Thursday, May 29, 2008


Red Cross warns of food riots over soaring prices
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:40am
The Red Cross warned Tuesday of a possible surge in "food-related violence" because of soaring prices that are increasing hunger around the world. Most of the debate surrounding the global food crisis has focused on boosting aid to poorer countries, but there is also concern about the potential for violence as people become desperate for food, said Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Full Story

Italy condemned for 'racism wave'
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:41am
International human rights group Amnesty International has said it is extremely alarmed by Italy's "climate of discrimination". The Italian section of the rights body said recent tough new immigration measures were a worrying trend. Full Story

Alitalia calls for urgent support
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:42am
Debt-laden Italian airline Alitalia has warned it needs an urgent injection of capital on top of a recent government loan in order to survive. It was recently saved from collapse by a 300m-euro ($473m; #238.8m) government loan, which is under scrutiny to see if it breaches European state aid rules. Full Story

Brown urges increased oil boost
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:45am
Gordon Brown has urged oil industry leaders to come up with ideas for improving supplies as fuel prices soar. The government has announced new moves to increase oil production in the North Sea. Number 10 says it wants to make the most of the UK's reserves. Full Story

Fuel bills are 'burden' on firms
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:47am
Rising fuel costs are placing an intolerable burden on business, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has said. Its chief executive Liz Cameron was speaking ahead of a Holyrood debate which will hear calls for a fuel price regulator and help for rural areas. Full Story

Energy costs fuel rising German inflation in M
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:52am
Steadily climbing energy prices pushed German inflation higher in May, regional data showed on Wednesday, sending a gloomy signal regarding hopes for a pick-up in consumption. Consumer prices rose by more than 3.0 percent in four major German states -- gaining 3.5 percent in western Hesse, 3.2 percent in southern Bavaria and 3.1 percent in the eastern states of Brandenbourg and Saxony, regional statistics services said. Full Story

Iran sees gas pipeline deal with India, Pakistan by mid-year
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:12am
Iran's ambassador to New Delhi said Tehran hopes to finalise a gas pipeline deal with India and Pakistan by mid-year, in an interview released on Wednesday. The 7.5-billion-dollar project which aims to transport natural gas from Iranian oilfields to Pakistan and India was discussed during a visit to India last month Iranian by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Full Story

Belgian woman wages war for Al Qaeda on the Web
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:25am
On the street, Malika El Aroud is anonymous in an Islamic black veil covering all but her eyes. In her living room, El Aroud, a 48-year-old Belgian, wears the ordinary look of middle age: a plain black T-shirt and pants and curly brown hair. The only adornment is a pair of powder-blue slippers monogrammed in gold with the letters SEXY. But it is on the Internet that El Aroud has distinguished herself. Writing in French under the name Oum Obeyda, she has transformed herself into one of the most prominent Internet jihadists in Europe. Full Story

Home-made bomb seriously injures man near Paris
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:32am
Anti-terrorist investigators were probing Wednesday a bomb blast which ripped through an apartment west of Paris, injuring a man who was handling the explosives, sources said. The man who lived in the apartment in Clichy-la-Garenne was seriously injured in the blast, the sources close to the investigation said. Full Story

Government pledges to boost counterterrorist agents by 500
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:49am
Spain will expand the ranks of its intelligence services by 500 agents dedicated to fighting Islamist and ETA terrorism over the next four years, Interior Minister Alfredo Pirez Rubalcaba announced Tuesday. The dramatic increase in the number of spies at the National Intelligence Centre (CNI) and the intelligence branches of the National Police and Civil Guard forms part of a plan to reinforce Spain's security forces over the coming years, Rubalcaba told a congressional committee. Full Story

Turkey PM announces rural boost
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:43am
Turkey's prime minister has launched a $14.5bn development plan aiming to ease the poverty that feeds violent Kurdish separatism in the country's south-east. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the money would be spent over the next five years to boost employment and improve welfare in the rural region. Full Story

Russian justice 'fails thousands'
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:47am
Russia's prosecutor-general has admitted that thousands of people are wrongly charged with criminal offences in the country each year. Yury Chaika has promised measures to remedy the situation. Full Story

