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40 guerillas killed near Najaf
NAJAF, MAY 6. The United States intensified pressure on the radical cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, on Thursday, seizing the Governor's office from his fighters and appointing a new Governor for this region where his militia held sway. An estimated 40 ...

U.K. probe into 30 cases
LONDON, MAY 6. In an implicit acknowledgement of the growing concern over the conduct of British troops in Iraq, the Government has disclosed that it is investigating more than 30 cases of deaths, injuries and ill-treatment of Iraqi civilians in ...

Howard slams treatment of Iraqi prisoners
SINGAPORE, MAY 6.The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has `unconditionally' condemned the `appalling' treatment of some Iraqi prisoners at the hands of the U.S. military personnel. He did not, however, support the call for an independent ...

Bush's address fails to make an impact
MANAMA, MAY 6. A day after his appearance on two Arab satellite television channels, there was little to show that the U.S. President, George Bush's exercise at "damage control" following the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison, near ...

E.U. plans ambitious expansion
BRUSSELS, MAY 6.The European Union, which expanded from 15 to 25 members on May 1, is looking at further growth. European bureaucrats are studying ways to structure the E.U. in such a manner that "the sun will never set'' on the Union. At this ...

American taken hostage
DUBAI, MAY 6. A blindfolded man described as an Iraqi-American being held hostage in Iraq was shown pleading for help on an Arab television station today. The man, speaking in English, gave his name as Aban Elias and said he was from Denver, ...

Choking protests doesn't kill hope
RAMALLAH: The West Bank and Gaza are ruled by summary `orders' issued by Israeli Defence Forces commanders, which are rarely subject to parliamentary scrutiny. Human-rights activists say this encourages arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and ...

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    First wife of Mandela dies
    JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela's first wife, Evelyn Mandela, who quit the couple's marriage after telling him to choose between her and the African National Congress liberation movement, died on April 30 at the age of 82. Mr. Mandela, who was in ...

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    India & World
    India denies interfering in Nepal's affairs
    KATHMANDU, MAY 6. Denying that it interferes with Nepal's internal affairs, India has said democracy is not something which can be imposed from outside and advocated a key role for political parties in the Nepalese multi-party system. ``There can ...

    India, Pakistan for amending suspended shipping protocol
    ISLAMABAD, MAY 6.India and Pakistan are keen on amending the suspended protocol on shipping to enable ships of both the countries to carry cargo to third countries and run cargo services. An informal discussion on the scope of shipping services ...

    Indian researcher's work under the scanner
    NEW YORK, MAY 6. An Indian-Canadian researcher is facing claims that data in his widely reported study of the effects of a nutritional supplement on thinking and memory in the elderly are so flawed as to have no real value. Dr. Ranjit Kumar ...

    U.S. looking into 'mistreatment' of Indians in Iraq
    WASHINGTON, MAY 6. The Bush administration has said that it is looking into reports of mistreatment of Indians lured into Iraq by American contractors. According to the State Department, the American Embassy in New Delhi has started looking into ...

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