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Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Two suicide bombers strike in Israel
DOHA (QATAR), AUG. 12.The Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestinian factions remained committed to a truce with Israel, despite two suicide bombings on Tuesday. Speaking before leaving the Qatari capital, Mr. Abbas blamed ...
Taylor takes refuge in Nigeria
CALABAR (NIGERIA), AUG. 12. The Liberian President, Charles Taylor, today arrived in the Nigerian city of Calabar, a day after handing over power and leaving his shattered nation for exile. After a brief stop-over in the capital Abuja, Mr. ...
Biden bids adieu to 2004 race
WASHINGTON, AUG. 12. The Democratic Senator from Delaware, Joseph Biden, has formally announced that he will not enter the Presidential election fray saying that it is now "too much of a long shot". Mr. Biden, a senior member in the Senate ...
Virus attacks Windows 2000
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON, AUG. 12.An Internet worm targeting Microsoft Corp Windows users was spreading rapidly around the world on Tuesday, triggering computer crashes and slowing Web connections, experts said. The worm, dubbed Blaster but also ...
Top women activists meet
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (right), social activist and ex-wife of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela, and the Pakistani women rights activist and former actress, Faryal Ghaur, at a women's conference in Dhaka, on Tuesday. Ms. ...
Kim-Dae-jung's son sentenced
SEOUL: An appeals court sentenced the youngest son of the former South Korean President, Kim Dae-jung, to a 1 1/2-year suspended prison term on Tuesday for receiving bribes from businessmen. Kim Hong-gul (39), was also fined 160 million won ...
U.S. military plane crashes
SEOUL: A U.S. military transport plane crashed on Tuesday south of Seoul, the U.S. military said. It said it had no word on whether there were casualties, but South Korean police said two Americans on board died. The C-12 Huron, a small turboprop ...
SAINT PETERSBURG: Russia marked the third anniversary of the Kursk submarine disaster on Tuesday by unveiling a memorial with a quote from a note found on one of the 118 sailors who died in the tragedy: ``Do not despair.'' The memorial was ...
India & World
Let's forget Kargil and go forward, says Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 12.While sticking to his substantive stand on issues concerning India, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today indicated a change in tone when he said he was prepared to "go forward beyond the stated position on Jammu and ...
U.S. 'clears' Indo-Israel Phalcon deal
WASHINGTON, AUG. 12. The United States has informed India and Israel that it has no objection to the "transfer" of the Phalcon airborne early warning system to New Delhi; and the Bush administration has lifted its earlier objection on grounds ...
No request for Musharraf, Vajpayee meeting
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 12. Pakistan has said that it has not made any request to India for a meeting between the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, and the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next ...
'I can pick up the phone and talk to Vajpayee'
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 12. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, said here today that there was no question of his Government sponsoring terrorist activity across the border with India. Addressing Indian journalists after meeting a delegation of MPs ...
Couple of Indian origin killed
DURBAN, AUG. 12. A farming couple of Indian origin was murdered in the driveway of their home today in South Africa while they were preparing to take their goods to a nearby market. Sunny Moodley (55), and his wife Janaki (50), were shot dead ...
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