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International News Archive - October 11, 2005

SEOUL (Reuters) - Eight people believed to be North Koreans rushed into a South Korean school in the Chinese city of Qingdao on Tuesday seeking asylum in the South, a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Eighteen Afghan policemen died in an ambush by insurgents in the southern province of Helmand, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, in the latest spate of violence by suspected Taliban militants.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have made their first arrest over this month's suicide bombings on the resort island of Bali, picking up an individual in East Java suspected of links to the attacks, police said on Tuesday.

By Jack Kim PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Koreans danced into the night to celebrate the ruling communist party's 60th birthday but there was no sign by Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-il had named a successor-in-waiting as some had speculated.

By Spokes Mashiyane DURBAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of South Africans danced and cheered in support of sacked deputy president Jacob Zuma as he arrived at court on Tuesday to face corruption charges in a case that has split the ruling African National Congress.

By Tomi Soetjipto DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have made their first arrest over this month's suicide bombings on the resort island of Bali, picking up a man in East Java suspected of links to the attacks, police said on Tuesday.

By Mateus Chale MATUTUINE, Mozambique (Reuters) - Thirteen years ago, the small settlement of Matutuine in southern Mozambique was a desolate site -- uninhabited and ruined by war.

By Zahid Hussein BAGH, Pakistan (Reuters) - The only aid anyone from Bagh has seen from the Pakistan government since the earthquake struck has been on television.

Eight years ago, Chen Hua thought she'd put poverty behind her when she left her remote, mountain village in Sichuan province for a factory job in China's booming Pearl River Delta.

By Nick Tattersall MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians crowded polling stations on Tuesday to vote in the West African nation's first elections since a brutal civil war that ended two years ago.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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