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International News Archive - January 19, 2006

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Indonesia killed up to 180,000 East Timorese through massacres, torture and starvation during its 24-year occupation, a U.N. investigation has found, an Australian daily said on Thursday.

The Ozcan family marked New Year's Day with a special meal of duck, slaughtered and prepared by 16-year-old Fatma with help from her little brother Muhammet.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Indonesia killed up to 180,000 East Timorese through massacres, torture and starvation during its 24-year occupation, a report to be handed to the United Nations has found, an Australian daily said on Thursday.

By Marius Bosch JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African businessman Anton Rupert, who founded Swiss-listed luxury goods group Richemont, has died, his family said on Thursday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's centrist Kadima party, with interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the helm, has widened its lead ahead of a March 28 general election, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces launched a major clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday to guard against insurgent attacks as authorities prepared to publish the final results of the December 15 parliamentary poll on Friday.

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Pro-government protesters were still manning roadblocks on the streets of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan on Thursday despite an appeal from President Laurent Gbagbo for them to end a wave of anti-U.N. riots.

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of Philippine senators and congressmen proposed on Thursday to scrap a security pact with the United States that they say gives visiting U.S. servicemen undue protection when they commit crimes in the Philippines.

By Peter Murphy ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Pro-government protesters were still manning roadblocks on the streets of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan on Thursday despite an appeal from President Laurent Gbagbo for them to end a wave of anti-U.N. riots.

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia shivered in its coldest spell for a generation on Thursday with temperatures in Moscow plunging overnight to minus 30 Celsius, killing the homeless and drunks, and threatening power supplies.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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