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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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