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Friday, August 06, 2004
U.K. plays down 'plot' to bomb Heathrow
LONDON, AUG. 5. The British Government on Thursday refused to be drawn into reports that the nationwide anti-terror raids conducted two days ago were linked to an alleged plot to bomb Heathrow airport describing them as part of a "continuing ...
No word on status of negotiations
MANAMA, AUG. 5. There was no word today on the status of negotiations between the Kuwaiti transport company, whose seven employees including three Indians have been taken hostage, and an Iraqi tribal leader who is mediating to end the crisis. ...
Mehdi men take on U.S. troops in Najaf
BAGHDAD, AUG. 5.Insurgents loyal to the radical Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fought fierce battles on Thursday with U.S. and Iraqi forces in the holy city of Najaf that quickly spread to other Shia areas. The violence in Najaf killed at least four ...
Russia scraps soviet era benefits
MOSCOW: The Russian Parliament has approved a sweeping reform of social benefits that dismantles the last remnants of the Soviet-era socialist welfare system. The lower House, the State Duma, dominated by Kremlin loyalists, voted 309-118, with no ...
Jakarta ignores clemency pleas
JAKARTA, AUG. 5. A police firing squad on Thursday executed an Indian national found guilty of smuggling heroin into Indonesia the first time Jakarta has carried out a death sentence since 2001.Ayodhay Prasad Chaubey's execution came ...
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KGL representative may meet mediator today
MANAMA, AUG. 5. With a face-to-face "wrap up" meeting between the representative of the Kuwaiti transport company whose seven employees, including three Indian drivers, have been taken hostage and an Iraqi mediator still not ...
Musharraf denies seeking timeframe
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 5.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has denied that at his recent meeting with the External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, he had sought a timeframe for finding a final solution to Kashmir issue. In an interview with ...
Fernandes issue no longer active: U.S.
WASHINGTON, AUG. 5. The security "search" on the former Defence Minister, George Fernandes, is no longer an active issue between India and the United States, says the State Department. Maintaining that Mr. Fernandes had himself given an ...
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