International News Archive - March 28, 2006
JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian militant on Tuesday during an exchange of fire in a village near the West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian security sources said.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed in clashes between factions led by rival Muslim clerics in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region on Tuesday, according to intelligence officials.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A bus plunged into a deep valley in southwest China on Tuesday, killing 25 people and injuring four, Xinhua news agency said.
JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian militant on Tuesday during an exchange of fire in a village near the West Bank town of Jenin, the Israeli army and Palestinian security sources said.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's lead slipped slightly in a poll released on Monday, after widening in other recent polls ahead of July elections.
By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - French trade unions began a one-day national strike on Tuesday to try to force conservative Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to abandon a new job law that makes it easier to fire young workers.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 26 people have been killed in clashes between factions led by rival Muslim clerics in Pakistan's tribal region on the border with Afghanistan, intelligence officials said on Tuesday.
By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's ruling party is moving to end a decades-old ban on military involvement in space development, a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker said on Tuesday.
MINSK (Reuters) - The inauguration of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election triggered opposition protests, has been put back from its scheduled date of March 31, a senior election official said on Tuesday.
By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nineteen teachers at an Islamic school founded by a top fugitive insurgent in the Thai south have been held on suspicion of involvement in two years of bloody separatist violence, officials said on Tuesday.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.