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International News Archive - February 11, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami defended his country's nuclear program on Saturday and, singling out Israel, said the West should focus its pressure on building a nuclear-free Middle East.

By Jennifer Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hospitals must prepare their staff for the trauma of a bird flu epidemic or risk a collapse of morale and services at a time when they will be most needed, a medical expert said on Saturday.

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Two Britons were killed in a crash involving a German truck and two British buses on a German motorway early on Saturday, local officials said.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian woman who local tests several days ago showed had the H5N1 bird flu virus, has died at a specialist Jakarta hospital, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Tehran may reconsider its membership of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if it feels its enemies are using the accord to put unfair pressure on Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday.

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Two Britons were killed in a multiple pile up involving a German truck and two British coaches on a German motorway early on Saturday, local officials and Britain's Foreign Office said.

KOHAT, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani investigators have found remains of a suspected suicide bomber who attacked a procession of minority Shi'ite Muslims, killing dozens of people and sparking sectarian clashes, police said on Saturday.

Nigeria has started testing people who have fallen ill close to where the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was found, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Saturday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Planned talks in Russia with a delegation from Palestinian group Hamas may take place before the end of this month, a Russian official was quoted as saying on Saturday by Interfax news agency.

By Daniel Flynn DANBARE, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria scrambled on Saturday to discover whether people who had fallen ill close to where the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was found had caught the disease and farmers culled thousands more sick chickens.

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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