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International News Archive - August 29, 2005

COLOMBO (Reuters) - The Tamil Tigers on Monday challenged Sri Lanka's police to identify two suspected rebel cadres arrested in connection with the assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister, again denying any involvement.

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday demanded police identify two suspected rebel cadres arrested in connection with the assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister, again denying any involvement.

By Dean Yates and Muklis Ali JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president warned on Monday of possible terrorist attacks in the coming two months, and said he would also take steps to show the country was still a tolerant Muslim nation.

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac urged Iran on Monday to re-examine the European Union's offer of incentives in return for a suspension of sensitive atomic work.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold talks with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in New York on September 14 to review the peace process between the two nations, the Press Trust of India said on Monday.

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi presented his case for postal privatization in a televised debate on Monday, saying selling off Japan Post was the key to further structural reform and revitalizing the nation's economy.

LONDON (Reuters) - There is no silver bullet to eradicate the food shortages afflicting Africa, but more money and a better early warning system could help speed aid to people in need, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan, seeking to nudge a slow peace process forward, began talks on Monday to curb terrorism and drug trafficking and work out prisoner exchanges.

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Soweto, once famous for bitter anti-apartheid violence, launches its first annual wine festival this week as South Africa's wine industry seeks to cultivate a new breed of black wine connoisseur.

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac stepped up pressure on Iran on Monday to reconsider a European Union offer of incentives in return for a suspension of sensitive nuclear work. The U.N.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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