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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi walk out of her residence to address reporters yesterday.

India ferry disaster leaves 200 dead, missing

Hopes dimmed yesterday of finding more survivors after an overcrowded ferry split in two and sank in northeast India, leaving more than 100 dead and around 100 missing. Police said 105 bodies, including women and children, had been recovered so far from the fast-flowing waters of the Brahmaputra river in Assam state, where the ferry sank in a sudden storm late Monday afternoon. Despite an operating capacity of 225, some 350 people were believed to be on the two deck boat when it broke up mid-river in torrential, pre-monsoon rains.

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World Trade Center becomes highest NY tower

New York's skyline got a new king Tuesday after the still unfinished World Trade Center tower, built to replace the destroyed Twin Towers, crept above the venerable Empire State Building.


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UN chief, Suu Kyi hold talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday for talks about the country's political future after a surprise climbdown by the Nobel laureate in her boycott of parliament. The talks at the opposition leader's lakeside mansion in Yangon, where she was locked up by the former junta for much of the past two decades, come a day after Ban became the first visiting foreigner to address Myanmar's legislature.


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US,Taliban resume talks in Qatar over US-led Afghan war

Representatives of Afghan Taliban and the US government have resumed talks in Qatar in an attempt to find a political solution to the US-led war in Afghanistan. The development comes as previous talks between the two sides have failed to make any headway, especially in a plan for a prisoner exchange.

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