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International News Archive - October 31, 2005

SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. official said on Monday that remarks made by the top U.S. negotiator to the North Korean nuclear talks on the North's demand for a civilian nuclear reactor were taken out of a context by a local news agency. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted Assistant U.S.

By Andrew Cawthorne and Helen Nyambura ZANZIBAR (Reuters) - Security forces turned tear gas, water cannons and sticks on opposition supporters in Zanzibar on Monday in a second day of violence over an election on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands.

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - Police and youths clashed in a fourth night of rioting in a northeastern suburb of Paris ahead of a Monday morning visit by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. Groups of young people hurled rocks and set fire to cars during the night, television pictures showed.

By Andrew Cawthorne and Helen Nyambura ZANZIBAR (Reuters) - Security forces used tear gas, water cannons and sticks to disperse taunting opposition supporters in Zanzibar on Monday in a second day of violence over an election on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday the United States conducted at least 180 espionage flights in October, adding the missions hurt the chances for a settlement in talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear programs.

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Wild migratory birds seem to have become the world's public enemy number one since the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus spreading in Asia was detected this month as far west as European Russia, Turkey and Romania.

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Wild migratory birds seem to have become the world's public enemy number one since the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus spreading in Asia was detected this month as far west as European Russia, Turkey and Romania.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai woman has tested positive for bird flu, senior health officials said on Monday, making her the 20th person to have caught the deadly disease since it hit the country two years ago.

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi appointed Shinzo Abe as Japan's top government spokesman in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, strengthening the popular Abe's position as a candidate to succeed the prime minister next year.

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Oct 31 - Pakistan said on Monday it would make special arrangements to give earthquake survivors easy access to Indian Kashmir over concerns bureaucracy would hamper the efforts of thousands to cross the border.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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