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International News Archive - March 09, 2006

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's test-firing of two short-range missiles was more about checking performance than rattling sabers during a stalemate in talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, analysts said on Thursday.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Two colonels and six special forces soldiers were being detained and questioned in connection with an alleged conspiracy to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, army officials said on Thursday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's centrist Kadima party appears to have consolidated its lead as campaigning for the country's general election swings into high gear, surveys showed on Thursday.

MADRID (Reuters) - Police received a telephone warning in the name of Basque guerrillas ETA of four bombs planted on highways in northern Spain, Basque police said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed six people and wounded eight in Baghdad's western Amriya district on Thursday, police and hospital officials said. Another police source said two had been killed, one of them a child, and seven wounded.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 12 wounded in an explosion on Thursday in the eastern Turkish city of Van, CNN Turk television quoted the DHA news agency as saying.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed six people and wounded eight in Baghdad's western Amriya district on Thursday, police and hospital officials said. Another police source said two had been killed, one of them a child, and seven wounded.

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a highway between the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Santander on Thursday, authorities said, after a telephone warning in the name of Basque guerrillas ETA of four bombs planted on roads. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - The northern Indian city of Varanasi showcased its standing as one of the country's most vibrant pilgrimage centers on Thursday, two days after bomb blasts killed 15 people and triggered protests.

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 12 wounded in an explosion on Thursday in the eastern Turkish city of Van, police said. The state Anatolian news agency said the blast might have been caused by a suicide bomber, but this report could not immediately be confirmed.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.