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International
 
Lanka needs time to down flying Tigers
Sri Lanka needs time to neutralise the air strike capability of Tiger rebels, a state-run daily said yesterday as the international airport shut down at night fearing guerrilla air raids.
 
House votes to handcuff Bush on war funds
US lawmakers Thursday voted to fund the Iraq combat in instalments of just a few months, defying President George W Bush's veto vow in the latest tussle of a political feud over control of the war.
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India salutes 'martyrs' who battled British rule 150 yrs ago
India paid homage with full pomp and honour yesterday to the "martyrs" who battled British rule 150 years ago in the country's "first war of independence.
 
16 killed in fresh Afghan violence
Four policemen and a dozen Taliban were killed in fresh violence in southern Afghanistan, officials said Friday.
 
Both Koreas adopt military agreement
South Korea adopted a military agreement Friday enabling the first train crossing of their heavily armed border in more than a half-century, the South's Defence Ministry said.
 
'Curbing deforestation by half key to global warming battle'
Tropical developing nations can help drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming by reducing the rate of deforestation by half, climate researchers said Thursday.
 
Baghdad to push for US support
Worried Congress' support for Iraq is deteriorating rapidly, Baghdad dispatched senior officials to Capitol Hill this week to warn members one-on-one that pulling out US troops would have disastrous consequences.
 
Kosovo to become independent by end of month, says US
Kosovo could be granted independence from Serbia by the end of the month, US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said here yesterday.
 
India bus plunge kills 20
A bus plunged nearly 30 feet into a riverbed in eastern India early yesterday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 12, an official said.
 
Scientists announce cancer drug breakthrough
Australian scientists yesterday said they have developed a cancer treatment which could deliver lethal doses of drugs to tumours without the usual harmful side-effects such as nausea and hair loss.
 

 
   
 
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