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International News Archive - March 19, 2006

MINSK (Reuters) - Polls opened in Belarus on Sunday in a presidential election where President Alexander Lukashenko seeks re-election against a liberal opposition who vow to contest any attempt to rig the polls.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Tokyo on Sunday, calling for the withdrawal of Japanese troops from Iraq three years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

By Olena Horodetska MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday, with President Alexander Lukashenko favored to win a new term against a liberal opposition vowing to contest any attempt to rig the polls.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents raided an Afghan police post in the southern province on Kandahar on Sunday, killing two policemen, a government official said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraq is in a state of civil war and is nearing the point of no return when the country's sectarian violence will spill over throughout the Middle East, former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraq is in a state of civil war and is nearing the point of no return when the country's sectarian violence will spill over throughout the Middle East, former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Despite the ruling Kadima Party's strong lead ahead of this month's Israeli election, an unlikely rival is causing elder statesman Shimon Peres to fume. Green Leaf is a fringe faction campaigning to legalize marijuana.

By Sami al-Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims gathered in the sacred Iraqi city of Kerbala on Sunday for a religious event held under tight security as a top politician said Iraq was already in a sectarian civil war. U.S.

By Olena Horodetska MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussians were voting in a presidential election on Sunday with incumbent Alexander Lukashenko favored to win a new term against a liberal opposition vowing to contest any attempt to rig the polls.

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian man has apparently recovered from a suspected case of bird flu, Egypt's health ministry said on Sunday, a day after announcing the virus had killed a woman in the same part of the country.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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