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International News Archive - July 01, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - Two suspected rockets hit the main international military base in southern Afghanistan wounding several people including two Canadian soldiers, one of them critically, a Canadian military spokesman said.

KABUL (Reuters) - Two rockets hit the main international military base in southern Afghanistan wounding several people including two Canadian soldiers, one of them critically, a Canadian military spokesman said.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China opened the world's highest railway on Saturday, celebrating the link into Tibet as a symbol of strength and ethnic harmony while critics denounced it as a threat to the Tibetan people's culture and environment.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a Sunni Arab lawmaker and seven of her bodyguards in Baghdad on Saturday, parliamentary sources said. Taiseer Najah al-Mashhadani is a member of the Iraqi Accordance Front, the largest parliamentary bloc of the Sunni minority community.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir's main city fired teargas and water canons on Saturday to disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting the alleged killing of a shopkeeper by security forces Authorities said six policemen were injured in a clash.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants a week ago is alive and in a stable condition after being treated for wounds, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.

KABUL (Reuters) - Two rockets hit the main international military base in southern Afghanistan wounding 10 people including two Canadian soldiers, military officials said on Saturday. Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months to its worst level since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in central Hong Kong to demand full democracy on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.

KABUL (Reuters) - Two rockets hit the main international military base in southern Afghanistan wounding seven foreign soldiers and three civilian workers, a military official said on Saturday.

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered Chadian military personnel working with African Union truce monitors in its western Darfur region to leave, the AU said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.