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International News Archive - February 13, 2006

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra will ultimately be exiled or executed because he has closed the door to any political compromise since seizing absolute power a year ago, the reclusive leader of the country's Maoist rebels said.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani doctor once detained on suspicion of links to al Qaeda was shot dead on Monday, police said.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Riot police fanned out through central Johannesburg on Monday, locking down security as former Deputy President Jacob Zuma was due to face a rape trial that has rocked the ruling African National Congress.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court jailed two Australians for life on Monday in a high-profile heroin trial, ignoring a request for leniency from prosecutors for one of the defendants because of her cooperation in the case.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Empress Michiko returned to her official duties on Monday after a one-week break due to dizzy spells, just days after news that a royal princess is pregnant revived hopes for a male heir.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on Monday ruled out Tamil Tiger demands for a separate homeland in the island's north and east, but said he would rein in armed groups -- a central rebel demand ahead of crunch talks. "There's only one country, we can share power.

By Chris Buckley and Lucy Hornby BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese officials have been making unusually stark warnings about social unrest, saying corruption and inequality are driving growing numbers of farmers to protest and violence.

Please read in 2nd and 4th paragraphs ....Mitutoyo.... instead of ....Mitsutoyo A corrected story follows. TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo police on Monday raided a Japanese company suspected of exporting equipment that could be used in producing nuclear weapons, Japanese media reported.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo police on Monday raided a Japanese company suspected of exporting equipment that could be used in producing nuclear weapons, Japanese media reported.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein appeared in court for his trial on Monday saying he was forced to attend and immediately relaunched tirades that have dominated proceedings, a Reuters witness said.