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International News Archive - October 22, 2005

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's eagerness to make progress at nuclear talks appears genuine enough to involve a specific proposal to ensure its pursuit of a civilian nuclear plan is proliferation-safe, key U.S. figures said on Saturday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian vets have found bird flu in a village in the southern Urals where 31 birds died, an Emergencies Ministry official said on Saturday. Authorities are also investigating another suspected outbreak in Russia's Altai region.

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Saturday praised the "political courage and personal courage" of Mongolia and its troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people were marooned by flooding in eastern India on Saturday after three days of torrential rains that killed at least 10 people, officials said.

By Susan Fenton HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will close its borders if there is a single case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu in the country, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Saturday, while a defiant Taiwan said it would copy a patented antiviral drug.

By Susan Fenton HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will close its borders if there is a single case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu in the country, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Saturday, while a defiant Taiwan said it would copy a patented antiviral drug.

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri on Saturday hailed a U.N. investigation that implicated Syrian officials in his father's killing and called for an international court to punish the perpetrators. "We in Lebanon...

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have arrested and allegedly mistreated a lawyer defending the rights of refugees who live in camps outside the capital Khartoum, rights group Amnesty International said in a statement.

LONDON (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested in Britain as part of an investigation into international terrorism, London's Scotland Yard said on Saturday.

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The first synod of Pope Benedict's reign ended on Saturday, acknowledging Catholicism faced great difficulties from a severe shortage of priests but decided married priests were not the answer.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.