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General News Archive - February 17, 2006

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A tiger's roar might be scary, but Australian researchers have found that the predator's poo is just as potent. Researchers at the University of Queensland said on Friday they had successfully trialled a tiger poo repellant, warding off wild goats for at least three days.

MANILA (Reuters) - Mudslides triggered by heavy rains buried two villages in central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, officials and witnesses said. Congressman Roger Mercado told Reuters that as many as 2,000 people may have died, according to estimates by local officials.

By Dolly Aglay MANILA (Reuters) - Mudslides triggered by heavy rains buried hundreds of houses and a school in the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least six people and raising fears of a far higher death toll, officials and witnesses said.

Please read in first paragraph ...leaving 57 people missing... instead of ...leaving 61 people missing... BEIJING (Reuters) - Two ships sank in high winds in the same stretch of the Taiwan Strait off eastern China, leaving 57 people missing, Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police detained an Islamist militant leader on Friday amid a wave of protests in the Muslim nation over cartoons published in Europe depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two ships sank in high winds in the same stretch of the Taiwan Strait off eastern China, leaving 57 people missing, Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

(Releads with protests, violence) By Faisal Aziz KARACHI, Feb 17, Reuters - Pakistani police fired tear gas and detained more than 100 Islamists on Friday as the country saw a fifth day of violent protests against publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in European newspapers.

By Faisal Aziz KARACHI, Feb 17, Reuters - Pakistani police fired tear gas and detained more than 100 Islamists on Friday as the country saw a fifth day of violent protests against publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in European newspapers.

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The H5N1 strain of bird flu is likely to be found in swans from southern Hungary in which the H5 virus was confirmed on Wednesday, the National Animal Health Institute said on Friday.

By Dolly Aglay MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were feared dead in the central Philippines after mudslides triggered by heavy rains buried houses and an elementary school packed with children on Friday, officials and witnesses said.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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