International News for Oct. 16 - Nov. 1

Nov. 3, 2007, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 16 years, 3 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.

Bahamas, Cuba

Nov. 1 - Tropical Storm Noel hit the Bahamas and Cuba killing 107 people. Rescue workers from the Dominican Republic were sent to reach the dozens of communities affected by mudslides from the storm. Noel is the deadliest storm in the Atlantic region this year.


Oct. 27 - China vowed to spend over $14 billion to clean Lake Tai. The lake's excessive pollution has made it a symbol of China's lack of environmental regulations against polluting industries. Lake Tai is the country's third largest freshwater lake.

Oct. 29 - The Chinese government has arrested over 774 people in the past two months as part of a crackdown on illegal drug and food production. China vowed earlier this year to restore its food and drug safety policies and to eliminate illegal manufacturers.


Oct. 28 - 17 people were killed when Maoist rebels fired into a crowd at a festival in a remote village. 40 rebels dressed as soldiers, including women, and attacked a football field after a game.


Oct. 29 - A suicide bomber on a bicycle wore an explosive vest and killed 29 Iraqi policemen.


Oct. 31 - Eight people were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus during the morning rush in Tolyatti, which is 600 miles from Moscow. Most of the victims were students. There is no information on possible suspects.


Oct. 30 - Khun Sa, the Golden Triangle drug lord, died at age 73 in Myanmar. At his peak of power in the 1980's, Sa controlled approximately 70 percent of the country's heroin business.

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