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    Nuclear arms to face U.S. threat, says N. Korea
    SINGAPORE, FEB. 10.The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today announced its open-ended withdrawal from the stalled six-party talks on its nuclear-weapons programme. Significantly, Pyongyang has also affirmed, in the most ...

    Tamil National Force claims responsibility for Kousalyan's murder
    COLOMBO, FEB 10. The Tamil National Force (TNF) — a para-military group under the joint command of the leader of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), V. Muralitharan (`Col' Karuna) and the Eelam National Democratic Liberation ...

    A royal surprise, at long last
    LONDON, FEB. 10. Prince Charles and his companion Camilla Parker Bowles will marry on April 8, more than 30 years after they first met at a polo match triggering what was to become one of the longest and most controversial courtships of modern ...

    Benazir, Nawaz Sharif meet in Jeddah
    ISLAMABAD, FEB. 10. The two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, met in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia today and reviewed the political situation back home. Their meeting comes against the backdrop of efforts by ...

    9/11 panel blames it on false sense of security
    WASHINGTON, FEB. 10. Federal aviation officials are said to have ignored multiple warnings of Al-Qaeda plots though some of them specifically mentioned the ways in which attacks could be carried out, according to a report of the September 11, ...

    Blair hopeful of NATO deal on Iraq
    LONDON, FEB. 10.The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has indicated that the divisions among NATO countries over the invasion of Iraq would not come in the way of reaching an agreement on training Iraqi security forces, paving the way for an ...

    Saudis vote in "men-only" municipal election
    MANAMA, FEB.10.Saudi Arabia has taken the first step of introducing elements of democracy in the kingdom by holding the first phase of municipal elections in and around Riyadh today. Polls opened this morning and turnout had picked up by ...

    Nepali police crush protest
    KATHMANDU, FEB. 10. Police today smothered the first political protest against King Gyanendra's assumption of power and suspension of civil liberties, arresting a handful of demonstrators. At least a dozen people were thrown into vans by the ...

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    Permanent seat for India: Pallone moves legislation
    WASHINGTON, FEB. 10. Frank Pallone, the Democrat from New Jersey in the House of Representatives, has introduced a legislation supporting India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nation's Security Council. The legislation, a "Sense of ...

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