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Nobel for writer who defended Rushdie
Turkey’s most famous author, Orhan Pamuk, 54, who defended Salman Rushdie against Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa, was today named the winner of this year’s Nobel prize for Literature. ...  | Read.. 
 
Japan threat angers Korea
North Korea threatened Japan on Thursday with “strong countermeasures” if it goes ahead with tougher sanctions over Pyongyang’s reported nuclear test. ...  | Read.. 
 
Nepal panel questions Gyanendra
King Gyanendra today was questioned by a commission probing his alleged role in the suppression of the pro-democracy movement in April this year. ...  | Read.. 
 
Bodybags pile up at Jaffna
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels today handed over the bodies of 74 soldiers killed in a battle a day earlier to the Red Cross, taking the army's death toll in one of ...  | Read.. 
 
Pervez: Not an easy target
Days after a mysterious blast in a Rawalpindi park and discovery of four 107 mm rockets in Islamabad, President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that the culprits involved ...  | Read.. 
 
Pamuk in New York. (Reuters)
Nobel for writer who defended Rushdie
Indian UK plot
India-born Dhiren Barot today admitted in a London court today to plotting to blow up financial tar..  | Read.. 
Adoption order for Madonna
Malawi authorities granted pop star Madonna an interim order to adopt a one-year-old boy fr..  | Read..