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Nepal wakes up to new era of peace and hope
Nepalis woke yesterday to the promise of peace and an end to a decade of civil war, kidnappings, murders and fear, seven months after mass street protests overturned royal rule.
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India, China to set up mechanism to talk river issues
India and China have agreed to set up an expert-level mechanism to discuss issues relating to their common rivers.
 
Musharraf wants meaningful talks with Manmohan
President Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday he is looking forward to "substantive" talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he visits Pakistan.
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King sits on shaky throne
Nepal's god-king Gyanendra is sitting on a shaky throne after fiercely republican Maoists and the central government signed a peace deal that involves a fundamental review of the monarchy.
 
Lankan govt unfazed by donor censure
Sri Lanka's government was yesterday undeterred in its battle against Tamil Tigers, despite heavy criticism dished out to the warring parties after a key international donor meeting.
 
Taliban vow fresh attack after Afghan winter
The Taliban are plotting a fresh offensive against foreign troops in Afghanistan when the bitter winter ends early next year, a top Taliban commander said yesterday.
 
'US could bomb Iran nuke sites in 2007'
President George W Bush could choose military action over diplomacy and bomb Iran's nuclear facilities next year, political analysts in Washington agree.
 
Lebanon on knife-edge after assassination
Lebanon was on a knife-edge yesterday as it began three days of mourning for an anti-Syrian minister gunned down in an attack that stoked fears the country may be again torn apart by civil strife.
 
Iraqi civilian deaths at new high: UN
The United Nations said Wednesday that 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll since the March 2003 US invasion and another sign of the severity of Iraq's sectarian bloodbath.
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Bush's daughter robbed in Argentina
US and Argentine media reported that one of President Bush's 24-year-old twin daughters had her purse stolen while being guarded by the Secret Service during a visit here.
 

 
   
 
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