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International News Archive - July 16, 2006

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 44-year-old Indonesian who died four days ago has tested positive for bird flu, a senior Health Ministry official said on Sunday, citing a local test.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday sending its nuclear file back to the U.N. Security Council undermined the prospect for talks over its atomic dispute with the West.

By Steve Holland and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - World leaders at a big-power summit on Sunday strove to forge a unified position on the Middle East crisis with President Bush uncompromisingly saying Israel had the right to defend itself.

BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 48 people died in rainstorms and floods as Typhoon Bilis scythed across southeast China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. It said emergency workers rescued 11 seamen on Saturday from a sinking Russian vessel in stormy seas off the Chinese coast.

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Millions of Afghans are facing hunger after drought destroyed much of the wheat crop, and a resurgent Taliban are likely to take advantage of the misery to bolster their insurgency, Afghan and foreign officials said.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday sending its nuclear file back to the U.N. Security Council undermined prospects for talks over its atomic dispute with the West.

By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber struck outside a government building in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing three civilians and an Afghan soldier, as the U.S.-led coalition pushed on with a big offensive in the volatile south.

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian police on Sunday detained about 30 people who staged a demonstration outside the Russian embassy to demand the Kremlin stop backing hardline President Alexander Lukashenko.

By Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Environmental advocacy groups accused the Group of Eight industrial nations on Sunday of failing to take seriously the problems of climate change and the dangers of nuclear energy. At a summit in St.

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sudan should be pressured into accepting foreign peacekeepers from Muslim countries to help stem bloodshed in its troubled Darfur region, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Sunday. Sudan has refused to accept a U.N.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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