International News Archive - July 04, 2006

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An parliamentary address by Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday outlining his government's policies and vision for the next year has been delayed because he is ill.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Disgraced stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk testified on Tuesday saying he was duped by junior researchers into publishing bad data but South Korean prosecutors at the trial sought to prove he was guilty of fraud.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A minor earthquake shook the Chinese capital on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in eastern India, killing 24 people overnight and disrupting life in the financial hub of Mumbai for a second day on Tuesday, officials and residents said.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - One person was killed and five were wounded in a firefight between followers of rival Lebanese Druze leaders on Tuesday, security sources said.

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion went off in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday causing several casualties, security officials said.

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - With a ceasefire in tatters and frequent clashes between soldiers and suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's north, residents say law and order is breaking down as criminals take advantage of the chaos.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A small bomb exploded in a building used by the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul on Tuesday but there were no casualties, state-run Anatolian news agency reported.

ROME (Reuters) - A Vatican cardinal said a knife attack on a Roman Catholic priest in Turkey showed that the EU candidate country was not yet ready for integration with Europe.

KABUL (Reuters) - Explosives packed in a street vending cart blew up in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday wounding four people and shattering windows in buildings, government officials said.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.