International News Archive - July 22, 2006
By Ek Madra ANLONG VENG, Cambodia (Reuters) - To most Cambodians, he was "The Butcher," one of Pol Pot's most ruthless henchmen and a man whose hands were stained perhaps more than any other with the blood of the Khmer Rouge's 1.7 million victims.
By Michele Kambas and David Clark LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Ships and aircraft toiled through the night into Saturday whisking more shell-shocked fugitives from the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus in a mass evacuation now exceeding 25,000 people.
By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fears of disease grew in Indonesia's tsunami-hit areas on Saturday as thousands of people camped out in the heat with no clean water five days after the disaster that killed nearly 700 people.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled scores of houses and killed at least 18 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
LONDON (Reuters) - The inquest into Princess Diana's death is likely to be delayed after the royal coroner quit, blaming the work load of his main job as the coroner for the county of Surrey in southern England, newspapers said on Saturday.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamists have refused talks with the government, blaming an incursion by Ethiopian troops sent to defend the interim administration's limited authority, Islamic officials said on Saturday.
By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby has fired two ministers accused by a government inquiry of embezzling funds, state radio said late on Friday.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamists refused talks with the government on Saturday, as witnesses said Ethiopia deployed more troops over the border to defend the government's provincial base against an Islamist advance.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Ethiopian military personnel landed at a Somali airbase on Saturday as the country's newly empowered Islamists withdrew from talks many hoped would stop Somalia's slide toward war.
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's highest court on Saturday upheld the acquittal of five Kuwaiti former Guantanamo detainees on charges of belonging to al Qaeda, state news agency KUNA reported.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.