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International News Archive - September 27, 2005

By Kevin Gray PILAR, Paraguay (Reuters) - An American army reservist in fatigues clutches a stethoscope as she readies to check the blood pressure of a woman in this dusty Paraguayan city where U.S. soldiers offer basic medical treatment to the poor.

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Monday it has urged the United States to remove a prominent Yemeni cleric from a list of terrorism suspects.

By Thierry Leveque PARIS (Reuters) - France wants to put closed circuit cameras on more of its streets as part of new anti-terror plans unveiled on Monday just hours after police detained nine suspected Islamic militants.

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More than 10 years after he was disgraced by a financial crisis, ex-President Carlos Salinas still casts a long shadow over Mexico, where he is blamed for everything from poverty to political intrigue.

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's demand that outside aid agencies end humanitarian relief efforts there by the end of this year is a bad idea and could lead to more refugees, the top U.S. aid official said on Monday.

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that shook Peru's northern jungle over the weekend has killed five people and made several thousand homeless, regional authorities said on Monday. The quake hit on Sunday evening at 8:55 p.m.

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Monday it has urged the United States to remove a prominent Yemeni cleric from a list of terrorism suspects.

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is to impose "draconian" counter-terrorism laws after state and territory leaders agreed on Tuesday to wide-ranging security proposals made by Prime Minister John Howard in the wake of the London bombings.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - One of the most respected members of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's cabinet resigned on Tuesday, amid widespread reports of disagreements with Karzai over the appointment of factional leaders to provincial posts.

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Typhoon Damrey smashed into Vietnam on Tuesday, tearing into vital networks of sea dykes on a long stretch of coastline after more than 320,000 residents had been evacuated.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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