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International News Archive - February 06, 2006

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Monday it would withdraw 15,000 troops from the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, in a move seen as bolstering a slow-moving peace process with Pakistan.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A disgraced South Korean scientist was involved in questionable use of state funds, an audit board said on Monday, adding that it would inform prosecutors who are looking into possible criminal fraud.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Normalizing diplomatic relations between Japan and North Korea hinges on resolving a dispute over Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese citizens, Japanese officials said on Monday.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Monday it would withdraw 15,000 troops from the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, in a move seen as bolstering a slow-moving peace process with Pakistan.

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Drought and food shortages in north Kenya are provoking clashes between nomadic tribes, with dozens already killed and violence set to spread unless more relief reaches them, an aid agency warned on Monday.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Muslims staged noisy but peaceful protests in four cities on Monday demanding Denmark apologize over controversial cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad.

BANNANG SATA, Thailand (Reuters) - Militants shot three Muslim security volunteers at point-blank range at a market in Thailand's restive south on Monday, police said, the latest of more than 1,100 deaths in the two-year separatist insurgency.

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By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Revolt-torn Nepal holds municipal polls this week, the country's first elections in nearly seven years, but a boycott by key political parties and rebel threats are expected to rob the vote of credibility.

KABUL (Reuters) - Protests flared in several parts of Afghanistan on Monday against cartoons depicting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and one person was killed and two wounded when shooting erupted in an eastern town, police said.