News Briefs: January 10, 2005

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Monday, January 10, 2005

The following stories made international headlines Monday:

Mahmoud Abbas wins Palestinian presidential election

Mahmoud Abbas called as winner of Palestinian Presidential election. Official results still pending examination of all complaints.

Sources:BBC News 10 January, 2005, 13:16 GMT

Tsunami relief continues

Despite torrential rain showers in some areas and civil strife verging on warfare in others, international relief workers continue to aid victims in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Sources:The Independent, Reuters, Google News

Earth still 'ringing' from 9.0 quake

Aftershocks of the after-Christmas Indonesian earthquake are still affecting the planet. Scientists liken the global vibrations to Earth ringing like a hard-struck bell.

Sources:Economic Times, Google News

Israel: Knesset approves new ruling coalition

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new government was approved by the Knesset, the Israeli legislature, after a tight vote (58-56). The new ministers from the Labor party were sworn in shortly after.

Sources:Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Globe and Mail
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