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International News Archive - July 17, 2006

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police officers scoured Mumbai's slums and largely Muslim ghettos on Monday, looking for suspects in last week's railway network bombings, but were no closer to a breakthrough yet, police said.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Torrential rains killed at least 164 people across south China over the weekend, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting off a main rail link, state media reported on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Torrential rains killed at least 164 people across south China over the weekend, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting off a main rail link, state media reported on Monday.

RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels stormed a government relief camp early on Monday and killed at least 17 people including members of a state-backed, anti-Maoist group in central India, police said.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian will meet senior member of his ruling party and lawmakers later on Monday to fend off mounting calls for him to step down over a string of financial scandals.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police caught a Palestinian suspected of being en route to carry out a bombing in Jerusalem on Monday, a police spokesman said.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors are to announce on Monday whether British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber will face criminal charges.

By Mohammed Abbas KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sharp differences emerged on Monday between Sudan and the international community over the purpose of an upcoming conference world powers say is aimed at pushing for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Monday that no Israeli jet or helicopter had been shot down over Lebanon but did not rule out that a drone many have been downed.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed a soldier and a sailor and injured 11 other people, including four civilians, in a series of deadly mine ambushes in northern and eastern Sri Lanka on Monday, officials said.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.