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International News Archive - August 15, 2006

Corrects spelling of Abes first name in paragraph

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sonal Agarwal says her disfigured face is a constant reminder of the most terrifying night of her life -- her wedding night. "My husband just went crazy.

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police detained four people after the main opposition said they were planning to kill the daughters of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during ceremonies on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of his assassination.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, will go into hospital on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency reported.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Giant prehistoric kangaroos and wombat-like creatures the size of hippopotamuses were not killed off by human hunters but by climate change and starvation, an Australian study has found.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Giant prehistoric kangaroos and wombat-like creatures the size of hippopotamuses were not killed off by human hunters but by climate change and starvation, an Australian study has found.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, will go into hospital on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency reported.

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - School holidays began early in Sri Lanka on Tuesday as a security precaution, a day after the first attack on a diplomat since a two-decade civil war began and a suspected Tamil Tiger front threatened to attack civilians.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, will go into hospital on Wednesday, although her pregnancy is progressing smoothly, the Imperial Household Agency said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will hit Tel Aviv with its medium-range missiles if attacked, said an influential senior cleric on Tuesday. "If they (U.S. and Israel) militarily attack Iran ...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'