International News Archive - June 02, 2006
By Fiona Ortiz LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru should not let itself fall behind its neighbors by adopting extremist ideologies, leading presidential candidate Alan Garcia told more than 20,000 supporters at a rally closing his campaign before Sunday's vote.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - A major political crisis in the world's youngest independent nation appeared to ease on Friday when East Timor's Nobel Peace Prize-winning foreign minister was given additional charge of the country's fractured armed forces.
By Michael Perry YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Bottlenecks in getting aid to tens of thousands left homeless by an earthquake in Java should be overcome soon but the hard-hit region will need a six-month relief operation, U.N. officials said on Friday.
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DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces stopped an armed "terrorist" attack on Friday that targeted a deserted building behind the premises of the state-run television, the television said. It said two gunmen and one guard were killed during the attack. Three of the attackers were arrested.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed two gunmen dressed as Egyptian army officers who attacked them on Israel's border with Egypt on Friday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces stopped an armed "terrorist" attack on Friday that targeted a building behind the premises of the state-run television, the official SANA news agency reported.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday removed the country's chief prosecutor, who had played a central role in a campaign against crime and corruption.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police shot one man and arrested another during a dawn anti-terrorism raid on a house in east London on Friday, a police statement said.
BANNU, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a Pakistani army convoy near the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Friday killing four soldiers, a security official said.
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