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International News Archive - July 25, 2006

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard has been demonized by Aborigines for a decade, but on Tuesday one of Australia's most influential black leaders said Howard could be the person that ends generations of black squalor.

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government has agreed to new talks with powerful Islamists, a senior official said on Tuesday, reviving hopes of a diplomatic end to the crisis in the Horn of Africa country.

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government has agreed to new talks with the country's powerful Islamists, a senior official said on Tuesday, reviving some hope of a negotiated end to the crisis in the Horn of Africa country.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday sought talks with North Korea, which would be their highest-level meeting since North Korean missile tests three weeks ago.

By Jonathan Saul SAFED, Israel (Reuters) - Eliezer Asulin lives alone in the remains of his home, half-destroyed by a direct hit from a Hizbollah rocket fired from Lebanon.

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb wartime minister Momcilo Mandic pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of war crimes committed against Muslim and Croat civilians in central and eastern Bosnia during the 1992-95 war.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's interior minister has threatened to strip an Arab lawmaker of his citizenship for speaking in favor of hostage-taking by Palestinian militants, posing a new test for long-strained race relations in Israel.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese opposition protesters rampaged down a main highway into Kinshasa on Tuesday, tearing down election posters and demanding the postponement of historic polls scheduled for Sunday.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese opposition protesters rampaged down a main highway into Kinshasa on Tuesday, tearing down election posters and demanding the postponement of historic polls scheduled for Sunday.

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sent three election commissioners to jail for four years on Tuesday for mishandling April's inconclusive general election, clearing the way for a new poll to end a long-running political crisis.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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