International News for May 28 - June 10


June 11, 2007, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 13 years, 1 month 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

June 8 - China reports fewer executions after reinstating law that requires every death case to be reviewed and approved by country's highest court.

June 10 - At least 66 people were killed and 600,000 more relocated when torrential rains in Southern China flooded small cities and farming villages. State property worth millions of dollars was destroyed.

India

May 30 - 14 people were killed in western India when police opened fire on thousands of Gujjars protesting for special status to benefit from the country's affirmative action programs.

June 31 - Talks began to restart negotiations between the United States and India about a landmark nuclear pact amid disagreements over India's right to process spent fuel and test nuclear weapons.

Iran

May 30 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said it was too late to stop to stop Iran's nuclear war program and that the United States and its allies should not push for new United Nation's sanctions and went on to compare his country to a lion sitting quietly in a corner.

June 6 - The strongest cyclone ever recorded by scientists in the northwestern Arabian Sea hits with heavy winds and flooding near Iran and Oman.

Iraq

June 8 - At least 22 people were killed and 50 more wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and a bus bomb exploded only minutes apart near a northern Iraq police station.

June 10 - At least 12 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 30 more wounded when a suicide bomber attacked Iskandariya.

Japan

May 29 - Japanese agricultural cabinet minister, Toshikatsu Matsuoka, hanged himself after facing an investigation into a scandal involving bid-rigging in road construction projects.



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