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International News Archive - August 06, 2006

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A teenaged boy carrying a bomb in Pakistan's troubled southwestern Baluchistan province died on Sunday when the explosive went off accidentally, police said. The incident occurred in Hub, a town 450 km (280 miles) south of the provincial capital, Quetta.

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said on Sunday they would lift a blockade on water supplies to government areas and that a 2002 ceasefire still held, but warned further attacks by the military would mean war. Tiger political wing leader. S.P.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan condemned China on Sunday after oil producer Chad switched diplomatic ties to Beijing from Taipei, forcing Premier Su Tseng-chang to scrap his plans to visit the African nation at the last minute.

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said on Sunday they would lift a blockade on water supplies to government areas and that a 2002 ceasefire still held, but warned further attacks by the military would mean war.

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Officials in Gujarat have banned fizzy drinks from hundreds of state school and college canteens after a pressure group said it had found pesticides in those produced by the Indian arms of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Two leading Islamist deputies were jailed in Jordan on Sunday after they were found guilty of sowing national discord by visiting the family of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, after his death.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A former official of Egypt's Gama'a Islamiya said on Sunday that even if some members of the Islamist group had joined al Qaeda it was unlikely that most would.

By Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Protesters from a wide ideological and religious spectrum demonstrated in cities across Indonesia on Sunday against Israeli actions in Lebanon, but a key rally in Jakarta drew far fewer participants than forecast.

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's top interim leaders have agreed to end a rift threatening the fragile administration and will reshuffle the cabinet after Ethiopian-led crisis talks, an official said on Sunday.

By Joe Ariyaratnam KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said on Sunday they would lift a blockade on water supplies to government areas and that a 2002 ceasefire still held, but warned further attacks by the military would mean war.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'