Serbia insists it is cooperating with UN war crimes court though top suspects remain free
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:51am
Serbia said Tuesday it will seek to counter criticism from a U.N. war crimes tribunal accusing it of not doing enough to hunt down the most-wanted fugitives. Serbia's council dealing with the Netherlands-based court said in a statement it was preparing a report to key U.N. members states describing Serbia's efforts as "constructive and successful." Full Story

Serbia argues UN court has no jurisdiction in Croatian genocide suit
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:54am
Serbia said Monday the brutalities of its war with Croatia fell short of genocide and argued the U.N.'s highest court has no jurisdiction to consider Croatia's claims for compensation for humanity's worst crime. Full Story

15 Afghans killed, 56 injured in crash
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:54am
A passenger truck ran off the road in a remote mountainous region of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 15 people and wounding 56, an official said. Full Story

Three protestors killed by Nepal police, says official
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:54am
Three people in western Nepal were shot dead by police Wednesday after a dispute between residents spiralled out of control, a local official said. Full Story

Floods kill 50 in China after torrential rains
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:54am
Torrential rain in southern and eastern China has killed at least 50 people in the past week and left 4,000 stranded, state media said on Wednesday, a fortnight after a big earthquake rattled Sichuan province. Full Story

Two suicide blasts in Afghanistan
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:54am
An Afghan civilian was killed and at least nine wounded in two suicide attacks in the south of the country on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of violence in the region. Full Story

3-nation press seminar held in Seoul
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:54am
The first session of a seminar among the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean press was held in Seoul,the capital of South Korea, on May 27th. Full Story

China seeks Japan military help after quake
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:55am
China has asked Japan to send its military to help with rescue operations after a devastating earthquake this month that killed more than 67,000 people, Japan's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Full Story

Indonesia pulling out of OPEC because it is no longer a net oil exporter
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:55am
Indonesia is pulling out of OPEC, because it is no longer a net oil exporter, the energy minister said Wednesday. Purnomo Yusgiantoro told reporters it did not make sense for Indonesia to be a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries when the nation's domestic reserves were drying up and its consumption increasing. Full Story

NATO says can't be police force for Kosovo
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:57am
NATO troops should not be left to shoulder police tasks in Kosovo, the U.S.-led alliance said on Wednesday as signs grew that a European Union plan to take over police duties there faced months of delay. Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government asked the EU to take over policing from the United Nations when it declared independence from Serbia in February, but Serb ally Russia has so far blocked any formal handover. Full Story

Georgia demands Russian apology over spy plane
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:00pm
Georgia demanded on Tuesday that Russia apologise after a U.N. report said a Russian air force jet had shot down a Georgian spy plane last month, but Moscow said it did not trust the report's conclusions. "Georgia protests and demands from Russia an apology and compensation for the cost of the drone," Deputy Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze told reporters after Russia's envoy was summoned to his ministry. Full Story

Trying to head off an Arctic 'gold rush'
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:05pm
Five states bordering on the potentially energy-rich Arctic Ocean have been meeting in Greenland in an attempt to head off a new "gold rush" in the high north. But all is yet to play for as the competition for resources intensifies in a world growing short of oil, and disputes and confrontations could develop. The US Geological Survey estimates that the Arctic could contain 25% of the world's undiscovered oil and gas. Full Story

More Russian nuclear technology in China
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:08pm
Among seven agreements signed in Beijing by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the most impressive and sensitive is no doubt the nuclear agreement. According to Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's Federal Nuclear Power Agency, or Rosatom, "the total worth of nuclear contracts signed in Beijing is more than $1.5 billion." Full Story

US concerned about Putin appointment to Russia-Belarus post
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:10pm
The United States is concerned about a new sign of deepening ties between Belarus and Russia at a time of heightened tensions with both countries. On Tuesday, Russia and Belarus named Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to the post of prime minister of an alliance of the two neighbors. Full Story

Russia: Moscow Pushes Ahead With Pipeline Bypassing Belarus
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:13pm
Russian media quote Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as announcing on May 14 that the state pipeline monopoly Transneft has chosen the port of Ust-Luga, in Russia's northern Leningrad Oblast, as the terminal for the new pipeline. The idea for the Baltic Pipeline System-2 (BPS-2) was first floated in January 2007 following a bitter dispute with Belarus over oil-transit fees that briefly disrupted supplies to Europe. Once the pipeline is completed, Russia is unlikely to fully suspend oil transit through Belarus. But Yury Drakakhrust, a correspondent for RFE/RL's Belarus Service, says the new pipeline will severely dent Belarus's economy and bargaining power. Full Story

