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    Russia, China vow to stabilise Kyrgyzstan
    MOSCOW, MARCH 28.Russia and China have vowed to stabilise the situation in Kyrgyzstan following last week coup that ousted the President, Askar Akayev. In a telephone conversation today the Foreign Ministers of Russia and China "reaffirmed the ...

    120 held as protests sweep Nepal
    KATHMANDU, MARCH 28. Police on Monday arrested about 120 anti-government activists across Nepal as they defied a ban on protests to show their anger at last month's seizure of power by the King. In a daring defiance of the ban on ...

    E.U. wants European deputy for Wolfowitz
    BRUSSELS, MARCH 28.European Union officials are pressing for the appointment of a "counterweight" to the Bush administration's nominee for the post of World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz. Mr Wolfowitz's nomination is likely to be confirmed on ...

    Mujib ignored in official Bangladesh event
    DHAKA, MARCH 28.Bangladesh's Founding Father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and his contributions to the country were completely ignored in the official programmes and in the state media on the country's 34th Independence anniversary observed on ...

    Flaws in U.S. terror law, says report
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 28. The creation of the National Counterterrorism Centre and the intelligence reform legislation have resulted in conflicts in counterterrorism policy, says a report of the Congressional Research Service. Much of this has to do ...

    Forced marriages under scrutiny in U.K.
    LONDON, MARCH 28. Under new proposals reportedly being considered by the British Government, forced marriages could become a criminal offence with parents accused of compelling their children to marry against their wishes, likely to face ...

    Details of F-16 deal yet to be worked out: Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 28. The Pakistan Foreign Office said today that details of the F-16 deal with the United States were yet to be worked out. "[The] decision of [the] U.S. to supply F-16s is a trend in [the] positive direction for ties between ...

    "India occupied Siachen in 1984"
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 28. Pakistan today insisted that there was no question of it "authenticating" the pre-1984 positions in the Siachen glacier under the control of India and Pakistan, as demanded by New Delhi. The Foreign Office spokesman, Jalil ...

    No `soft power' projection by India: Arjun
    SINGAPORE, MARCH 28.The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Arjun Singh, today disputed the perception that India was seeking to project its "soft power" abroad through knowledge-based diplomacy. The concept of "soft power," made popular ...

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