International News Archive - March 06, 2006

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's second top Islamist militant was captured on Monday after a gunbattle with security forces in a northern district, police said.

By Carmel Crimmins MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo maintained it was business as usual in the Philippines on Monday after the end of emergency rule, but the government was keeping the heat on media and its propaganda campaign on full blast.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Australia will consider selling uranium to India if it is convinced about New Delhi's commitment to follow global nuclear safeguards for its civilian atomic reactors, Prime Minister John Howard said.

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By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani army helicopters were in action against Islamists rebels on Monday, blasting positions around a town near the Afghan border for a third day, a resident said. Scores of people have been killed in the fighting that erupted on Saturday as U.S.

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling party won back a handful of urban seats from the fractured main opposition in polls at the weekend, state media reported on Monday.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma pleaded not guilty to a rape charge on Monday, saying he had sexual relations with the woman who lodged the accusation but that it was consensual. "We had sex for some time.

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Leaders from the main Darfur rebel group on Monday renounced their party president, saying he was acting unilaterally and endangering fragile peace talks.

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian police in West Bengal state say they have uncovered an illicit trade in human bones, with the skeletons of poor villagers whose families cannot afford cremation being taken and sold for medical research.

LONDON (Reuters) - Police hunting robbers who stole 53 million pounds from a security depot said on Monday they had discovered more money within the last 24 hours. "We have had another further significant cash seizure," said Kent Chief Constable Michael Fuller without elaborating.

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  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.