International News for Nov. 17 - Dec. 2

Dec. 4, 2007, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 16 years, 2 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.


Nov. 27 - Chinese officials asserted that the Three Gorges Dam project is not responsible for any problems or disasters in the geology of the area. The government has spent $1.6 billion to shore up areas in the region prone to landslides, said Wang Xiaofeng, director of the Three Gorges Project Construction Committee.


Nov. 23 - 13 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded after a series of simultaneous bomb explosions at courthouses in three cities in India. The Indian government blames militants trying to incite drama between India's Muslim and Hindu groups.


Dec. 1 - Iraqi militants demanded Americans hand over Iraq's former defense minister for execution. Iraq is planning to execute Sultan Hashem Ahmed al-Jabouri al-Tai, the defense minister, in addition to two other senior military officials.


Dec. 2 - Toshiba America, a unit of the Toshiba corporation from Japan, signed a lease to put up a giant sign in Times Square. The sign, 55 feet by 55 feet, used to be occupied by Discover Card.


Nov. 29 - A British teacher was found guilty in Sudan for allowing her 7-year-old pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad. She was found guilty of insulting Islam and was to serve 15 days in jail and then be deported. British officials were infuriated about the "innocent mistake."

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