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International News Archive - October 26, 2005

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes and artillery pounded an area of northern Gaza on Wednesday in response to Palestinian militants firing a rocket into Israel's southern town of Sderot.

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - More people could die of hunger, cold and injuries in the wake of Pakistan's earthquake than during it unless rich countries meeting in Geneva come up with more money fast, a top U.N. aid official said on Wednesday.

By Barbara Cornell LISBON (Reuters) - The aftershocks of a truly epic earthquake are measured not by magnitude or distance but by centuries.

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces on Wednesday arrested the leader of an Islamic militant group suspected of involvement in the sinking of a ferry that killed more than a 100 people last year, an army general said.

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's outgoing chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, began his first term in office in 1998 eyeing the success of reformist British leader Tony Blair and pledging a joint German-British drive to revive Europe's center left.

By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - Fears of avian flu spreading deepened on Wednesday after China reported another outbreak in poultry while India said it was testing blood samples from 10 dead migratory birds.

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's ailing crown prince Sheikh Saad al-Abdulla al-Sabah has no intention of stepping down despite speculation that he will be replaced, a family member said on Wednesday.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A clash between police and machete-wielding members of a shadowy Islamic sect on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island has killed four people, three of them police officers, a senior policeman said on Wednesday.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a bus carrying troops in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding 15, a security spokesman said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three Sunni Arab parties announced on Wednesday they have formed a coalition to run in Iraq's parliamentary elections in December.

Word of the Day
pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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