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War threat hangs over Shia ritual
A major Shia religious ritual unfolded amid heavy security in the sacred city of Karbala today as the spectre of a sectarian civil war stalked Iraq on the third anniversary of the US-led invasion. ...  | Read.. 
 
Maoists attack after siege
At least 16 people, including 13 soldiers, were killed in a new outbreak of violence in Nepal today, a day after Maoist rebels ended a crippling road blockade, the army and w ...  | Read.. 
 
Buddha Boy
The meditating Nepali boy, believed to be the reincarnation of Buddha, surfaced briefly after seven days, his followers claimed today. ...  | Read.. 
 
Belarus President victory leads to protests
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko swept back into office today in an election that independent observers condemned as flawed and which triggered a second day of prot ...  | Read.. 
 
Blair faces quit calls
British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced growing pressure today to step down over a sleaze row which has tarnished his reputation and boosted calls for finance minister Gordon ...  | Read.. 
 
Australia coast hit by cyclone
One of the most powerful cyclones to hit Australia in decades lashed the northern city of Cairns today with winds of up to 290 kmph , ripping roofs off houses, uprooting tree ...  | Read.. 
 
Hilary Swank at an awards show in Santa Monica, California. (Reuters)
Guilty gnomes hide
Crowe for gladiator sport
Spielberg faces Apache ire
A family of New Mexico Indians is suing the producers of a Steven Spielberg television series, ..  | Read.. 
Ugly Americans star in Egyptian films
When secretary of state Condoleezza Rice visited this city last month, Egyptians had an unusual cho..  | Read..