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12/29/2005

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8 Killed in Escape Attempt at Baghdad Prison

An inmate in a Baghdad prison grabbed an assault rifle from a guard Wednesday and opened fire, killing eight people, the Interior Ministry said. One American soldier was injured in the attempted prison break, the U.S. military said.

EU Launches Satellite for New Navigation Program

The first satellite in the EU's Galileo satellite navigation program was launched from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, a major step forward for Europe's answer to the United States' Global Positioning System.

Gunmen Seize Elections Offices in Gaza

Dozens of masked Palestinian gunmen took over election offices in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, exchanging fire with Palestinian police and demanding spaces on a list for Jan. 25 parliamentary elections.

Myanmar Abruptly Relocates Its Capital

Military trucks rumble up in front of Yangon's ministries several times a week and workers lug ancient desks, chairs and filing cabinets to the waiting vehicles. The convoys depart at daybreak on a 12-hour journey along roads badly rutted and pocked, then return for another load.

N. Korean Women Toil Abroad

The old schoolhouse stands alone at the end of a quiet country road flanked by snow-flecked wheat fields. From behind the locked door, opaque with smoked glass, comes the clatter of sewing machines and, improbably enough, the babble of young female voices speaking Korean.

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