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International News Archive - August 03, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed a NATO soldier on Thursday in Afghanistan's south, where the alliance this week took over from U.S. forces. Another soldier was wounded when the bomb hit a NATO vehicle in Kandahar province, a stronghold for Taliban insurgents, NATO said in a statement.

By Clarence Fernandez PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (Reuters) - Leaders from the Muslim world, demanded on Thursday an immediate end to Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza and weighed inclusion of Muslim forces in a future peacekeeping operation.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed five Palestinians, including two civilians, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday as they pushed deeper into a militant stronghold, Palestinian witnesses said.

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback as prime minister on Thursday after his nemesis, President Viktor Yushchenko, supported him.

By Christian Lowe KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback on Thursday after President Viktor Yushchenko backed him to be prime minister.

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia Security Correspondent PU

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed five Palestinian gunmen and three civilians, including a 10-year-old boy, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday as they pushed deeper into a militant stronghold, Palestinian witnesses said.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan plans to deport hundreds of visiting South Korean Christians over security fears after Islamic clerics demanded their expulsion, accusing them of trying to spread Christianity, Afghan sources said on Thursday.

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government said on Thursday it was confident of surviving a political crisis brought by resignations of top ministers and dismissed plans by a breakaway faction to attend peace talks with Islamists.

KABUL (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed a NATO soldier on Thursday in Afghanistan's south, where the alliance took over security from U.S. forces this week.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.