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International News Archive - September 06, 2005

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistan has assured New Delhi it will not execute an Indian convicted of spying and a series of bomb blasts after his death sentence sparked outrage and demonstrations across India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has told China it wants to resume six-way talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programmes on September 13, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Separatists in China's far-flung, predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang are the main terror threat to the country, killing 160 people and wounding 440 over the past decade, officials were quoted on Tuesday as saying.

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched toward the Philippine Congress building in Manila on Tuesday to protest against lawmakers' rejection of an impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi forces killed three suspected al Qaeda militants in overnight clashes in the eastern oil city of Dammam as a standoff with police entered its third day on Tuesday.

GAZA (Reuters) - A blast that tore through the home of a Gaza family active in the Hamas militant group, killing four people, was caused by explosives that went off accidentally, the Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel should build up Jewish settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank in defiance of U.S. misgivings at a move contravening the "road map" to Palestinian statehood, a senior Israeli cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

BENI SUEF, Egypt (Reuters) - A candle fell over and set fire to a crowded theater in the Egyptian town of Beni Suef on Monday night, killing 32 people, Egypt's official news agency MENA said on Tuesday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran, threatened with referral to the U.N. Security Council over its atomic ambitions, is still five years away from developing a nuclear weapons capability, a London-based think tank said on Tuesday.

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people took a campaign to oust Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the streets on Tuesday after Congress rejected an attempt to impeach her over election fraud and graft allegations.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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