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International News Archive - November 15, 2005

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - France's parliament is expected to approve a government plan on Tuesday to extend emergency powers for three months to quell unrest which President Jacques Chirac said pointed to a deep national malaise.

KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least six people on Tuesday in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, according to an ambulance crew at the scene.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito, wed a commoner in a private ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Tuesday, in the process abandoning her privileged status as a member of the imperial family.

KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least six people on Tuesday in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in a attack most likely aimed at a KFC restaurant, police and ambulance crew said.

By Caren Bohan KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will seek unity with Asian leaders on North Korea in a tour of the region starting on Tuesday in which he will reaffirm his alliance with Japan and press China for trade concessions.

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - George W. Bush visits China this week for the third time as U.S. president, but Beijing awaits him with some of the uncertainty of a first-time visit, wondering whether he will bring goodwill or grievances.

By Kesara Abeywardena COLOMBO (Reuters) - He rose through the ranks to become Sri Lanka's prime minister thanks to close labor union ties and support among Sinhalese nationalists, but Mahinda Rajapakse's Marxist union allies could prove to be his downfall.

KARACHI (Reuters) - Two people were killed by a car bomb outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, police said, revising down earlier estimates of the death toll.

KARACHI (Reuters) - Two people were killed by a car bomb outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, police said, revising down earlier estimates of the death toll.

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding about 15, some critically, police and doctors said.