Quantcast

International News Archive - May 07, 2006

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb caused many casualties near the central bus station in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Sunday, police said. The city, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad, is home to two of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines and has been targeted in the past by insurgent bombings.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday any measures taken against its nuclear program by the U.N. Security Council would push Tehran toward confrontation with the West rather than cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog. "Involving the U.N.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday any measures taken against its nuclear program by the U.N. Security Council would push Tehran toward confrontation with the West rather than cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog. "Involving the U.N.

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Two Australian miners trapped underground for 12 days will not be rescued at least until Monday because they are surrounded by rock five times as hard as concrete and extremely difficult to hack through, officials said.

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court is expected to nullify the inconclusive April 2 general election on Monday, a move which might make the country's constitutional crisis more, rather than less, messy, newspapers said.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian soldiers shot dead a senior Kashmiri militant on Sunday who the army said was a bomb-making expert responsible for a series of explosions across the strife-torn Himalayan region.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than 10,000 supporters of a popular Muslim party marched through the streets of at least three Indonesian cities on Sunday demanding Washington and its allies work with the Palestinian Hamas-led government.

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair was under pressure on Sunday from parts of his ruling Labour Party to say when he will throw in the towel after dismal results in local elections.

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Special units with helicopters and masked police marksmen carried out high-profile raids in Serbia on Sunday on possible hideouts of war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic, state television reported.

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The World Bank warned donors on Sunday that the financial crisis gripping the Palestinian Authority since Hamas won election was deeper than it first thought and could render the West Bank and Gaza ungovernable.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
Related