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Iraqis lose right to sue coalition troops
LONDON, MAY 23.British and American troops are to be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraq after the crucial 30 June handover, undermining claims that the new Iraqi government will have `full sovereignty' over the state. Despite widespread ...

'Pakistan re-entry into Commonwealth unjustified'
ISLAMABAD, MAY 23. Even as the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, has described the re-entry of Pakistan into the Commonwealth as a victory for all Pakistanis, a majority of the Opposition denounced it as `unjustified'. The ...

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    Six die in Paris airport accident
    Paris: Part of the roof of a brand new terminal at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport caved in on Sunday morning, killing six and injuring at least three others. The terminal was opened to the public less than a year ago. The incident occurred at 7 ...

    200 missing in launch capsize
    DHAKA: Over 200 persons were reported missing after a passenger launch capsized in the Meghna river, near Chandpur, on Saturday night. Officials said the double-decker launch MV Lighting Sun with 250 passengers on board capsized at about 3:30 am. ...

    India & World
    Putin hopes for stronger ties
    MOSCOW, MAY 23. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, congratulated Manmohan Singh on his appointment as Prime Minister, expressing confidence that strategic ties with India would grow stronger under the Congress Government. "I am confident ...

    Pakistan keen on schedule
    ISLAMABAD, MAY 23.Though Islamabad does not see any motives behind India's request to postpone the talks on nuclear-related confidence building measures (CBMs) originally scheduled on May 25 and 26, it feels that this could disturb the timetable ...

    Chinese Premier greets Manmohan
    BEIJING, MAY 23. The Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, congratulated Manmohan Singh on his taking office as India's new Prime Minister today and said China looked forward to working with his Government to strengthen bilateral relations. "I wish to ...

    Three-nation rail project planned
    MOSCOW, MAY 23.Russia jointly with Azerbaijan and Iran will build a railway to increase the throughput of the North-South Transport Corridor which links India with Europe. Meeting in Moscow recently, the railway heads of the three countries ...

    Kal Ho Na Ho bags 11 awards
    SINGAPORE, MAY 23.Eleven out of 22 awards, including the best picture, went to Karan Johar's home production Kal Ho Na Ho at the glittering ceremony of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards held here on Saturday night. Hrithik ...



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