International News Archive - September 22, 2005

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore killed one man and wounded eight people on Thursday, police said. The bomb was fitted to a bicycle parked near the Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan) monument in the city, SSP Operations Aamir Zulfiqar said.

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Domenico Siniscalco has resigned over government infighting and the administration's failure to oust central bank governor Antonio Fazio over a banking scandal, the Treasury said on Thursday.

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A prominent Kyrgyz parliamentarian and businessman was shot dead in the center of the capital Bishkek late on Wednesday, police said on Thursday. Bayaman Erkinbayev backed the opposition during a 'people's revolution' which unseated veteran President Askar Akayev.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would comfortably win re-election if he formed a new party in the event he lost a Likud leadership battle to rightist rival Benjamin Netanyahu, a poll showed on Thursday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The appeal hearing of Russian billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky against his fraud conviction stalled again on Thursday after his lawyer was given time for fresh consultations with the oil tycoon.

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Nearly 400 people who had been listed as missing in a storm off the southern coast of India were found alive after they took shelter on rooftops, trucks and buses, officials said on Thursday.

The growing number of people with bird flu-like symptoms in Indonesia does not mean the outbreak is becoming worse, and there is no sign the virus can be passed easily among people, top U.N. health experts said on Thursday.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - One person was killed and at least 10 wounded in two blasts in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, police said.

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead an unarmed Palestinian who had entered an army base in the northern West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian medics said.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 26 wounded in two blasts within hours of each other in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, police said.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.