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International News Archive - October 29, 2005

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three weeks after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 56,000 people in Pakistan and India, officials from both countries were to meet on Saturday to discuss opening their Kashmir border to survivors.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces killed 14 Taliban militants in separate attacks in Afghanistan this week, the U.S. military said in a statement.

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Up to 150 people were feared killed when seven coaches of a passenger train derailed in southern India on Saturday after a bridge collapsed in heavy rain, a railway official said.

By S. Radha Kumar HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Up to 150 people were feared killed when seven coaches of a passenger train derailed in southern India on Saturday after a bridge collapsed in heavy rain, a railway official said.

By S. Radha Kumar HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Up to 150 people were feared killed when seven coaches of a passenger train derailed in southern India on Saturday after a bridge collapsed in heavy rain, a railway official said.

By Aamir Ashraf MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Invaders over the centuries failed to bring down the walls of the Red Fort in the capital of Pakistani Kashmir, but the massive October 8 earthquake did so in seconds.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it stood by its U.N. commitments not to use violence against another country, responding to international criticism of remarks by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowing to destroy Israel. "The Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to its U.N.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes carried out a dozen bombing raids against rocket launching sites in northern Gaza on Saturday, knocking out electricity to several thousand homes, Palestinian witnesses and security sources said.

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's trade chief said on Saturday the EU's "bottom line" offer to cut farm tariffs provided a middle-ground solution for trade talks, and demanded more progress on other issues such as goods and services.

By Helen Nyambura and Andrew Cawthorne ZANZIBAR (Reuters) - Dancing and chanting Zanzibaris flocked on Saturday to political rallies the day before an election on islands whose past poll violence has sullied Tanzania's reputation as a model of stability in Africa.

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