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International News Archive - May 24, 2006

By Vorasit Satienlerk UTTARADIT, Thailand (Reuters) - Mudslides, torn up roads and fallen trees hampered rescuers on Wednesday after northern Thailand's worst floods in 60 years killed at least 27 people and left nearly 100 missing, officials said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb exploded close to a crowd of Iraqi workers gathered to seek day laboring jobs in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Wednesday, wounding a number of people, police sources said.

GAZA (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and wounded three members of the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas after abducting them briefly in Gaza on Wednesday, medics and Hamas sources said.

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of troops sealed off the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived for a peace meeting which Islamist militants have threatened to disrupt.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea called off trial train runs across the heavily militarized border with the South on Thursday, scotching plans for the first rail crossings in more than half a century.

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed a car in a remote Afghan province killing a judge, a provincial official and two guards, the latest victims in a wave of the worst violence to hit the country in years.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian soldiers were killed and three others wounded when rebels attacked a military base in Chechnya, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.

By Diyan Jari JAKARTA (Reuters) - Limited human-to-human transmission of bird flu might have occurred in an Indonesian family but there is no evidence the virus has mutated to allow it to pass easily among people, the World Health Organization said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes between two tribes south of Baghdad have killed 16 people, police sources said on Wednesday. Eighteen people were also wounded in Tuesday's fighting in a village close to the town of Suwayra about 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes between two rival tribes south of Baghdad have killed around 16 people, police sources said on Wednesday. Eighteen people were wounded in Tuesday's fighting in a village close to the town of Suwayra, about 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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