International News Archive - June 04, 2006

By Michael Perry BANTUL, Indonesia (Reuters) - Christian survivors of the earthquake that devastated areas of Java island prayed outside damaged churches on Sunday, just over a week after the disaster killed more than 6,000 people.

By Lee Jae-won SOGWIPO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea urged the North on Saturday to reverse its decision to scrap test runs of trains across the heavily militarized border, officials said.

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Members of a new, unarmed security force loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas deployed in Jenin on Sunday in a move that residents feared could provoke clashes with rival factions.

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech leftist Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek said on Sunday he will recommend to his Social Democrat party that it move into opposition after inconclusive general elections at the weekend.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Four armed Palestinian factions issued a threat to local banks on Sunday, saying it was their duty to cooperate with the Hamas-led government and pay out salaries to thousands of unpaid government workers.

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Rival Somali militia, whose fighting in Mogadishu has killed hundreds of people, repositioned and rearmed fighters on Sunday in readiness for a new attacks, witnesses said.

By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - After threats from militants, Palestinian banks agreed on Sunday to pay out of their own funds 40,000 government workers who have gone without wages for three months.

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamic court militia seized a strategic town outside Mogadishu on Sunday, dislodging a member of the anti-terrorism warlord coalition in fierce fighting that left nine people dead, officials and residents said.

Please read in byline ... "By Edwin Guzman" ... instead of ... "By Edwin Roque" .

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians began to vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off pitting a former leader who brought on economic ruin in the 1980s against an ex-army nationalist promising a revolution against the rich.

Word of the Day
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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").