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International News Archive - August 19, 2006

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government ordered all vehicles off the streets of the capital, fearing a possible attack on thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims gathering in Baghdad on Saturday to mark the death of a revered 8th Century imam.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The body of a Japanese fisherman killed this week when a Russian patrol boat shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, was returned to Japan on Saturday, the foreign ministry said.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police shut down a train station in the northern German city of Kiel on Saturday as part of an investigation into a failed plot last month to explode bombs on two German trains. A spokeswoman gave no further details.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police reopened a train station in the northern German city of Kiel on Saturday after shutting it briefly as part of an investigation into a failed plot last month to explode bombs on two German trains.

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia Security Correspondent CO

BERLIN (Reuters) - German security forces have taken into custody a suspect linked to last month's failed plot to explode bombs on German trains, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have taken into custody a suspect linked to last month's failed plot to explode bombs on German trains, the federal prosecutor's office said on Saturday.

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel seized Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Naser al-Shaer, a top official of the Hamas militant group, at his home in the occupied West Bank on Saturday.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned against any military strike on Iran in an interview published on Saturday.

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel seized Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Naser al-Shaer, a top official of the Hamas militant group, at his home in the occupied West Bank on Saturday.