ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 2, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 40
Front Page
Financial Times
TV Times
Funday Times
Kandy Times

Gaza under attack

Israeli forces killed 22 Palestinians in the Hamas-led Gaza Strip today in the most intense fighting in weeks and Israel threatened a broader offensive to stop rocket fire. A total of 57 Palestinians have been killed in four days of Israeli raids and air strikes in the Gaza Strip that the Jewish state launched after cross-border rockets killed an Israeli man on Wednesday and reached deep into a southern city.

Iraq nod for 'Chemical Ali' execution

The Saddam Hussein henchman known as ''Chemical Ali'' for gassing thousands of Kurdish civilians is due to hang within the month, following the endorsement of his death sentence yesterday by Iraq's presidential council. But even survivors were notably subdued about the news in a nation weary of violence and suffering.The agreement among Iraq's three-member presidential council.....

Tale of terror

When young Australian David Hicks got an offer from a Saudi friend to go to Osama bin Laden's camps in Afghanistan in December 2000, he did not think twice."So many of today's Muslims want to meet bin Laden but cannot, and after only being Muslim for 16 months Allah has given me the chance to," he gushed in a letter to his mother. "Please don't worry."

Vitamin E linked to lung cancer
Pregnant woman uses train toilet, baby slips out
Turkey ends major offensive in N. Iraq,withdraws troops
Harry to end Taliban hunt
In Thailand, all that glitters is probably not gold
Putin's unwilling executioner?
How effective is disaster relief?
Art of brevity

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