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International News Archive - July 19, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in a triple bomb attack on Wednesday near central Baghdad's Technology University, police said. Following a car bomb blast, two bombs planted nearby exploded a few minutes later.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea ordered a wartime mobilization of its troops and citizens hours before the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution condemning Pyongyang for testing missiles, a South Korean daily reported on Wednesday. A South Korean government official denied the report.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five people were killed and 22 wounded in a triple bomb attack on Wednesday near central Baghdad's Technology University, police said. Following a car bomb blast, two bombs planted nearby exploded a few minutes later, apparently targeting a crowd that gathered at the scene.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin has quietly emerged from retirement, an apparent attempt to influence leadership changes due next year and safeguard his own legacy, political sources and analysts said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tanks pushed into a central Gaza Strip refugee camp on Wednesday, killing four Palestinian gunmen and one civilian as part of a three-week old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tanks pushed into a central Gaza Strip refugee camp on Wednesday, killing four Palestinian gunmen and two civilians as part of a three-week old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed an army bus in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday, wounding nine servicemen, the military said.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police mounted more raids on Wednesday to catch suspected Afghan Taliban fighters living in and around the southwestern city of Quetta, and more than 200 have been arrested in the last three days, police said.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed an army bus in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday, killing 2 servicemen and injuring 12, the military said, the latest in a series of attacks kindling war fears.

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock sent hundreds scrambling for high ground on Wednesday in fear of more giant waves, as rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into this Indonesian town two days after a tsunami.

Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
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