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International News Archive - July 09, 2006

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An eight-year-old aboriginal girl was feared killed in a crocodile attack as she collected water from a river in Australia's remote Arnhem Land region, police said on Sunday.

KABUL (Reuters) - A roadside bomb hit a patrol of NATO-led Spanish peacekeepers in western Afghanistan, killing one and wounding four, the force and Spain's Defense Ministry said.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is likely to be sworn in on Monday as East Timor's prime minister, Dili's ambassador to Indonesia said on Sunday.

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militiamen ambushed fighters loyal to defeated Somali warlords in Mogadishu early on Sunday in heavy clashes that killed at least 12 people, witnesses and militia sources said.

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militiamen ambushed fighters loyal to defeated Somali warlords in Mogadishu early on Sunday in a heavy battle that killed at least 12 people and wounded scores more, witnesses and militia sources said.

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government presented its annual policies in parliament on Sunday at a ceremony which for first time did not include the king, and the prime minister was absent to poor health.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas explosion in a coal mine in northern China has killed at least eight people, the latest in a series of disasters to hit the calamity-prone province of Shanxi, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militia ambushed fighters loyal to defeated Somali warlords in Mogadishu early on Sunday in a heavy battle that killed at least 12 people and wounded scores more, witnesses and militia sources said.

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militia attacked fighters loyal to defeated Somali warlords in Mogadishu on Sunday in a heavy battle that killed at least 15 people and wounded scores including refugees, witnesses said.

By Rose Skelton DAKAR (Reuters) - At the top of a tower block in one of Dakar's densely packed neighborhoods, Xuman sits in the studio of Ocean FM radio and addresses the young people of the Senegalese capital.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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