International News for Jan. 8 - 25

Jan. 28, 2008, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 14 years, 6 months ago

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


Jan. 23 - The Chinese government proposed a detailed plan that would limit the pollution in Chinese lakes by 2010 and have them returned to their original state by 2030. Last year, algae in lakes created a crisis that threatened the livelihood of fishermen.


Jan. 21 - A teenager detonated an explosive belt in Falluja, killing four people and wounding nine during a Sunni Arab tribal gathering.

Jan. 22 - A suicide bomber killed 17 people in northern Baghdad. The bomber entered a communal hall during a feast, wounding 11 people.

Jan. 25 - A suicide bombing in Mosul killed a provincial police chief, who was touring the site of a bomb factory. The explosion killed 34 people.


Jan. 24 - Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis of Greece arrived in Turkey in an effort to overcome "decades of mutual distrust" between the nations. This visit was the first official visit by a Greek leader in nearly half a century.


Jan. 9 - Sudanese soldiers shot at United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur. A local driver was wounded and a fuel tanker was destroyed by the attack. The attack was a challenge against the United Nations force, which is attempting to reduce violence in Darfur.


Jan. 11 - Two political hostages were freed by Colombian guerrillas and were handed over to President Hugo Chavez's emissaries. The captives were being held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC).

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