...
Pakistan honour for Wolfensohn
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 7. The Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, conferred today the award of Hilal-i-Pakistan (Moon of Pakistan) on the World Bank President, James D Wolfensohn in recognition of his "all-round attainments, outstanding leadership ...
Police stations, hospital hit in Iraq
BAGHDAD, FEB. 7. Militants struck at Iraqi police forces with a suicide bomb, a car bomb and mortars in Mosul and Baqouba on Monday, killing at least 30 persons as they pressed their campaign to undermine the nation's fledgling security forces. ...
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Hyderabad woman gets new lease of life
DUBAI, FEB. 7. Fatima Begum Abdul Qayum (22), convicted for murdering her 80-year-old Arab husband, got a new lease of life when the relatives of her husband dropped their demand for death penalty and asked her to pay blood money. The Indian ...
U.K. proposes tough immigration controls
LONDON, FEB. 7. The British Government on Monday announced new tough immigration controls to check what it called the "abuse'' of the system as the issue climbed on top of the domestic agenda ahead of a general election, expected in May. Under ...
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