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Friday, July 02, 2004
`Saddam lawyers' cry foul
AMMAN (JORDAN), JULY 1.The former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein's court appearance on Thursday dominated TV across the Arab world, where such images are unprecedented and where aggressive new media are unrestricted by Government censors. ...
The charges Saddam faces
BAGHDAD, JULY 1. The seven broad charges against the former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, are the killing of religious figures in 1974; gassing of Kurds in Halabja in 1988; killing the Kurdish Barzani clan in 1983; killing members of political ...
Guantanamo: White House may face legal chaos
WASHINGTON, JULY 1. The Bush administration is considering relocating hundreds of Guantanamo prisoners to jails inside the U.S. after the Supreme Court ruling which allows detenus to challenge their incarceration in court. The verdict opens the ...
U.S. on lookout for terrorists trained in Pakistan
WASHINGTON, JULY 1.Inspectors of the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection are on the lookout for travellers of Pakistani descent including American citizens who have "rope burns, unusual bruises or scars," says a report in The ...
Darfur atrocities must end, Powell tells Sudan
KHARTOUM (SUDAN), JULY 1.The U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, said yesterday that the militias which have terrorised western Sudan ``must be broken'', and described conditions in the region as a ``humanitarian catastrophe''. After ...
Spacecraft enters Saturn's orbit
PASADENA (CALIFORNIA), JULY 1. Just hours after swooping into orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft sent ``absolutely mind-blowing'' images of the giant planet's rings back to Earth early on Thursday. The first shadowy close-ups were ...
Musharraf defends choice of Prime Minister
ISLAMABAD, JULY 1.Amid growing criticism over the choice of international banker-turned-politician, Shaukat Aziz, as the Prime Minister, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, defended his capabilities and said that if Indians have accepted a ...
Global warming cuts rice output
MANILA: Global warming has cut rice harvests by at least 10 per cent and possibly much more, scientists in the Philippines reported on Wednesday after studying 12 years of rising temperatures and falling yields. The team, based at the ...
Russia seeks release of nationals
MOSCOW: Russia will seek the release of its nationals convicted in Qatar of killing a Chechen separatist leader. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, denied two Russian secret service agents had been involved in the assassination of the ...
Ashdown sacks Serb leaders
Zagreb: The international Governor of Bosnia, Paddy (Lord) Ashdown, on Wednesday launched his toughest crackdown in two years, purging the Bosnian Serb leadership, sacking 60 officials, freezing bank accounts, and issuing travel bans because of ...
India & World
India for strong ties with ASEAN
SINGAPORE, JULY 1.The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, today assured the Indonesian President, Megawati Sukarnoputri, of India's "commitment to further strengthen relations with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).'' ...
Dixit meets Ivanov
MOSCOW, JULY 1.India and Russia expressed satisfaction with the progress in bilateral cooperation in all fields during the talks between the visiting National Security Adviser, J. N. Dixit, and the Russian Security Council chief, Igor ...
Maran suggests Asia-Pacific research fund in IT sector
SINGAPORE, JULY 1. The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Dayanidhi Maran, today suggested that "it would indeed be useful if a common Research-and-Development Fund is created for the Asia Pacific region" in the IT ...
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