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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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