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International News Archive - July 10, 2006

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Ambitious Australian Treasurer Peter Costello said on Monday that Prime Minister John Howard had promised to hand over power in his second term, contradicting his long-serving leader over the existence of a succession deal.

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - India's test-firing of its longest-range nuclear-capable missile, the Agni III, was unsuccessful after the projectile crashed into the sea despite a smooth take-off, a defense ministry official said on Monday.

MANILA (Reuters) - Around 5,000 people were left homeless after a huge blaze swept through one of the biggest slum colonies in the Philippine capital on Monday, killing one man and injuring six, fire and local officials said. The three-hour fire, sparked at 4:30 a.m.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mainly Shiite Muslim district of east Baghdad on Monday, causing many casualties, police said, a day after Shiite gunmen killed more than 40 people in a Sunni district in the west of the capital.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of east Baghdad on Monday, killing at least two and wounding 10, police said, a day after Shi'ite gunmen rampaged through a Sunni district killing at least 40.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs killed seven civilians and wounded 17 on Monday when they exploded almost simultaneously in a Shiite area of the Iraqi capital, police said. Earlier, police said it was unclear whether there was one explosion or two.

LONDON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Des Browne is expected to announce on Monday that Britain will send more troops to southern Afghanistan, where six British soldiers have died in combat with Taliban guerrillas in the past four weeks.

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have inundated large parts of Uttar Pradesh state in India, and 21 people were killed in drownings, house collapses and lightning strikes over the weekend, officials said on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Des Browne is expected to announce on Monday that Britain will send more troops to southern Afghanistan, where six British soldiers have died fighting Taliban guerrillas in the past four weeks.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Monday it was aiming to push through constitutional reform to bring an end to two decades of civil war, but analysts said it would probably not be enough to bring Tamil Tiger rebels to talks.

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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