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International News Archive - September 10, 2005

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A small aircraft crashed into a residential area near a British military base in Cyprus on Saturday morning, police and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will release 435 Indian prisoners early next week, ahead of a meeting between the leaders of the two South Asian rivals, to nudge forward their slow-moving peace process, officials said on Saturday.

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A Cypriot army aircraft crashed into a residential area near a British base on the island on Saturday, narrowly missing a packed church and a 13th century Crusaders' castle, police and witnesses said.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two roadside explosions in Russia's Ingushetia region near Chechnya injured a police officer on Saturday, and a separate blast hit a regional gas pipeline, officials and media said.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Twelve people, including a child and three soldiers, were killed and 13 were wounded in separate attacks by suspected Muslim militants across Indian Kashmir, security officials said on Saturday.

Deletes erroneous sentence in paragraph 7. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad airport reopened on Saturday, the airport's director said, after a dispute over unpaid bills led to the cancellation of all flights on Friday.

NICOSIA, Sept 10 - A Cypriot army plane crashed into a house on the island on Saturday after clipping the bell tower of a packed church and narrowly missing a 13th century Crusaders' castle, police said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad airport reopened on Saturday, the airport's director said, after a dispute over unpaid bills led to the cancellation of all flights on Friday. "The Iraqi Airways flight to Dubai took off at 12.00 with 56 passengers on board," Zaid al-Saraf told Reuters.

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle belonging to Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak on Saturday after he had got out, and shortly afterwards a helicopter carrying the army chief crash-landed.

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder gained further ground on challenger Angela Merkel in a poll on Saturday and conservatives feared they could again squander a big poll lead to lose another general election.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'