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International News Archive - December 21, 2005

Toxic waste from a zinc smelter, the second environmental disaster to hit China in weeks, halted water supplies from a southern river for eight hours and threatens cities downstream, state media said on Wednesday.

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Public hearings into North America's first major Arctic gas pipeline will start next month and travel to communities throughout Canada's far North and elsewhere for nearly a year, regulators said on Tuesday.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Widespread floods have killed 19 people in southern Thailand in the past week, raising to 35 the death toll in the region's worst floods in nearly 30 years, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Likud party has strengthened slightly since the election of Benjamin Netanyahu as its new leader to campaign in national polls in March, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen abducted two foreign teachers in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, witnesses said. Gaza has been beset by growing disorder and foreigners have been kidnapped on several occasions by gunmen, who use the captives to press demands from Palestinian authorities.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign teachers in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pulling them from their car as they headed for work, witnesses said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign teachers in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pulling them from their car as they headed for work, witnesses said.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's plan to build light-water atomic reactors and develop other reactors capable of producing fissile material could harm a nuclear disarmament deal signed by Pyongyang, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe launched another verbal attack on Wednesday on United Nations efforts to house those left homeless by the government's demolition of shanty towns, describing one model house as a "mockery to Africans." President Robert Mugabe's government has rejected offers of emergency aid from the world body for thousands whose homes were destroyed during its urban clean-up campaign this year, although it says it wants U.N.

By Tarmizy Harva BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - The last of hundreds of weapons handed in by former separatist rebels in Indonesia's Aceh were destroyed on Wednesday, fulfilling one of the most important conditions of a landmark peace agreement.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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