World Politics

Australia could drop Queen as head of state, says opposition leader

London, Sept.22 : The Queen could be dropped as Australia’s head of state within three years under plans drawn up by the man tipped to be the country’s next prime minister.

Labour Party leader Kevin Rudd is surging ahead in the polls and is expected to deliver a humiliating defeat to the government of Prime Minister John Howard at an election due within weeks.

A staunch republican, Rudd wants Australia to cut its constitutional ties with Britain, replacing the Queen with an elected president, reports The Telegraph.

J&K Is An Integral Part Of India -- Govt To Tell Pak

Mumbai/Delhi: Pakistan on Monday formally dissented to India decision to open Siachen glacier and Saltoro ridge to trekkers.

George Bush praises Japan's Continued support for Afghanistan

US President George W. Bush

Laura Bush cancelled APEC Tour due to Pinched Nerve

Laura Bush

Nuke Deal With India In `National Interest’ - US

Washington: The Bush administration has tried to alleviate worries brought up by various US lawmakers over the civilian nuclear transaction with India.

North Korea Shuts Down Its Nuclear Reactor

U.S. National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley said it seems the North Korean have indeed close down their major plutonium reprocessing facility at Yongbyon, about 100 km north of Pyongyang.