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International News Archive - November 26, 2005

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake on Saturday morning killed five people in China's eastern Jiangxi province, state television reported.

By Dean Yates and Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will take tough action in its newly declared war on militant ideas that could include shutting an Islamic school co-founded by hardline jailed cleric Abu Bakar Bashir if serious teaching deviations are found, the vice president said on Saturday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake killed 12 people, injured nearly 400 and destroyed 8,500 homes in Jiangxi province in eastern China on Saturday morning, the official Xinhua agency reported.

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained seven supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the port city of Alexandria on Saturday before polling stations opened for legislative elections, the Brotherhood said in a statement.

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, threatening legal action, demanded on Friday that the Conservative opposition apologize for comments linking his minority Liberals to organized crime.

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe voters trickled to the polls on Saturday in controversial elections for a new Senate which the opposition is partly boycotting over accusations the poll is designed to consolidate President Robert Mugabe's rule.

KARACHI (Reuters) - Hemorrhagic fever has killed at least five people, including a woman doctor, and infected around 45 people in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi, health officials said on Saturday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake killed 14 people, injured nearly 400 and destroyed 8,500 homes in Jiangxi province in eastern China on Saturday morning, the official Xinhua agency reported.

By Amil Khan and Tom Perry ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained over 140 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and restricted voting on Saturday, day four of elections in which Islamists have made a strong showing, the Brotherhood and witnesses said.

By Amil Khan and Tom Perry ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained over 270 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and restricted voting on Saturday, day four of elections in which Islamists have made a strong showing, the Brotherhood and witnesses said.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'