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International News Archive - January 25, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers threw a hand grenade at the Indian consulate in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar while two grenades were thrown on streets in the capital, Kabul, security officials said on Wednesday.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians voted in their first parliamentary elections in a decade on Wednesday, a ballot that could bring the militant Islamic Hamas movement into government for the first time.

By Miguel Angel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of Mexican students heckled presidential candidate Roberto Madrazo at a rally on Tuesday, forcing him to cut short a speech and handing him a major embarrassment only days after campaigning began.

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Mongolia's parliament chose the mayor of its capital as the new prime minister on Wednesday, finding a short-term solution to a crisis likely to prompt further protests in the spring.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian chicken seller in Jakarta is in hospital after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus according to local test results, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

By Richard Dobson TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang was sworn in with a new cabinet on Wednesday, pledging to uphold President Chen Shui-bian's latest policy statement which signaled a tougher stance on China.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian chicken seller in Jakarta is in hospital after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus according to local test results, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rescue workers in Kenya have lost contact with two people buried alive under a building that collapsed in central Nairobi three days ago, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100, officials said on Wednesday.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian prosecutors sought life in jail for four Australians and a 20-year sentence for another instead of the death penalty on Wednesday in a high-profile heroin case on Bali island.

The foreign ministers of the U.N. Security Council's five permanent members and Germany will meet in London on Monday to try to agree on how to tackle Iran's nuclear program, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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