Saturday, April 23, 2005

World Headlines - Saturday 23rd April

Headlines today: Iraq sees more than a dozen dead in Iraq. Several road side bombs killed a number of Iraqi soldiers and police. Eleven were killed in and around Baghdad and more than 30 were injured. CNN reported shooting saw one dead near Basra, south of the country. Japanese prime minister Koizume meets Chinese Premier – talks have been ‘frank’ over ‘war time aggression’ which has been the subject of anti-Japanese protests this month. Talks over Japan’s position regards Taiwan are also on the agenda. Equador’s President Gutierrez remains out of office following his removal in a uprising this week. He is believed holed up in the Brazilian Embassy. He says his removal from office was “unconstitutional”.

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