International News Archive - August 08, 2005

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A narrow majority of Israelis support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the occupied Gaza Strip next week despite the 11th-hour resignation of his top government rival, a newspaper poll found on Monday.

By Parisa Hafezi ISFAHAN, Iran (Reuters) - U.N. inspectors have arrived at a uranium conversion plant in Iran to install surveillance equipment and oversee the removal of seals as Tehran prepared to resume work there, a senior Iranian official said on Monday.

By Manny Mogato SHARIF AGUAK, Philippines (Reuters) - More than one million people began casting votes on Monday in an autonomous Muslim region of the southern Philippines in elections that risk undermining a nine-year-old peace deal with Islamic rebels.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, fresh from an agreement reached at the weekend to improve contacts over nuclear activities, turned their focus to conventional arms on Monday in a second round of talks.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Waters are rising in a flooded Chinese coal mine where the chances of finding 102 trapped miners alive are slim, Xinhua news agency said on Monday of the latest in a grim series of colliery disasters.

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Bombings by rebels in India's northeastern state of Assam on Sunday killed four people in an increase of violence ahead of independence day on Aug. 15, police said.

CAIRO (Reuters) - The nephew of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has been disqualified from running against his uncle's successor in next month's presidential elections, although he can appeal the oversight committee's decision.

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court on Monday jailed six men for plotting to blow up the British and Italian missions and the French cultural center in Sanaa.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security agents arrested a suspected militant from an al Qaeda-linked group in Pakistan's central province of Punjab, a senior official told Reuters on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.