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International News Archive - September 07, 2005

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has confessed to carrying out executions and should be hanged "20 times," his successor as Iraq's president said on Tuesday while confirming that he will not sign a death warrant himself.

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Polling stations opened on Wednesday for Egypt's first presidential elections, with President Hosni Mubarak expected to win a fifth six-year term as the leader of the Arab world's most populous nation.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people planned to march in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, trying to keep up the momentum of street protests against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo a day after she survived an impeachment attempt.

BERLIN (Reuters) - The gap between Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) and Angel Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) has narrowed slightly since the two clashed in a TV debate, a poll showed Wednesday.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Nabi faded into a tropical storm and headed out to sea on Wednesday after killing at least 13 people on southern Japan's main island of Kyushu.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator sought to soothe growing international unease over its nuclear program during a visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, days after a U.N. watchdog confirmed Tehran had resumed uranium conversion.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator sought to soothe international unease over his country's nuclear programme during a visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, days after a U.N. watchdog confirmed Tehran had resumed uranium conversion.

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted on Wednesday in the country's first contested presidential elections, with President Hosni Mubarak expected to win a fifth six-year term as the leader of the Arab world's most populous nation.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Nabi faded into a tropical storm and headed out to sea on Wednesday after killing at least 15 people in southwestern Japan.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, struggling to keep up the momentum of street protests against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo a day after she survived an impeachment attempt.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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