International News Archive - October 16, 2005
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants killed a Buddhist monk and five other people in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Sunday, in separatist violence that has claimed more than 900 lives.
Correcting number of officers killed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistan army helicopter crashed in Pakistani Kashmir during a relief operation for the earthquake-shattered region, killing all six soldiers on board, a military spokesman said on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistan army helicopter crashed in Pakistani Kashmir during a relief operation for the earthquake-shattered region, killing all six soldiers on board, a military spokesman said on Sunday.
By Chisa Fujioka XIANGHE, China (Reuters) - Rich and emerging nations this weekend agreed that the division of national influence over the International Monetary Fund needed changing but they remained deeply divided on how to do it.
By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Two RAF Harrier jets have been damaged in a rocket attack by Taliban guerrillas on an airfield in southern Afghanistan, a spokesman for U.S.-led foreign forces said on Sunday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake jolted Tokyo and its vicinity on Sunday afternoon, causing buildings in the capital to shake, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran insisted on Sunday that it wanted to return to nuclear negotiations with the European Union but gave no ground on the EU's key demand that it halt all nuclear fuel processing before talks can resume.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has scrambled helicopters, rescue teams and medics to a northern grassland area to prepare for the return of its Shenzhou VI spacecraft, expected to touch down on Monday morning, Xinhua news agency said.
By Antonia Oprita BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian authorities slaughtered more domestic fowl on Sunday after the deadly strain of bird flu was detected in the Danube delta, as officials elsewhere in Europe prepared for a possible pandemic.
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Forensic experts said on Sunday they had unearthed the remains of 482 Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre from the third biggest mass grave found so far in the Balkan country.
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