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Interim President for talks with America
U.K. Minister seeks to soothe Pakistan’s ruffled feathers
ISLAMABAD: British Foreign Secretary David Miliband here on his first overseas tour at a time of fresh tensions between Pakistan and the U.S., attempted to soothe ruffled feathers by emphasising the “strong partnership” between ...
Call for hostage release
SEOUL: South Korea expressed outrage after the Taliban killed a captive Korean pastor in Afghanistan, warning on Thursday that those involved would be held responsible and renewing a call on the militant group to immediately release the ...
Nepal faces food insecurity: U.N.
KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have said a significant number of people in Nepal are at risk of food insecurity due to a series of disasters in 2006 and 2007. ...
Pakistan test-fires Hatf 7
ISLAMABAD: For the second time this year, Pakistan on Thursday test-fired the enhanced version of the nuclear-capable, low-flying Babur cruise missile, also known as the Hatf 7. A military statement said the test-firing was successful ...
Promise to establish new order
COLOMBO: The new-born “National Congress” organised an impressive protest rally against the alleged anti-people policies of the Rajapaksa Government and vowed to establish a new order in the island nation. The Congress, ...
Five British Pakistanis jailed on terror charges
Accused of being “intoxicated” by extremist propaganda
Remains of extinct elephant discovered in Greece
Athens: Greek palaeontologists have discovered the tusks and fossilised remains of a 3-million-year-old mastodon, or extinct elephant, in northern Greece, reports have said. The tusks of the mammal weigh a tonne each and are 5 metres in ...
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Rajapaksa hails Pratibha’s election
COLOMBO: Characterising the election of Pratibha Patil as the new President of India as a “reaffirmation of the noble values of inclusiveness and pluralism,” Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had said that people of his ...
Australia to ‘negotiate’ uranium sale to India
SINGAPORE: Australia on Thursday expressed its willingness to sell uranium to India under “safeguards.” This follows the latest accord between India and the United States on the finer points of their civil nuclear energy ...
N-deal: lawmakers warn Bush administration
Washington: U.S. lawmakers have warned the Bush administration of “inconsistencies” in the 123 agreement after reports that Washington has agreed to allow India to reprocess spent nuclear fuel under the civilian nuclear deal with ...
We have our facts right: Keelty
SINGAPORE: As the review of the case against Brisbane-based Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef under Australia’s counter-terror laws continued on Thursday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) asserted that they had got their facts ...
Hu writes to Pratibha on firming up ties
Beijing: Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday offered to work with his new Indian counterpart Pratibha Patil to strengthen the Sino-Indian strategic cooperative partnership which is key to promoting peace and development in Asia and the ...
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