International News Archive - November 28, 2005

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Armed Nepali police stormed a radio station, detained four reporters and seized equipment to block a BBC interview with Maoist chief Prachanda, the company said on Monday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's veteran statesman Shimon Peres is likely to leave his longtime political home of the Labour Party and join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist list, Israeli radios reported on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion in a coal mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang has killed 51 miners and trapped more than 100 underground, state media said on Monday.

By Jalil Hamid PENGKALAN PASIR, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim has burst back into the political fray after nearly six years in jail and political wilderness, drawing a crowd of 10,000 supporters at an election rally.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A leading Hindu hard-liner has angered women and Muslims by pressing Hindus to have as many children as they can to avoid being swamped by Muslims. K.S.

By Oliver Bullough GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Chechnya is set to announce results on Monday of an election certain to cement the power of a pro-Moscow strongman in the restive Russian region but dismissed by pro-independence rebels as a sham.

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe's ruling party has sealed its victory in polls for Zimbabwe's new Senate, winning at least 21 out of 31 seats up for grabs in elections marked by apathy and a split opposition, results said on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion ripped through a coal mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang, killing 68 miners and trapping 79 underground, just days after Chinese leaders called for vigilance to prevent major accidents.

By George Esiri YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's army deployed hundreds of troops to oil-producing Bayelsa state overnight as a pre-emptive security measure amid rising tensions over the impeachment of the state's governor, the army said.

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States should give North Korea "political and economic" compensation after the collapse of an international project to provide it with nuclear reactors, a spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry said on Monday.

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