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International News Archive - October 05, 2005

By Achmad Sukarsono KUTA BEACH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Balinese Hindus paused for a holy day of prayer on Wednesday, four days after bombs ripped through restaurants on the resort island, as the search widened for those behind the suicide attacks.

DHAKA (Reuters) - The radical Islamists behind Bangladesh's second wave of bombings in less than two months targeted the judiciary to press for the introduction of Islamic laws in the mainly Muslim democracy, security experts said.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A suspected hoax designed to sow fears of a chemical attack on Malaysia's diplomatic precinct struck at five more embassies on Wednesday, police and diplomats said.

(Corrects headline and first paragraph to read former paramilitary Protestant leader instead of former Protestant leader - inserting dropped word) By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a former leader in Northern Ireland's largest Protestant paramilitary group on Tuesday, the most high-profile victim of a spate of violence among armed Protestant factions in the province.

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a former leader in Northern Ireland's largest Protestant paramilitary group on Tuesday, the most high-profile victim of a spate of violence among armed Protestant factions in the province.

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives and Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) threatened on Wednesday to break off talks on forming a new German government amid a damaging stand-off over who should lead the country.

By Zerin Elci ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's government defended on Wednesday a historic deal opening talks on joining the European Union against domestic critics who accuse it of selling the country short.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - Counting is nearly complete in landmark Afghan legislative polls, with warlords and opponents of President Hamid Karzai faring relatively well, but women could hold the balance of power in the new national assembly.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A man has died of suspected bird flu in Indonesia local tests have shown, a hospital spokesman said on Wednesday. If confirmed by further testing, the death would be the sixth from bird flu in the world's fourth most populous nation, according to health ministry data.

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's conservatives and Social Democrats met on Wednesday for talks on forming a new government, but both sides threatened to break off discussions unless the other backed down over who should run the country. Before the exploratory talks began at 2 p.m.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.