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Monday, August 11, 2003
Protests continue in Basra
BAGHDAD, AUG. 10. Scattered protests over fuel shortages and power cuts erupted in the southern city of Basra for a second day today, and a previously unknown Iraqi guerilla group through a videotape threatened to turn Iraq into a "graveyard for ...
Russia builds world's deepest submarine
MOSCOW, AUG. 10.The Project 210 submarine, nicknamed `Losharik' for its spherical shapes resembling a popular Russian cartoon film character, hit water at the Severodvinsk shipyad in the Barents Sea about a week ago, the Izvestia daily ...
Israeli planes raid Lebanon village
BEIRUT, AUG. 10.Israeli warplanes today raided the outskirts of a south Lebanon border village after an anti-aircraft shell fired by Lebanese guerilla group Hezbollah killed one person in Israel, sources said. "Zionist planes attacked the ...
Doctors optimistic on Abbas
LONDON, AUG 10.British doctors are reported to be optimistic that Ali Ismaeel Abbas, the teenaged Iraqi boy who lost both his arms in American bombing, would be able to resume normal life with the help of prosthetic limbs. The 13-year-old boy, ...
E.U. to toughen stand on 'economic migrants'
BRUSSELS, AUG. 10. The estimates of so-called "illegal economic migrants'' from third world countries, often masquerading as political "asylum seekers'' in the more prosperous capitals of the European Union nation states , currently range from ...
Legal battles likely in California
WASHINGTON, AUG. 10. Nearly 160 persons have filed their applications for the recall election of the Governor in the State of California, now slated for October 7 an event that could well be postponed by a maze of legal battles. There is only ...
Fourteen Aceh rebels killed
LHOKSEUMAWE (Indonesia): Government troops shot dead 14 rebels and a soldier was wounded in clashes in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where the Government has launched a campaign against a 27-year separatist insurgency, the military said on ...
Prince may incur activists' wrath
LONDON: Prince William has demonstrated the British royal family's traditional fondness for blood sports by spearing to death a tiny antelope while on holiday in Kenya, it was reported on Sunday. The young prince faces criticism from anti-hunting ...
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil): Eighty-four prisoners escaped from a maximum security prison in north-eastern Brazil early Sunday through a 50 metre tunnel they dug to the jungle outside, police said. In a breakout reminiscent of the 1963 Hollywood hit ...
India & World
Bangladesh divided over export of gas to India
DHAKA, AUG. 10. The issue of exporting gas to India, which had acquired political overtones, awaits the decision of the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, when she chairs a meeting on August 17. The Minister for Energy, A.K.M. ...
Iraq to shift Dhaka mission to Delhi
DHAKA, AUG. 10. The Iraqi diplomatic mission in Bangladesh will soon shut down here and probably be shifted to New Delhi even as the controversy over the seizure of the huge quantity of unauthorised foreign currency from an Iraqi diplomat ...
Laloo goes shopping
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 10. Talking about Indo-Pakistan ties and cultures of the two countries, the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Laloo Prasad Yadav, hogged the limelight here as he and some members of the visiting Indian Parliamentary delegation went out ...
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