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Filipino police storm prison to end hostage crisis
SINGAPORE, MARCH 15. The Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police today stormed a high security prison in Manila to quell an uprising by some inmates, said to be linked to the Abu Sayyaf group of terrorists, and rescued a number of ...

Iraqi Parliament to meet today
MANAMA, MARCH 15.Iraq's Kurdish and Shia leaders have decided to go ahead with the first session of Parliament tomorrow, and agreed to work out the remaining details about forming a coalition government. Requiring a two-thirds majority to form ...

Foreign investment helping to tackle terror: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 15. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said foreign investment contributed to his country's fight against extremism and terrorism as it helps reduce poverty — an underlying cause of the menace. "Anyone ...

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``Eagerly waiting to visit India''
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 15. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, told the visiting Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, that he looked forward to visiting India to watch any of the ongoing India-Pakistan cricket matches and utilise the occasion ...

Saran holds talks with U.K. official
LONDON, MARCH 15. The Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, had talks on a wide range of issues with the British Permanent Under-Secretary, Michael Jay, ahead of the summit of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialised countries to which the Prime ...

Sikh woman soldier alleges racial abuse in U.K.
LONDON, MARCH 15. A woman Sikh soldier has sued the British army for alleged racial harassment and discrimination which, she claims, left her "emotionally and mentally deranged.'' Jinder Moore, 39, has alleged that she was told by one officer ...

BBC's hostage drama with an Indian twist
LONDON, MARCH 15. The BBC believes terrorism in Kashmir still has enough potential to yield a long yarn about a likely threat to Britain from the militants. On Monday night, the BBC showed an hour-long drama in which a fictional Kashmiri ...



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