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International News Archive - December 27, 2005

Even as the mourners were placing flowers on the beach in memory of loved ones lost in the tsunami, Koh Phi Phi was welcoming fresh boatloads of its lifeblood -- tourists and beer.

By Ed Cropley KOH PHI PHI, Thailand (Reuters) - Even as the mourners were placing flowers on the beach in memory of loved ones lost in the tsunami, Koh Phi Phi was welcoming fresh boatloads of its lifeblood -- tourists and beer.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is more interested in establishing diplomatic ties with the United States than it is in receiving economic aid, a top South Korean official said on Tuesday.

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's tensions with the West over Iran's nuclear program and its patchy record on democracy will test Russia's year at the helm of the G8 club of rich nations starting on Sunday.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has detained a Syrian suspect in the killing of anti-Syrian lawmaker and newspaper magnate Gebran Tueni, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fuelling fears of a return to civil war, suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed 10 soldiers in the island's far north on Tuesday in the second mine attack in less than a week, the military said.

By Darren Schuettler PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - In the chaos after Asia's killer tsunami, a volunteer Israeli doctor and a badly injured survivor fell in love. A year later, Israeli-born businessman Ron Bombiger held Dr.

Please read in headline ... Tueni's killing ... instead of ... Tueini's killing ... BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has detained a Syrian suspect in the killing of anti-Syrian lawmaker and newspaper magnate Gebran Tueni, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has detained a Syrian suspect in the killing of anti-Syrian lawmaker and newspaper magnate Gebran Tueni, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao gave no hint on a timetable for universal suffrage for Hong Kong on Tuesday and said any change must be gradual, a week after lawmakers there rejected Beijing-backed election reforms.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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