International News Archive - January 03, 2006
By Kerstin Doerr BAD REICHENHALL, Germany (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed and more were feared dead when the roof of a skating rink in Germany collapsed in heavy snow, police and officials said on Tuesday.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Cabinet ministers from Israel's rightist Likud party will resign from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's cabinet this Sunday, party leader Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
By Sigit Pamungkas KEMIRI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of rescue workers and soldiers struggled to reach villages devastated by floods and landslides in Indonesia's East Java on Tuesday as the death toll from the disaster climbed to at least 59.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A series of explosions rocked Nepal on Tuesday with one blast erupting in the popular tourist town of Pokhara, just hours after Maoist rebels called off a four-month truce, raising fears of a resurgence of violence.
ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Somalia's president and parliament speaker have agreed in principle to move the government to Mogadishu, which could end a rift that has almost paralyzed the administration, Yemeni officials said on Tuesday.
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni rescue workers have so far recovered the bodies of 65 villagers killed in last week's landslide, and officials said on Tuesday that the toll was set to rise as dozens remain missing.
By Kerstin Doerr BAD REICHENHALL, Germany (Reuters) - Up to 15 people, including children, were killed or feared dead after the roof of a skating rink in southern Germany collapsed in heavy snow, police and officials said on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain launched a probe on Tuesday into a newspaper report that staff at the country's biggest immigration center were giving UK visas to attractive foreigners in return for sex.
By Sigit Pamungkas KEMIRI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of rescue workers and soldiers struggled on Tuesday to reach villages devastated by floods and landslides in Indonesia's East Java as the known death toll climbed to 63.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia will on Tuesday discuss Syria's standoff with the United Nations a day after U.N. officials asked to meet Syria's president over the murder of a former Lebanese premier.
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