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6/11/05 World News: Insurgent Attacks Kill 16 in Iraq


Authorities in Iraq say at least 16 people have been killed today (Saturday) in two separate attacks in the Baghdad area. Police say insurgents in two cars pulled up next to a minibus carrying construction workers and opened fire, killing at least 11 Iraqis and wounding three others.

Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations are moving closer to a landmark deal to cancel debts owed by the world's poorest nations.

The death toll from a flash flood that slammed into a primary school in a remote northeastern town in China has climbed to 62 children and two adults.

Protesters rallied in several Australian cities today (Saturday), urging the government to grant political asylum to a Chinese diplomat who says he fears for his safety if he returns home.

The leader of an Ethiopian opposition party is under house arrest. Officials with the Coalition for Unity and Democracy said today (Saturday) Hailu Shewal is not being allowed to leave his house, and authorities are prohibiting visitors from visiting him.

Authorities in Nepal say Maoist rebels have opened fire on a crowded public bus, killing at least eight people and wounding several others.

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