Ukraine cancels contract awarded to Texas company for Black Sea drilling
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:15pm
Despite seeking to reduce its dependence on Russia for energy, Ukraine has torn up a contract awarded to a Texas company to drill in the Black Sea, citing national security and suspicions of murky dealings by the previous government. But the contract holder, Vanco International of Houston, says it is an innocent victim of political infighting and the personal vendettas that have plagued Ukraine since the heady days of the pro-western Orange Revolution in December 2004. Full Story

Ukraine: Kyiv Summit Seals Caspian Energy Project
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:19pm
Seven former Soviet-bloc countries, seeking to lessen dependence on Moscow's energy supplies and transport routes, have agreed to launch a joint project aimed at bypassing Russian territory to bring Caspian oil to European markets. A joint declaration on creating a "Caspian energy space" was signed in Kyiv at the end of a two-day summit attended by seven presidents, including Georgia's Mikheil Saakashvili and Ilham Aliyev of oil-rich Azerbaijan. At its heart lies a bid by Ukraine to become a transport corridor for Caspian oil to Europe -- challenging Moscow's traditional domination of energy in the region. Full Story

Central Asia: Kazakhstan Debates Polygamy Amid Regional Rise In Popularity
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:41pm
Want a second wife? Then simply get your first wifes consent and prove you can financially support another family. A new draft law in Kazakhstan would allow any man who is able to meet those two requirements to take a second, third, or even a fourth wife. Proponents of legalizing polygamy say the new bill will help improve the demographic situation in the country. They cite Islamic customs, which allow Muslim men to marry up to four wives. And they say the new bill would give more rights to the wives and children of polygamous husbands. Full Story

Uzbekistan: Government Launches Campaign Against Missionaries
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:43pm
Religious persecution is well-known in Uzbekistan, where human rights group accuse the government of imprisoning hundreds of Muslims for practicing their faith outside state-approved institutions and labeling them extremists bent on overthrowing the secular government. Now, the government of President Islam Karimov is taking a broader aim against believers -- this time targeting primarily fringe Christian missionary groups. Full Story

Turkish president tries to defuse tension with judiciary
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:50pm
Turkeys president is seeking to defuse the growing tension between the government and the judiciary, saying it was vital that political and legal debates should not be allowed to destroy strategic interests and targets; and erode stability. Full Story

UK will ban use of cluster bombs
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 1:48pm
Britain is to take cluster bombs out of service, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said. The announcement came after he said diplomats in Dublin were "very close" to reaching an international treaty banning their use. Full Story

France to let in eastern workers
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 1:51pm
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says France will open its labour market in July to migrants from eight EU members in Central and Eastern Europe. Visiting Poland, Mr Sarkozy said France would lift all the curbs it put in place when the countries joined the bloc four years ago. Full Story

Mediator says Russia faces 'enormous work' before admission to WTO
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:40pm
Russia, the only major country still outside the World Trade Organization, faces major barriers to membership even after 14 years of negotiations, officials said Monday. Stefan Johannesson, who heads the WTO committee steering talks with Russia, said he could not predict when the country would be ready to enter the 152-member body, which sets the rules on global trade. Full Story

Military: Sri Lanka fighting kills 16 Tamil rebels
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:30pm
Fighting between government soldiers and Tamil separatists along the northern front lines of Sri Lanka's civil war killed 16 rebels, the military said Wednesday. Full Story

Japan vows to double Africa aid
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:30pm
Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has promised to double his country's aid to Africa within five years. Mr Fukuda made the pledge in front of leaders from more than 50 African countries at a conference in the Japanese city of Yokohama. Full Story

Nepal abolishes monarchy, declared a republic
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:31pm
In a historic meeting of the Constituent Assembly on Wednesday, Nepal was proclaimed as a federal democratic republic, abolishing the 240-year-old monarchy. Full Story

India rejects US offer of joint operations against LeT
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:59pm
India has rejected a US proposal for joint operation against Lashkar-e-Toiba, in a move that has baffled many given that LeT is the principal terror threat to India, and that counter-terrorism has been a high bilateral priority. Full Story

