Volume 5 Number 93 Thu. August 26, 2004    
 
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Typhoon Aere makes landfall in SE China
The typhoon which has been battering Taiwan has now made landfall in south-eastern China.
 
Palestinian intelligence chief shot in Gaza
Two bodyguards killed, MPs for revamping govt
Gunmen ambushed the commander of the Palestinian intelligence service in the Gaza Strip yesterday, wounding him, killing two bodyguards and fueling fears of spreading chaos.
 
Nepali capital returns to normal
Maoists suspend week-long blockade
Traffic is back on the roads in and around the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, after Maoist rebels suspended a week-old blockade.
 
'I stood up' against Vietnam war: Kerry
John Kerry Tuesday firmly defended his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War, saying when the United States was in moral crisis over the conflict in the1970s "I stood up and was counted.
 
Embassies in Sweden receive threats
Honduras secures foreign missions
The Stockholm embassies of several countries with a military presence in Iraq have recently received threatening letters in Arabic, the Swedish foreign ministry said Tuesday.
 
Probe into Abu Ghraib Prison
Rumsfeld blamed for abuse indirectly
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came under fire Tuesday from a high-level inquiry into the Abu Ghraib prison scandal but a US military judge ruled he did not have to testify at a trial arising fromthe
 
Sudan rebels to follow AU talks agenda
Rebel groups from Sudan's war-torn Darfur region agreed yesterday to accept an African Union agenda for peace talks with the Khartoum government, despite reservations to a clause referring to their demobilisation,
 
Maldives sets free 122 detainees
Amnesty visit welcomed
The Maldives government anno-unced the release of more than 100 pro-democracy activists arrested during a massive protest in the capital earlier this month, saying it welcomes a visit by Amnesty International
 
Thatcher's son detained in S Africa over coup plot
South African investigators yesterday arrested former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's son Mark over his alleged involvement in a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea, the SAPA news agency reported.
 
Moves on to woo Mamata back to Cong fold
Both the Indian parties will deny that such a move is on. But the Congress is seriously trying to woo Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Bannerjee back into the party fold.
 

 
   
 
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