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Iranian President Grateful for Aid

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami sent messages to 90 foreign heads of state, thanking them for aiding Bam quake victims. Iran continues to get humanitarian relief aid from about 80 countries, which reacted promptly to the recent tragedy, which befell Ir

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US Amnesty for Over 500 Iraqi Prisoners

The United States announced Wednesday an amnesty for hundreds of prisoners in Iraq and quadrupled funds for political transition as it stepped up preparations for the transfer of power to Iraqis in June. The change in policy, which follows last month's ca

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Second Day of Quakes in Iran

Nearly 22 quakes have steadily rocked the Western part of Iran today. According to data presented by the geophysical university center in capital Tehran, the earthquakes of the last two days hit a magnitude between 3.

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Reflecting Pools as Memorial of World Trade Centre

A design featuring two reflecting pools, where the World Trade Centre towers once stood, was chosen as a memorial to the victims of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, officials said on Tuesday. The design called "Reflecting Absence" featured a pair of pools below

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Historical Meeting Between Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer welcomed on Tuesday his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad who arrived in Ankara early the same day on a three-day official visit. At a joint press conference the heads of two countries condemned any approaches that wo

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Iraq At Verge of Ecological Disaster

Iraq is suffering serious ecological problems in the aftermath of the military campaign last year. In a special report of the United Nations experts warn against the threat of biological self-destruction of bombs and weaponry, fueled with uranium.

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Suspect Admits Killing Anna Lindh

Mijailo Mijailovic, the man suspected of killing Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, has admitted committing the crime. Mijailovic's lawyer, Peter Althin, said his client had confessed to the crime during interrogation.

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World Leaders Hail Kashmir Breakthrough

Leaders from around the world welcomed the decision of India and Pakistan to hold historic talks to resolve their dispute over Kashmir. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said it was "wonderful news", and the US welcomed the talks a s historic.

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Israeli Raid Left 3 Palestinians Dead

At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in raids to arrest suspected militants. The operations took place in several different areas.

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Mars Robot Sends Color Images

NASA's robotic probe Spirit sent back its first color images of the Red Planet's surface. The pictures are the most detailed ones that a Mars lander has ever taken.

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Dominica's PM Dies at 49

Dominica's Prime Minister Pierre Charles, aged 49, died of heart attack Tuesday evening, after being ill for some time and undergoing several operation over the past year. Reportedly, the prime minister's death came after he complained of chest pains and

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Nicole Kidman to Present at Oscars

Nicole Kidman will be a presenter at the 76th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday. Kidman won the best-actress Oscar last year for The Hours.

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India, Pakistan Breakthrough Relations

Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan reached a breakthrough agreement on Tuesday to open talks, probably in February, following an ice-breaking meeting between Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the s

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Third Blast in Baghdad Today

There has been a mighty blast in the center of Baghdad, which comes third for today, following reports about two earlier explosions, reported Russian information agency RIA Novosti.

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Syria Confessed about Weapons of Mass Destruction

Syria will not discard its weapons of mass distruction, unless Israel does the same with its nuclear potential, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview for British Daily Telegraph, cited by RIA Novosti. This is the first time that Syria conf

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Iran Restores Ties with Egypt

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi announced the will of his country to restore diplomatic ties with Egypt, disrupted for more than 20 years, reported world agencies. His statement came as Tehran's city council voted to rename a street be

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US Tightening Anti-Terrorist Measures

An estimated 23 million people from countries where visas are required for US visits will this year have to give a digital fingerprint and have a photograph taken under the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology, or US-VISIT. Only

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Blast Kills Fifteen in Afghan City of Kandahar

Fifteen peopel mostly children, were killed and 11 others injured after a powerful explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesay morning. Witnesses said the blast ripped through a truck parked opposite a military base in the center of the ci

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Last Day for Presidential Candidatures in Russia

Tuesday is the last day for submitting documents of candidates to run at the presidential elections in Russia in March, informed Russian media. Up to this moment, there are eight registered nominees, including the current president Vladimir Putin, two bus

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North Korea Steps Back From Nuclear Program

North Korea has offered to suspend testing and producing nuclear weapons and freeze its nuclear industry, as a way to end the stand off with the US. In a statement, released by the official KCNA news agency, declared its will to make a "bold concession" a

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Japan Hit by Earthquake

Short before noon Japan was hit by an earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, reported Russian media.

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