International News Archive - July 02, 2006

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's new railway to Tibet will help modernize the isolated Himalayan region and bind it to the rest of the country, state media said on Sunday after the first train reached the regional capital.

By Yoo Choonsik SEOUL (Reuters) - A veteran presidential aide with international experience is set to become South Korea's finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, according to local media reports, citing sources at the presidential office.

DHAKA (Reuters) - Millions of Bangladeshis were stranded on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown amid tight security and scattered violence, police and witnesses said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Adnan Imad and seven colleagues had just sat down for breakfast at a popular Baghdad restaurant on Sunday morning when a bomb blew in the windows and sent glass shards slicing through the packed restaurant. Imad, 23, escaped with shrapnel wounds to his left elbow.

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 100 people were injured in sporadic clashes in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said.

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Two British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in an attack on their base in the south of the country, the latest clash in the bloodiest phase of violence since the militants were ousted in 2001.

By Jean Christou NICOSIA (Reuters) - Rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus meet on Monday for the first time since peace talks collapsed two years ago in an encounter many hope will help ease Turkey's attempts to join the European Union.

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine, still lacking a government and working parliament three months after an election, faces tough bargaining as parties launch talks to overturn a battered international image before the harvest and onset of winter.

DHAKA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and nearly 200 injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied in front of the heavily fortified U.S. embassy in Jakarta on Sunday, condemning Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip.

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.