International News Archive - October 09, 2005
By Wojciech Moskwa and Malgorzata Rakowiec GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) - Poles began voting in a presidential election on Sunday that could decide whether Poland pursues new market reforms or focuses on traditional conservative values since completing its long trek into the EU.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber rammed a car into a vehicle carrying Western nationals in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, Afghan officials and witnesses said.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Four British nationals were wounded on Sunday after a suicide bomber rammed a car into their vehicle in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar, a senior Afghan official said.
By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Four Britons were wounded on Sunday after a suicide bomber rammed a car into their vehicle in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar, a senior Afghan official said.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 4-year-old boy has tested positive for bird flu in Indonesia, a case which if confirmed would be the sixth in the world's fourth-most populous country, the health ministry said on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Special forces stormed a house in a Russian region bordering Chechnya on Sunday, killing five militants, local news agencies reported.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's outspoken Shi'ite interior minister was quoted on Sunday as saying he hoped his verbal onslaught on Saudi Arabia would be a "passing summer cloud" and that ties between the two countries would remain strong.
By Iain Rogers BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative leader Angela Merkel meet on Sunday to resolve a bitter dispute over who should lead Germany and to lay the foundations of a coalition government of their rival parties.
By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Ten Egyptian groups, including liberals, leftists and the Kefaya (Enough) protest movement, have joined forces to fight the ruling party in parliamentary elections next month, members said on Sunday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - A top U.S. diplomat said on Sunday Washington was worried about Syrian interference in Iraq, Lebanon and the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, and said Damascus did not seem to be heeding U.S. calls to keep out.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.