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International News Archive - March 16, 2006

By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima party strengthened in opinion polls published on Thursday following the capture of a militant leader long-wanted by Israel in a raid of a Palestinian prison.

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen fought each other in the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday, hours after gunmen shot and wounded two Israeli motorists near a Jewish settlement.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veterinary workers began throttling more than 70,000 birds in western India on Thursday, stepping up efforts to contain a second outbreak of avian influenza in poultry. "There is no time for niceties.

SEOUL (Reuters) - Police arrested a South Korean women on suspicion of burning down several buildings at a U.S. Army base in Seoul on Thursday because she was angry at what she saw as "U.S.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veterinary workers began throttling more than 70,000 birds in western India on Thursday as tests confirmed the country's second outbreak of avian influenza in poultry was the deadly H5N1 strain. "There is no time for niceties.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia and China, veto-wielding permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, are urging a diplomatic solution to the crisis over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Russia's ambassador to China said on Thursday.

India, Afghanistan and Myanmar confirmed on Thursday that recent outbreaks of bird flu in their countries were of the deadly H5N1 strain while China said it faced a long struggle to stop the disease from spreading.

MANILA (Reuters) - The United States will do whatever it can, including filing a case with the World Trade Organization (WTO), to stop China discriminating against certain U.S. goods, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Karan Bhatia said.

By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's seizure of a radical Palestinian leader in a prison raid boosted interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in opinion polls published on Thursday ahead of a March 28 election they predict he will win.

By Trirat Puttajanywong BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned in defiant mood from the provincial campaign trail on Thursday to protesters massed outside his office and doubts that his April 2 snap election can go ahead.

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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