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International News Archive - October 24, 2008

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Seven Tokyo hospitals turned away a pregnant woman who complained of headaches and vomiting, and who died three days later of a brain hemorrhage, officials say.

Former Nepalese King Gyanendra and his family must pay overdue electricity bills of about $1 million or face power cuts in their palaces and homes.

The Shas party announced Friday that its leadership decided not to join a new Israeli government led by the Kadima party's Tzipi Livni. The ultra-Orthodox Shas said in a statement it sought aid for Israel's needy population and to protect Jerusalem but was turned down, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The wife of Austrian politician Joerg Haider has stopped the cremation of his remains amid concerns the Carinthia governor may have been killed, sources say. Sources said Haider's wife, Claudia, is concerned that the 58-year-old politician's death on Oct.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'