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    U.S. asks staff to leave Nepal
    WASHINGTON, SEPT. 15. The U.S. State Department has authorised the departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of its Embassy in Nepal's capital and suspended Peace Corps aid work in the country. It said in a travel warning ...

    Hu rules out western models
    SINGAPORE, SEPT. 15.The Chinese President, Hu Jintao, today praised the country's people's congress system as a "natural choice" and said an uncritical adherence to the Western political systems would only "lead China to a dead end." Mr. Hu was ...

    Plea to Musharraf on posts
    ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 15. Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan are engaged in an unusual game of one-upmanship regarding the military uniform of the President and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Pervez Musharraf. Two days after the Punjab Assembly adopted ...

    Call to back Kerry
    WASHINGTON, SEPT.15.A group of prominent persons, at one time supporters of the independent candidate, Ralph Nader, are asking people in the swing States to back the Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry. "We urge support for Kerry/Edwards ...

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    `Let us now strive for freedom from poverty'
    CAPE TOWN, SEPT. 15. Lauding the people of South Africa for the peaceful conduct of the third general elections and a smooth transition to the new government, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today said the two countries should now embark on a ...

    `U.S. raised Gujarat riots with BJP-led Government'
    WASHINGTON, SEPT. 15. The United States had raised the issue of the Gujarat riots with the BJP-led Government in India when it was in power and if "action" was not taken it was because the `pogroms' "were not carried out by the Central ...

    `India, Pakistan will become friends one day'
    CAPE TOWN, SEPT. 15. Beginning his visit to South Africa, the land where Mahatma Gandhi launched his "Ahimsa Dharma" movement years ago, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, expressed the hope that India and Pakistan would become friends like the ...

    Natwar visit gives thrust to Euro-Indian dialogue
    BRUSSELS, SEPT. 15. The External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, today concluded his visit to the European Commission here. He had a dinner with Zavier Solana, High Representative of the European Council and the European Union's pan-European ...

    Religious freedom in India has improved: U.S. report
    WASHINGTON, SEPT. 15. The status of religious freedom in India improved in a number of ways; "yet problems remain in some areas," says the State Department's Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Making the point that during most of ...



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