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Indian Defence Minister Fernandes resigns

NEW DELHI -- Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes quit Thursday after a scandal involving one of his aides brought him under increasing pressure.

Another member of the ruling NDA coalition, Mamata Banerjee also walked out along with members of his party.

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Fiji's Chiefs back Qarase, rule of law

SUVA, Fiji -- The Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) voted Tuesday to support the rule of law and the administration of Laisenia Qarase.

The GCC, the supreme authority in Fiji, granted President Ratu Josefa Iloilo freedom to decide which course to take in restoring democracy to the nation.

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Central Asia

Karmapa says Tibetan
relatives in 'uncomfortable'
situation
(World Tibet News)

Kazakh military officers
study Chinese military
science
(Times of Central Asia)

East Asia

State of deflation
declared
(Japan Times)

Toxic well found
near Kaohsiung
(Taipei Times)

Pacific Islands

Qarase revelation
(www.fijilive.com)

Maori TV 'should
be in both
languages'
(New Zealand Herald)

South Asia

Annan visits
Mt. Everest
(Kathmandu Post)

Lankan PM regrets
Taliban attitude
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Southeast Asia

Let Megawati run
govt, urges House speaker
(Straits Times)

Sampit refugees face
starvation in S. Kalimantan
shelter
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