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Friday, October 27, 2006
Global rights panel soon, says Colombo
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday said an international independent panel of eminent persons would soon investigate allegations of human rights violations. The U.N.'s Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions recently ...
Russia opposes Iran draft
MOSCOW: Russia has signalled its opposition to a European-drafted U.N. resolution calling for sanctions against Iran. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the draft proposed by Europe's "troika" France, Germany and Britain ...
Madonna, child and a worried father
LILONGWE: The father of the Malawian baby boy Madonna is trying to adopt said here that he is afraid criticism of the adoption would persuade the celebrity pop singer to drop her efforts. He urged her on Thursday not to get angry. Yohane ...
Volcano spews mud
MANILA: Bulusan volcano in the central Philippines spewed mud and ash on Thursday, as authorities warned local residents that a life-threatening lahar (sludge composed of pyroclastic material and water) flow might be triggered by heavy rain. At ...
CARACAS: More than 10,000 former employees of Coca-Cola's subsidiary in Venezuela have blockaded the firm's plants in a labour dispute, paralysing deliveries of the soft drink and raising the possibility of a wider campaign against ...
India & World
Be lenient to Indian students, Australia urged
Many are detained for contravening rules on part-time jobs
India moves up in Press Freedom Index
Journalists in South Asian countries enjoy lesser freedom than in 2002
Nirupama Rao leaves for China
COLOMBO: India's Ambassador-designate to China, Nirupama Rao, left for Beijing from here on Thursday. Attending the last function here in her capacity as the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Ms. Rao fondly recalled her association ...
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