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International News Archive - February 01, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Baghdad fired shots at the Canadian ambassador's car on Tuesday but there were no injuries, a U.S. State Department official said. "It's an unfortunate incident. No one was injured.

By Jonathan Saul AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (Reuters) - Thousands of Israeli ultranationalists barricaded themselves at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Wednesday vowing to fight police and soldiers sent to demolish part of an unauthorized outpost.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government has adopted a statement saying it does not consider China to be a threat, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, in an apparent move to ease friction between them.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A second group of workers from an aid agency linked to Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers are missing, the agency said on Wednesday, a day after the rebels warned that the abductions could make talks with the government difficult.

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A year after he seized power, Nepal's king vowed on Wednesday to hold national elections by 2007, as Maoist rebels raided a western town killing three soldiers and leaving dozens missing.

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - A maritime terrorist attack in the Malacca Strait could send economic shockwaves around the world even it was not a major strike, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 19 soldiers and police were killed in Nepal and dozens missing after Maoist rebels launched an overnight raid on a major town in the west of the country, an army officer said on Wednesday.

KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian naval vessels rescued more than 100 people on Wednesday after a ferry sank in heavy seas in the country's east, but dozens could still be missing, port officials said. Two navy ships had picked up 114 people, one port official, Marthen Manu, told Reuters.

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A year after he seized power, Nepal's King Gyanendra vowed on Wednesday to hold national elections by 2007, as Maoist rebels attacked a western town and killed at least 19 soldiers and police.

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - An avalanche in Tajikistan killed at least 12 people in their sleep when it engulfed an apartment block in the mountainous Central Asian state overnight, emergency services said on Wednesday.

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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