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Myanmar reopens schools 1 month after cyclone PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AP, YAW PAR GYI, Myanmar -- One month after a cyclone left more than 130,000 people dead or missing, Myanmar's military government reopened many of the country's schools Monday despite worries that the extent of damage could put children in harm's way.

And although the military rulers pledge a speedy rehabilitation, demand and prices have soared for the material needed to rebuild homes. Many survivors say they have been forced to pick through the storm's rubble in search of anything left intact.

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Maoist rebels destroy railway tracks, buildings in Bihar PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, PATNA, India - Maoist insurgents blew up railway tracks and three government buildings in Bihar on Monday, police said.

A section of track was damaged, derailing a train and disrupting the eastern rail network, a senior police officer said.
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Sri Lanka flash floods kill 9, displace thousands PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least nine and forced thousands of people from their homes in Sri Lanka, with some taking shelter in schools and temples, officials said, reports Reuters.

Flooding, often fuelled by monsoon rains, and ensuing mass displacement are common in Sri Lanka.

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WITNESS - Royal flaws in focus at birth of Nepal's republic PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, KATHMANDU - Four people, clad in white mourning clothes, carried a dummy corpse in a bamboo coffin.

"Gyane is dead. We are carrying his body to the cremation grounds," they said, using an abusive shortened form of King Gyanendra's name.
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Clinton looks to fight after Puerto Rico win PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton said in comments published Monday that she may challenge a decision by Democratic Party leaders on convention delegates, threatening to prolong her nomination fight against Barack Obama.

The comments to The Washington Post, indicated Clinton is not ready to throw in the towel, even though Obama is widely seen as having gained the upper hand.

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Drug prolongs life expectancy for lung cancer patients: study PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, CHICAGO - The cancer drug Erbitux prolonged the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer by five weeks, according to a new clinical study described as an important gain for such individuals.

"Patients with advanced NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) have limited treatment options and life expectancy is short, so the survival increase shown
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Australia ends combat operations in Iraq PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Australian forces have completed combat operations in Iraq, ending a five-year commitment to the war, reports CNN.

The Australian Army lowered its flag at Camp Terendak in the southern Iraqi city of Talil on Monday, turning over security responsibility for Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces to U.S. forces. The 550 forces stationed at the camp will return home in the coming weeks.
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Eriksson's reign at Man City ends PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Manchester City have split with manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, reports BBC

City chief executive Alistair Mackintosh said: "The board of directors and all at Manchester City would like to thank Sven for his efforts and contributions throughout the season.

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Beijing says sorry for offending disabled athletes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, BEIJING - Organisers of the Beijing Paralympic Games have apologised and scrapped a training manual for volunteers that was deemed offensive to disabled athletes.

The manual was supposed to help Chinese volunteers understand how to deal with the athletes with various kinds of disabilities.
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Rajasthan champions after cliffhanger PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, final, IPL

Cricinfo.com

League or knock-out there was only one champion. It was fitting that the most consistent side in the tournament held their nerve to clinch a thriller. The Chennai Super Kings summoned every ounce of their reserves to take the match to the wire but a calm swat from Sohail Tanvir, when one was needed off the last ball, sparked some heady celebrations in the Rajasthan Royals' dug-out. The least expensive side in the league had completed the coup that had them winning 13 of their 16 matches.
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Bhupathi wins grudge match against Paes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, PARIS - Mahesh Bhupathi came out on top when he won a grudge match against former doubles partner Leander Paes at the French Open on Sunday.

India's Bhupathi and China's Zheng Jie eked out a 7-5 6-4 win over Paes and Russia's Nadia Petrova in the first round of the mixed doubles event at Roland Garros.

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Barry hails 'fantastic' finale PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Second half skipper delighted with 2007/08 campaign

Sky Sports

Gareth Barry confesses marking his first game as England captain with a goal will be a day he never forgets.

Aston Villa midfielder Barry rounded off an impressive season with England's first goal in Sunday's 3-0 away victory over Trinidad & Tobago.

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Ex-PM Khaleda taken to court for graft PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, DHAKA - Former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia was taken to a court on Sunday to face a graft charge involving a Canadian oil exploration firm, officials said.

Security was tightened around the makeshift court in the sprawling parliament compound for her first appearance since her arrest in September last year.
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Relax emergency in phases: Gano Forum PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The Gano Forum in talks with the government Monday demanded that the state of emergency be relaxed in phases ahead of its complete withdrawal before the polls.

The party also demanded "proper and effective" steps to try the alleged 71 war criminals immediately, party chief Dr Kamal Hossain told reporters after the talks at the Chief Adviser's Office.
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Court hears charge framing against Hasina PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

MiG-29 case

Bdnews24.com

A Dhaka court Monday started hearing on charge framing against detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the MiG-29 graft case. The prosecution lawyers presented their arguments and evidence in the court substantiating the charges.

The defence lawyers will take part at the hearing on June 11.
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Media tycoon Falu jailed for relief embezzlement PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

A Dhaka court Monday sentenced former BNP MP Mosaddak Ali Falu to five years in jail and fined him Tk 5.35 lakh on charges of relief embezzlement.

In a first verdict against the former BNP MP, judge Tanjina Ismail of the Special Court-6, set up on the Jatiya Sangsad complex, ruled that Falu would have to suffer one more year in jail in failure to pay the fine.
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Cabinet alters Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

The cabinet Sunday approved amendments to the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, bringing changes to the structure of the commission, reports bdnews24.com.

The approval was given at a cabinet meeting held at the Chief Adviser's Office, the CA's press secretary Syed Fahim Munaim told reporters.

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HC expected to rule on Mojaheed's bail appeal today PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The High Court Monday wrapped up a hearing on an anticipatory bail prayer by Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed in the Barapukuria coalmine corruption case.

The court is expected to pass an order on the prayer Tuesday.
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Hotel blasts injure more than 30 people PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, DHAKA - Blasts at a multi-storey hotel in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka injured more than 30 people, police said on Monday.

They said two explosions rocked the nine-storey Orchard Plaza hotel at the city's Nayapaltal area late on Sunday night, setting two upper floors on fire.
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Bangladesh elected to ILO governing body PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Bangladesh has been elected a titular member to the governing body of the International Labour Organisation for the period of 2008-11, said a statement of Bangladesh mission in Geneva Monday.

Bangladesh would represent the Asia Pacific Group of countries in the ILO.
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Dhaka stocks finish lower PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Dhaka stocks closed lower Monday after three days of gains amid a massive index correction with prices of majors in banks and pharmaceuticals going down.

The turnover board consisted of a mixed portfolio of banks, non-bank financial institution, pharmaceuticals, insurance, textile which indicates investor confidence in the market, he added.

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