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International News Archive - June 12, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb targeting a bus carrying oil ministry workers killed two people and wounded five others in Baghdad on Monday, a police source said. No other information was immediately available about the blast in the capital's southern Dora district.

By Adi Kurniawan MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi could be downgraded from its top alert status soon as the volcano has spewed less hot gas and molten lava in recent days, an expert said on Monday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb targeting a bus carrying oil ministry workers killed six people and wounded 12 others in Baghdad on Monday, a police source said. The bus was on its way to an oil refinery in the capital's southern Dora district when the bomb detonated.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb targeting a bus taking workers to Baghdad's main oil refinery killed six people and wounded 12 others on Monday, police sources said.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A blast on a road in the Pakistani town of Quetta killed three people and wounded 11 on Monday, police said. "The explosion went off near a hotel. At the moment, we have received three bodies and 11 injured," senior Quetta police official Zahid Afaq told Reuters.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a road in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Monday, killing three people and wounding 11, police said. "The explosion went off near a hotel.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 54 new homes in the occupied West Bank despite an obligation under a U.S.-backed peace "road map" to halt such construction on land Palestinians seek for a state.

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Cyprus demanded more concessions on Monday as European Union foreign ministers arrived in Luxembourg for talks on Turkey's faltering EU membership talks.

By Paul Taylor LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers faced a showdown with new member Cyprus on Monday over Turkey's bid to join the bloc, with Nicosia threatening to block the talks even before they start in earnest.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a road in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Monday, killing five people and wounding 17, police and a hospital official said.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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