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International News Archive - January 15, 2006

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops were on high alert on Sunday after attacks around Kathmandu by Maoist rebels killed 12 policemen, an army officer said.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The leader of isolated North Korea spent the weekend touring the cradle of China's economic boom, but Kim Jong-il is unlikely to go home without meeting top Chinese leaders to discuss how to resume stalled nuclear talks.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will go ahead with next month's municipal polls despite Maoist attacks around the capital in which 12 policemen were killed, a minister said on Sunday. Five blasts rocked areas around Kathmandu on Saturday.

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow grounded relief flights and triggered several landslides in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Sunday, cutting off some remote villages and towns, officials said.

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States is throwing its geopolitical might into breaking the Eritrea-Ethiopia border deadlock but analysts say its only hope is to persuade Addis Ababa to fully accept the deal that ended a murderous war between the Horn of Africa neighbors.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of Canadian troops in the heart of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, senior police said. Witnesses said they saw four soldiers being stretchered away, but they were unsure if they were wounded or dead.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A Taliban bomb attack on a convoy of Canadian troops killed at least two Afghans in the heart of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, according to Afghan police and doctors.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A Taliban bomb attack on a convoy of Canadian troops killed at least two Afghans in the heart of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, according to Afghan police and doctors.

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - The ruler of U.S. ally Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who rebuilt his Gulf Arab state after U.S.-led forces drove Saddam Hussein's occupation troops from the country in 1991, died on Sunday at the age of 78.

By Katharine Houreld MONROVIA (Reuters) - Three years ago, Prince More was part of a rebel army fighting to control Liberia's capital, Monrovia.

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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