International News Archive - November 14, 2005

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. said on Monday it has reported to the government that two teenage boys exhibited abnormal behavior that led to their deaths after taking the anti-flu drug Tamiflu, made by Chugai's Swiss parent Roche Holding AG.

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United Nations will this week launch a major air operation to ferry food and other supplies to earthquake survivors high in Pakistan's mountains in frantic bid to beat the problems of winter.

By Claudia Parsons BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi perceptions that not enough is being done to rebuild the country after the U.S.-led invasion are simply a case of bad public relations, Washington's new reconstruction chief said on Sunday.

By Manish Prasad JEHANABAD, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of heavily armed Maoist rebels stormed a jail in eastern India, killing at least two people and freeing about 350 prisoners, including many fellow guerrillas, police said on Monday.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli paramilitary border policemen shot dead a member of the Hamas militant group in a predawn raid in the occupied West Bank town of Nablus on Monday, Palestinian witnesses and the army said. The raid came hours before U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reiterated that it might liberalize prices of oil, gas, coal and electricity to encourage more efficient use of resources, but ruled out imposing a widely discussed fuel tax because of current high prices.

By Sue Pleming JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday in a new push to revive peace moves stalled by violence.

DHAKA (Reuters) - Two Bangladeshi judges were killed on Monday when a man threw a bomb at their car, police said. The judges were on their way to the Jhalakathi district court, 250 km (155 miles) south of Dhaka, when the attack took place, a police officer said.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea offered during talks last week to put off testing atomic weapons as a first step in a phased dismantling of its nuclear programs, South Korea's unification minister said on Monday.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president said on Monday that seven people had died in the country from bird flu, announcing a higher death toll than the World Health Organization, which puts the number of confirmed fatalities at five. "I have paid special attention to the greater Jakarta area.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.