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US seeks UN help to defuse row with Iraqi Shiites
Annan to make statement on possible Iraq mission shortly
The United States yesterday summoned a top advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to Washington for help in defusing tensions with Iraq's majority Shiite Muslims over plans to set up a new administration
 
India's talks with Kashmiri separatists augur well
Talks between the Indian government and Kashmiri separatists have broken new ground but there is a long way to go before the deadly separatist revolt in Indian Kashmir is settled, analysts said yesterday.
 
Musharraf optimistic about Kashmir peace prospects
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf voiced Thursday optimism over the possibility of peace in the Kashmir region long-disputed with India.
 
Serious implications if Iran fails to cooperate with IAEA: ElBaradei
The chief UN nuclear watchdog warned Thursday of "serious implications" if the Iranian government failed to fulfil its promise of cooperation to dispel fears about its nuclear program.
 
Blair will survive Kelly affair, but Iraq row to go on: Robin Cook
British Prime Minister Tony Blair will not be toppled from office next week by the report of a judicial inquiry into the suicide of weapons expert David Kelly, former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook predicted
 
US soldiers faced 13 court martials in Iraq for crimes since May 1
Adultery, assault, drunkenness, kidnapping, stealing computers, abusing prisoners and attempting to flee to Syria are some of the offenses US soldiers have been charged with in court martial cases since
 
Sharon to make strong case for barrier ahead of US trip, ICJ hearing
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who faces a bribery scandal at home, will most likely visit Washington next February ahead of an International Court of Justice hearing on the legality of the separation
 
1.5 billion-year-old meteorite crater found
A crater from a meteorite that collided with earth some 1.5 billion years ago has been discovered in Finland by two amateur geologists, Finnish scientists said.
 

 
   
 
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