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International News Archive - August 21, 2006

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in the Nile Delta north of the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday and there were many casualties, police and health ministry sources said. The accident took place about 7 a.m.

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at least 15 people and injured 70 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, initial reports from health and security sources said. The accident took place about 7 a.m.

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party held a razor-thin lead in a governor's election in the largely Maya Indian state of Chiapas on Sunday, adding to tension over a fiercely contested presidential vote.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have dismissed a Christian reporter after he posted comments on the Internet denouncing the destruction of a church in the country's east, the reporter said on Monday.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arrested a susp

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - The shops are nearly empty, electricity is available for an hour a day and only a few telephone lines work in the besieged Sri Lankan town of Jaffna.

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at least 15 people and injured 70 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, initial reports from health and security sources said. The accident took place about 7 a.m.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces detained two suspected death squad leaders, one of them accused of torturing victims at a Shi'ite mosque, in a raid in southern Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Thousands of people flocked to temples across India on Monday following reports that idols of Hindu gods were drinking milk given by devotees as sacred offerings, witnesses said.

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at least 20 people and injured 131 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, Egypt's state MENA news agency said.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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