UK police make new arrest after restaurant blast
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:02pm
British police in southwest England arrested a third man Wednesday in connection with a restaurant blast that rattled the English city of Exeter last week. Full Story

Ahmadinejad rival gets powerful post in Iran
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:03pm
Iran's lawmakers overwhelmingly picked conservative Ali Larijani as parliament speaker Wednesday, sending another strong message of discontent with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's leadership by boosting one of his likely challengers in elections next year. Full Story
China invites Taiwan to more talks as ties warm
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:28pm
China has invited Taiwan to hold more talks, state media said on Thursday, as ties between the two sometimes bitter diplomatic and political rivals warm following the election of a new, more pro-Chinese president on the island. Full Story

Dozens held in Naples mafia raids
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 7:40am
About 50 alleged members of the Naples mafia, the Camorra, have been arrested, Italian police say. The raids in Caserta, north of Naples, targeted the Iovine clan, believed to be one of the most powerful groups in the Camorra, police said. Full Story

China earthquake death toll rises to 67,183 by Tuesday noon
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:35am
The death toll in China's major earthquake increased by more than 2,100 to 67,183 as of midday Tuesday, according to the Information Office of the State Council. Full Story

Dutch ship 'hijacked' off Somalia
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:52am
A Dutch cargo ship is reported to have been hijacked by pirates off Somalia. The MV Amiya Scan, with a crew of nine, was seized after leaving the Kenyan port of Mombasa on 19 May, reports say. Full Story

Bulgaria and Germany sign technical co-operation agreement
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:55am
Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Petar Dimitrov and the German ambassador to Bulgaria Michael Geier have signed signed on May 26 2008 the last of a series of agreements on technical co-operation between the two countries, Focus news agency reported. Full Story

British truckers jam route into London to protest fuel costs
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:57am
Hundreds of trucks rolled into central London on Tuesday and jammed a major route into the capital to protest the rising price of fuel. Around 300 truck drivers honked their horns and parked on a highway on the edge of the city, forcing police to close off a section of road and divert hundreds of motorists during the busy morning rush hour. Full Story

French president to propose suspension of VAT tax on fuel
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:58am
President Nicolas Sarkozy reached out to the common folk Tuesday with a visit to butchers and cheesemakers at France's largest wholesale market, before proposing on the radio that fuel taxes be cut across Europe amid growing economic discontent. With the day's events Sarkozy reprised his role as a hands-on "omnipresident" who eschews France's stuffy presidential traditions  a role that has marked his first year in office, which began with a burst of hope and ended with plunging popularity ratings. Full Story

Need to pressure Iran on nuclear issue: Germany
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:48am
The U.N. nuclear watchdog's report on Iran this week showed the international community must push for a faster response from Tehran over its nuclear program, Germany said on Tuesday. The five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany are offering Iran a package of incentives to give up its uranium enrichment, so far without success. Full Story

Nine British soldiers go on trial for Cyprus resort rampage
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:53am
The trial began on Tuesday of nine British soldiers accused of smashing up a pub and attacking locals in the Cypriot holiday resort of Ayia Napa. The hearing in the southern coastal town of Paralimini was adjourned after the defence lawyer said the defendants were wrongly arrested by police following the fracas in February. Full Story

US tourist drugged, killed by train in Rome
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:00pm
An American tourist was killed by a train as he walked on the tracks in a daze after he drank a cappuccino laced with drugs and then was robbed, railway police said Monday. Frank Phel, 74, of California, died early Friday at the suburban Tiburtina station, police official Giovanni Piccolantonio said. Phel's hometown was not disclosed. Full Story

Swiss to return drug lord's money
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:41pm
Switzerland's supreme court has ruled that a convicted drug trafficker may reclaim a confiscated $500,000 (317,000 euros; #253,000) bank deposit. The unnamed Australian asked for the money back when he arrived in Switzerland on a false passport after serving a prison sentence in Australia. Full Story

Italy set for wider Afghan role
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:42pm
Italy is willing to send its troops based in western Afghanistan to more dangerous areas of the country if requested by Nato, ministers say. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Italy was aiming to be able to move its forces faster and to a wider area. Full Story

Osama hiding in Karakoram range: Report
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:44pm
Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden is hiding in the "rooftop of the world", the Karakoram section of the Himalayan range along Pakistan's borders with Afghanistan and China, a media report has claimed. Full Story

