ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday April 20, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 47
Front Page
Financial Times
TV Times
Funday Times
Kandy Times

Mugabe blasts Britain, whites

President Robert Mugabe devoted his first major speech since disputed elections three weeks ago to denouncing whites and former colonial ruler Britain. The speech was an attempt to convince Zimbabweans that the cause of their political and economic troubles lies abroad. The scene, Zimbabwe's 28th Independence Day celebrations, had all the pomp and circumstance of old, with air force jets sweeping overhead and Mugabe, bedecked in a sash and medals, striding past soldiers at attention.

The President who loves women

.Perhaps it was the setting -- one of Italy's most romantic resorts. Or the company -- standing next to Italy's famously flirtatious premier. But the normally stern Vladimir Putin showed the world another side of his character Friday, laughing off questions about an extramarital affair with a champion gymnast. While Putin denied the rumors, he seemed to delight in projecting a new image to the world: ladies' man.

Victorious Maoists say king should not be humiliated

Nepal's unpopular king should be allowed to leave his palace with dignity and live as a common citizen, Maoist party chiefs said after a strong showing in elections expected to lead to the abolition of the monarchy. Maoist chief Prachanda said he would be happy to have talks with King Gyanendra.“The king should not be ousted from the throne in a humiliating manner,” Prachanda was quoted as saying in Saturday's Kathmandu Post.

Human rights abuses: Pope urges UN to effectively intervene
Court orders polygamy sect children to remain in state custody
Military helicopter crashes in western Mexico, killing 11 soldiers
Blessed are the peacemakers - View from Dubai
Did inferior rivets sink the unsinkable?
India's Dalai dilemma and diplomatic dance

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