International News Archive - July 30, 2006
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The H5N1 bird flu virus has been found in the Thai northeast bordering Laos, prompting culling of 310,000 hens after the virus killed a teenager elsewhere in the country last week, the Agriculture Ministry said on Sunday.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two people in Indonesia's Aceh have been caned for adultery, the latest case of public punishments since courts in the province were allowed to implement Islamic sharia law.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday that it could not meet with her before a ceasefire ends a 19-day-old Israeli offensive, Lebanese officials said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said on Sunday he would not hold any talks on resolving the latest Middle East crisis before an immediate ceasefire after Israeli bombing killed at least 40 civilians in south Lebanon.
MANAMA (Reuters) - Sixteen Indians were killed and another seven were injured in a blaze in a three-storey building in Bahrain's capital Manama on Sunday, officials said.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops launched their first deliberate advance on Tamil Tiger rebels since a 2002 ceasefire on Sunday, moving to secure a rebel-held water supply as government jets bombed suspected groups of Tiger fighters.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Venezuela will cut its oil exports to the United States if Washington takes a hostile stance toward Caracas, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez was quoted as saying by Iran's official IRNA news agency on Sunday. The Web site of the U.S.
By Guled Mohamed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali lawmakers threw punches and wrestled on the floor after Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi survived a crucial vote of no confidence which could have signaled the collapse of his government.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops began their first deliberate advance on Tamil Tiger rebels since a 2002 ceasefire on Sunday, moving to secure a rebel-held water supply and using air strikes to hold off rebel reinforcements.
By Guled Mohamed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Some Somali lawmakers threw punches and wrestled on the floor after Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi survived a crucial confidence vote that could have led to the collapse of his government.
- A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.