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Will swine flu turn pandemic?
On Monday night, the world appeared to move closer to a flu pandemic with the World Health Organisation (WHO) raising its alert level one notch higher. In recent years, public health experts have worried over the possibility of a deadly bird flu ...
Iceland veers left
For the first time in 70 years, Iceland has voted for a leftish government. The Social Democrat Alliance, led by Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, has won 29.8 per cent of the vote and the Left-Green movement, led by Steingrímur ...
Leader Page Articles
The bogey of two-thirds majority threat
By M.S. Prabhakara
The apartheid mindset is quite well and thriving in South Africa.
When Barack meets Bibi
By Simon Tisdall
The U.S. and Israel are old friends. But Barack Obama’s meeting in Washington next month with his ostensibly close ally Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s newly installed rightwing prime minister, could produce fireworks. Unless one or the ...
Corrections and clarifications
The second paragraph of a report “Rajapakse-led alliance wins provincial council polls” (April 27, 2009) said that under the system of proportional representation of the Constitution, the UPFA won 68 seats in the 102-seat ...
Letters to the Editor
We cannot afford to let BJP do a thandava nritya in Karnataka, says S.M. Krishna
Senior Congressman and former Chief Minister of Karnataka S.M Krishna strikes a sombre note when talking about the challenges before the Congress party and his role within it. He quit as Governor of Maharashtra just before the 2008 State Assembly ...
Freeing the civilians held as hostages is my duty: Rajapaksa
In an interview to CNN-IBN in Colombo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made it clear that his government’s key objective now was “getting the civilians out from the clutches of the LTTE.” He was referring to an ...
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