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International News Archive - October 03, 2005

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A crowded train jumped the tracks in central India on Monday, killing at least 12 passengers and injuring 100, police said.

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A powerful blast killed all 21 passengers on board when a bus running on liquefied gas collided with another bus in western Tajikistan, police said on Monday.

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A crowded train jumped the tracks in central India on Monday, killing at least 12 passengers and injuring 100, police said.

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A crowded train sped through a railway station in central India, jumped the tracks and crashed into a signal cabin on Monday, killing 16 passengers and injuring 100, authorities said.

By Martin Nesirky and Lee Suwan MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (Reuters) - High on a mountain peak in autumn sunshine, two young Korean women exchange giggled whispers and share a powder compact.

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari apologized on Monday for an outspoken attack by one of his colleagues, who had compared Saudi Arabia's foreign minister to a "Bedouin riding a camel." Zebari, speaking after a late-night meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Saudi city of Jeddah, said the comments by Iraq's Interior Minister Bayan Jabor against Prince Saud al-Faisal were "regrettable and inappropriate." "We hold the kingdom and Prince Saud in great esteem and we regret such comments as these," Zebari told reporters.

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan government troops killed 28 insurgents at the weekend in an operation in southeastern Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum survived an apparent assassination attempt in Baghdad on Monday when his motorcade came under attack, seriously wounding three of his escorts, police sources said. One police source spoke of gunmen opening fire.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Foreign ministers of old rivals India and Pakistan began talks on their tentative peace process on Monday, with progress expected on some issues but not on their core dispute over the Muslim-majority Kashmir region.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum survived an apparent assassination attempt in Baghdad on Monday when a roadside bomb blasted his motorcade, killing three of his escorts, police and a ministry spokesman said.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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