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    First ballot inconclusive
    VATICAN CITY: The result of the first ballot in the Conclave of Cardinals meeting here to elect a new Pope was inconclusive. The cardinals will meet again tomorrow and hold four ballots during the day, two in the morning and two in the ...

    Take correct view of invasion, Japan told
    Beijing, Tokyo face "most serious crisis in three decades"

    Papal election process begins in Sistine Chapel
    Fervent prayers offered for fruitful outcome

    Singapore opts for casinos to boost tourism
    SINGAPORE: Sprucing up its image as a foreigner-friendly destination, Singapore will develop two "integrated resorts," inclusive of casinos, on the foundation of "safeguards" for the citizens following a study of the pros and cons. Announcing ...

    Iraq hostage drama ends in a fiasco
    MANAMA: Iraqi commandos have not found hostages or evidence of abduction of scores of Shia residents by Sunni militants after they entered the town of Madaen and carried out raids. "The whole city is under control. We've secured houses where ...

    Thousands flee volcano
    NAIROBI: A volcano erupted on the main island of the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean early on Monday, sending thousands of people fleeing, officials said. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, said Mohamed Maanfou, ...

    Cypriot leader brings hope
    ATHENS: Ushering in a new era for divided Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots on Sunday elected the moderate Mehmet Ali Talat as their leader, ending decades of hawkish rule by Rauf Denktash. Mr Talat is an intrepid proponent of reunification, and his ...

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    Top leaders alone can do it: Musharraf
    Unhappiness over attitude of Hurriyat



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