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Israel decides against expanding Gaza offensive (LEAD)
Gaza/Jerusalem, May 30 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's inner security cabinet decided Wednesday against expanding a two-week-old offensive in the Gaza Strip in response to intense rocket fire at its southern towns and villages from the area.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:47:36 PM

Hamas denies 'secret decision' to halt rocket attacks
Gaza, May 30 (Xinhua) Hamas denied Wednesday that it has taken a secret decision to halt rocket attacks against Israel, Ezz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement said.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:22:24 PM

Iran refuses to suspend nuclear programne: Larijani
Tehran, May 30 (RIA Novosti) Iran's top nuclear negotiator reiterated Wedneday, prior to a meeting in Spain with the EU's foreign policy chief, that Iran plans to continue with its nuclear programme.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:17:08 PM

Olmert convenes security cabinet over Gaza violence
Gaza, May 30 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert convened his inner security cabinet Wednesday morning to debate how to proceed with a two-week-old offensive in the Gaza Strip in response to intense rocket-fire from the area at southern Israel.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:07:02 PM

ICC to discuss use of glue on cricket pitches
Dubai, May 30 (IANS) The newly constituted International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee is to discuss host of issue including the use of glue on cricket pitches, ball-tampering, one-day regulations, volume of cricket and role of television umpire.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:51:12 PM

UAE based TAQA buys Pogo's Canadian energy subsidiary
Abu Dhabi, May 30 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) has announced the purchase of Northrock Resources Ltd, a Canadian based subsidiary of the US firm Pogo Producing Company for $2 billion.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:49:17 AM

Cargo ship with Indian crew hijacked by Somali pirates
Dubai, May 30 (IANS) An United Arab Emirates (UAE) registered cargo vessel with a 14 member Indian crew onboard has been hijacked by Somali pirates.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:32:43 AM

India placed fourth in Test rankings
Dubai, May 29 (IANS) With a 1-0 win against Bangladesh, India are placed fourth in team ratings for Tests with 107 points - just one point behind Pakistan, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released here Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:03:12 PM

Tendulkar back among top-20 batsmen in Tests
Dubai, May 29 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar is back into the top-20 of the batsmen's list at the 15th spot while captain Rahul Dravid is the highest rated Indian batsman in eighth place in the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:02:21 PM

Israeli troops kill two militants in Gaza (LEAD)
Gaza, May 29 (RIA Novosti) Israeli troops killed two Hamas militants after moving into southern Gaza early Tuesday, local television reported.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:50:59 PM

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