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International News Archive - September 01, 2005

By Oliver Bullough BESLAN, Russia (Reuters) - The sound of wailing cut through the air at Beslan's School No.1 on Thursday as bereaved relatives marked the first anniversary of the start of a hostage siege that ended two days later in the deaths of 331 people.

By Michael Kramer TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Talim churned toward south China after sweeping through Taiwan on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 24 as the island shut businesses, schools and financial markets to ride out the storm.

By Nguyen Nhat Lam HANOI (Reuters) - The deadly bird flu virus, now feared heading for Europe, has killed a Vietnamese, taking the number of deaths in Asia from the disease to 63, a senior official said on Thursday.

By Oliver Bullough BESLAN, Russia (Reuters) - The sound of wailing cut through the air at Beslan's School No.1 on Thursday as bereaved relatives marked the first anniversary of the start of a hostage siege that ended two days later in the deaths of 331 people.

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea will be entitled to a peaceful nuclear power program if it fulfils its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and accepts supervision, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah will visit Israel next week for talks with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, signaling a warming of ties after Israel's evacuation of settlers from Gaza, a senior Israeli diplomatic source said.

By Yousuf Azimy KABUL (Reuters) - A British engineer and his Afghan interpreter were kidnapped when gunmen attacked a convoy in western Afghanistan and killed three police escorts, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Talim swept into southern China on Thursday after killing two people in Taiwan and injuring 39 as the island shut businesses, schools and financial markets to ride out the storm.

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel held its first public talks with Pakistan on Thursday and Jordan's king was expected to visit the Jewish state soon in signs of a thaw with the Muslim world after its evacuation of Jewish settlers from Gaza.

By Emma Thomasson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The European Union should not foster closer ties with Croatia and Serbia unless both countries do more to arrest suspects sought by the U.N. war crimes tribunal, the chief U.N. prosecutor said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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