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U.S. releases sanitised version of report
WASHINGTON, JULY 19.With a view to protecting the United States President, George W. Bush, from further criticism on Iraq and its supposed Niger link, the White House has taken the extraordinary step of declassifying portions of an October 2002 ...
Blair Govt. faces a major crisis
LONDON, JULY 19. The Blair Government was today bracing itself for a damaging political crisis after it was confirmed that David Kelly, the missing weapons expert at the heart of its row with the BBC over Iraq intelligence, was dead. Police ...
Blair orders probe into Kelly's death
SINGAPORE, JULY 19. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, now on a visit to East Asia, today sought to take shelter behind an "independent inquiry'' in a bid to deflect all questions on the mysterious death of David Kelly. In Tokyo, Mr. ...
Beijing trip bolsters Tung's confidence
SINGAPORE, JULY 19. The Hong Kong Chief Executive, Tung Chee-hwa, today held crisis talks with the highest ranking Chinese leaders in Beijing and claimed later that they had expressed "total confidence'' in him at this delicate stage in his moves ...
Junta honours Aung San
YANGON: Myanmar's ruling Generals laid wreaths in honour of the martyred independence hero, General Aung San, on Saturday as they faced mounting pressure to release his detained daughter and pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. There had been ...
Jail term for rape
LHOKSEUMAWE (Indonesia): An Indonesian military tribunal sentenced three soldiers to between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 years in jail on Saturday for raping women in Aceh province, where soldiers are battling a separatist rebellion. Meanwhile, government ...
Cosmic wedding off
Moscow: Cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko abandoned plans to marry his girlfriend while circling the Earth aboard the International Space Station (ISS) because of pressure from the Russian space agency, Russian press reported on Saturday. With a tuxedo, ...
India & World
U.S. move to co-opt India attacked in China
SINGAPORE, JULY 19. Broadly reflecting the nuances in China's strategic thinking on the perceived U.S. move to catapult India to a core position in the proposed Asian version of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the Chinese media has taken ...
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