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International News Archive - January 07, 2006

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber hurled himself on a moving police car in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, wounding two policemen, an official said, calling it the latest in a spate of suicide raids by Taliban guerrillas.

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber hurled himself on a moving police car in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, wounding two policemen, an official said, calling it the latest in a spate of suicide attacks by Taliban guerrillas.

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bombers sank a naval patrol boat off Sri Lanka's east coast early on Saturday and 13 of the 15 crew were missing, the navy said, in the worst attack at sea since a 2002 truce halted civil war.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The first thing Gary Stevens saw after a 650-meter walk down a dark, smoke-filled tunnel was a young man leaning against the wreckage of a London underground train with his left leg missing.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy agreed on Saturday to hand over a U.S. sailor suspected of killing and robbing a 56-year-old Japanese woman to Japanese police, a spokesman said. The U.S.

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers found scores of bodies buried in mud and debris on Saturday, three days after a massive landslide smashed into a village in Central Java province, raising the death toll to 57.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy handed over a U.S. sailor suspected of killing and robbing a 56-year-old Japanese woman to Japanese police on Saturday, a spokesman said.

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's centrist Liberal Democrats were in suspended animation on Saturday after their leader admitted to an alcohol problem but refused to resign despite pleas from party colleagues.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Five people were killed and 22 injured after a man set off a bomb in a courtroom in far western China, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday. The explosion rocked a courthouse in Minle County in Gansu province on Friday morning, Xinhua said, citing local police.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian woman has died after she was attacked by a shark while swimming with friends at an island near the city of Brisbane in Queensland state, police said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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