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June 1, 2006

International News Headlines for May

by Hokuma Karimova, Foreign Desk Editor

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.


Indonesia.
Aid is now reaching the survivors of the Saturday's earthquake, the death toll of which has risen to 5,500.

Korea.
Kim Woo-choong, the founder of South Korea's Daewoo Group, South Korea's most powerful industrial group that has ties to other business leaders and top politicians, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for fraud.

Sri Lanka.
The Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka are accused of kidnapping 14 construction workers and killing all but two in the east of the country.

Afghanistan.
The Afghan parliament is holding special sessions to discuss the violent anti-US protest on Monday in Kabul, which was the biggest anti-American protest in Kabul since the fall of Taleban in 2001.

Spain.
Nine EU nations have pledged to providing boats and other supplies in order to stop migrant flow from Africa to Spain.

Greece.
A bomb blast targeted the Greek Culture minister, Giorgos Voulgarakis, after a car near his house exploded. No one was injured in the bomb explosion.

Barbados.
Authorities in Barbados are still trying to figure out how a boat carrying 11 bodies was found adrift off the coast of the island a month ago. Police believe that the boat was headed to the Canary Islands.

China.
The longest river in China, the Yangtze, could turn into a "dead river" in five years, as the pollution from untreated agriculture and industrial waste increase. This change could pose a problem for the booming cities along the river's banks.

Palestine.
Overnight clashes with the Israeli security forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have left seven Palestinians dead.



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  • broaden your sources on June 1, 2006 at 12:29 PM
    try compiling articles from another source other than BBC
  • meer on June 2, 2006 at 12:00 PM
    try giving hokuma some credit for pioneering a new idea. great job.
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