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Wednesday, November 03, 2004
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Charges of dirty tricks fly thick and fast
WASHINGTON, NOV. 2.Civil rights groups have alleged dirty tricks, ``unprecedented'' challenges of voter eligibility, and bureaucratic bungling around the country as the United States went to the polls on Tuesday. The incidents are signs of ...
Rivals brace for legal challenges
MIAMI, NOV. 2.Teams of Democratic and Republican lawyers were poised to start launching legal challenges in Florida and elsewhere from the moment the polls opened today, without waiting until the close of voting to start disputing procedures at ...
Russia tests missiles
MOSCOW, NOV. 2.Russia successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles on Tuesday, launching one from a nuclear submarine and the other from a mainland spaceport. The RS-12M Topol missile fired from the Plisetsk space-launching facility in ...
U.S. preparing for assault on Fallujah
MANAMA, NOV. 2.American fighter jets have bombed Fallujah amid fears that U.S. plans to storm the defiant Iraqi city are in their final stages. The bombing on a neighbourhood, northeast of the city lasted for nearly two hours. Residents said ...
Dutch filmmaker shot dead
AMSTERDAM: A Dutch filmmaker was shot dead on Tuesday outside a city government office in Amsterdam, police said. A police spokeswoman Elly Florax confirmed media reports that the victim was filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who had made headlines ...
UAE names first woman Minister
Dubai: The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday named Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi (in the picture), the initiator of Information Technology revolution in Dubai as Economy and Planning Minister, the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the Gulf ...
Demand for apology from Queen
Berlin: Germany's biggest selling tabloid, Bild, on Monday called on the Queen of England to apologise for Britain's wartime destruction of German cities, ahead of her state visit to Germany. In a provocative double-page spread, the ...
Qadhafi hands over Islamist
TRIPOLI: One of the wealthiest and most powerful armed Islamists in north Africa, Amar Saifi, was on Monday behind bars in his home country of Algeria following the intervention of Libya's Muammar Qadhafi. Saifi was the number two in Algeria's ...
India & World
INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA - IV
Kazakhstan's twin-track foreign policy
Almaty: With a land mass 86 per cent the size of India but a population of just 15 million, it is perhaps natural for the landlocked former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan to feel a little at sea in its neighbourhood. Bordered in the north and ...
`AI bombings, an act of political terrorism'
VANCOUVER, NOV. 2. The Air India bombings that killed 331 people are an act of political terrorism so deadly it is difficult to comprehend, prosecutors told a Canadian court on Monday. The prosecution began its closing arguments in the trial ...
Focus on `intensifying' India-Japan ties
SINGAPORE, NOV. 2. The Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, and other political leaders today expressed satisfaction over the present state of Tokyo's relations with India and spoke of hopes for "further consolidation and expansion of the ...
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