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Rumsfeld in Iraq on damage control mission
MANAMA, MAY 13.The embattled U.S. Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit amid the growing controversy over abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American troops. Mr. Rumsfeld, accompanied by the Chairman, U.S. Joint ...

I wished for death, says prisoner
BAGHDAD, MAY 13.An Iraqi prisoner, who was held for four months at the notorious U.S.-run Abu Ghraib jail near Baghdad described yesterday how he spent 18 days naked alone in a cell, often with his hands and feet bound together, and was ...

U.S. military accused of abusing Afghan detenus
WASHINGTON, MAY 13.The U.S. military prison torture scandal widened further yesterday as new evidence emerged of beatings and sexual abuse of detainees in army jails in Afghanistan. An Afghan police colonel told reporters from the New York ...

Israeli missile strikes kill 10 Palestinians
MANAMA, MAY 13.At least 10 Palestinian have been killed in Israeli missile attacks on a refugee camp in Gaza, close to the border with Egypt. In the first strike, seven people preparing to plant explosive devices were killed, the Israeli army ...

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    India & World
    Jubilation in Sonia's native town
    PARIS, MAY 13.The electoral victory of the Congress party and the possibility that Ms Sonia Gandhi could become India's next Prime Minister has generated huge interest in Italy. Most newspapers are planning to devote special pages to the results ...

    Pakistan hopes peace process will continue
    ISLAMABAD, MAY 13. Pakistan today said it expected the new government in India to take forward the peace initiative and work towards a resolution of all outstanding issues between the two countries, including Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan ...

    Bridges with India remain: Kadirgamar
    WASHINGTON, MAY 13. "Relations between India and Sri Lanka are on such a firm footing that it did not depend on who comes to power; the `bridges' are there and the bilateral relationship is permanent and irreversible," says the Sri Lankan Foreign ...

    U.S `looking forward' to work with new government
    WASHINGTON, MAY 13.The U.S. State Department has formally congratulated the Congress on its success in the election and said the United States, having a ``very strong bilateral relationship with India,'' is looking forward to working with the new ...



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