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International News Archive - June 15, 2006

By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 16 wounded by a rash of small bombs in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Thursday, attacks the government said security forces knew were planned but failed to prevent.

KWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Civic leaders from South and North Korea called for progress in peace on the peninsula as fears that Pyongyang may hold a missile test marred celebrations on Thursday marking a 2000 summit.

By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 16 wounded by a rash of small bombs in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Thursday, attacks the government said security forces knew were planned but failed to prevent.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion hit central Istanbul on Thursday and some people were injured, Turkish CNBC-E private television reported. The cause of the blast, in Eminonu, was being investigated, the broadcaster said. Police said they could not confirm the report.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion hit a bus station in central Istanbul on Thursday and people were injured, state news agency Anatolian reported. The agency said the explosion was heard outside a major bus departure point in the Eminonu area of central Istanbul.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb left in a trash container at a major outdoor bus station injured three people in central Istanbul on Thursday, a police official told Reuters. The bomb was left in a container in Eminonu, a major departure point for buses in Turkey's largest city.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has confirmed a seven-year-old Indonesian girl who died last month was infected with bird flu, a health ministry official said on Thursday, taking the total number of confirmed bird flu deaths in the country to 38.

By Chris Buckley and Emma Graham-Harrison SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered energy cooperation to oil-thirsty China and other countries on Thursday, seeking to win friends but avoiding direct mention of Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb left in a trash container at a major outdoor bus station injured three people in central Istanbul on Thursday, a police official said.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israel army said on Thursday that Palestinian militant rocket fire from Gaza had dropped, just days after Israeli officials threatened leaders of the Hamas government.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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