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International News Archive - January 06, 2006

ANKARA (Reuters) - A third child from the same family has died in a Turkish hospital where she was being treated for bird flu, the Anatolian state news agency said on Friday. Hulya Kocyigit, 11, was the sister of Mehmet Ali, 14, who died last weekend, and of Fatma, 15, who died on Thursday.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A former Syrian vice president said he was seeking to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad through a popular uprising, according to an interview published in a leading Arabic newspaper on Friday.

China offered two pandas to Taiwan on Friday as a token of peace, but in the same breath accused President Chen Shui-bian of ratcheting up tensions with his support of formal independence for the self-ruled island.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A former Syrian vice president said he was seeking to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad through a popular uprising, according to an interview published in a leading Arabic newspaper on Friday.

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for five days to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. "The meditation efforts worked. They were freed unharmed," one official told Reuters.

A third Turkish child from the same family died of bird flu on Friday as the virus which has killed 74 people in east Asia reached the threshhold of Europe.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would hold informal talks with China next week on overall bilateral relations, which have been chilled by disputes over issues stemming mainly from Japan's wartime history.

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - One person was killed and six were wounded in sporadic attacks in Sri Lanka's troubled eastern region overnight, the military said on Friday, as the government sought U.S. diplomatic help to avoid a slide back into war.

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for five days to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. "The mediation efforts worked. They were freed unharmed," one official told Reuters.

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for almost a week to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.