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International News Archive - January 04, 2006

By Manuel Carrillo PALENQUE, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of Maya Indians greeted Mexican rebel icon Subcomandante Marcos near the jungle ruins of Palenque on Tuesday, as he took off on a national tour to rail against poverty before July elections.

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many more under muddy debris, an official said.

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By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Relief helicopters were flying again in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Wednesday after snow and rain grounded them for days, but forecasters warned more frigid weather would add to the misery of survivors.

DUBAI (Reuters) - The prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum, died early on Wednesday in Australia, the official WAM news agency said.

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and possibly trapping scores more under muddy debris, an official said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and 13 wounded in a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Wednesday, police said. A Reuters cameraman at the scene said the target of the attack appeared to be two passing police cars.

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian police arrested another human rights worker on Wednesday in a wider crackdown on opposition figures that has drawn international condemnation, in particular from Washington, activists and police said.

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and possibly trapping scores more under debris, officials said.

By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - The ruler of the Gulf Arab emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum, died on Wednesday during a private visit to Australia.

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
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