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International News Archive - July 03, 2006

By Peter Apps KATTANKUDI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As violence rages between Sri Lanka's government and ethnic Tamil Tiger rebels, the island's Muslim minority says it is caught in the middle, and there is talk of an armed "Jihad" group emerging if war returns.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Storms in China have killed 36 people in recent days, as heavy summer rains continue to wreak havoc across the country, state media reported on Monday.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Monsoon rains flooded homes, submerged rail lines and forced hundreds of thousands of people to wade through muddy streets in India's financial capital on Monday.

KABUL (Reuters) - Twenty insurgents were killed in southern Afghanistan after they ambushed U.S.-led forces, the latest battle in the bloodiest phase of violence since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

By Mark Chisholm TANGULA PASS, China (Reuters) - China's inaugural train from Beijing to Tibet passed its highest point on Monday as passengers sped toward Lhasa amid extra-tight security that underlined the sensitivity of the project.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the architect of India embracing a market economy, said he was not unambiguously wedded to economic reforms and there were some things he did not want India to learn from the West.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A landslide caused by torrential rain killed at least 10 people, including women and children, in northwest Pakistan, police said on Monday.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - A suspected Tamil Tiger blast killed six people in Sri Lanka's northeast on Monday as a top Indian diplomat visited the island to discuss rising violence that many fear could trigger a new civil war.

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol killed five people and wounded 28 in a crowded market in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, police said. Most of the victims were civilians, police said.

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Indian boy has died after setting himself ablaze on hearing his parents were infected with HIV, police said on Monday. "The boy said in his dying declaration he was worried about his future," said C.M.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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