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International News Archive - May 06, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Crew members managed to put out a fire in the engine room of a cruise liner with 708 people aboard off the coast of southeast England early on Saturday, a British coastguard official said. "They smothered the engine room ...

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Two Australian miners trapped a kilometer (half-mile) underground for the past 11 days are unlikely to be rescued until Sunday because the last few inches of an escape tunnel will have to be carefully dug by hand, officials said.

By Paul Tait SABETO, Fiji (Reuters) - Fiji's racially charged election got off to a chaotic and embarrassing start on Saturday when the late arrival of ballot papers forced thousands to queue for hours, with some being turned away and told to return later.

LONDON (Reuters) - Crew members put out a fire in the engine room of a cruise liner with 708 people aboard off the coast of southeast England early on Saturday, a British coastguard official said.

By Paul Tait SABETO, Fiji (Reuters) - Fiji's racially charged election got off to a chaotic and embarrassing start on Saturday when the late arrival of ballot papers forced thousands to queue for hours, with some being turned away and told to return later.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to spend 4 billion yuan ($500 million) this year to provide 20 million of the country's rural population with safe drinking water, a vice minister of water resources was quoted on Saturday as saying.

Corrects sentence in paragraph eight to read ... St Peter Port in Guernsey ... instead of ...

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders who meet in Riyadh on Saturday will call for a peaceful solution to the crisis between Iran and Western nations over its nuclear ambitions, analysts and officials said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Crew members put out a fire in the engine room of a cruise liner with 708 people aboard off the coast of southeast England early on Saturday, a British coastguard official said.

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian who blew himself up in an attack on a multinational force in the Sinai peninsula was a 19-year-old student of Islam at a Cairo university, security sources said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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