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International News Archive - September 11, 2005

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs open on Tuesday in Beijing with Pyongyang having hardened its stance on its right to have a civilian program -- a key sticking point in the discussions.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has evacuated hundreds of thousands of people living in the path of a typhoon which was forecast to lash the eastern province of Zhejiang later on Sunday, state media said.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has evacuated hundreds of thousands of people living in the path of a typhoon which was forecast on Sunday to lash the east coast as it heads toward Shanghai, state media said.

By Wafa Amr JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When it comes to whether the Gaza Strip will still be considered occupied territory after Israel completes its withdrawal this week, the answer lies in the eye of the beholder. Israel says no. The Palestinians say yes.

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police stepped up the hunt for Islamic and other militants on Sunday as they moved to reinforce security in the capital after seizing a huge stockpile of bombs and explosive materials three days ago.

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels have appealed to the United Nations for help to maintain peace, saying a ceasefire they announced last week was at risk because the government was trying to sabotage the truce.

By Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - A typhoon made a direct hit on a sprawling city in prosperous eastern China on Sunday after nearly a million villagers and farmers had been evacuated from flimsy coastal and hillside huts to safety.

KABUL (Reuters) - Shots fired near the Afghan defense minister were not an assassination attempt as originally thought but the result of a dispute among soldiers, a ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Sept 11 - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-ruling party won a landslide victory in Sunday's election for parliament's lower house, TV exit polls showed, a stunning win that will tighten the U.S.

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - A joint EU and U.S. effort to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council over a suspected nuclear weapons program is meeting fierce resistance from some members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), diplomats say.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.