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International News Archive - August 31, 2006

By Tomas Sarmiento MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared past Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 3 storm, pummeling beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and threatening flash flooding and mudslides.

By Tomas Sarmiento MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared past Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 3 storm, pummeling beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and threatening flash flooding and mudslides.

Chinese authorities have closed a factory and detained a manager and seven others following a chemical spill on a tributary to the Songhua River, which was poisoned by a huge benzene spill late last year.

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International security forces and U.N. police in East Timor have launched a search for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado who escaped from jail with more than 50 prisoners, officials said on Thursday.

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations threatened overnight to suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after truce monitors accused the security forces of executing aid workers.

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A group of children clamber curiously over their new toy, a power tiller that sits otherwise unused by the side of a dirt road in a coconut palm-fringed village.

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean sex trade show promised foreign women in steamy underwear, striptease acts and sex seminars but had to cancel the performances after losing its lingerie models to immigration laws, organizers said on Thursday.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese court has rejected a woman's claims for compensation for her sex life, which was ruined when her husband was injured in an accident, the Shanghai Daily reported on Thursday.

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International police and troops in East Timor were searching on Thursday for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado after a mass jailbreak raised serious concern about fragile security in the fledgling nation.

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has accused government troops of violating a truce in his first comments since the start of an agreement seen as a major breakthrough in ending his 20-year insurgency.