ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 16, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 42
Front Page
Financial Times
TV Times
Funday Times
Kandy Times

China sets deadline for Tibet rioters to surrender

China set a “surrender deadline”, announced deaths and showed the first extensive television footage of rioting in Lhasa on Saturday, launching a crackdown after the worst unrest in Tibet for two decades. The response came following torrid protests on Friday which flew in the face of official claims the region was immune from unrest as Beijing readies to hold the Olympic Games in August.

Hard-liners take early edge in Iran vote

Hard-liners allied with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a small lead in Iran's parliamentary elections, according to partial results early today, but reformists showed strength in some cities where the clerical leadership allowed them to compete.Reformist leaders pushed for Iranians to vote yesterday, hoping to prevent a sweep by Ahmadinejad allies after the country's clerics threw many liberal candidates out of the race.

The story of the falling dollar

When the euro's value reached an all-time high of $1.52, Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank, told the press that he was concerned about its rapid appreciation and wanted to "underline" the United States Treasury's official policy of supporting a strong dollar. Several European finance ministers subsequently echoed a similar theme.

Bush: economy to grow; Clinton: recession here now
Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind.
Malaysia premier rejects calls to resign
Malaysia's opposition reborn
Paralysed in Lanka but skiing at speed in Sweden
Final "Harry Potter" movie split into two parts

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