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International News Archive - February 25, 2006

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed its 20th human victim in Indonesia, a 27-year-old woman, according to tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Saturday. "We have received the test result from CDC Atlanta.

SEOUL (Reuters) - The fate of talks on North Korea's nuclear programs depends on whether Pyongyang takes action on illicit activities that prompted a U.S. crackdown, a South Korean official was quoted as saying on Saturday.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni looked certain to extend his two-decade rule as 80 percent of official election results on Saturday gave him an almost unassailable lead over his main rival Kizza Besigye. Electoral Commission figures released at 10.30 a.m.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni looked certain to extend his two-decade rule as 80 percent of official election results on Saturday gave him an almost unassailable lead over his main rival Kizza Besigye.

By Tomi Soetjipto and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed its 20th human victim in Indonesia, a 27-year-old woman, according to tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Saturday.

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines marked 20 years of freedom from dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Saturday as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo used a state of emergency to weed out opponents she blames for an alleged plot to oust her.

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a peace conference on Saturday with pro-India parties and minority Hindu groups in restive Kashmir, but the talks are seen as being undermined by a boycott by separatists.

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's ruling party claimed election victory on Saturday as President Yoweri Museveni took an almost unassailable lead in his bid to extend a two-decade rule.

MANILA (Reuters) - Junior army officers who were recruited to take part in a coup against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have turned themselves in, a senior general said on Saturday.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has won re-election with a large majority over his former doctor and nearest rival Kizza Besigye, official poll figures showed on Saturday.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.