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Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Taylor surrenders power to deputy
MONROVIA (LIBERIA), AUG. 11. The Liberian President, Charles Taylor, former warlord blamed for nearly 14 years of bloodshed and indicted for war crimes in Sierra Leone, surrendered power on Monday to his Vice- President. Pushed to resign by ...
Show flexibility, Jamali tells India
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 11.The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, has called on India as the bigger country to demonstrate `flexibility' in resolution of the Kashmir issue. In his brief comments to the visiting group of Indian ...
NATO takes over peacekeeping in Kabul
BRUSSELS, AUG. 11.NATO, the 22-nation Western military alliance, has embarked on an epoch-making mission with its taking over the peacekeeping mission in Kabul, its first operation outside Europe since it was established 54 years ago in the ...
Kelly wasn't depressed, probe panel told
LONDON, AUG. 11.The mystery surrounding the death of the controversial British weapons expert on Iraq, David Kelly, deepened after the inquiry commission looking into it was told on Monday that just days before his apparent suicide on July 17, he ...
China, Japan set stage for n-talks
SINGAPORE, AUG. 11. The six-party parleys on the nuclear-weapons `programme' of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will start at "an early date''. The scope and timing of these highly sensitive political talks, which might be held ...
Bush ratings indicate changing perception?
WASHINGTON, AUG. 11. In what should be another wake-up call to this Republican administration, the approval rating of the President, George W. Bush has fallen to 53 per cent in a latest poll, down from 58 per cent in July. And the Americans ...
Israel warns Syria on Hezbollah
MANAMA, AUG. 11.Fighting between Israeli forces and Lebanon-based Hezbollah militants is reaching a new threshold and threatens to draw regional countries such as Syria into combat. The clashes between the Hezbollah and Israeli forces ...
A marriage made in the heavens
HOUSTON (TEXAS), AUG. 11.A Ukrainian cosmonaut got married on Sunday in an extra-planetary exchange of vows. The matrimonial union was between Yuri Malenchenko in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) and his Russian-American bride at ...
Militant leader jailed
Jakarta: Police scuffled with militant Muslim protesters on Monday when an Indonesian court sentenced their leader to seven months in prison for organising mob attacks on nightclubs and restaurants in the capital. Habib Rizieq Shihab, who heads ...
Governor-General sworn in
CANBERRA: Queen Elizabeth's new representative in Australia was sworn in on Monday, three months after her previous envoy in the former British colony was forced to resign in the wake of two sex scandals. Michael Jeffery, a decorated Vietnam War ...
SYDNEY: Australia's Great Barrier Reef the world's largest chain of living coral could be devastated by global warming over the next 50 years unless drastic action is taken, a report said on Monday. The Australian Institute of ...
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