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Saturday, April 02, 2005
MDC alleges poll fraud
HARARE, APRIL 1. With results starting to trickle in today, the Opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, accused the Government of trying to steal a parliamentary election and urged Zimbabweans to defend their vote. Mr. Tsvangirai's Movement for ...
Prelates decide to maintain status quo
PARIS, APRIL 1.As Pope John Paul II's physical condition deteriorated on Friday, four top prelates in the Vatican concluded a pact to maintain the status quo at the Holy See so long as the uncertainties persisted. Their powers will ...
Mercenaries' sentences reduced
Kabul: An Afghan court substantially cut the jail sentences of the American mercenary, Jack Idema, and his two accomplices on Thursday, but refused to overturn their conviction for kidnap and torture. Idema, his right-hand man Brent Bennett, and ...
NASA cuts gardening budget
London: It put a man on the moon and gave the world the non-stick saucepan, but faced with an impending budget crisis, NASA has been forced to cancel a more down-to-earth project: gardening. Staff at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Centre in ...
Honorary doctorate for Indian
DUBAI, APRIL 1.The founder-chairman of the Dubai-based Overseas Indians Economic Forum, Ram Buxani, will be conferred with a honorary doctorate in recognition of his extraordinary success as a business leader. The 135-year-old St. John's ...
Air India Express to resume online booking soon
DUBAI, APRIL 1. Online booking for the new low-cost carrier, Air India Express, is likely to be restored in the next few days, officials have said. The snag in AIE's web-based booking prevented users from reserving seats since the site became ...
Revocation of patent on neem tree upheld
LONDON, APRIL 1. Ending an 11-year-old dispute, the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld the revocation of a patent on the fungicidal properties of the neem tree granted to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and WR Grace, a multinational. ...
Thousands gaze at Pope's window in quiet anguish
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 1. As if in a daze, some 10,000 persons gazed up on Friday in sorrow-filled silence at Pope John Paul II's closed windows in the Vatican. ``I'm trembling because I can feel that this time he may not make it,'' said Maria ...
Faithful watch for signs
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 1. A closed bronze door. Drawn shutters. Tolling bells. Sombre music. They are all signs that a pontiff has passed. Over centuries, the most traditional and telling signal that a Pope has died has been the tolling ...
Attacker praying for Pope
ISTANBUL, APRIL 1. Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish extremist who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, is praying for him from his Istanbul prison cell, his lawyer Mustafa Demirbag said today. ``My client is very sad,'' Mr. Demirbag said ...
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