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Bhutan stunned by king's decision to abdicate
Citizens of the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan have expressed shock at the king's decision to abdicate in favour of his son before democratic elections in 2008.
 
India's nuclear facility separation plan ready
India's plan to separate its civilian and military nuclear plants, key to a landmark nuclear deal with the United States, has been finalised ahead of a meeting of officials of the two countries, a report
 
'Dr Anthrax' among dozens ex-Saddam officials freed
Dozens of high level detainees from the regime of Saddam Hussein have been released, the US military said yesterday, with an Iraqi lawyer saying they included female weapons scientists "Dr Anthrax" and
 
Afghan parliament meets in Kabul
Four years after the overthrow of the Taliban, members of the first Afghan parliament in decades gathered for its opening session on Monday with security tight following Taliban attacks and threats.
 
Sharon recovering after minor stroke
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's condition improved yesterday after he was hospitalised overnight for a minor stroke that raised questions about how long he could dominate Israeli politics.
 
'Saddam was betrayed'
He was about to flee
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has for the first time recounted the moment of his capture two years ago in an "interview" conducted via his lawyer, British newspaper The Sun said yesterday.
 

 
   
 
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