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International News Archive - November 13, 2005

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed a Palestinian militant leader who belonged to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah group in a village near the West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian medics said on Sunday.

Corrects fourth paragraph to read the 10-nation ASEAN grouping CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia indicated on Sunday that it would consider joining a new regional anti-terrorism task force reportedly being set up by Indonesia.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former rebels from Indonesia's Aceh province begin handing in weapons on Monday under the third phase of a landmark peace pact that ended one of Asia's longest running civil wars.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Final results of Afghanistan's legislative elections show several former commanders of military factions, three old Taliban officials, women activists and several ex-communists won seats in the new parliament.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has developed what it calls the equivalent of the anti-bird flu drug Tamiflu in preparation for a feared pandemic if the virus begins spreading among humans.

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister pressed home a pledge of tough action to curb urban unrest by angry youths, including the expulsion of foreigners involved in 17 successive nights of violence.

By Ibon Villelabeitia and Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Six years after ascending the throne, Jordan's King Abdullah is facing one of his biggest challenges following suicide bombings that have shattered the kingdom's reputation as an oasis of safety. A close U.S.

CANBERRA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia indicated on Sunday it would consider joining a new regional anti-terrorism task force reportedly being set up by Indonesia, although a senior officer in Jakarta said cooperation was already strong.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's march toward what appears to be an inevitable early election gained speed on Sunday after new Labor Party leader Amir Peretz threatened to act quickly to bring down Ariel Sharon's government.

By Zeeshan Haider MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Doctors in earthquake struck Kashmir have begun a campaign to immunize 800,000 children against potentially killer diseases, measles, tetanus, whooping cough, diptheria and polio before the bitter Himalayan winter bites.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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