International News Archive - January 05, 2006

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia finally withdrew its last police reinforcements from Aceh province on Thursday under a landmark peace deal after problems finding ships to return them to their home bases.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the southern Iraq city of Kerbala on Thursday causing casualties, police and witnesses said. They said the blast occurred in an area between two Shi'ite shrines in the city.

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers on Thursday searched for possibly hundreds of victims buried under a massive landslide that crashed into a mountainous village in Indonesia's Central Java province.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and 18 wounded in a bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala on Thursday, police said.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala on Thursday has risen to 33, with 51 injured, hospital sources said. They said a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt on a crowded street near one of the city's main Shi'ite shrines.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday insisted Iran would resume atomic research, despite warnings from the West that it would endanger efforts to find a diplomatic compromise over its nuclear ambitions.

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast needs major reinforcements to cope with the volatile security situation there as the West African nation nears long-delayed elections, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A second Turkish teenager from the same family died from bird flu on Thursday, officials and doctors said, in the first human cases of the disease outside China and Southeast Asia.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urges North Korea and the United States to work out their problems in order to make progress in talks on dismantling the North's nuclear weapons programs, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Somalia's president and parliament speaker agreed on Thursday to end a rift that has paralyzed the anarchic nation, but a final declaration signed by the leaders did not say where the government would be based.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.