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International News Archive - October 01, 2005

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces have seized explosives two men had intended to attach to a Christian judge's car in northern Lebanon, a security source said on Saturday.

By Jerry Norton and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Sharply higher fuel prices took effect in Indonesia on Saturday, sparking some protests as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono bet his popularity would blunt social unrest in the world's fourth-most populous country.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran may respond by holding back on oil sales if its nuclear program is referred to the United Nations Security Council, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview published on Saturday.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of gay activists, many in flamboyant costumes, took to the streets of Taiwan's capital on Saturday to demand equal rights in a society that still frowns upon homosexuality.

By Jerry Norton and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Sharply higher fuel prices took effect in Indonesia on Saturday, sparking some protests as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono bet his popularity would blunt social unrest in the world's fourth-most populous country.

By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party won 51 councils in Palestinian local elections with militant group Hamas gaining control of 13, an official said when announcing the final results on Saturday.

By Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's ruling Labour Party claimed victory over its conservative National opposition and looked set to form the next government after final results from a close election were released on Saturday.

By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party won 51 councils in the latest phase of Palestinian local elections, with militant group Hamas gaining control of 13, an official said on Saturday.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces found the makings of an explosive device attached to the car of a Christian judge in the early hours of Saturday morning.

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A new Russian "public chamber" met for the first time on Saturday aiming to improve ties between officials and society, but failed to sway skeptics who say the other two houses of parliament should be doing that already.

Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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