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    Terrorism and violence should end, Rice tells Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 17. The visiting U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, said tonight that she hoped India and Pakistan would overcome "deep differences and divisions" through the goodwill generated by the composite dialogue process and that ...

    Bush names Wolfowitz for World Bank post
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 17. The U.S. President, George W Bush, has nominated one of the administration's top hawks, Paul Wolfowitz, as the next President of the World Bank. "Paul Wolfowitz is a proven leader and experienced diplomat who will guide ...

    Kadirgamar to receive Oxford honour
    LONDON, MARCH 17. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, will be accorded a rare honour when his portrait is unveiled at Oxford University on Friday in recognition of his long association with it. Mr. Kadirgamar, an alumni of ...

    Scientists warn of quake in Indian Ocean
    LONDON, MARCH 17.Scientists analysing the aftermath of the December 26 earthquake under the Indian Ocean warned on Wednesday that another devastating quake is now far more likely to strike the region. The seismic slip off the coast of Sumatra ...

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    Pakistan to allow 10 buses to Nankana Sahib
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 17. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, has decided to allow 10 buses carrying Sikh pilgrims from Punjab to visit Nankana Sahib on the occasion of the Baisakhi Festival on April 13. An official announcement here said the ...

    British MPs call for review of aid to India
    LONDON, MARCH 17. A high-power committee of MPs has called for a review of British aid to India in view of its fast growing status as a "middle-income'' country, capable of looking after its own needs. In a report published on Thursday, the ...

    Border fencing legitimate: India
    DHAKA, MARCH 17. India has requested Bangladesh for full cooperation, including the issuance of necessary instructions to the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), to avoid any untoward incidents in constructing barbed wire fencing along the border. The ...



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