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Sistani begins talks, 74 killed in mosque attack
Iraq’s most revered cleric arrived in Najaf today to try to end a bloody three-week uprising but attacks on crowds of Shias that killed at least 74 inflamed tensions as tens of thousands converged on the city. ...  | Read.. 
 
Opposition closes ranks on Pervez
Pakistani Opposition parties today nominated a politician serving a life term in jail for defaming the military as a candidate in an election for a new Prime Minister. ...  | Read.. 
 
Bush Olympic ad draws flak
The US Olympic Committee has asked the campaign to re-elect President George W. Bush to pull an ad that refers to the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said ...  | Read.. 
 
Welsh MP to impeach Blair
A British parliamentarian said today he would try to have Tony Blair impeached over the Iraq war, but the move looked likely to embarrass the Prime Minister at most rather th ...  | Read.. 
 
A boy is carried to an ambulance after the mortar attack in Kufa. (Reuters)
Scientists pick Ford film as best
Blade Runner, a bleak vision of the future set in Los Angeles, has been voted best sci-fi fi..  | Read.. 
Mark tried to flee SA: Police
The son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was planning to leave South Africa befor..  | Read.. 
 
Terror shadow as Russia gropes
Investigators examined flight recorders today from Russia’s ...  | Read..