International News Archive - August 17, 2005
DHAKA (Reuters) - A series of bombs exploded almost simultaneously in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, the main port city Chittagong and other towns on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 people and triggering widespread panic.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian health workers have found mass bird deaths in a region to the west of the Ural mountains in what could become the first case of the deadly bird flu virus spreading to Europe, officials said on Wednesday.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean officials had a rare meeting with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Wednesday, rounding out a visit that showed ties between the old foes were warming despite conflict over Pyongyang's nuclear programs.
CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Benedict apologized for being forgetful on Wednesday -- not once but twice.
By Andrew Hammond BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi politicians restart troubled talks on drafting a constitution on Wednesday with pressure on Sunni Arabs to agree to a heavily federated state.
In MOSCOW story headlined "Russia oppose use of force against Iran," please read in second paragraph ... force in Iran ... instead of ... force in Iraq ... MOSCOW, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Russia opposes using force to stop Iran's nuclear programme, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia opposes using force to stop Iran's nuclear program, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
MANILA (Reuters) - An official at the center of an election fraud scandal involving Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo left the country at the height of the crisis, a lawmaker and diplomatic officials said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday against using force to stop Iran's nuclear program, saying any such action would have grave and unpredictable consequences.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish investigators suspect an accident rather than an attack caused the military helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed all 17 Spanish soldiers on board, officials said on Wednesday.