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International News Archive - August 01, 2006

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tigers fired mortar bombs at Sri Lankan troops trying to gain control of a rebel-held waterway on Tuesday, hours after one of the deadliest ambushes since a 2002 truce killed 16 people. Military spokesman Brig.

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan fighter jets pounded Tamil Tiger positions on Tuesday as the rebels fired mortar bombs in a battle for water in the restive east, hours after one of the deadliest ambushes since a 2002 truce. Military spokesman Brig.

KABUL (Reuters) - At least two NATO soldiers were killed in an ambush on Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, a day after the alliance took control of security in the volatile region.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - At least two NATO soldiers were killed in an ambush on Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, a day after the alliance took control of security in the volatile region.

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kiosk-owner Abu Fadhil surveyed charred bodies after the second major bomb attack on his street in five days and came to the conclusion that he could never leave his life in the hands of Iraqi security forces. "We should carry guns to protect ourselves.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is planning to hold talks on Tuesday on procedures for dissolving parliament, but dissolution would only be a last resort, his press service said.

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Four more ministers resigned on Tuesday from Somalia's interim government, plunging the fragile administration into further crisis after 18 top government officials quit last week.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Two British soldiers were killed and a third is missing and presumed dead after an ambush in southern Afghanistan the day after NATO forces took over the region from U.S. troops.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities have detected a possible case of low-pathogenic bird flu in the central region of Gelderse Vallei, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops continued their slog through mines and mortar fire toward a Tamil Tiger-held water supply on Tuesday, while jets hit rebel positions and a military transport ship was attacked as violence escalated.

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