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Sunday, February 13, 2005
Pakistan toll in rain, dam burst 175
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 12. The death toll in the dam burst and incessant rain for over a week in Pakistan has crossed 175. At least 80 bodies have been recovered from the villages inundated by the dam burst in Balochistan province. The Pakistan ...
U.S. not for direct talks with North Korea
WASHINGTON, FEB. 12. The U.S. has ruled out one-on-one talks with North Korea but has assured Pyongyang that it has no intention to attack it because of its nuclear programme. "We've made it very clear that no one has an interest in attacking ...
Judge shot dead in Iraq flare-up
MANAMA, FEB. 12.There has been no let-up in the post-election violence in Iraq as a car bomb killed at least 17 persons this morning and a senior judge was assassinated. The explosion took placed near a hospital and a local council building in ...
"Musharraf has reneged on promise"
LONDON, FEB. 12. The Commonwealth has criticised the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, for not meeting his "commitment'' to relinquish the post of Chief of Army Staff as part of the process of restoring democracy in Pakistan. Islamabad's ...
Russia shrugs off U.S. protests over arms sale
MOSCOW, FEB. 12.Russia has brushed aside U.S. protests over proposed arms sales to Venezuela and accused Washington of unfair competition practices. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed bewilderment over American concerns that some of ...
Great Barrier Reef in peril
CANBERRA, FEB. 12. It could take less that 20 years for rising sea temperatures caused by global warming to kill Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest chain of living coral. "We may see a complete devastation of coral communties ...
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