International News Archive - September 26, 2005

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tests carried out on a woman who died in a Jakarta hospital on Monday showed she had been suffering from bird flu, an Indonesian health ministry official said. "It's confirmed H5N1," I Nyoman Kandun, the ministry's head of disease control, told a news conference.

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservative Law and Justice party captured 26.6 percent of the vote in the Sunday election after ballots from 60 percent of voting districts were counted, the electoral commission said on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Gordon Brown said on Monday he would visit the Middle East next month to look at ways to rebuild Palestinian infrastructure in an effort to help peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians.

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Backed by a landslide election victory, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told parliament on Monday he is determined to push ahead with privatizing Japan's postal system and other reforms.

By Jodie Ginsberg and Kevin Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish paramilitaries have given up the weapons that sustained their 30-year campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland, international monitors are expected to say on Monday.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian man held at Guantanamo Bay for 3- years has applied for a British passport in the hope that it could secure his release from the U.S. prison for foreign terrorism suspects.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The five countries which persuaded North Korea to sign on to a new regimen to end its nuclear programs have their work cut out to stay united and focused on nuclear weapons rather than diplomatic recognition or energy.

By Tomi Soetjipto and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Indonesian woman died in a Jakarta hospital on Monday after suffering from bird flu and a five-year-old girl who died last week was suspected to have carried the disease, officials said on Monday.

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's centre-right parties, celebrating a crushing victory on Monday over the ruling left, faced tough talks on forming a coalition amid divisions over the scope of market reforms.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Vietnam scrambled on Monday to evacuate nearly half a million people from the path of a typhoon which killed six people as it swept across the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan.

Word of the Day
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
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