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International News Archive - August 28, 2006

In GAZA story headlined "Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza Hamas police - medics" please read in second paragraph ... Shijaia district ... instead of ...

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed four members of the Hamas-led security force during ongoing clashes in the Gaza Strip on Monday, medics and witnesses said.

By Simon Gardner TRINCOMALEE DISTRICT, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Scanning the horizon as Tamil Tiger rebels fire mortar bombs toward their makeshift camp, troops in this corner of northeast Sri Lanka say renewed civil war is futile. "No-one can win the war.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing outside Iraq's Ministry of Interior on Monday climbed to 13, police sources said. The attack by a suicide bomber in a car also wounded 35 people.

By Hossein Jasseb TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday a U.S. threat to form an independent coalition to impose sanctions if the U.N. Security Council failed to act over Tehran's nuclear program was an insult to the council's work. The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that the U.S.

By Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi ABOARD SRI LANKA AIR FORCE ANTONOV- (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's air force flew munitions to the island's besieged north on Monday and flew out dead troops in white body bags, as fresh fighting flared in the east.

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed 17 people and wounded dozens more after explosives strapped to his body went off in a crowded bazaar in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a hospital chief said.

By Hossein Jasseb TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday a U.S. threat to form an independent coalition to impose sanctions if the U.N. Security Council failed to act over Tehran's nuclear program was an insult to the council's work. The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that the U.S.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Beirut on Monday, the first stop of a whirlwind Middle East tour to shore up a truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. Airport officials said Annan's plane landed at Beirut's international airport shortly after midday.

By Hossein Jasseb TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday a U.S. threat to form an independent coalition to impose sanctions if the U.N. Security Council failed to act over Tehran's nuclear program was an insult to the council's work. The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that the U.S.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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