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General News Archive - April 28, 2006

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday that a ferry had sunk in its waters on Lake Victoria, with an unknown number of passengers killed. "People have drowned, but I have no more information," Tanzanian police spokesman Juma Mtumwa said by telephone from Dar es Salaam.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday that a ferry had sunk in its waters on Lake Victoria, with an unknown number of passengers killed. "People have drowned, but I have no more information," Tanzanian police spokesman Juma Mtumwa said by telephone from Dar es Salaam.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday that a ferry had sunk in its waters on Lake Victoria, with an unknown number of passengers killed. "People have drowned, but I have no more information," Tanzanian police spokesman Juma Mtumwa said by telephone from Dar es Salaam.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military halted air strikes on Tamil Tiger rebel targets for a second day on Friday, as aid workers assessed the number of people displaced by government attacks and suspected rebel violence continued.

By Mark John SOFIA (Reuters) - NATO foreign ministers reaffirmed on Friday the alliance's readiness to nearly double its peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan, where violence is increasing.

By Buddika Weerasinghe SAMPUR, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military held off air strikes on Tamil Tiger rebel targets for a second day on Friday as aid workers took stock of the civilian damage, but both sides warned they would attack again if provoked.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thirty people were killed, including seven Iraqi soldiers, when more than 100 rebels attacked Iraqi police and army posts in Baquba on Thursday, the U.S. military said on Friday.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis surrounded the gates of the country's revived parliament on Friday, waving party flags and chanting slogans to keep up pressure for a new constitution after weeks of street protests.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai marked the 14th anniversary of the defeat of a communist government on Friday with a call to the Taliban to give up their insurgency and rejoin society.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Friday his country would pay no attention to international calls to halt its nuclear work, hours before the U.N. atomic watchdog reports on whether Tehran has met U.N. Security Council demands.