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International News Archive - June 26, 2006

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nine people have been confirmed dead and 25 were still missing from a ferry sinking last week off Sumatra island's west coast, a search and rescue official said on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai is losing support from many Afghans and some foreign governments as a Taliban-led insurgency escalates and his government fails to stem endemic corruption, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sentenced to death the former president of a firm connected with the country's number-two oil field for taking bribes and embezzling nearly 37 million yuan ($4.62 million), a Beijing newspaper said on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Seven Chinese children died when the wall of a sports center collapsed during a storm, a newspaper said on Monday.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tibetan exiles living in India scaled the fence at the Chinese embassy and set fire to Chinese flags on Monday, protesting against a nearly-completed railway linking Tibet with the rest of China.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea warned North Korea on Monday there would be a price to pay if it launched a long-range missile, using its strongest language yet to try to dissuade Pyongyang from a test-flight. U.S.

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italy held a second day of voting on Monday in a referendum that could rewrite the constitution to strengthen the prime minister's powers and give regions greater autonomy.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea warned North Korea on Monday there would be a price to pay if it launched a long-range missile, using its strongest language yet to try to dissuade Pyongyang from a test-flight. U.S.

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that the Group of Eight had failed to make progress on some of the commitments it made at a summit last year to tackle global poverty.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Political opponents of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo filed a new impeachment complaint on Monday, attempting to unseat her over allegations of corruption and human rights abuses.