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International News Archive - December 07, 2005

MINYA EL-QAMH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptians began voting on Wednesday in the last round of a staggered parliamentary election in which Islamists have made strong gains but President Hosni Mubarak's party has retained a big majority.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested five members of a separatist group on suspicion of involvement in deadly bomb blasts, a senior official said on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have used canes to beat back hundreds of angry followers of a Hindu seer when they took to the streets of two cities after the guru was barred from carrying his staff on board a commercial flight.

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Wednesday they were searching Rome's Ciampino airport for a suspected bomb. Police confirmed that a bomb alert was in progress at the airport but gave no further details. The airport is where the Olympic flame was due to arrive later on Wednesday morning.

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Wednesday they were searching Rome's Ciampino airport for a suspected bomb. "The airport has been closed for a bomb alert. Nothing has been found yet," a police official at the airport told Reuters.

By Ben Blanchard and Vivi Lin BEIJING (Reuters) - A vice mayor in charge of evacuating a Chinese city after a chemical plant exploded has been found dead at home, a city official said on Wednesday, as a toxic river flow resulting from the accident continued to spread.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Hague war crimes tribunal sentenced a former Bosnian Croat soldier who had pleaded guilty to charges including murder, rape and torture of Muslims to 20 years in jail on Wednesday.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Gunmen in the Philippines shot 15 holes in a building housing offices of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's husband on Wednesday, hours before a former election official cleared her of vote-rigging at an inquiry in Congress.

MINYA EL-QAMH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptians began voting on Wednesday in the last round of a staggered parliamentary election in which Islamists have made strong gains but President Hosni Mubarak's party has retained a big majority.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense lawyers and the judges in Saddam Hussein's trial held closed talks in chambers ahead of Wednesday's hearing but Saddam himself was not present.

Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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