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International News Archive - March 05, 2006

By Telly Nathalia and Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesian Muslims demonstrated against the United States on Sunday, calling it the world's enemy in general and criticising it over issues including a pending oil deal and cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing urged Iran on Sunday to resume talks with Russia and the European Union on its nuclear programme as soon as possible, a day ahead of a key meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog.

By Vithoon Amorn BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 5,000 Thai police prepared to keep the peace on Sunday at another major rally where protest leaders threaten street protests to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must wipe out corruption and government inefficiency or risk losing popular support, but it will not be an easy task, delegates to the country's annual meeting of parliament said on Sunday.

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani army helicopters pounded mountains near the Afghan border on Sunday after nearly 50 people were killed in clashes with pro-Taliban militants, a resident of the area said.

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's ruling conservatives are tying for public support with the opposition socialists after losing a two percentage point poll lead in less than a month, opinion polls showed on Sunday.

By Kirby Chien BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai said on Sunday that anti-dumping duties by the European Union and U.S. threats of more trade complaints contradict the spirit of free trade and add to global protectionism. "The actions of the U.S.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A newly elected councillor for South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) was shot dead late on Saturday in what police said could be a politically motivated killing after last week's local government polls.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday told the U.N. nuclear watchdog not to get led astray by political concerns at its board of governors meeting on Monday as pressure mounts for action against Tehran's atomic programme. Iran was reported to the U.N.

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters vowed on Sunday to stay on Bangkok's streets until embattled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resigned over allegations of corruption and abuse of power.

Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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