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U.S. reverses policy, to hire ex-Ba'athist officials
BAGHDAD, APRIL 23. The U.S. administration in Baghdad is to begin hiring former Ba'ath party members and senior army officers as it relaxes some of the key ideological concepts behind the past year's occupation. In an address to be made on ...

U.S. passes `catastrophe' bill
WASHINGTON, APRIL 23. By a vote of 306 to 97 the House of Representatives of the United States Congress has approved a bill that will allow speeding up elections if 100 or more of its members are killed in an attack. The move on Capitol Hill ...

`Train blast rained debris over a 10-mile radius'
SEOUL, APRIL 23. The toll from the huge train blast at a North Korean railroad station was estimated on Friday at between 54 and 150 dead and 1,249 injured. A total of 1,850 homes were levelled and 6,350 were damaged, according to the ...

Saudi forces kill five militants
MANAMA, APRIL 23.Within 48 hours of the devastating bombing in Riyadh, Saudi security forces have killed five suspected Islamic militants in the port city of Jeddah. Police killed a suspected militant today, while a second suspect blew himself ...

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  • Nepal parties reject King's call for talks
  • Sri Lanka asks Oslo to restart talks

    India & World
    Strategic ties with India important to U.S.: Boucher
    WASHINGTON, APRIL 23.The United States State Department has said that the strategic partnership with India is important to Washington and it will continue to work "very hard" with India in taking that forward. The State Department spokesman, ...

    Make LoC a permanent border: U.S. Congressman
    WASHINGTON, APRIL 23. A leading United States Congressman has said that the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir should be made a permanent border to settle the Kashmir issue. ``I believe, the reasonable solution ...

    `India must address fiscal situation'
    WASHINGTON, APRIL 23.The acting Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Anne Krueger, has taken the stand that while there are many things that needs "doing" in India, addressing the fiscal situation was of "critical ...

    India, China, Russia to upgrade talks
    MOSCOW, APRIL 23. The foreign ministers of India, Russia and China are to hold two meetings to upgrade their triangular talks. The three countries "are advancing interaction in trilateral format," the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, ...

    NRI appointed Dean of Babcock School
    WASHINGTON, APRIL 23. Ajay Patel, a non-resident Indian, has been appointed Dean of the prestigious Babcock Graduate School of Management by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ``Ajay has gained valuable experience over ...

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