International News Archive - February 04, 2006

MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - One woman was killed and at least 20 people were injured when a passenger train derailed in central Pakistan on Saturday, the second such incident in less than a week, a railway official said.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 hit India's Andaman islands early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but a senior official said there was no damage.

By Mirwais Afghan JOSH AALI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Hundreds of Afghan villagers have fled from their homes after the biggest battle in months between Taliban insurgents and U.S.-backed Afghan security forces, provincial officials said on Saturday.

By Mark Heinrich and Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog voted on Saturday to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council because of suspicions it is trying to make atomic weapons, a diplomat who was in the session said.

By Noah Barkin MUNICH (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel likened Iran's nuclear program on Saturday to the threat posed by Germany's Nazi regime in its early days, saying the world must act now to prevent it building the atom bomb.

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni state security court on Saturday began the trial of 14 Yemeni men accused of attempting to kidnap Americans to negotiate the release of prisoners. "The 14 accused ...

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Talks between Japan and North Korea aimed at improving relations will first try to resolve a row over Pyongyang's abduction of Japanese citizens, top diplomats from both sides said on Saturday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will pull its troops from Iraq "within several months," a Japanese official was quoted as saying on Saturday, marking the first time a government figure has publicly referred to an early withdrawal.

By Kieran Murray PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeeping soldiers and police stepped up patrols in the Haitian capital on Saturday to ward off violence during the Caribbean nation's first election since Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted two years ago. A U.N.

Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish embassy on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad spread and oil giant Iran said it was reviewing trade ties with countries that have published such caricatures.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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