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International News Archive - October 12, 2008

By Raymond Whitaker Thabo Mbeki heads for Harare to break deadlock over cabinet posts as opposition MDC cries foul South Africa's former president, Thabo Mbeki, is on his way to Zimbabwe for what may be a final attempt to rescue the peace deal he brokered last month, after President Robert Mugabe sought to appoint members of his Zanu-PF party to every key post in the cabinet.

By Peter Popham Jorg Haider, controversial populist who tried to rehabilitate the SS, dies two weeks after making dramatic electoral comeback The far-right Austrian leader Jrg Haider, one of Europes most controversial politicians, was killed yesterday in a traffic accident, less than two weeks after making a triumphant comeback at the polls.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is trying to build consensus among its negotiating partners before removing North Korea from a terrorism blacklist in hopes of salvaging nuclear disarmament talks, U.S.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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