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International News Archive - July 06, 2006

By Y.P. Rajesh NATHU LA, China-India Border (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China opened a Himalayan pass to border trade on Thursday, 44 years after a brutal frontier war shut down the ancient route.

By Christian Lowe and Mark Trevelyan MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders meeting in Russia this month will back a proposal by Moscow to get business more actively involved in the fight against terrorism, European diplomats say.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - A week of fighting between Muslim rebels and paramilitary forces stopped on Thursday as Philippine officials mediated an end to clashes that threatened peace talks in the south, rebel and government officials said.

By Kole Casule SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia faced a period of coalition building on Thursday following a national election that sank the ruling coalition and assuaged European Union concerns over the country's democratic maturity.

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a patrol of U.S.-led soldiers in eastern Afghanistan killing one member of the force, the latest foreign soldier to be killed in the bloodiest phase of Afghan violence since 2001. The U.S.

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a patrol of U.S.-led soldiers in eastern Afghanistan killing one member of the force, the latest foreign soldier to die in the bloodiest phase of Afghan violence since 2001. The U.S.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Monsoon rains lashed parts of India's east and west on Thursday, taking the death toll from a week of extreme weather to 81 people, but eased over the financial hub of Mumbai after disrupting life for three days.

KATHMANDU (Reuters)- A panel began drafting a temporary constitution for Nepal on Thursday, paving the way for Maoist rebels to join an interim government to oversee elections for an assembly to map the country's future.

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The hardline leader of Somalia's newly powerful Islamists said on Thursday militia who shot dead two people demanding to watch the World Cup have been jailed and will face sharia law.

By James Kilner LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (Reuters) - Thais may not have a distinguished polar history but they are among the biggest ethnic groups in Norway's snowy Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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