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International News Archive - August 04, 2006

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled Sri Lanka's eastern battle zone on foot on Friday as shells fell nearby, the Red Cross said.

By Ahmad Pathoni JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than 200 Islamic militants from Southeast Asia have been sent on missions to attack Israel's interests and countries that support the Jewish state, their leader said on Friday.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament began a session on Friday where deputies were expected to vote in Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister and agree on the line-up of his coalition cabinet.

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel's overnight bombing of highway bridges in northern Lebanon and strikes at a Hizbollah stronghold in south Beirut paralyzed aid convoys on Friday and relief workers warned of a worsening humanitarian crisis.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Landslides and flash floods caused by torrential rains in Pakistan have forced some 6,000 survivors of last year's devastating earthquake to seek fresh refuge in camps, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan negotiators said on Friday they will return to peace talks in south Sudan, despite the absence of a top Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander.

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament prepared on Friday to approve Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister, sealing the comeback of the Moscow-leaning politician after his humiliation in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago. "I am itching to get down to work," said Yanukovich.

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel's overnight bombing of highway bridges in northern Lebanon and strikes at a Hizbollah stronghold in south Beirut paralyzed aid convoys on Friday and relief workers warned of a worsening humanitarian crisis.

By Matt Robinson BELGRADE (Reuters) - The major powers voiced concern on Friday at tensions in northern Kosovo, where there are growing signs of Serb resistance as the majority Albanian province pushes for independence from Serbia.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Thirteen people including five police officers and two police school students were injured in two explosions in the southern Turkish city Adana, the state news agency Anatolian said on Friday. The explosions in the city center also damaged four police cars and some shops.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.