Maoists blow up railtracks in Bihar
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:45pm
Activists of the banned CPI (Maoist) blew up railway tracks at Masudan station in Munger district, disrupting train movements on Jamalpur-Malda section of East Central Railway. Full Story

Maoists gun down BJP leader in Orissa
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:45pm
Maoists gunned down a local BJD leader early on Tuesday in Orissa's southern Malkangiri district after abducting him. Full Story

Flash floods kill 20 in southern China
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:45pm
Floods triggered by rain and hail storms in southern China have killed at least 20 people and left 16 missing, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing local authorities. Full Story

NATO urges Pakistan to prevent Afghanistan spillover
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:45pm
NATO's secretary-general urged Pakistan on Tuesday to prevent a spillover of violence from its border region into Afghanistan and called for stronger political dialogue between Pakistan and the U.S.-led alliance. Full Story

Sri Lanka vows to crush rebels as attacks mount
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:46pm
Sri Lanka will press on with a military campaign against Tamil Tiger rebels, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday, vowing not to be intimidated by bombings in the capital blamed on the rebels in recent weeks. Full Story

Thirteen police, 11 civilians killed in Afghanistan
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:47pm
Eleven civilians and 13 policemen were killed in a series of blasts and Taliban attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. Full Story

NPAs intelligence chief in Leyte surrenders -- military
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:48pm
An alleged rebel leader in Leyte has surrendered to the military. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Bumiltac, commanding officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion in Kananga town, Leyte, identified the alleged rebel leader who surrendered last Saturday as Junnymel de los Reyes. Full Story

More protests and arrests in Korea over U.S. beef imports
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:48pm
Thousands of protesters marched through Seoul against a U.S. beef import pact that has renewed fears about mad cow disease. The police said Tuesday that 29 demonstrators were arrested after scuffling erupted. Full Story

Parents of quake victims to be allowed 2nd children
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:48pm
As the death toll in southwest China rose to more than 65,000, a provincial planning commission issued what it called a clarification Monday of the country's one-child policy, saying that a family whose child dies young can obtain a certificate to have another child. Full Story

Bomb found in city centre store
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 1:36pm
A bomb left at a shop in Belfast city centre partially exploded during the night, police have said. Army bomb experts were sent to JJB Sports on Royal Avenue on Tuesday morning after the device was discovered. Full Story

Spain's ex-IMF chief questioned in corruption probe: reports
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:00pm
Former International Monetary Fund head Rodrigo Rato appeared before a judge Tuesday probing corruption allegations at Spanish bank Banesto whilst he was economy minister, Spanish media said. Rato, his brother Ramon, the head of Santander bank Emilio Botin and 12 others are being investigated in connection with the 1999 purchase by Banesto of 45.3 percent of the Aguas de Fuensanta water utility company from the Rato family. Full Story

France's president wants tax cut on fuel in Europe
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:02pm
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday proposed cutting fuel taxes Europe-wide, responding to economic discontent that has prompted French fishermen to launch protests now spreading to other European shores and sectors. Sarkozy urged the European Union to suspend part of the value-added tax on fuel to counter rising crude oil prices that have risen repeatedly to new highs in recent weeks. Full Story

Kercher death suspect cleared -- lawyer
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:31pm
A lawyer says that a Congolese pub owner who had been arrested and placed under investigation in the slaying of a British student in the Italian city of Perugia has been formally cleared. Diya "Patrick" Lumumba was arrested and quickly released because of lack of evidence, but remained a suspect in the Nov. 1 stabbing death of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. Full Story

Five injured in bomb blast in Kathmandu
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 3:59pm
At least five persons were injured on Tuesday when a bomb exploded in the capital, a day before Nepal's elected representatives are expected to dethrone King Gyanendra and declare the country a republic. Full Story

Indonesian police, protesters clash over fuel price hike
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 3:59pm
Indonesian police clashed with protesters on Tuesday amid ongoing anger at the government's decision to hike fuel prices to rescue the budget from soaring subsidy bills, reports said. Full Story

Sri Lanka vows to 'crush' train bombersPosted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 3:59pmSri Lanka's president vowed Tuesday to crush Tamil Tiger rebels after a rush-hour train bombing blamed on the insurgents killed eight passengers and wounded 70 others. Full Story

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