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International News Archive - July 23, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least nine civilians and wounded at least 25 in a Shi'ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police and Interior Ministry sources said. The bomb was in Sadr City, a poor neighborhood that is a stronghold of Shi'ite militias.

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Foreign donors alarmed at the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Myanmar are working on a new $100 million fund to replace aid pulled last year over restrictions imposed by the military junta.

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 36 civilians and wounded 72 in a Shi'ite district of east Baghdad on Sunday, a day after an inaugural meeting to start reconciling Iraq's rival factions produced little tangible result.

By Crack Palinggi PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian Christians in tsunami-hit areas prayed in church on Sunday as life slowly limped back to normal six days after the disaster that killed nearly 700 people.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran responded cautiously on Sunday to suggestions it would follow North Korea out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if the U.N. Security Council passed a tough resolution against its atomic work.

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 36 civilians and wounded 72 in a Shi'ite district of east Baghdad on Sunday, a day after an inaugural meeting to start reconciling Iraq's rival factions produced little tangible result.

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - North Korea will take centre-stage at a meeting of Asian and Western powers in Malaysia this week, but there is little optimism for a breakthrough in their standoff over the reclusive state's nuclear program.

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The majority of Brazilians favors university quotas for blacks and other minorities, an opinion survey showed on Sunday. Brazil has one of the world's largest populations of African descendants.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A five-year-old Indian boy stuck in a 50-foot (17-m) hole for two days was lifted to safety on Sunday in a massive rescue effort seen on live television.

By Dominic Evans ALEY, Lebanon (Reuters) - In the classrooms of the Khaled Jumblatt school in the hills above Beirut, washing lines hang from the windows and babies cry in the corridors.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.