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International News Archive - November 30, 2005

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's health minister warned on Wednesday that the spread of AIDS could affect the nation's economic development and its "rise or decline," and stressed the need for strong prevention measures.

DHAKA (Reuters) - The latest attacks by suicide bombers in Bangladesh using the most powerful explosives ever in the country showed that militants are becoming more sophisticated, police said on Wednesday.

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - The deputy leader of the Lord's Resistance Army said in a rare communication the rebels were prepared to hold peace talks with the Ugandan government to end a 19-year-old insurgency.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - The spread of AIDS could damage China's economic development and affect the nation's "rise or decline," the health minister said on Wednesday, stressing the need to take strong preventive measures.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Japan on Wednesday urged Japanese communities that are reluctant to host U.S. troops to realize the American military presence contributes to the security both of Japan and the region as a whole.

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - The deputy leader of one of Africa's most brutal rebel groups said in a rare communication that his Lord's Resistance Army was ready to hold talks with the Ugandan government to end a 19-year-old insurgency.

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japan-China-South Korea summit may be canceled for the first time in six years due to Chinese and Korean anger over Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to a war shrine, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

By Mia Shanley SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An Australian drug courier who is due to be hanged in Singapore on Friday has not been allowed to embrace his mother or twin brother and will not donate his organs for transplant, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police have detained 1,610 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the two days before the last stage of voting in parliamentary elections, a Brotherhood spokesman said on Wednesday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of an Israeli suspected of running an international ring that smuggled 700,000 Ecstasy pills into New York.

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