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International News Archive - June 05, 2006

By Michael Perry YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Children returned to school for final exams across Indonesia's earthquake-stricken Java island on Monday as survivors, frustrated by a lack of aid, tried to rebuild homes with scraps of wood and salvaged bricks.

By Opheera McDoom EL-FASHER, Sudan (Reuters) - The Darfur rebel leader who signed a peace deal with the Sudanese government last month says U.N. peacekeeping troops should deploy in the violent west, disagreeing with Khartoum.

By Evelyn Leopold FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council descends on Sudan for the first time on Monday to try to convince the Khartoum government that a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Darfur was not tantamount to an invasion force.

GAZA (Reuters) - An explosion tore through a car in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday and ambulances raced to the scene, medics and witnesses said.

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Vaclav Klaus said on Monday he had asked rightist opposition leader Mirek Topolanek to begin talks on forming a government after a weekend general election that produced a stalemate.

GAZA (Reuters) - An explosion tore through a car in Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Monday and ambulances raced to the scene, medics and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

GAZA (Reuters) - An explosion tore through a house in Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing a Hamas militant, local residents said. The cause of the blast was not immediately known. Earlier reports said a car had blown up.

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Vaclav Klaus asked the rightist opposition on Monday to begin talks on forming a new government as the country looked for a way out of the stalemate produced by the weekend's election.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in police uniforms abducted up to 50 employees of various Baghdad transport companies on Monday, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

ATHENS (Reuters) - A helicopter landed in the middle of the high security Athens Korydallos prison, picked up two prisoners and flew away in a Hollywood-style escape that has left Greek police stunned.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.