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International News Archive - February 07, 2006

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists said on Tuesday they had found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The gap between rich and poor in China's cities has reached alarming levels, the main economic planning agency says in the latest high-level warning of the inequalities spawned by breakneck growth.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of the second son of Japanese Emperor Akihito is pregnant with her third child, Japanese media said on Tuesday, as the country debates whether to allow women to inherit the imperial throne.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A former Indonesian minister of religion was sentenced to five years in jail on Tuesday over a funds scandal involving the Haj pilgrimage, one of a number of cases underscoring the president's war on corruption.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A former Indonesian minister of religion was sentenced to five years in jail on Tuesday over a funds scandal involving the Haj pilgrimage, one of a number of cases underscoring the president's war on corruption.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Heavily armed gunmen blasted their way into the offices of a newspaper on Mexico's drug-plagued border with the United States on Monday, tossing a grenade at journalists and gravely wounding a reporter.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces detained a high school student on Tuesday in connection with the killing of an Italian Catholic priest which shocked the nation, the state Anatolian news agency said.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, wife of the emperor's younger son, is pregnant, media said on Tuesday as the nation debates whether women should be allowed to inherit the imperial throne.

By Gopal Sharma and Sunil Kataria PANAUTI, Nepal (Reuters) - Maoist rebels in Nepal have launched a series of attacks ahead of controversial elections, killing eight people and wrecking a government building near Kathmandu, officials said on Tuesday.

ROME (Reuters) - Twelve Turkish tourists were killed in Rome on Monday when a bus careered off a steep road, plunged down a hill and into an apartment block's garden, police said.

Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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