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International News Archive - July 08, 2006

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the leftist who came second in Mexico's contested presidential election, plays his trump card on Saturday when he appeals to the masses to help him overturn his narrow defeat.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six Saudis and a Yemeni held in Saudi Arabia on security charges have escaped a detention center in the capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA said on Saturday.

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict left Rome on Saturday for a lightning visit to Valencia, Spain, to close an international gathering of Roman Catholic families.

DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is to be East Timor's new prime minister, President Xanana Gusmao told reporters on Saturday. "I have met with the Fretilin party ...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in China's Henan province has jailed the head of one of the country's largest underground Christian churches for seven and a half years, Hong Kong's RTHK radio reported on Saturday.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade at her.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade, but four of her supporters were killed, police said.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six Saudis and a Yemeni held in Saudi Arabia on security charges have escaped a detention center in the capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA said on Saturday.

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict arrived in Valencia on Saturday to join thousands of families from around the world to celebrate traditional values in a country which has been criticised by the Church for tearing up its Catholic roots.

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade, but five of her supporters were killed and 45 wounded in the attack, police said.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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