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Bush says Vietnam visit proof of reconciliation

HANOI (Reuters) - George W. Bush became the second U.S. president to visit post-war Vietnam on Friday, saying his presence 30 years after a conflict that split America was proof the two nations

World

Bush says Vietnam visit proof of reconciliation

HANOI (Reuters) - George W. Bush became the second U.S. president to visit post-war Vietnam on Friday, saying his presence 30 years after a conflict that split America was proof the two nations

World

U.S. says Moscow backing off commitments on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of backing away from earlier commitments by its foreign minister in framing the international response to Iran's nuclear program.

World

Black Panthers weigh militant legacy, 40 years on

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The black berets and leather jackets that made them 1960s icons are gone, along with the shotguns and bandoleers that led the world to sit up and take notice of their uncompromising protests.

Nation

Indonesian arrested for alleged murder of wife

After accusing his wife of having an affair, a 46 year-old Indonesian construction worker allegedly slashed his wife's stomach and severed her right hand with a sickle at their home in Taman Kempas Indah, Johor Baru, on Saturday.

Community

Fired up by inherited trade

His shop was dark and dusty. Long tongs, big hammers and sacks containing moulded pieces of iron lay at the bottom of the cool forge.

Community

Still fired up by his inherited trade

His shop was dark and dusty. Long tongs, big hammers and sacks containing moulded pieces of iron lay at the bottom of the cool forge. The blacksmith was wearing a soiled T-shirt, cap and a pair of grey trousers. Tan Chim Sin's forge was not fired up for work that day.

World

Lava flows down sides of Indonesian volcano

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Lava streamed down the sides of Indonesia's mystical Mount Merapi on Tuesday, but the clouds of hot gas belching from the top were substantially smaller than the day before.

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Lava flows down sides of Indonesian volcano

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Lava streamed down the sides of Indonesia's mystical Mount Merapi on Tuesday, but the clouds of hot gas belching from the top were substantially smaller than the day before.

Nation

Mechanic who answered distress call found dead

A 27-year-old mechanic who responded to a distress call was found dead, with a slash and stab wounds, in his car along the Mambau-Sendayan road early Sunday morning.