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International News Archive - October 15, 2005

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan raised the official death toll from the Kashmir earthquake to 38,000 on Saturday and said it was likely to rise further, putting it on the same massive scale of destruction as the Quetta earthquake of 1935.

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni Arab insurgents attacked Iraqi and U.S. forces in the western city of Ramadi on Saturday as voting began in the rest of Iraq on a constitutional referendum.

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's chief critic in the center-right coalition resigned as party leader on Saturday after his attempt to unseat Berlusconi was shunned by the rest of his party. "A new season is beginning and there are no men for every season.

XIANGHE, China (Reuters) - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz called on rich countries on Saturday to make painful concessions in world trade talks to help lift 1.2 billion people around the world out of abject poverty.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan are close to settling a feud over relocating a U.S. military base on Okinawa, setting the stage for a broader deal on realigning America's forces in Japan, a U.S. official said on Saturday.

By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria and Cameroon discussed a new programme for Nigeria to withdraw from the disputed Bakassi peninsula, but failed to set a new deadline after two days of talks in Abuja.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Two bombs set off minutes apart killed two people and injured 50 others in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, state television reported on Saturday.

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Saturday it has asked neighboring Saudi Arabia to extradite Abdullah al-Asnaj, a prominent exiled opposition figure, accusing him of subversive activities. "We have asked the kingdom to hand over Asnaj based on the ...

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Two bombs set off minutes apart killed two people and injured dozens others in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, the government said on Saturday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Two bombs set off minutes apart killed four people and wounded dozens of others in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, local officials said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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