International News Archive - August 02, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new U.S. intelligence review estimates Iran is about 10 years away from having the ability to build a nuclear bomb, double the previous estimate of five years, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

By Rina Chandran BOMBAY (Reuters) - India's dream of turning its financial hub, Bombay, into another Shanghai was washed away by the city's worst rains on record that left dead bodies and animal carcasses floating on the flooded streets.

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - Southern Sudanese grieved for John Garang around a simple bed on Tuesday and world leaders hoped a peace deal would stick after rioting over the ex-rebel leader's death killed 24 people.

By Matt Spetalnick TEKOA, West Bank (Reuters) - As a combat soldier in an Israeli army engineers battalion, Avi Bieber had always volunteered for the toughest missions.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief attorney said on Tuesday the former president's legal team was boycotting proceedings until a man they say attacked Saddam at a hearing is brought to justice and the court apologizes.

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - Grieving southern Sudanese paid respects to ex-rebel boss John Garang on Tuesday as diplomatic moves began to ensure the peace deal he struck would hold despite riots over his death that killed 36 people. Two senior U.S.

By Teruaki Ueno and Jack Kim BEIJING (Reuters) - Six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear crisis seemed to be deadlocked on Tuesday and facing possible failure, but North Korean and other negotiators vowed to continue talking in an attempt to narrow differences.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The British government sought on Tuesday to build bridges with ethnic communities after suspected Islamic militants bombed London's transport system.

By Rosemary Arackaparambil and Braden Reddall BOMBAY (Reuters) - Transport in Bombay resumed near-normal service on Tuesday as heavy monsoon rains finally let up around India's financial capital, but parts of the city remained under water.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - More than 300 Japanese lawmakers urged Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to visit a shrine for war dead on the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II, saying he should not bow to pressure from China to stay away.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]