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International News Archive - October 20, 2005

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a 48-year-old man in Thailand, the country's first human death from the killer H5N1 virus in a year, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and health officials said on Thursday.

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris Club of sovereign creditors has signed a comprehensive debt relief deal with Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, a source close to the 19-member Club said on Thursday. "The deal is done," the source said.

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Shoot-to-kill provisions of new anti-terror laws in Australia are likely be watered down after state leaders on Thursday warned they could lead to a repeat of the wrongful police shooting of a Brazilian man in London.

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a 48-year-old man in Thailand, the country's first human death from the killer H5N1 virus in a year, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and health officials said on Thursday.

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a 48-year-old man in Thailand, the country's first human death in a year, as the deadly H5N1 virus that has now spread to Europe reared its head again in two nations in southeast Asia.

NOAKHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and nearly 50 injured in clashes with police in southeastern Bangladesh on Thursday, police and officials said.

By Martin Nesirky SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is reconsidering how it does business with the South because its main partner, part of the Hyundai Group conglomerate, sacked an executive with close ties to leader Kim Jong-il, the North said on Thursday.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator looked set to implicate senior Syrian and Lebanese officials in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a report he will submit in New York on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. military convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least four Iraqi civilians and injuring 14, police said. There was no immediate word on any U.S. casualties.

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris Club of sovereign creditors said on Thursday it had signed a comprehensive debt relief deal with Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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