International News Archive - July 24, 2006

By Ek Madra ANLONG VENG, Cambodia (Reuters) - To the sound of fireworks and a wailing funeral dirge, hundreds of mourners buried former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok on Monday near from the grave of "Brother Number One" Pol Pot.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel bombed buildings in the Gaza Strip on Monday which the army said were being used by militants to make rockets for attacks on the Jewish state. Israel warned residents to leave the buildings before the air strikes to try to avoid civilian casualties.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly two months before ballots are cast, Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe -- a proponent of an assertive security policy and traditional values -- looks unbeatable in the race to be Japan's next leader.

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will sing the praises of her government's economic achievements and plans for the Philippines in her annual speech to the nation on Monday, more politically secure than she was a year ago.

By Crack Palinggi PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian children returned to school on Monday in an area of Java devastated by a tsunami, the latest sign of a slow resumption of normal life after the killer waves struck a week ago.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested a fourth man on suspicion of involvement in the Mumbai serial blasts that killed more than 180 people this month, a senior officer said on Monday.

By Michael Winfrey and Michele Kambas LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - A mass evacuation of foreign nationals fleeing Israeli bombing of Lebanon began winding down on Monday as the latest of around 30,000 people to leave reached Cyprus and Turkey.

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Venezuelan

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli shell landed near a crowd of people in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, killing at least two people, Palestinian witnesses said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was checking the report.

By Shaban Buza and Beti Bilandzic VIENNA (Reuters) - Kosovo formally made its pitch for independence face-to-face with Serbia on Monday at their first top-level talks since NATO bombs drove Serb forces from the province in 1999.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.