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International News Archive - July 05, 2006

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels celebrated their suicide bomber squads on the 19th anniversary of their first attack on Wednesday, but in the capital Colombo troops nervously scanned streets fearing new blasts.

By Yousuf Azimy KABUL (Reuters) - Bombs hit two buses taking Afghan government workers to their ministries in the capital Kabul on Wednesday and at least seven people were wounded, government officials said.

GLENO, East Timor (Reuters) - A group of rebel soldiers in East Timor surrendered their weapons to Australian peacekeepers on Wednesday, part of a process aimed at restoring calm to Asia's newest nation.

By Kole Casule SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonians began voting in a closely fought general election on Wednesday, hoping to avoid the fraud and intimidation that marred past polls and stay on track for future membership of the European Union.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines government still hopes peace talks with the communists, stalled in 2004, will resume soon despite a renewed army offensive against the rebels, the president's peace adviser said on Wednesday.

By Yousuf Azimy KABUL (Reuters) - Bombs hit two buses taking Afghan government workers to their ministries in the capital Kabul on Wednesday wounding more than 40 people, government officials said.

By Yousuf Azimy KABUL (Reuters) - Bombs hit two buses taking Afghan government workers to their ministries in the capital Kabul on Wednesday killing one person and wounding more than 40, government officials said.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of people waded through knee-deep water in India's financial hub to reach work on Wednesday as monsoon rains continued to flood homes and disrupt transport in Mumbai.

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has summoned the Eritrean ambassador to ask why Eritrea is playing host to a Darfur rebel alliance that attacked a town, the Sudanese foreign minister said on Wednesday.

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are thronging a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell off.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.