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International News Archive - June 10, 2006

SYDNEY (Reuters) - At least 26 Australian citizens had been detained in the past as suspected illegal immigrants, a Department of Immigration spokeswoman said on Saturday.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been taken to hospital in Yangon with severe diarrhea but her condition is improving, a spokesman for an exiled Myanmar group said on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

The chaos of armed conflict rattled Venezuela's run-down harbor area this week as troops and residents practiced resisting a potential invasion that President Hugo Chavez says the White House has planned.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Flooding from two weeks of heavy rain in southern China has killed 93 people, a further 11 are missing and more than half a million people have been evacuated to higher ground, the official China Daily said on Saturday.

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Suspected separatist guerrillas in India's northeastern state of Assam triggered four explosions, blowing up oil and gas pipelines, hours after a market-place bomb killed five people, police said on Saturday.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Taiwan's capital on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend, calling for President Chen Shui-bian to quit over a deepening financial scandal involving his family members.

By Richard Dobson TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Taiwan's capital on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend, calling for President Chen Shui-bian to quit over a deepening financial scandal involving his family members.

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militiamen shot in the air to disperse hundreds of Somalis protesting early on Saturday against moves by sharia courts to stop them watching the World Cup in the capital Mogadishu, residents said.

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces attacked a militant hideout near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing up to 20 people, an army spokesman said. Pakistan is trying to clear its rugged, semi-autonomous border lands of militants, many of whom fled there after U.S.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was taken to hospital with severe diarrhea on Friday and returned home after her condition improved, a spokesman for her party said on Saturday. "She was taken to hospital and then taken home.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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