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International News Archive - October 18, 2005

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Kashmir's junior education minister, Ghulam Nabi Lone, was shot and killed in a raid on his home by Muslim militants on Tuesday in the region's main city of Srinagar, police said. "He is dead ...

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania detected new cases of suspected bird flu in the Danube delta, one of them close to the border with Ukraine, Agriculture Minister Gheorghe Flutur said on Tuesday.

By Ashok Pahalwan JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Indian Kashmir's junior education minister, Ghulam Nabi Lone, was shot and killed in a raid on his home by Muslim militants on Tuesday in the region's main city of Srinagar, police said. "He is dead ...

By Emma Graham-Harrison URUMQI, China (Reuters) - China has arrested 19 foreigners on terrorism charges in its restive northwestern region of Xinjiang and told the children of a freed dissident they cannot go abroad, a regional leader said on Tuesday.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. troops shot four Afghan policemen dead and wounded another after mistaking them for militants during an operation in southern Afghanistan, a senior local official said on Tuesday.

By Marie-Louise Moller LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - EU Foreign Ministers held emergency talks on the approaching danger of avian flu on Tuesday, as Greece investigated what could prove the first appearance of the deadly strain in an EU member.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has charged with murder a key Syrian witness detained in France over the assassination of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, judicial sources said on Tuesday. French police detained Mohammed Zuhair al-Siddiq, a witness in a U.N.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao is likely to visit North Korea at the end of this month and meet with leader Kim Jong-il for discussions on the North's nuclear weapons program, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan struggled with little success on Tuesday to minimize the diplomatic fallout from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a Tokyo war shrine, which has outraged China and South Korea and upset domestic critics.

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Africa is the most corrupt continent in the world, with Chad the worst offender and Botswana its cleanest nation, a survey said on Tuesday.

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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