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International News Archive - October 04, 2005

By Achmad Sukarsono KUTA BEACH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two people have been questioned for possible links to the Bali suicide bombs, police said on Tuesday as a nationwide hunt focused on Islamic militants blamed for blasts on the Indonesian holiday island in 2002.

By Achmad Sukarsono KUTA BEACH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Police in Indonesia said on Tuesday they had questioned dozens of people in a widening hunt for the masterminds of suicide bombs that killed 22 people on the holiday island of Bali, but had so far made no arrests.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from Typhoon Longwang in China climbed to 15 people and dozens of military students were still missing, media reported on Tuesday.

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a U.N. security officer outside his home in southern Somalia in the latest assassination linked to foreign targets in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation, the world body said on Tuesday.

By Gareth Jones ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey was elated and relieved finally to have started talks on joining the European Union, but amid the joy some warned on Tuesday of big obstacles strewn on the road to membership.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian woman who attacked a soldier at a checkpoint in the West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian medics said.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers, responding to deadly bombings in Indonesia, said on Tuesday they would urgently seek to implement an anti-terrorism law.

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Italy agreed on Tuesday to build 27 next-generation "stealth" frigates ordered by their navies in Europe's biggest single naval project.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon appointed a new head of a powerful security agency on Tuesday, replacing the former pro-Syrian chief who was arrested for a suspected role in the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - A one-day strike disrupted public transport in France on Tuesday in protest at high unemployment and low purchasing power, putting pressure on the conservative government over its labor and economic policies.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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