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International News Archive - June 03, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has sacked dozens of senior police officials in an effort to boost security in Kabul, an official said on Saturday, days after anti-U.S. riots in the capital.

By Alan Crosby PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs began voting for the second day on Saturday, choosing between the ruling Social Democrats promising more welfare and a conservative opposition saying the country's prosperity is at risk without reforms.

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Australia wants the United Nations to provide a police force for East Timor that will eventually take away responsibility for security from the mostly military peacekeeping force deployed last week.

By Michael Perry KERTEN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Aftershocks rattled Indonesia's quake-ravaged region overnight, spreading panic among thousands of homeless survivors, as aid agencies rushed to send clean water to the area.

KHAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded as Pakistani police were investigating it in a trouble-plagued region on the border with Afghanistan, killing one policeman and wounding three, a government official said on Saturday.

By Michael Perry BANTUL, Indonesia (Reuters) - Aftershocks rattled Indonesia's quake-ravaged region overnight, spreading panic among thousands of homeless survivors, as aid groups rushed to deliver clean water and warned of an increased threat of bird flu.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government believes the U.S. military's exoneration of U.S. troops accused of killing civilians in the town of Ishaqi in March was unfair and will press on with its own investigation, an aide to the prime minister said on Saturday.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Eight people were injured on Saturday when an explosion rocked a commercial district of Mersin, a port on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Turkish television said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast. Gas leaks are not uncommon in Turkey.

ANKARA (Reuters) - An explosion, perhaps caused by a hand grenade, injured eight people on Saturday in Mersin, a port on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, security officials said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday killed a four-year-old girl and injured several other people on Saturday, emergency official Hamid Gholampour told Reuters. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.2.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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