Thursday, November 03, 2005

Fresh violence hits Paris suburbs
Rioting youths opened fire on police and set dozens of vehicles ablaze in a seventh night of violence in Paris.
In escalating scenes of unrest, four shots were fired while gangs besieged a police station, set fire to a car showroom and threw petrol bombs.
At least 15 people were arrested and nine injured across north-east Paris.
France's government is facing mounting criticism of its handling of the riots, which began after two teenagers of North African origin died one week ago.

New war fears in Horn of Africa
The troop build-up along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea means a miscalculation by either side could result in open conflict, the UN warns.
Ethiopia is now estimated to have nearly half its armoured units in the area. Eritrea has sent troops into the demilitarised zone on the border.
UN troops say Eritrean restrictions on patrols and helicopter flights mean 60% of the border cannot be monitored.
Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a two-year war over the border that ended in 2000.
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More than 30 Dead in New Iraqi Violence

Dozens of Iraqi civilians have been killed in a string of bombings and attacks, as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan comes to a close.
The deadliest attack Wednesday took place in Musayyib, south of Baghdad, where a car bomb exploded near a Shi'ite mosque and an outdoor market. Police said at least 21 people died and more than 60 others were wounded.


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