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U.S. offers truce to Fallujah fighters
MANAMA, APRIL 10.Faced with fierce resistance, mounting casualties and desertions from an Iraqi civil administration that it has appointed, U.S. authorities have called for a formal ceasefire in the restive Sunni bastion of Fallujah. Addressing ...

Straw says coalition faces 'serious' threat in Iraq
LONDON, APRIL 10. The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has admitted that the increasing resistance to the occupation forces in Iraq represents the "most serious'' threat to the U.S.-led coalition since the fall of the Saddam Hussein ...

Chandrika appoints 31-member Cabinet, retains key portfolios
COLOMBO, APRIL 10.The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, today appointed a 31-member Cabinet of Ministers. She hasretained the key portfolios of Defence, Constitutional Affairs and Education. The Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapakse, ...

We always desired meaningful talks: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 10.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today said that his country always desired and tried to initiate a meaningful dialogue with India to settle all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the President's parade ...

A violation of truce agreement: Colombo
COLOMBO, APRIL 10. The Sri Lankan Government today said that it considered the fighting between the two factions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a "violation of the ceasefire agreement." A day after the LTTE started its attack ...

Japan seeks 'unconditional' hostage release
SINGAPORE, APRIL 10.Japan has outlined a diplomatic strategy of seeking the "unconditional (and) safe release'' of three Japanese civilians being held hostage by a group in Iraq. This follows the `information' that the hostage-takers, belonging ...

Catastrophe looming in Iraq: Russia
MOSCOW, APRIL 10.Russia demanded a halt to U.S. offensive against Iraqi insurgents in what appears to be a tough response to Washington's call for support. "Russia calls for an end to military operations and restraint," the Russian Foreign ...

'Bush was warned of Al-Qaeda plot'
WASHINGTON, APRIL 10.The White House is getting a bigger political headache in the days ahead with information now going around that the President, George W. Bush was in fact told more than a month before the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 ...

China halts mega dam project
BEIJING, APRIL 10. China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, has halted plans for a huge dam system in the country's most spectacular canyon, it was reported yesterday. The news raises hopes that the world's fastest developing country may be pausing to take ...

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