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    I will firm up ties with India, says Bush
    U.S. wants to work with India, a global power

    Spurt in violence in Iraq
    Suicide bombers target convoy of police vehicles in Baghdad

    "Decision not yet taken on F-16s for Pakistan"
    ISLAMABAD, The U.S. Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, has reiterated the U.S. commitment to "broaden and deepen its strategic relationship" with Pakistan. Mr. Rumsfeld flew in here on Wednesday night and met the President, Pervez Musharraf. ...

    China confirms backing India on U.N. seat
    NEW DELHI, On Monday, the Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, told presspersons that the Chinese side would be happy to see India obtain a berth in the United Nations' Security Council. Since this "support" did not figure explicitly in the joint ...

    Asian nations destroy virus
    TOKYO, Asian countries on Thursday moved quickly to eradicate their stocks of a deadly flu strain that was sent mistakenly by a U.S. company, with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong confirming that most vials had been destroyed. ...

    Qatar to export more LNG to Kochi port
    Emir satisfied at growth of bilateral economic ties after 1994 agreements

    $21.9-million award in Holocaust case
    NEW YORK, A Federal judge approved a $21.9 millions award to heirs of two wealthy families victimised by the Holocaust — by far the largest single claim paid thus far in a case against Swiss banks accused of selling out to the Nazis. The ...

    Terror "plot'' fuels asylum row
    LONDON, A new political row over asylum and immigration erupted on Thursday after a failed asylum-seeker from Algeria was jailed for 17 years for allegedly plotting to terrorise Britain by infecting public places with poisonous chemical ...

    New twist to Jackson trial
    SANTA MARIA (CALIFORNIA), The Michael Jackson child sex abuse trial was thrown into legal confusion on Wednesday when the accuser's mother took the stand and told the judge she would not answer questions about her financial probity. Janet Arvizo, ...

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    ``Optimistic on Kashmir''
    ``I go in a very harmonious and friendly environment''

    MoU with U.S. on medical research
    NEW DELHI, The Indian and U.S. armed forces signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday reviving collaboration in medical research and training. Under the MoU, medical officers of the Indian armed forces will be trained in the ...



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