International News for Dec. 3 - 19


Dec. 23, 2007, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 12 years, 7 months ago


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

China

Dec. 13 - A fire killed 21 people in a 28-story apartment in Wenzhou, China. Over 200 firefighters battled the fire for three hours.

India

Dec. 12 - A school shooting in a New Delhi school left one student dead. The shooting was a result of a feud between groups of eighth graders, and the police detained two 14-year-olds.

Dec. 14 - An exploding bomb on a New Delhi train killed five passengers. Adivasi National Liberation Army, a little-known militant group, took responsibility for the attack.

Dec. 17 - 300 prisoners, led by Maoists, broke out of jail in Central India.

Iran

Dec. 17 - Iranian police shut down 24 Internet cafes and coffee shops, and detained 23 people as part of a "crackdown on immoral behavior," said official news media. This step was the latest in a campaign against Western fashions and values deemed incompatible with Islamic values.

Iraq

Dec. 13 - Three car bombs exploded in a city in southern Iraq, killing at least 27 and wounding over 150. It was the deadliest attack in months.

Japan

Dec. 10 - Eisai, a Japanese drug maker, said it would buy the American biopharmaceutical company MGI Pharma for $3.9 billion in cash. The move is an attempt to enhance their cancer drug business.



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