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International News Archive - August 05, 2005

BEIJING (Reuters) - About 800 policemen clashed with armed villagers during a pre-dawn raid and arrested 47 people in southern China after residents resisted a crackdown on illegal mining and went on a rampage, a newspaper reported on Friday.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally arrested Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong on Friday on a charge of spying for rival Taiwan, the official Xinhua news agency said, the first such case since the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A military mini-submarine and its seven-member crew were stuck about 200 meters (yards) down in Russia's Pacific waters on Friday after the vessel's propeller got entangled in fishing nets, the Russian Pacific Fleet said.

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish guerrillas using rockets and long-range weapons killed five Turkish soldiers and injured six more in an attack on Friday on a police station in Turkey's troubled southeast, security officials said. The attack occurred at 1 a.m.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany submitted proposals to Iran on Friday for economic and political cooperation meant to persuade Tehran to abandon all activities that might be used to make a nuclear bomb.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - About 800 policemen clashed with armed villagers during a pre-dawn raid in southern China and arrested 47 people after residents defied a crackdown on illegal mining and went on a rampage, a local paper and officials said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany submitted proposals to Iran on Friday for economic and political cooperation meant to persuade Tehran to abandon all activities that might be used to make a nuclear bomb.

By Teruaki Ueno and Jack Kim BEIJING (Reuters) - Gruelling talks aimed at defusing a crisis over North Korea's nuclear ambitions continued into the 11th day on Friday with Pyongyang still demanding the right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program.

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Seven Russian sailors were trapped on board a stranded military mini-submarine 600 feet down on the sea floor of the Russian Pacific on Friday with enough air to last only 24 hours, officials said.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally arrested Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong on Friday on a charge of spying for rival Taiwan, the official Xinhua news agency said, the first such case since Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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