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International News Archive - July 15, 2006

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of investigators questioned suspects and scanned international telephone calls made after this week's deadly Mumbai blasts on Saturday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military has recovered the body of one of four sailors reported missing after a naval vessel was hit by Hizbollah fire off the coast of Lebanon, Israeli television reported on Saturday.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab governments convened an emergency meeting of their foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday to discuss ways to bring an end to Israeli attacks on Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush called on Syria on Saturday to exert its influence to persuade Hizbollah to stop attacks against Israel.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian authorities detained 11 people, mostly Muslims, on Saturday as the hunt for the Mumbai bombers produced several leads, but police warned about drawing premature conclusions.

By Caren Bohan and Christian Lowe ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The United States and Russia put on a show of cooperation on Saturday ahead of a big-power summit which will struggle to forge common positions on rising violence in the Middle East, on Iran and on trade.

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - A delegation of U.S. cotton farmers visiting West Africa said Washington's multi-billion dollar subsidies to its cotton industry were worsening hardship in the world's poorest region.

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yushchenko, vowing to keep Ukraine from plunging into anarchy, on Saturday gave bickering politicians 10 days to form a government or face dissolution of parliament and a new parliamentary election.

By Stephanie Hancock N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - A human rights group in Chad has accused the government of a wave of arbitrary arrests and political disappearances following a rebel assault three months ago on the capital of the central African oil producer.

LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors will not take any action against British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber, the Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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