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Iraq/ President-elect promises sovereignty
BAGHDAD, JUNE 1. The U.S. and Saudi-educated head of the U.S.-backed Iraq's Governing Council and critic of the U.S.-led occupation was named President of the interim Iraqi government on Tuesday, after the Americans' preferred candidate turned ...

`Patterns' behind Iraqi prisoners' deaths
WASHINGTON, JUNE 1. More than one third of the prisoners who have died in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan were either shot, strangled or beaten by U.S. personnel, according to official death certificates and a high ranking official ...

Blair must answer to evidence of abuse
EXETER (U.K.), JUNE 1.Last week, the British Government admitted for the first time that investigations are under way into the killing in British military custody of 10 Iraqis, double the number previously stated. Meanwhile, the Government has ...

`Karachi blast was a suicide attack'
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 1. Police suspect that a suicide bomber triggered the blast in a mosque in the port city of Karachi on Monday evening. The toll in the incident rose to 20 and another 50 people are being treated for injuries in different hospitals ...

U.K. for lifting arms embargo on China
LONDON, JUNE 1. Britain is reported to have thrown its weight behind a quite French and German move to lift the 15-year-old European Union ban on arms sales to China, signalling a new phase in Sino-British relations. The move comes amid talk of ...

Take the path of enlightened moderation, Musharraf tells Muslims
WASHINGTON, JUNE 1.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said that the "special challenge" confronting Muslims "is to drag ourselves out of the pit we find ourselves in, to raise ourselves up by individual achievement and collective ...

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    38 die in jail rebellion
    RIO DE JANEIRO: Police entering a prison after a three-day rebellion found the bodies of at least 38 inmates, some of them mutilated, authorities said on Tuesday. Authorities were still securing the Benfica detention centre and feared they could ...

    Lashes for wife-abuser
    London: The husband of a Saudi television presenter has been sentenced to hundreds of lashes and six months in jail for a brutal assault on her, a Saudi court official has said. Mohammed Bakr al-Fallatta, an unemployed singer, attacked Rania ...

    Atmosphere already damaged
    London: Humans have done so much damage to the atmosphere that even if they stop burning all fossil fuels immediately, they risk leaving an impoverished Earth for their descendants, a giant of research in the field will say this week. James ...

    India & World
    Moves on to bring back bodies of Al Khobar victims
    MANAMA, JUNE 1. The next of kin of all the eight Indians killed in the terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia's eastern oil city of Al Khobar have been informed and efforts are under way to send their bodies back. J.S. Mukul, Minister in the Indian ...

    Pakistan happy over announcement of dates
    ISLAMABAD, JUNE 1. Pakistan heaved a sigh of relief over the announcement of dates by India for the Foreign Secretary-level and expert-level bilateral talks on nuclear confidence-building measures later this month. The dates were worked out after ...

    Praveen Swami wins Senior Fellowship of U.S. Peace Institute
    WASHINGTON, JUNE 1. The Congressionally-funded U.S. Institute of Peace announced today that Praveen Swami, Delhi Bureau Chief of Frontline, is among 22 new Senior Fellows of the Institute. Other Senior Fellows include Touqir Hussain, ...

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